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Is this build worth it? i5-2000k

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March 13, 2012 4:45:59 PM

Im upgrading my old gaming pc and I already have a full tower and a 680 watt power supply and Hard Drive.

Im Thinking of getting:

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ($119.00)

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) (i5-2500k not i5-2500) ($210.00)

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ($45.00)

COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3 RR-910-HTX3-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" 92mm CPU Cooler ($20.00)
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Extra CPU fan ($8.49)

(((($413.4)))) Total
I will be getting soon a HD 6950 2g GPu

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March 13, 2012 4:53:02 PM

Good build. The 630W should run fine, but what brand is it?
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March 13, 2012 4:55:23 PM

the 6950 is dying now, it's better to get the 7850/7870. If you're not overclocking, better to get the i5-2400 instead, cheaper and almost no difference in games. If you're getting a 2500K, consider a better cooler such as the cm hyper 212 or thermaltake frio.
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March 13, 2012 5:01:11 PM

aRodr1guez said:
Assuming you picked the correct processor (the non k version) instead go with the i5-2400:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

And since that processor you picked isn't overclockable you don't really need the after market cooler. The rest looks fine.


I am going for the i5-2500k. Sorry i made a mistake
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March 13, 2012 5:04:26 PM

alquemist said:
I am going for the i5-2500k. Sorry i made a mistake


Do you plan to overclock? if not then you can save yourself some money and go with the i5-2400 and skip the after market cooler. If you do plan to overclock then leave things the way they are.

Would be nice to know the brand of your PSU as well.
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March 13, 2012 5:07:43 PM

azeem40 said:
Good build. The 630W should run fine, but what brand is it?


Not sure what brand it. Im sure its a good one It came with my pc build from ibuypower back in 2008. Ive never had ay problems with it.
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March 13, 2012 5:11:01 PM

Please check your psu first before we can continue our recommendations. It's very important
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March 13, 2012 5:11:06 PM

alquemist said:
Not sure what brand it. Im sure its a good one It came with my pc build from ibuypower back in 2008. Ive never had ay problems with it.


Most PSU that come in a bundle are usually crap to be honest. But seeing that it hasn't given you any problems in about 4 years you can keep it but don't be surprised if it gives in.
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March 14, 2012 2:45:14 AM

aRodr1guez said:
Most PSU that come in a bundle are usually crap to be honest. But seeing that it hasn't given you any problems in about 4 years you can keep it but don't be surprised if it gives in.


I found out what Power supply I have. Its actually 680watt: Sunbeam PSU-H680-REV-US-BL 680W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply
and yes im planning on over clocking the i5-2500k to 4.0ghz
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March 14, 2012 3:01:24 AM

alquemist said:
I found out what Power supply I have. Its actually 680watt: Sunbeam PSU-H680-REV-US-BL 680W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply
and yes im planning on over clocking the i5-2500k to 4.0ghz


I'm not familiar with the brand "Sunbeam" but that should be more than enough to power up your components. If you end up having second thoughts on your PSU I recommend Seasonic, Xfx, Antec, Corsair.
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March 14, 2012 5:22:02 AM

Should work for a while, might want to replace the PSU later down the road, though
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March 14, 2012 5:31:29 AM

if hes been using it for 4 years... im not sure how safe it could really be if hes going for something like a 6950
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