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I5-1500k buying friday need input

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January 17, 2011 7:13:21 PM

Building a new computer for gaming and listening to music. Games being played will be wow, rift, guild wars2.
I just want to know if this build looks ok.

I have $1,000 to build this computer im not going to over clock other then setting my ram timings.

Well give me some input on this build if you think i need to change somthing.

Parts i have already are 500g F3 HD, also i have logitech z5500 surround sound.

Case - 922 Haf

Cpu an Motherboard - i5 2500k and GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU - EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD DVD - ASUS Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 17, 2011 7:19:14 PM

haha i ment i5 2500k
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January 17, 2011 7:29:28 PM

What operating system? 32-bit or 64-bit?

Do you ever plan on running graphics cards in SLI?
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January 17, 2011 7:34:06 PM

windows 7 64bit sorry i also got that already. No i probably wouldnt do sli or cross fire, dont think ill need it
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January 17, 2011 7:34:12 PM

MoBo / CPU - I'd want a dual slot board so ya can upgrade to a 2nd GFX card some time in the future which will extend your system's life significantly .... a 570 might be enough for 90% of today's games but perhaps by this XMas, and certainly next, you'll be looking for a boost in frame rates and a 2nd GFX card will do that for ya .... much better option than having to build a new system just cause ya don't have that 2nd PCIE slot and 100 watts of PSU power.

The Asus did best in Tom's performance testing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GFX Card - Consider the superclocked version for just $10 more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - Save $10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD - $4 extra gets ya LightScribe support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - A 650 watter is more than enough for this system, but not enough to ass a 2nd GFX card. Now would I power twin GFX cards off a TX series. Moving up to the Corsair HX850 would add $50 to ya system cost but the XFGX Black Edition 850 is every bit as good a PSU as Corsair's HX850 (both get same performance rating at jonnyguru.com) but only costs $10 more. If ya sure you'll never improve ya system w/ a second GFX card, then ya don't need an HAF-922 nor a 750 watter. Ya could save $71 w/ an Antec Illusion and a EA-650

Twin GFX Card Case / PSU Plan ($200)

$110 PSU - XFX Black Edition w/ $90 HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$59 PSU - ANtec EA-650 w/ $70 Antec Illusion ($129)
Single GFX Card Case / PSU Plan ($200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 17, 2011 8:22:25 PM

None of the RAM Mentioned so far is much good .
Look for lovo RAM with better [ lower ] timings . CAS 7 ideally, not 9 like the corsair and gskill above

I agree the psu is over kill. 650 watt will be plenty

And I agree with the OP . Crossfire/sli is not good value and an upgrade path is pointless since by the time you want to upgrade theres usually much better single cards available
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January 18, 2011 3:44:58 AM

OK so whats a good 650w PSU?
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January 18, 2011 3:48:13 AM

Also if im not going to over clock what motherboard should i get? i dont think i need anything high priced do i?
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January 18, 2011 3:40:16 PM

anyone?
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January 18, 2011 4:00:59 PM

daman said:
Also if im not going to over clock what motherboard should i get? i dont think i need anything high priced do i?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $294.98
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
Intel BOXDH67CL LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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January 19, 2011 3:40:04 AM

You think i should get a H67 Mobo not a p67?
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January 19, 2011 3:48:04 AM

daman said:
You think i should get a H67 Mobo not a p67?

Only get a P67 if you plan on o/c, and then you would need a "K/unlocked" cpu....as in 2500k or 2600k, otherwise you want a H board.
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