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New Build Intel I5 2500k Please advise

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January 13, 2012 8:08:54 PM

Creating a new thread as I have done some further research, I am going to go with the I5 2500k Processor. I am currently going to be using the build to play Star Wars The Old Republic. With my current setup I am having very long load times and lag issues even on the bare minimum settings. The new build should not include any overclocking. Please see what I came up with below. Not looking for anything insane, just looking for a nice rig to play the game as it was made and any furture MMORPG. As always any insight or suggestions are apreciated. Cheers.


Mother Board - ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $119.99

Suggestions on the motherboard are welcomed


Memory - CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model - $79.99


GPU - EVGA 02G-P3-1559-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $169.99

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EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $249.99



Thoughts as for the GTX 550 Ti 2gb 192-bit GDDR5 or the GTX 560 Ti 1 gb 256-bit GDDR5?


CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz - $229.99


PSU - SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $139.99


OS- Windows 7 Home Premium x 64 - $99.99



After all is said and done we are just over $900 with the OS included. As always any insight or suggestions are apreciated. Cheers.
January 13, 2012 8:23:48 PM

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$121.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA DS SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would go with this motherboard as it is the Z-68 chipset and a much better board.
The Evga card thart you chose does not have the Lifetime Limited warrenty since it is the KR model. This one is the AR model and carries the lifetime warrenty.
Power supply is good and the cpu also.
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January 13, 2012 8:30:41 PM

The motherboard that you chose has only one x16 slot so if you ever wanted to go with a SLI setup you would not be able to and you would have to get another motherboard. You might want to get 8gb oif ram unless you have a specific need for 16gb , games will not use more than 6-8gb and you don't want to fill all of the ram slots it is better if you leave some open.
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January 13, 2012 8:36:41 PM

On the memory that you have select you want to make sure that you get the memory that is runnning at 1.5v not the 1.6v or greater. With the 2nd generation Intel Core processor you want to make sure you use memory that is rated at 1.5v ±5%.

Also I would go with the ASRock Z68 Extreme that inzone listed as it is a very good value in a board.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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January 13, 2012 11:51:18 PM

inzone said:
The motherboard that you chose has only one x16 slot so if you ever wanted to go with a SLI setup you would not be able to and you would have to get another motherboard. You might want to get 8gb oif ram unless you have a specific need for 16gb , games will not use more than 6-8gb and you don't want to fill all of the ram slots it is better if you leave some open.



So you'd suggest going with 2x4gb? and leave other two open?
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January 13, 2012 11:56:03 PM

Better performance, so yes.
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January 14, 2012 12:03:37 AM

lavinan said:
So you'd suggest going with 2x4gb? and leave other two open?



Yes it would let the ram perfom better and the motherboard also.
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January 14, 2012 12:08:53 AM

azeem40 said:
Better performance, so yes.






I have attached the 2x4gb link above which is $49.99 so 30 dollars savings right there.


Really guys, i apreciate all the feed back.






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January 14, 2012 12:10:05 AM

IntelEnthusiast said:
On the memory that you have select you want to make sure that you get the memory that is runnning at 1.5v not the 1.6v or greater. With the 2nd generation Intel Core processor you want to make sure you use memory that is rated at 1.5v ±5%.

Also I would go with the ASRock Z68 Extreme that inzone listed as it is a very good value in a board.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team



Thanks for the headsup, i do see the memory is rated for 1.50-1.65v, I am guessing i should be ok?
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January 14, 2012 12:29:02 AM

lavinan said:
Thanks for the headsup, i do see the memory is rated for 1.50-1.65v, I am guessing i should be ok?



I would say that since it says 1.5 to 1.65 that you can set it for those voltages and the ram will work ok.
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January 14, 2012 12:33:24 AM

Updated Purchase List

Case- COOLER MASTER HAF 912- 59.99

GPU- EVGA DS SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $259.99

PSU- SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD - $139.99

Motherboard- ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $121.99

CPU- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $229.99

OS- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM - $99.99


Currently sitting at 911.99 pre tax. Do you think I should push for a little higher wattage PSU or do you think the 650 gold should be able to handle the load?
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January 18, 2012 6:28:48 PM

You better go with Win 7 Pro 64-bit. Do you live near a Micro Center?
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January 18, 2012 6:35:27 PM

buckshot420 said:
You better go with Win 7 Pro 64-bit. Do you live near a Micro Center?


I have to disagree with this, for most people, pro is just a waste of money.
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January 18, 2012 7:19:17 PM

If your not overclocking, i personally think i5 2400 is a really good choice for cheaper. But, if you are not overclocking, why get a Z68 board, you can get a H61 board instead. You can use the money you saved for a better graphics card. Or even a SSD. If you are thinking about crossfire/SLI be warned there may be microstutter. Also, i dont think you need a 650w Gold, a regular 600w from Antec and Corsair will do you fine.

Choice 1:
Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W $60
ASRock H61ICAFE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s $70
i5 2400 $190
OS $100
Cooler Master Haf case $60
GIGABYTE GV-N570OC-13I Rev2.0 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB $345

Total: $825 w.o tax/shipping
Can run BF3 ultra.

Choice 2: i5 2500k w/ SSD

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s $110
Intel Core i5-2500K $230
Antec Neo ECo 620w $60
OS $100
Cooler Master Haf case $60
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB $235
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III $110

Total: $905 w.o tax/shipping

Put your game and OS onto the SSD and itll load up mad fast.

Difference between Choice 1 and 2 is that Choice 1 has better gaming performance, so you won't lag, but Choice 2 has a SSD which will make you the first loader into any game really.



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