Need opinions and or suggestions on i5 2500K build

Okay here is the build please feel free to criticize and i was wondering should i get a 60gb SSD?

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional (B3) ATX LGA1155
Patriot Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB
Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower
Corsair 600W ATX12V
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  1. Good CPU/CPU fan choices.

    A Z68 board would be better than the P67.

    ASUS P8Z68 family..
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006654&IsNodeId=1&Description=asus%20p8z68&bop=And&Order=PRICED&PageSize=20

    ASRock also has some good boards.

    A SSD would be nice if you like a system to boot fast, want to see an improvement in load times when gaming, and also comes with a few other perks that are speed related.
  2. yeah but id rather not go higher than $200 for my mobo
  3. In the link I posted there are ASUS motherboards that are under $200. They are sorted by price.

    Here's a popular ASRock motherboard that is well below $200.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
  4. okay now here are my thoughts i heard the fatal1ty is great for OC will the board you just posted out perform the fatal1ty?
  5. How high of an overclock are you looking to achieve?

    The listed boards will overclock nicely and come with the additional benefits that Z68 yields. In terms of a benchmark or performance measure of OC for the board you have listed versus these boards, I am afraid I do not know offhand. :)
  6. im looking to overclock my i5 to 4.5ghz
  7. cdiscoll2012 said:
    im looking to overclock my i5 to 4.5ghz


    You gonna need this if you plan on overclocking:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  8. already have it
  9. For the price your getting that RAM you can get better and faster with this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226295
  10. my RAM is $20 cheaper where im buying it from
  11. cdiscoll2012 said:
    my RAM is $20 cheaper where im buying it from

    That's exactly why you should provide links to your hardware. In that case that's a really good deal.
  12. yeah my bad i meant to post the prices here they are
    CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core $179.99
    CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.33
    Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional (B3) ATX LGA1155 $189.99
    Memory Patriot Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $34.99
    Video Card XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB $169.99
    Case Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower $19.99
    Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V $49.99
  13. there are a couple mail in rebates but saved money is saved money
  14. cdiscoll2012 said:
    there are a couple mail in rebates but saved money is saved money


    Couldn't agree anymore.

    I really think you should toss that P67 out your build and go with the Z68 I liked you to. Z68 is better and newer and the one i linked is Gen3 which is more future proof. You'll be saving yourself more money and you can invest a few bucks to get the RAM i suggested. It's very reliable RAM and very fast.

    You can definitely overclock with the board i chose.
  15. awesome thanks a bunch although i might jump up in GPU instead maybe a 6970
  16. regarding the mobo and OCing, the Asus boards have the advantage for 2 main reasons:

    1) the Asus boards have 16 power phases which equate to higher and more stable OCs.

    2) the Asus bios is extremely easy to navigate and makes OCing seriously easy.

    I own an Asus P8P67 WS Revolution and an Asus P8Z68-V Gen3. Both are a joy.

    If you don't need the cpu graphics, you can go with a P67 board. You just would have to get a discreet video card to go along with it. Both will do what you want as far as OCing.
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