Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › I7 2600k Build. Help?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I7 2600k Build. Help? - Page 2

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
I now remember why I need the higher clock speeds. I play a game called Flight Simulator X and it is strictly a CPU heavy game. I am more than likely going to be gaming most of the time, if not all the time. If I needed to, I would still love to run photoshop and things like that for hyperthreading. I was really looking into an SSD for my boot drive simply because it is faster. Also, I would be looking into some pretty hardcore gaming and want a rig that would last around 2-3 years. Eventually, I was looking into 2-3 way SLI with a GTX 580. Thank you all for replying.
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Plus, I want an all around better CPU that will do what I need it to, no matter it being gaming or video or music things.
post #13 of 17
I have to agree with what alot have said already.

Save yourself the $100 and get the 2500k, these chips can easily hit 5Ghz (tho you will need a good cooler.)

If your going to go air, which I hate to say it the H50, 60 and 70 basically are.
There are better performing HSF out there... The best are SA or D14

As for RAM I would recommend G. Skill as they will fit under both the SA and D14 without having to remove parts off the RAM sticks (namely the heatsink)

For motherboards I went from Asus to Gigagbyte and could not be happier with the choice. They provide more power phases and the best VRM's out there. These boards also hold the most world records for overclocking.

As for GPU's, if your budget can afford the GTX 580 and EVGA for their unprecedented lifetime warranty. Now if that is a little out of budget, then I would suggest Asus for the Non-Referenced GTX 570. If you don't go Asus (mainly for the crap CS and short warranty), then I'd suggest EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked. YES YES I know but you could OC the card yourself, the problem is 570's have been known to blow up and if you get the 570 SC from EVGA they have already tested and confirmed the OC and still provide the lifetime warranty.

As others have said... ditch the Raid 0
SSD + HDD will give you a happier experience..
Make sure you get a SATA III SSD, I'd also recommend no smaller than 120GB. The larger the SSD the better they perform, also this gives you enough room for your O/S, the bulk of typical applications, and your games.

People agrue that a SSD won't make a difference in performance for gaming. That really depends on the games you play. If you play something that loads a lot of zones, it will make a huge difference.

As for the SSD themselves, First if you can get the Vertex 3, Second Corsair Performance 3, Third C300.

For HDD Samsung F3 is the route you want, they perform better/faster than any WD or Seagate I have ever had before.


(EDIT)
If you play Flight Sim X, by all means get the SSD
Also if you plan to eventually go 3 way SLI, I would suggest getting the GA-P67A-UD7-B3, since it will give you the NF200 chip which will be required for 3 way SLI.

(EDIT) 2
If your doing photo rendering then yeah a 2600k will prob still be your best bet.
Edited by bratas - 4/22/11 at 9:07am
The Raven
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-2600K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3 EVGA GTX 570 SC EVGA GTX 570 SC 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1866 Samsung 840 Pro  iHAS324 - Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 ASUS VN248 ASUS VN248 Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouse
XFX 850W BE SILVERSTONE RV02B-EW Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
The Raven
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-2600K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3 EVGA GTX 570 SC EVGA GTX 570 SC 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1866 Samsung 840 Pro  iHAS324 - Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 ASUS VN248 ASUS VN248 Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouse
XFX 850W BE SILVERSTONE RV02B-EW Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much Bratas. I will definitely go along with your suggestions in shaving off costs. Heck, I could careless about it being Asus or Gigabyte. haha. The only problem I see is that I heard G.Skill has a higher fail rate than Corsair. Is that true?
post #15 of 17
none that I have ever noticed.

Long ago I used to use Kingston, then went to Corsair to finally G Skill.

G Skill has pretty decent customer support. I have yet to see anything bad from them as of yet.
The Raven
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-2600K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3 EVGA GTX 570 SC EVGA GTX 570 SC 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1866 Samsung 840 Pro  iHAS324 - Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 ASUS VN248 ASUS VN248 Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouse
XFX 850W BE SILVERSTONE RV02B-EW Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
The Raven
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-2600K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3 EVGA GTX 570 SC EVGA GTX 570 SC 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1866 Samsung 840 Pro  iHAS324 - Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 ASUS VN248 ASUS VN248 Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouse
XFX 850W BE SILVERSTONE RV02B-EW Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weezernation View Post
The only problem I see is that I heard G.Skill has a higher fail rate than Corsair. Is that true?
most of their ram has lifetime warranty, I wouldn't worry about it.
Winter Heater
(9 items)
 
 
HTPC
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S1 Galaxy GTX 460 768MB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingPower
64GB ADATA S596 Turbo SSD WD Green 1TB Antec Kuhler H2O 620 IN WIN Commander 650W 
Case
COOLER MASTER RC-690 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T  ASUS M4A87TD EVO XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB AMD Performance Edition DDR3 1333 2X2GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingPower
32GB ADATA S596 Turbo SSD WD Blue 500GB Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B OCZ Fatal1ty 550W  
Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 240 ASROCK M3A770DE POWERCOLOR HD 4850 1GB G.SKILL F3 DDR3 1600 2x2GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingPower
32GB Adata S596 Turbo SSD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB Scythe Big Shuriken 2 rev. B Cooler Master Elite Power 460W 
Case
COOLER MASTER Elite 360 
  hide details  
Reply
Winter Heater
(9 items)
 
 
HTPC
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S1 Galaxy GTX 460 768MB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingPower
64GB ADATA S596 Turbo SSD WD Green 1TB Antec Kuhler H2O 620 IN WIN Commander 650W 
Case
COOLER MASTER RC-690 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T  ASUS M4A87TD EVO XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB AMD Performance Edition DDR3 1333 2X2GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingPower
32GB ADATA S596 Turbo SSD WD Blue 500GB Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B OCZ Fatal1ty 550W  
Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 240 ASROCK M3A770DE POWERCOLOR HD 4850 1GB G.SKILL F3 DDR3 1600 2x2GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingPower
32GB Adata S596 Turbo SSD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB Scythe Big Shuriken 2 rev. B Cooler Master Elite Power 460W 
Case
COOLER MASTER Elite 360 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by bratas View Post
Save yourself the $100 and get the 2500k, these chips can easily hit 5Ghz (tho you will need a good cooler.)

...As for GPU's, if your budget can afford the GTX 580 and EVGA for their unprecedented lifetime warranty. Now if that is a little out of budget, then I would suggest Asus for the Non-Referenced GTX 570. If you don't go Asus (mainly for the crap CS and short warranty), then I'd suggest EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked. YES YES I know but you could OC the card yourself, the problem is 570's have been known to blow up and if you get the 570 SC from EVGA they have already tested and confirmed the OC and still provide the lifetime warranty.
Hi Bratas (Directed at Bratas cause of the similar systems, but, open to anyone, so please I appreciate all your opinions)

I am currently building a new system and selected most of what you have in your current system.

CPU: i7 2600K
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3
RAM: Corsair XMS3 2000MHz
Cooling: Noctua NH-D14
SSD: Corsair Performance 3
HD: Caviar Black 1.5TB

I wanted your opinion though... you mentioned that you felt the 2500k would be better for gaming and general work. I enjoy overclocking, but, my goal isn't to continually aim for higher and higher speeds. I am more of a gamer and a movie watcher, I also use various CAD software, materials engineering software, design applications (Adobe CS3 package) and do a considerable amount of downloading...

I was wondering if you felt the i7 2600k (£215) was the right choice of CPU or would I get by with a i5 2500k (£157)?

Also wanted to know your opinion on the MSI Geforce GTX 460 Hawk graphics card... I was planning on Dual SLI with two of them... I currently have a PALIT Geforce GTX 460... Would it be better for me to Dual SLI or get a 580?

Also I hope you won't mind me drawing any knowledge and tips on overclocking my CPU...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › I7 2600k Build. Help?