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Need opinions and or suggestions on i5 2500K build

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March 8, 2012 1:20:52 AM

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
March 8, 2012 1:33:27 AM

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=E...

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.
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March 8, 2012 1:40:14 AM

yeah but id rather not go higher than $200 for my mobo
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March 8, 2012 1:49:02 AM

okay now here are my thoughts i heard the fatal1ty is great for OC will the board you just posted out perform the fatal1ty?
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March 8, 2012 1:56:40 AM

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. :) 
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March 8, 2012 2:03:26 AM

im looking to overclock my i5 to 4.5ghz
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March 8, 2012 2:38:03 AM

my RAM is $20 cheaper where im buying it from
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March 8, 2012 2:40:22 AM

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.
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March 8, 2012 2:44:24 AM

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
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March 8, 2012 2:47:49 AM

there are a couple mail in rebates but saved money is saved money
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March 8, 2012 2:57:06 AM

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.
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March 8, 2012 3:02:42 AM

awesome thanks a bunch although i might jump up in GPU instead maybe a 6970
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March 8, 2012 3:02:58 AM

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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