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Building A New Gaming PC; Need Help

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July 21, 2011 2:58:04 AM

Hi, I'm building a new PC for gaming

processor: intel core i5-2500k
motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE
PSU: Corsair GS800


Please help me deciding:
1. graphics card under $250
2. corsair 4 GB DDR3 ram (which model is best)
3. Can H61 motherboard handle all this configuration and will i get right performance?

Please help.

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July 21, 2011 6:06:32 AM

You will not be able to overclock the 2500K with an H61 motherboard just so you know. Only a P67 or Z68

Video card wise, you're looking at the AMD 6950 Radeon 2 GB if you can find it for $250, otherwise the Nvidia 560 GTX Ti is right behind it
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July 21, 2011 8:37:41 AM

bearclaw99 said:
You will not be able to overclock the 2500K with an H61 motherboard just so you know. Only a P67 or Z68

Video card wise, you're looking at the AMD 6950 Radeon 2 GB if you can find it for $250, otherwise the Nvidia 560 GTX Ti is right behind it


Is it necessary to Overclock ?
Can't I get enough performance with 2500k and a better graphics card without overclocking?
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July 21, 2011 8:53:47 AM

You dont need to OC anything to play your games, so save some cash and buy a normal 2500 and not the k version, this will easily play anything you throw at it when partnered with a good gpu.
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July 21, 2011 9:47:52 AM

If it's a gaming pc then I think it would be a mistake to get the non-K version. He should get the K and pair it with a P series board. The price difference is negligible and will give it a greater longevity. These cpu's OC a full ghz without even sweating.
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July 21, 2011 3:00:13 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 21, 2011 3:15:39 PM

My question is "Is it necessary to overclock if i get p67 and i5-2500k?"
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