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August 27, 2011 4:57:55 AM

Ive done a lot of modding to my build and I think i have completed it. It will be used for gaming mostly with some additional CAD. Going to OC to around 5ghz. Would like to keep it at around $1500. How does this look?

PRICE - $1418

I5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072


2 x 4gb ripjaw x 1600 (will these fit with heatsink?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231445


ASUS GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814121432


ASUS p8z68 v pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131730


Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185


Cooler Master HAF X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119239


Thermaltake FRIO OCK (plan to overclock to 4.5ghz and eventually 5ghz)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] FRIO%20OCK


LOGITECH G35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6826104281


CORSAIR 650TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139005


Windows 7 home premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116986

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August 27, 2011 5:27:30 AM

For a board I would look at one with the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation cards due out whenever.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- the boards that say Gen3 have the PCI-E 3.0 slots

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <---- The Z68 board on there that say Gen3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- and that P67 board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 + $7.87 Shipping
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- A better look at that Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $264.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

Here's some solid yet reasonably priced psu's to push dual 570's in SLI...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 - $99.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
LEPA B850-MA 850W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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August 27, 2011 6:11:40 AM

Why_Me said:
For a board I would look at one with the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation cards due out whenever.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- the boards that say Gen3 have the PCI-E 3.0 slots

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <---- The Z68 board on there that say Gen3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- and that P67 board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 + $7.87 Shipping
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- A better look at that Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $264.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

Here's some solid yet reasonably priced psu's to push dual 570's in SLI...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 - $99.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
LEPA B850-MA 850W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


Later on the line I might do SLI but it wont be for awhile. And for the mobo, I won't need support for that PCIe for awhile as well and I want to wait awhile for those to get some good reviews on. With that said, do you think the ASUS p8z68 v pro is a good mobo for what Im trying to do?

vigilante212 said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC23LATbjmw&feature=rela...


Not good for the frio


WOW! thanks for the video..that is definitely not what im looking for. What heatsink/fan do you think would be best for the OC im doing?
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August 27, 2011 6:25:55 AM

Windows 7 oem- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 92$

i5 2500k & corsair h60- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 277$

aftermarket fans for the h60- http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Case-R4-C2R-2... x2=16$ with these 2 fans you should be able to get to 5.0ghz

Giganyte z68 ud4- http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-Z68X-UD4-B3-1155-Inte... 160$ this is a 20+2 phase board that will allow you to do very high oc's

Corsair HX850 & Corsair 8gb 1600mhz- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 213$

Corsair Carbide 500r- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-CC-9... 126$

EVGA GTX 570 SC- http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-PCI-Express-Gra... 330$

ADATA S511 120gb ssd- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 190$

samsung f3 1tb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 60$

Corsair headset- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CA-HS1ANA-Gaming-Analog-H... 60$

TOTAL=1514$
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September 3, 2011 4:28:41 AM

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