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blaze_125 August 31, 2011 06:51 AM

My possible build... to order today before I change my mind
 
MSI P67A-G43 @ 124.99
2500k @ 238.98 (PM BestDirect @ 208.79)
G.Skill Ripjaws X Fw blah blah blah 2x4gb @ 50.51 (PM BestDirect @ 47.18)

381$ gets me a new system. I think that's awesome. And free shipping thanks to the mobo.
It should burry my current Q6600. Right?

Basically what I'm doing is, I'm taking my 775 setup out of the case, and putting an i5 setup. So no need to buy a case, hard drive(s), psu and all that fun stuff.

A GTX 260 core 216 will be my gpu until I can refill the computer funds account.

What do you think?

I'd like to order before the shipping cutoff today, so if there are any comments to be made...:whistle:

Your_friendly_gamer August 31, 2011 08:03 AM

Yes that's a sick system and they overclock like crazy. You will destroy and then burn the q6600 performance up and then thank yourself for getting the 2500K. Check this below, and this is stock only:

AnandTech - Bench - CPU


I would also however recommend a decent cpu cooler if you are going to be overclocking it, other than stock cooler, which I happen to be selling cheap, Titan Fenrir!

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...rs-review.html

blaze_125 August 31, 2011 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Your_friendly_gamer (Post 545535)
I would also however recommend a decent cpu cooler if you are going to be overclocking it, other than stock cooler, which I happen to be selling cheap, Titan Fenrir!

Aftermarket cooler is definitely on the short term wish list.

_dangtx_ August 31, 2011 08:42 AM

an what psu shalt thou fancy? :)

blaze_125 August 31, 2011 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 545552)
an what psu shalt thou fancy? :)

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...tec-he5000.jpg

I was anxious and pressed submit on the order page:ph34r:

_dangtx_ August 31, 2011 09:16 AM

older,solid unit. though i dont quite remember how those age..:)

trayton August 31, 2011 10:43 AM

Should be fine but I personally wouldn't OC until you have a better PSU.

I like to go with the addage you should run your PSU at 60% or less to make it last the longest. Thats when the rest of your system is at 100%.

I'm quoted somewhere as saying PSU is one of the most dangerous things its like an ex wife when it leaves it takes everything with it.

blaze_125 August 31, 2011 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trayton (Post 545601)
I'm quoted somewhere as saying PSU is one of the most dangerous things its like an ex wife when it leaves it takes everything with it.

In my sig actually :haha:

hal314 August 31, 2011 12:49 PM

Wow, that exactly my system, except I do have a newer graphics card.

but those are the parts I'm running, all stock atm. Been working great for about a month now.

blaze_125 August 31, 2011 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by hal314 (Post 545637)
Wow, that exactly my system, except I do have a newer graphics card.

but those are the parts I'm running, all stock atm. Been working great for about a month now.

Then you're the right person to ask the following question...
What are you idle and load temps accross the cores?
Just so I know if I'm in the ballpark when I put this thing together.

It's shipped express, so hopefuly I'll have it running tomorrow night.

BTW, big thanks to the Price Compare tool on this site. It saved me an extra 30$ via Price Matching


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