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March 10, 2011 1:53:15 AM

Hi so I am a dell xps 400 owner.. yes i know old old old.... so I am getting ready to do my own build seeing as i can not do anything with my current pc gaming wise anymore... so please tell me what you think of the build I'm thinking and give advice were you can...

I5 2500k
Ausu P67 pro
WD 2Tb HDD
Corsair Vengeance 12 GB Ram
H70 water cooling
XION AXP Edition AXP 1000W
Samsung dvd drive 2Xgigabit 560 super overclock
cool master storm sniper case
and windows 7 pro


yes I know the psu is probley bigger then needed but i was thinking for later upgrading as needed or can affored.

Also I am a noobie when it coming to home builds and this will be my first.


Thanks for any info you can give...

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March 10, 2011 2:17:04 AM

Check out my 1K build, I don't know your budget but that's not really a balanced build. 12GB or ram is overkill for even professional users. 8gb is good enough and saves you money for other things.

The H70 = Terrible Price/Performance, The Hyper 212+ could easily overclock the 2500K to 4.6ghz on air. The H70 is just bad, not even real water cooling.

I don't really like XION as a company. It may get good reviews, but I don't really like it that much. I think The XFX 750 @ 100$ AR is a great PSU with a really nice and long warranty. Plus it's a solid company. And would easily power SLI 570. But your choice.

May be the case for you and you save 30$-40$.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 10, 2011 3:01:09 AM

aznshinobi said:
Check out my 1K build, I don't know your budget but that's not really a balanced build. 12GB or ram is overkill for even professional users. 8gb is good enough and saves you money for other things.

The H70 = Terrible Price/Performance, The Hyper 212+ could easily overclock the 2500K to 4.6ghz on air. The H70 is just bad, not even real water cooling.

I don't really like XION as a company. It may get good reviews, but I don't really like it that much. I think The XFX 750 @ 100$ AR is a great PSU with a really nice and long warranty. Plus it's a solid company. And would easily power SLI 570. But your choice.

May be the case for you and you save 30$-40$.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



This is why i came here to get info and opinions from this community... like i said im a noobie and im trying to learn. From all the info i have gathered 90% of it has come from here and i figured its the best place to learn from.. thanks for the info and i welcome anyone else info and input.
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March 10, 2011 3:07:43 AM

Hi there,

I think you could cut down a bit on the RAM to 6 or 8Gb like aznshinobi, what graphics card are you looking at?
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March 10, 2011 3:27:17 AM

im going with the gigabit 560 super overclock. and ya i think 8GB would be better.
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March 10, 2011 3:36:42 AM

Martin9630 said:
Hi there,

I think you could cut down a bit on the RAM to 6 or 8Gb like aznshinobi, what graphics card are you looking at?



I could be wrong but I thought you couldnt do 6 or 12gb with this config....2,4,8,16 is the way to go and 16 is way overkill/wasted so 4 or 8 is the decision with even 8 being overkill on a gaming rig
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March 10, 2011 3:39:19 AM

^ Correct. P67 is Dual channel, 2-4-8-16 is the way to go.
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March 10, 2011 2:48:03 PM

ok so these changes should balance it out.. 8GB ram a xfx 750 watt psu and the 212plus and the haf 932... is there anything else or would this do good and be a really nice system that will last and be upgradable over time.
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March 10, 2011 9:38:44 PM

Nothing really else to change. The 750 would give you the option to go with SLI 570's if you ever need it. (probably not), the HAF 932 would let you expand to bigger cards and what not involving space. The P8P67 Pro allows for SATA 6 and USB 3 (and Z68 support) while the 212+ gives you overclocking.
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March 20, 2011 11:59:15 PM

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