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October 16, 2011 10:35:14 PM

Thanks for your contribution
This is the spec of the system i intend buying next week. Just want to know if everything is OK... and if am skipping anything..and any comment on the price... the price stated is from amazon... am also looking for a way to cut that the price
I saw somewhere in this forum where it was state that the rams won't be compatible with the Board when it exceeds 8Gm... 2 stick... please don't ask me to Google it;;; i Just want to know before buying.. I Intend populating with `16gb ram
am in Nigeria my Friend in Maryland will be doing the shipping.

1. ViewSonic VA2702W 27-Inch Full HD 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor with DVI and VGA Inputs - Black - ViewSonic
$269.99




2. StarTech 18in SATA to Right Angle SATA Serial ATA Cable (SATA18RA1) - STARTECH.COM $2.19



3. HDMI Cable 2M (6 Feet) - Ereplacements $1.69



4. Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 - Corsair
$59.99



5. Coolmax 750W 140mm Blue LED Fan Power Supply CUL-750B (Black) - CoolMax USA
$66.27



6. Cooler Master SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Storm Sniper ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case (Black) - Coolermaster
$128.18



7. ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card, ENGTX550 TI DC/DI/1GD5 - Asus
$129.99



8. ASUS P8P67-M PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2200 Micro ATX Motherboard - Asus
$135.00


9. Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100) - Corsair
$109.99


10. Intel Core i7-2600K Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 - Intel
$342.10

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October 17, 2011 3:12:13 PM

The ASUS P8P67-M PRO is a horrible choice for OC'ing with its 4-Phase to CPU, and as a uATX (mATX) micro ATX would be dwarfed in that mid-tower case. It's a total mismatch to the i7-2600K CPU. ASUS MOBO options: P8Z68-V PRO, P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) or P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1)

You don't need for what's listed an extra SATA cable.

That's not a complete build, you need to add a HDD <or> SSD + HDD(s), and at least a DVD though you could use a USB install of the OS and then you'd need a 4GB USB Stick.

GPU IMO spend a few bucks more and get a GTX 560 (assuming you're Gaming), if you're not going to Game then NO GPU and use the iGPU of the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO.

Get a good PSU I'd look at Corsair, SeaSonic or Enermax.

Things needed:
1. HDD <or> SSD (120GB) + HDD
2. DVD <or> Blu-Ray BR

Also, shop and compare prices to NewEgg -> http://www.newegg.com/ ; just the i7-2600K is $27 less.
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October 18, 2011 5:23:08 AM

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October 18, 2011 6:09:18 AM

o1die said:
I would suggest this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for the power supply, and this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for the cooler. Corsair makes a better quality product, and this air cooled heatsink should work fine for your setup.


Thanks for your urgent reply...

But the CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS cost more than the Coolmax 750W 140mm Blue LED Fan Power Supply with like $40.... Am trying to cut down the total cost...
Do you think the Coolmax 750W 140mm Blue LED Fan Power Supply can't do the Job?

The CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS seems to be cheaper.... can it cool down the i7 2600k processor during OCing....and fit into the case without any construction?

Please i need your reply as quick as possible before i make the purchase...
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October 18, 2011 6:45:03 AM

jaquith said:
The ASUS P8P67-M PRO is a horrible choice for OC'ing with its 4-Phase to CPU, and as a uATX (mATX) micro ATX would be dwarfed in that mid-tower case. It's a total mismatch to the i7-2600K CPU. ASUS MOBO options: P8Z68-V PRO, P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) or P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1)

You don't need for what's listed an extra SATA cable.

That's not a complete build, you need to add a HDD <or> SSD + HDD(s), and at least a DVD though you could use a USB install of the OS and then you'd need a 4GB USB Stick.

GPU IMO spend a few bucks more and get a GTX 560 (assuming you're Gaming), if you're not going to Game then NO GPU and use the iGPU of the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO.

Get a good PSU I'd look at Corsair, SeaSonic or Enermax.

Things needed:
1. HDD <or> SSD (120GB) + HDD
2. DVD <or> Blu-Ray BR

Also, shop and compare prices to NewEgg -> http://www.newegg.com/ ; just the i7-2600K is $27 less.




Thanks for Your contribution...
I thought i will be ok with ASUS P8P67-M PR for OCing... am kind of confused a little bit... because you are the first to disapprove of the ASUS P8P67-M PRO...

Can you explain more about the 4-Phase to CPU stuff... I planned to Oc... because i do alot with videos... I will be using softwares like 3DS mask and after effect cs 5.5 daily... and i want to be able to save my time during renders and something that can handle canon 7d Footage ... i will be stacking like 4 footage on the timeline and using the multi camera to pick my best shoots...

The Asus P8Z68-V Pro has on Board Vga... and integrated graphics can degrade performance and stability..

i really confused right now ... i don't know which to pick..

I think waht i need is a good board that can handle OCing very well and i don't think i deed the Sli or any other function... i won't be using SSD disk...

please can you help me make a better choice
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October 18, 2011 7:02:44 AM

Here is a negative review about this board from amazon

This review is from: ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard (Personal Computers)
I have RMA'd TWO P8P67 boards The features are cool but they don't work on most of the boards.

Drag and drop only shows 3 drives so if you have more forget it won't show them. I had Had 5 B.S.O.D incidents, double posting...they will Not wake up from sleep 2 boards same issue - called ASUS - Ceasar in Tech support told me that the boards were junk and I should try their other lines of boards that are NOT P8P67 since these boards have had so many issues.

He told me they RMA a lot of P8P67 Boards every day because they have so many issues.


Thoughts... Asus tech support - you can reach them but they don't really know anything, there answer is always I can RMA that for you.
That's great if you want to wait 2 weeks round trip for a new board. But not really helpful when you want to be back up and running today. Besides, what happens when your warranty runs out and the board fails.
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This review is from: ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard (Personal Computers)
Works awesome, overclocks my i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz, i was able to OC to 5Ghz but temps went to 85C and had to use high voltages so decided to stick to 4.5 with 1.28 volts, which was ok for 24/7.

I love the new bios, mouse support and everything is nice and clean.

Has bluetooth and other nice features. The card is ok price.


UPDATE:

Motherboard DIED within a week of use. Someday it didnt want to turn on, it just like power for just a second and then shut off by itself. I tried everything, unmounted the mobo and everything again, didnt help, reset bios, changed ram, everything... didnt work. I mean it didnt even boot into bios, it just started then shut off. I checked short circuits or something that could be doing this but no. Also what could possibly be wrong, if it was working fine for days....

After like 2 hours it STARTED! i was like YEAH.... finally i can use my computer so i can start doing my job.

Three days later, it started doing the same thing.... But this time, IT NEVER STARTED AGAIN.

WOULD NOT RECOMMEND YOU BUYING THIS. I BOUGHT THE 3RD (THIRD!) REVISION AND THIS MOTHERBOARD STILL HAS PROBLEMS (WOW...). OBVIOUSLY THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG HERE. I'D GO WITH THE Z68, I'D AVOID P67 AT ALL COST! BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

IM RETURNING THIS MOBO FOR A REFUND AND GETTING A Z68 FOR MYSELF... ALSO IM THINKING AVOIDING ASUS TOO, NOT QUITE SURE YET SINCE ITS BEEN AN AWESOME BRAND FOR ME SO FAR, MAYBE I'LL GIVE THEM ANOTHER TRY, WE'LL SEE.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1HO5GMGRUG5O2/ref...
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October 18, 2011 9:19:45 AM

o1die said:
I would suggest this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for the power supply, and this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for the cooler. Corsair makes a better quality product, and this air cooled heatsink should work fine for your setup.



Ok for the casing, am replacing it with Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hope there will b enough space there to house all the stuff without construction..
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October 18, 2011 6:05:14 PM

joraph said:
Thanks for Your contribution...
I thought i will be ok with ASUS P8P67-M PR for OCing... am kind of confused a little bit... because you are the first to disapprove of the ASUS P8P67-M PRO...

Can you explain more about the 4-Phase to CPU stuff... I planned to Oc... because i do alot with videos... I will be using softwares like 3DS mask and after effect cs 5.5 daily... and i want to be able to save my time during renders and something that can handle canon 7d Footage ... i will be stacking like 4 footage on the timeline and using the multi camera to pick my best shoots...

The Asus P8Z68-V Pro has on Board Vga... and integrated graphics can degrade performance and stability..

i really confused right now ... i don't know which to pick..

I think waht i need is a good board that can handle OCing very well and i don't think i deed the Sli or any other function... i won't be using SSD disk...

please can you help me make a better choice

Overclocking the Sandy Bridge is a three fold problem: 1. Luck of the CPU itself (each Sandy Bridge CPU will behave and have a different vCore at same the OC even on the same MOBO), 2. Phases are the transitions in power to the CPU. To a point 12 Phases seems to be the sweet-spot and to combat the 'jagged' power steps and often excessive vCore is needed to overcome these steps/drops, 3. Higher vCore = Higher Temps; thermal limitations become a problem especially as the vCore becomes >1.40v and a vCore close to 1.45v is approaching the thermal limit of conventional HSF cooling, and 1.45v~1.50v is approaching the limit to water blocks depending upon ambient temperatures 25C~28C. Further, the instability also is a factor once vCore exceeds 1.40v~1.50v.

I have only seen a few ASUS P8P67-M PRO accomplish a good OC on the i7-2600K >4.20GHz~4.50GHz (CPU dependence); I have seen more require a higher vCore (ranges 1.344 to 1.48v), whereas ASUS P8Z68-V PRO 5.0GHz 1.371v average (ranges 1.32 to 1.40v). 1.40v is fine 1.48v is bad.

SLI or not the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO is a superior MOBO; in fact SLI is just part of the vast majority of P67/Z68 MOBOs.

iGPU - unlike the days of a true 'Integrated GPU' (onboard GPU) the Sandy Bridge 'iGPU' is part of the i7-2600K die. Before yes the iGPU would 'steal/share' bandwidth that's not the case with the Intel Sandy Bridge - the paths are always there and are on or off but without the bandwidth issues. Bottom-Line, it doesn't affect any frame rates.

QuickSync - is currently only offered by the 'Z68' chipset, e.g. the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, and requires an active 'iGPU port', but you can use the 'd-Mode'. Accelerated plug-in's are being developed. The rendering time for MPEG-2/4/H.264 can be cut in half. ** There's plenty of information you can Google yourself.

SDK Adobe plug-in -> http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/adobe-premiere...

Intel Adobe Demo, Specs, Benches, etc -> http://www.intel.com/products/workstation/processors/in...

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Frankly, beyond this above I really don't want to explain every Pros/Cons/Topic. There's plenty of information out there. If you make a living with Adobe and/or Rendering you should know more then I do. I know to do this on a real Workstation and using Xeon CPU(s), Pro GPU(s), ECC, etc.
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October 24, 2011 5:50:36 PM


Thanks dude for your assistance...... this is my adjusted List.... any comment..


Corsair Professional Series Gold 750-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750AX - Corsair

$156.99

Asus 24x DVD±RW Drive DVD-RAM/±R/±RW 24x 8x 16x (DVD) 48x 32x 48x (CD) Serial ATA Internal OEM DRW-24B1ST (Black) - ASUS Computer International Direct
$19.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready

$189.99

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - (RC-932-KKN5-GP) - Coolermaster
$152.97

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard - Asus
$209.98

Intel Core i7-2600K Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 - Intel

$314.95

Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) Widescreen LED Monitor with Full HD 1080p and Speakers - Black - ViewSonic


$184.99

StarTech 18in SATA to Right Angle SATA Serial ATA Cable (SATA18RA1) - STARTECH.COM
$2.18

HDMI Cable 2M (6 Feet) - Ereplacements
$2.28

Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100) - Corsair

$109.99


Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB SATA III Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive Desktop Hard Drive - WD10EARX - Western Digital
$89.99
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October 24, 2011 6:16:40 PM

IF Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 is 'part' of your use then you'd need one of the accelerated GPUs; see -> http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html
GeForce GTX 285 (Windows and Mac OS)
GeForce GTX 470 (Windows)
GeForce GTX 570 (Windows)
GeForce GTX 580 (Windows)

The Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED is fine for gaming, though 2ms are preferred. Also, (TN or TFT) are 'blurry' in comparison to (IPS) panels. See -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD#In-Plane_Switching...

The Cooler Master HAF 932 is okay as long as you're NOT going to use the 'Hot-Swap' bays.

IF you're ever going to RAID the HDD's then the Consumer WD, all of them, lack TLER. I generally recommend the SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB.
HDD PassMark -> http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/common_drives.html ; also see High-end -> http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html
TLER -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time-Limited_Error_Recover...

Note - HDMI carries BOTH Video AND Sound; so IF the monitor doesn't have 'speakers' use an DVI connector or similar Digital connection.
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November 3, 2011 8:52:04 AM

Thanks Guys ... this is my adjusted list

1.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard - Asus $209.99

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Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - (RC-932-KKN5-GP $149.99

3.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive ST31000524AS $74.95

4

Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100) $114.99

5

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 012-P3-1572-AR $359.99

6 Corsair Professional Series Gold 750-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750AX $162.99

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Asus 24x DVD±RW Drive DVD-RAM/±R/±RW 24x 8x 16x (DVD) 48x 32x 48x (CD) Serial ATA Internal OEM DRW-24B1ST (Black) - $19.99

8

Intel Core i7-2600K Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 $314.99

9

Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) Widescreen LED Monitor with Full HD 1080p and Speakers - Black $179.99

This is my Adjusted List...
Don.t forget i intend to OVerclock... i used mainly 3ds max and after Effects, Premier pro... i don't really game..

And one last thing...
can the

Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100) fit into the Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - (RC-932-KKN5-GP) without any problem construction..
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November 3, 2011 9:06:35 AM

And for the Ram... I intend getting 4sticks of the 4gb... hope i won't have problem with the setup
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November 3, 2011 9:35:02 PM

Hi fellow gamer,

If you havent already purchsed your components. I'd opt for the GTX 560 Ti OC. It will save you a $100 bucks. And in a couple of months you can probably pick up a second and SLI them for even more of a performance boost.
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November 3, 2011 9:39:47 PM

The OP is Rendering:
IF Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 is 'part' of your use then you'd need one of the accelerated GPUs; see -> http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html
GeForce GTX 285 (Windows and Mac OS)
GeForce GTX 470 (Windows)
GeForce GTX 570 (Windows)
GeForce GTX 580 (Windows)
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November 7, 2011 6:54:32 AM

Best answer selected by joraph.
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