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Old January 30, 2011, 12:41 PM
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I've been looking to upgrade my 4 year old CPU to a new Sandy Bridge (the i5 2500K). With that comes a new mobo and RAM. I already have all the other parts. Heres the motherboard I was looking at: Newegg.ca - ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. Though, I am not sure what kind of ram would be best. I was looking at getting 2 of these: Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM for 8gb. I'm looking to O.C the cpu so if anybody could recommend me a heatsink that'd be great. I've also never OC'd before; any guides/advice would be appreciated.


Also, is this PSU enough for all of this? It's the one I'm currently using. Newegg.ca - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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Old January 30, 2011, 01:04 PM
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looking good.

cooler wise, start with a cm 212+ perhaps look at the v6gt and then on the higher end hr-02 for fanless?

for the k cpus all you care about are the multis, and juice, well voltage, of course. moslty.

it wont need stellar cooling though.

welcome aboard, btw
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Old January 30, 2011, 06:39 PM
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That PSU has plenty of juice for you, unless you decide to go crazy with triple SLI setups or soemthing =). Just punch everything into Shopbot.ca and PM like crazy =).
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Old January 31, 2011, 08:51 AM
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so I just read this article: Intel reveals design flaw in Sandy Bridge | Business Tech - CNET News


Looks like I'll be back when intel's new revision is released >__________________________>
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Old February 1, 2011, 01:30 AM
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so I just read this article: Intel reveals design flaw in Sandy Bridge | Business Tech - CNET News


Looks like I'll be back when intel's new revision is released >__________________________>

This flaw exists in their motherboards. The 6Gbps blue SATA ports on the right are unaffected, but the 3Gbps black ones apparently degrade over time. So far there have been announcements of anything similar for other SB motherboard manufacturers.
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