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May 31, 2011 9:25:44 PM

Current System:

e8500 oc to just 3.4
4gb OCZ DDR2 Ram
Asus P5Q SE Plus
BFG GTX 275


Parts just purchased:

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI

Anybody see any conflicts with my purchased parts? Or maybe any recommendations or changes I should consider? I already purcahsed these components but if someone makes a good recommendation I will do a swap.

Also will this provide a good upgrade from my current unit?

My old stuff is for sale if anyone wants it. :) 

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May 31, 2011 10:01:09 PM

how much is the 480?
May 31, 2011 10:02:11 PM

all you need is 1600mhz ram. with 2133 there is no difference in gaming
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May 31, 2011 10:03:50 PM

Well the 480 I bought for my new system so I'm not selling that if thats what your asking.

It was like $330 with a mail in rebate from newegg.
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May 31, 2011 10:28:09 PM

^ Pretty bad deal. You got ripped sir. You should have gotten the 570 which performs better by a bit but has way better thermals, uses less power and has WAY less problems.

You don't need 2133 ram, it'll downclock to 1600, unless you bought that ram for $40 I'd return it. You wouldn't even see the difference from 1600 to 2133.

May 31, 2011 10:58:42 PM

Ok so swap out the ram.

I'll have to look online at the 570. I didnt even consider that one.

Thanks for the input.

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June 1, 2011 3:49:08 AM
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GTX 480 is hot. Get GTX 570 instead. GTX 480 is running between 85 C to 92C(cooking machine). 92C fan speed is at 3000 RPM( loud)
GTX 5xx series use new cooling system call Vapor-Chamber Cooling . temperature between 38 c idle to 69 C. 69C fan speed is at 1300.
Your room gonna be hot if you use gtx 480 :D 

check this video . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAbaOrnV2Ag
June 8, 2011 1:53:52 AM

Best answer selected by mkochjr.
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