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Does this work together I5-2500k, vertex 3, HD6950

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April 9, 2011 3:55:21 PM

1st time trying to build my own gaming desktop. I will keep my case and power supply from my current system.

LIAN LI PC-60APLUSII W Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
2 yr old OCZ power supply (900 watts I think, cant see the model number until I take it out of the case)

So far I have ordered

1 "Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU BOX80623I52500K"
$227.00


1 "ASUS P8P67 DELUXE REV 3.0 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard"
$239.99


1 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
$92.00

1 "ASUS ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/2x Mini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5"
$296.48

1 "OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 3 SATA III 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive VTX3-25SAT3-120G"
$300.70


total 1156.17

In my cart right now I have
Asus 24x DVD±RW Drive DVD-RAM/±R/±RW 24x 8x 16x (DVD) 48x 32x 48x (CD) Serial ATA Internal OEM DRW-24B1ST (Black)
$24.48

I am considering getting
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 All in One High-performance CPU Cooler CWCH50-1
$71.36


ArctiClean 60ml Kit (includes 30ml ArctiClean 1 and 30ml ArctiClean 2)
$6.60

Any comments, advice, suggestions, would be appreciated. Im not sure about the cooler but I do want to overclock the 2500k. Reviews are mixed on the Corsair H50 but it ensures an easy fit in the case. The Coolermaster V8 also has my interest.

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April 9, 2011 4:19:05 PM

I forgot to mention I have 2 x 1 gb western digital passports 3.0 that I use for all storage. I also am running windows ultimate 64.

Another question is my 2 year old monitor Viewsonic vx1962wm
specs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is the monitor sufficient or will I not get the visual benefits of the new system?
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April 10, 2011 2:55:39 PM

Thanks for the advice, I will go ahead and get a new monitor then and I like the ones you suggested, they have great reviews.
The 212 really looks like the best cooler for the money, I have been debating on that one too. I know it depends on other things besides just the cooler but do you think it will work well enough to overclock to 4.8 or even 5.0 ? ( I wouldnt leave it that high all the time, I kinda just want to see if I can do it). My case is
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and my average room temp is 21 C or 70 F currently running the stock fans
1 x 80mm rear fan
1 x 80mm top fan
1 x 120mm front fan
April 10, 2011 3:48:08 PM

jasonick said:
Thanks for the advice, I will go ahead and get a new monitor then and I like the ones you suggested, they have great reviews.
The 212 really looks like the best cooler for the money, I have been debating on that one too. I know it depends on other things besides just the cooler but do you think it will work well enough to overclock to 4.8 or even 5.0 ? ( I wouldnt leave it that high all the time, I kinda just want to see if I can do it). My case is
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and my average room temp is 21 C or 70 F currently running the stock fans
1 x 80mm rear fan
1 x 80mm top fan
1 x 120mm front fan


I can't remember where I saw a an article or thread where the H50 and 70 were put up against a Noctua HSF and it won over the packaged liquid coolers by like 6 degrees.

I get 4.5G on my i5 2500k, but I'm just using the Auto OC on my ASUS board. it won't run stable any higher. though I haven't messed with the manual settings. 4.5 is plenty fast. the CPU doens't get over 58C running full load during a torture test, Idles a 30C, runs 40C gaming on Crysis2.
April 10, 2011 4:38:33 PM

For 12 less, you can get a Thermaltake Frio, at $58, its one of the best coolers out there
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