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Cpu: Intel Core i5-2500k (thinking to OC to around 4.7)
Motherboard: MSI P67A-G65(B3)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1600
Power Supply: Corsair HX 650W
Case: Corsair Graphite 600T
Heatsink: Corsair CWCH50
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black WD5002AALX (x2 in raid 0)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 (unlock to 6970)

Also thought of getting these to save some money.
Video Card: EVGA gtx560sc
Heatsink: CM Hyper 212
Case: CM Storm Scout

what you guys think? Please help
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post #2 of 25
i think either is fine, pretty solid build. The differences arent really that extreme , you will be fine with both choices.

EDIT: Would possibly looking at a board from either ASUS or even GB even though i didnt like the UD7.

Here are two from ASUS that are pretty popular,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-703-_-Product - The pro , a bit more expensive but people are seing great results with it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-706-_-Product The LE , a bit cheaper still pretty solid.

All of the ASUS board have seen great results, most chips and boards will easily with some tweaking hit 4.8 GHZ, 5.0 if you are willing to raise that vcore some.
Edited by sockpirate - 4/19/11 at 4:56am
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post #3 of 25
looks good
I'd get a better gigabyte tho (don't like msi)
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You're looking at a build very similar to one I just put together at the weekend. I'm assuming this is a for a gaming machine, given the spec?

Your PSU might be a little low in power if you're running that graphics card and want to overclock. Try something in the 750w range - also, you pay for the Corsair brand, try XFX, virtually the same.

8GB RAM is probably a bit excessive, 4GB is fine for games right now and you can upgrade at a later date if you need to. Ripjaws are good though, and 1600MHz is fine if you plan to OC.

I've not used the Corsair heatsink you're talking about, but I installed a CM Hyper-212 with a push-pull setup - works great, and is pretty cheap. It gets great reviews, but it might not do you up to 4.7GHz. But first, you probably want to make sure your system gets there and is stable - you can always upgrade your heatsink later and the Hyper-212 is cheap enough to justify being an interim component.

I went with the MSI TwinFrozr2 560 Ti...no regrets, great card, but there are equally compelling arguments for the 6950. I have read that the newer 6950s can't be reflashed to become 6970s, so bear that in mind / do some more research before committing the cash.

The case you look at is one I nearly got. I'd look at getting one with the mesh side panel as you may have some heating issues with the Graphite 600T. It's pricier, but I went with the Obsidian 700D, which was £35 more than the 600T. If you cut back on the RAM and get a cheaper heatsink, you could get a much bigger case which is an absolute joy to work in. Plus it's got plenty of potential for water-cooling that hot, OCd CPU of yours.

Lastly, I got the Asus P8P67-Pro. Not sure if it would be better / worse than the mobo you have selected, but I do know for a fact it fits with the Hyper-212 and all RAM slots are accessible.

Have fun...whatever you pick, you've got a good build lined up.
post #5 of 25
650w is MORE than enough.

My rig has the power guzzling GTX480 and everythings OC'ed on my rig and my 650w PSU isn't even breaking a sweat.

Also a GTX560 would be alot slower than a HD6950 unlocked to a 6970 so I would stick with the HD6950
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post #6 of 25
Change the Blacks for some Spinpoint F3's. Cheaper and better.

8GB would be overkill for some, but for others it is not. Not saying you shouldn't step up to 8, just know that most people would be perfectly fine at 4.

If you do want to save some money, getting the 212+ is amazing for its price. You will not at all be disappointed in it at ALL.
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So if the 6950 can't unlock to 6970 to be on the safe side should i go with evga gtx570sc? or just save some money and go with evga gtx560sc? Would there be a huge difference? (meaning is it worth the $100 difference) I'm not planning to Sli or CrossFire. Also im coming from AMD 965 BE with gtx260sc (that my friend put together)
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Change the Blacks for some Spinpoint F3's. Cheaper and better.
I choose the WD because of SATA 6.0Gb/s and 32MB Cache. I heard that in raid 0 its better then the 3.0 and smaller cache. Is that true?
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Originally Posted by kztec View Post
So if the 6950 can't unlock to 6970 to be on the safe side should i go with evga gtx570sc? or just save some money and go with evga gtx560sc? Would there be a huge difference? (meaning is it worth the $100 difference) I'm not planning to Sli or CrossFire. Also im coming from AMD 965 BE with gtx260sc (that my friend put together)
It depends on what reso you will be playing on.

What these cards come down is the 560 beats the 6950 at lower reso's while the 6950 beats the 560 at high reso's. The cards are pretty much neck and neck for most games with only about a difference of 2-5 FPS in whatever game you are playing.
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|Samsung| Spinpoint F3 1TB |Kingston| HyperX 3K 128GB BD-ROM |Cooler Master| Hyper 212+ 
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Currently i have sony LCD 32 1080p TV for monitor at 1360x768 but im planning to buy Samsung P2770FH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001431 will be running at 1920 x 1080
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