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Upgrading from i7 920 stock to OC 2500k help

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August 26, 2011 10:26:35 PM

I currently have a HP m9600t computer sitting in a corsair 600t, with gtx 560 ti and corsair 850hx. I am looking to finish off upgrading the rest of the pc so its has no more HP POS parts. I need a mobo, 2500k, cpu cooler, ram and HD. My current parts are a stock i7 920 on terrible mobo 8 gigs of ram and WD 750G hd.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 600 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing, adobe illustrator

Parts Not Required: case, video card, psu, os, keyboard, mouse (but looking for suggestions on a new one mines dying)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't really matter

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (going to add another 560ti soon)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Mostly needing help on the mobo. I am looking for a cheaply priced well built mobo for SLI doesn't need to have a whole lot of extras on it tho. Also since I use sony vegas and illustrator alot would it be worth the 16 gigs of ram?.

Current parts im looking at

CPU:
2500k

Mobo:
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3

Ram:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 cl8
or
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB

CPU cooler:
Hyper 212+
Or
Scythe scmg 3000

HD:
f3 spinpoint 1tb

Also was wondering how much of an increase in performance would I notice with these upgrades!
August 26, 2011 10:41:51 PM

If I were you I would only buy a X58 motherboard with SLI capabilities and spend the rest on a 560ti.
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August 26, 2011 10:41:59 PM

totaly not worth it IMO, i7 920 is still a very good chip. yes the i5 is better but not by enough to warrant the price needed for a new motherboard and chip. also 16GB of ram is way too much, 8GB is more than enough these days
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August 26, 2011 10:46:13 PM

hmm another mobo + 560ti using my current 920 seems like a good idea
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August 26, 2011 10:51:30 PM

can i get some advice on a 1366 socket mobo
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August 26, 2011 10:54:17 PM

deoxide said:
can i get some advice on a 1366 socket mobo

is this so you can sli some 560 ti's ?
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August 26, 2011 10:55:23 PM

yeah
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August 26, 2011 10:55:52 PM

Check this option

A solid X58 motherboard from ASUS Sabertooth Series with DUAL X16 PCI-E!

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A 560ti with Lifetime Warranty from PNY.

PNY VCGGTX560TXPB-OC2-S GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A 12 GB kit so you can run video editing programs smoothly (and because I don't know how your system works with 8GB. It needs Triple Channel Memory)

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998776
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A good aftermarket heatsink for O/C your i7 920

Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

527$ with MIR and you have a complete new system that will last for 2 maybe 3 years!

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August 26, 2011 11:05:04 PM

Best answer selected by deoxide.
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