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a c 96 V Motherboard
a b 4 Gaming
May 3, 2011 2:22:08 AM

They're different sockets and the socket 1155 cpus are better for gaming right now.
May 3, 2011 2:35:46 AM

So you would get the gigabyte then right? sweet thanks..
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a c 96 V Motherboard
a b 4 Gaming
May 3, 2011 2:46:26 AM

Yes. I would also suggest you make a new build post to help you pick parts.
May 3, 2011 8:54:52 AM

You sir. Need more help than you might think you do.

That RAM is triple channel. That's not compatible with the i5-2500k. It runs RAM @ dual channel.

PSU Corsair = Thumbs up.
2500k = Yes, without after-market HSF you're shooting your OC ability in the foot. In which case why buy 2500k?
RAM = Pick some cheap ddr3 that's 1600 rated. preferably not 1.65v.
GPU = you can do much better than a gtx 460. there's a 5850 for sale on frontpage of slickdeals @ $140, cheaper than most gtx 460's and it'll beat it in any benchmark pretty much.
May 3, 2011 9:47:23 AM

flashfir said:
You sir. Need more help than you might think you do.

That RAM is triple channel. That's not compatible with the i5-2500k. It runs RAM @ dual channel.

PSU Corsair = Thumbs up.
2500k = Yes, without after-market HSF you're shooting your OC ability in the foot. In which case why buy 2500k?
RAM = Pick some cheap ddr3 that's 1600 rated. preferably not 1.65v.
GPU = you can do much better than a gtx 460. there's a 5850 for sale on frontpage of slickdeals @ $140, cheaper than most gtx 460's and it'll beat it in any benchmark pretty much.



what If I get this HSF to go with that 2500k??

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Any suggestions on what kinda HSF I should get? nothing over $60.

as for the ram, would this be ok to get?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] CatId=4534

I know ima nub, thanks for reminding me

as for the GPU, gotta keep it. ill upgrade that later on when I get more money..

Thanks for all you're help Mr.

Message edited by Mbernardo on 05-03-2011 at 05:46:19 AM

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May 3, 2011 2:36:37 PM
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H50 is not recommended. Look up reviews. The H60, H70 are not better than similarly priced air cooling. Plus Suggest hyper 212+ is easiest to recommend. Cheap, does the job.

Your link for your RAM isn't working. Anything that is 1333 I guess, 1600 for slight overclocking. Specs are voltage and frequency and timings. Ex: 1.5v, DDR3 1600, @CL 9 (which looks like 9-9-9-24)

Looks like you're on your way.
Didn't catch that you're using a gtx 460 rather than you're buying one. Sounds good! Maybe pull them in SLI a year later or so, bet you can find one for about $100-$130 in a year. Probably even lower.
May 3, 2011 2:48:41 PM

flashfir said:
H50 is not recommended. Look up reviews. The H60, H70 are not better than similarly priced air cooling. Plus Suggest hyper 212+ is easiest to recommend. Cheap, does the job.

Your link for your RAM isn't working. Anything that is 1333 I guess, 1600 for slight overclocking. Specs are voltage and frequency and timings. Ex: 1.5v, DDR3 1600, @CL 9 (which looks like 9-9-9-24)

Looks like you're on your way.
Didn't catch that you're using a gtx 460 rather than you're buying one. Sounds good! Maybe pull them in SLI a year later or so, bet you can find one for about $100-$130 in a year. Probably even lower.



sorry about the dead link, but here it is. its a 1.5 voltage

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

for the HSF, thats good enough for the i5 2500k?

and is the gigabyte a good enough mobo as well?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
May 13, 2011 6:53:09 PM

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