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January 1, 2012 9:11:11 PM

I'm new at the comunity and I would like (as fast as possible, please) to know if i'm doing the right choices:

- ATI XFX HD5970 Black Edition 2GB GDDR5 (already have it)
- Intel i7 2600K (going to buy it)
- 64BIT HD sata 2TB Seagate 64Bit (already have it)
- ASUS P8Z68-V pro (going to buy it)
- Kingston's 2GB ram DDR3 666MHZ X2= 4GB (already have it)
- Font: XFX 800W Black Edition (already have it)

I have a AMD Athlon Dual 64 2,9ghz on my motherboard, do I realy need to upgrade to the motherboard i wrote up there? And what about the ram, is there any upgrade needed?

Thanks for the help anyways.

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January 1, 2012 10:38:59 PM

The GPU is very good. the I7 2600k is very good, the 2 TB hdd is good , the mobo can support the i7 nicely. you need another 2gb of ram though if you going to play games you need to have 4gb or more.
and if you are trying to use amd on an Intel board it wont you have to upgrade to that board.
I hope that helps
(watch somebody criticize my reply just to make me look bad)
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January 2, 2012 12:26:25 AM

My mobo is an old Asus M4a... or M4n... series, but do you know if the i7 2600k would fit to any mobo maybe, like it's an universal plug-into?

Check out the stuff i`m about to buy:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - i7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - ram

P.S.: as soon i know exactly what is the model of mobo i`ve got i`ll let you know.
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January 2, 2012 1:24:06 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 2, 2012 1:43:26 AM

you cant use intel cpu with amd mobo so you have to buy a new mobo.

You probably do not need the i7 as I assume you are bulding this rig for gaming, buy the i5 2500k instead.

You do not need more than four gigs of ram, but people typically buy 8 gigs in 2x4gb format as it is so cheap.

I would not buy open box mobo.
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January 2, 2012 9:51:26 AM

thesnappyfingers said:
you cant use intel cpu with amd mobo so you have to buy a new mobo.

You probably do not need the i7 as I assume you are bulding this rig for gaming, buy the i5 2500k instead.

You do not need more than four gigs of ram, but people typically buy 8 gigs in 2x4gb format as it is so cheap.

I would not buy open box mobo.


I used to use it just for gaming, but now i often work with semi-pro video editing and stuff.

I know about the open box, i just posted an example, but i'm buying a close box indeed.
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January 2, 2012 10:13:22 AM

For video editing go with the 2600K. You will NEED a new motherboard - I've got the V-Pro and it's been great for me, but you could save $100 by going for something like the AsRock Z68 Extreme3 instead.

What's going on with that ram of yours? 4gb of DDR3 666? You might want to check that speed, but either way you'll probably want to buy new ram that runs at 1.5v (I'd bet yours runs at at least 1.65v, which might damage your 2600K in the long run).
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January 3, 2012 2:32:50 PM

Found it all closed box:

CPU INTEL CORE I7 2600K 3.4GHZ 8MB LGA 1155>>>>>US$338,00

MB ASUS LGA1155 P8Z68-V PRO (USB3/SATA3/BLU)>>>>>US$211,00

Going fer it!
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January 5, 2012 6:52:16 PM

Best answer selected by DanielCNP5.
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