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January 25, 2011 4:33:40 PM

Relatively new to building PC's, my last one was 3 years ago (which is ages ago in my terms), so I would certainly appreciate any helpful feedback on my latest wishlist. I have the budget set for just under $1100, which is a pretty big sticking point for me. Otherwise, please take a look and give me any feedback as to whether or not it will work/better alternatives/etc.

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Intel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: CORSAIR XMS 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD drive is being recycled from my last system.
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January 25, 2011 5:31:38 PM

^ +1 on the F3 over the older 640 design.
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January 25, 2011 7:02:20 PM

Noted and changing. I really appreciate it :) 
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January 26, 2011 12:01:30 AM

Only thing I'd change in the MB. Try the ASUS P8P67 PRO instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's currently listed on Newegg with free shipping, so it's really only $10 more than the one you picked and it sports the much better Intel 82579 LAN chipset over the cheaper boards Realtek 8111E .
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January 26, 2011 1:06:14 AM

Okay I have more changes

mobo- asrock extreme4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It has same features as the Asus p8p67 pro for much cheaper and don't sweat the LAN it isn't going to make a huge difference in WoW
PSU- ea750 currently on sale http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... more power for same money plus no stupid MIR on this, it will be able to run dual 570s later on
Memory- p67 likes 1.5v go with this kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if you really want 1600 bump the voltage .8 and set the timings manually
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January 26, 2011 3:12:06 PM

joelmartinez said:
Okay I have more changes

mobo- asrock extreme4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It has same features as the Asus p8p67 pro for much cheaper and don't sweat the LAN it isn't going to make a huge difference in WoW
PSU- ea750 currently on sale http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... more power for same money plus no stupid MIR on this, it will be able to run dual 570s later on
Memory- p67 likes 1.5v go with this kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if you really want 1600 bump the voltage .8 and set the timings manually


A couple things...

1. Everybody knows that Intel LAN is superior to the Realtek solution in every way (speed, latency and stability) and no other mobo manufacturer offers it at this price point making it a compelling choice. Aside from the fact that nobody said anything about WoW, there is more to ethernet and the WWW that would benefit than on-line games.

2. RAM wise, Low latency is much more important than frequency. CAS 6 or 7 1333MHz RAM will perform noticably better than CAS 9 1600+MHz .

3. Also, nobody asked this fella if he knew how to or was going to overclock his CPU. If not, there is no reason to get the K version SB proc and he could save a few bucks there instead.
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January 26, 2011 10:10:45 PM

1. It isn't worth it The only reason it would even be considered is to play online games and since WoW is one of the most popular online games I was saying that if he did play WoW it wouldn't benefit too much
2. I know, the only reason I suggested the v boost to 1600 was because it proves these kits are the same, personally I would keep the kit at stock maybe pump in 1.6v and go for cas 8
3. I was assuming since he chose the K that he wants the option of overclocking available.
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