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February 27, 2012 3:02:56 PM

I was working hard on building a new rig about 2 weeks ago and i was surprised at the amount of positive constrictive feedback i was getting and wanted to thank all of you for your help, Installation of all the hardware went great! only issue was my GPU was too wide to fit in the PCIE2.0 slot but it was backwards compatable in the PCIE3.0 slot so there wasnt an issue, and my dumb self put the CPU cooler on sideways on accident so i had to redo that and rotate it 90 degrees, Software went alright and since then ive been working on getting a nice OC, ive got it running at 4.5Ghz stable at 1.3v core and temps maxing at 56 Degrees, and now working to get it to 4.7Ghz. Well anyway thank you all for your help and for those who are curious, here is the final build that i had went with



CPU (179.99) - i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

CPU Cooler (35.00+4.00) - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO (155.00 - 50.00 = 100.00) - ASRock p67 Extreme4 Gen3 LGA1155
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

RAM (47.00) - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS (90.00) - Windows 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD (90.00+7.00) - Western Digital Blue 500gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card (190.00) - EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case (45.00) - Haf 912
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

PSU (100.00) - PC 750w Silver rating
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 27, 2012 3:52:04 PM

Yeah, the GPU was a difficult decision, so many choices but my budget was getting slim and frmo what i read the 560 performs fine and ive been able to run games on max settings no problem, so its not that big of a deal, but when i do my first upgrade the GPU is going to be the first thing going, now if i were to want to SLI(which i intend to) does it have to be 2 of the same card? i know it has to be 2 Radeons or Nvidias but would i need to get the same series as my current one?
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February 27, 2012 4:01:12 PM

I personally would have dropped the CPU down and spent more on the GPU (6950/560Ti +). Even the $70 Pentium G chips game very well when coupled with a high-end GPU.

My i3 handles games quite well with my 560Ti, and I'd definitely add a second GPU before upgrading to an i5.
February 27, 2012 4:09:26 PM

well i chose the i52500K because for one, i was getting it for 180 and $50 off a mobo from Microcenter, so that knocked off 90-100 bucks right there and also i was very interested in overclocking my machine while building it, but like i said before the first thing im upgrading will be my GPU, everything else in my setup im extreamly satisfied with, not to say that the 560 isnt metting my standards, it is, but i could have went for a step higher.
February 27, 2012 4:10:33 PM

lldsgt said:
Yeah, the GPU was a difficult decision, so many choices but my budget was getting slim and frmo what i read the 560 performs fine and ive been able to run games on max settings no problem, so its not that big of a deal, but when i do my first upgrade the GPU is going to be the first thing going, now if i were to want to SLI(which i intend to) does it have to be 2 of the same card? i know it has to be 2 Radeons or Nvidias but would i need to get the same series as my current one?

I have written a guide to this in a post a while back but the way it works is for your case is this:

2 GTX 560 video cards (Can be different brands, but can't be different ram amounts.)

If your video card is a 2GB version, you would need another 2GB GTX 560..

Also i recommend them being the same clock speeds. If they are not, set them to be the same clock speeds with a GPU tweak or EVGA Precision.

Next you need a SLI cable. There should be one that came with your motherboard. Your power supply seems to be plenty of power for SLI 560's. And if you need a in depth video process. Check youtube. SLI is fairly simple its just a matter of having the right parts
February 27, 2012 4:13:34 PM

It sucks microcenter no longer has that deal for mobo. I really wanted $160 for an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3.
February 27, 2012 5:14:11 PM

ah thanks Rockdpm, so i guess a second 560 is in my cuture somewhere along the line, and yeah Azeem the micro center deal that was going on saved a bunch, hope they have something like that going on again for people
February 27, 2012 6:55:41 PM

lldsgt said:
ah thanks Rockdpm, so i guess a second 560 is in my cuture somewhere along the line, and yeah Azeem the micro center deal that was going on saved a bunch, hope they have something like that going on again for people

No problem, always glad to help. Lead me know if you would like a guide on the whole process of SLI
February 27, 2012 7:01:22 PM

SLI is something fairly far into the future so its not something im really worrying about now, right now im working on my Overclock, gonna sit down another couple hours tonight and troubleshoot for a while to get 4.6/4.7
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