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March 30, 2012 12:54:06 AM

I believe after looking around I have finished my list. My budget was $1500. I went a little over but that's ok. I plan on running duel moniters and over clocking the i5 2500k. I plan on using this system for Diablo 3 as well as some other games I may stumble across. Take a look and tell me what you think. Thanks for your time.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6eyE

Did I miss anything?

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March 30, 2012 1:36:35 AM

Looks pretty good.
The only thing I would consider is upgrading the CPU cooler to the CM Hyper 212 EVO.
It's a little bit more expensive, but is the newer version of the one you chose.
March 30, 2012 1:42:13 AM

simplestudent said:
I believe after looking around I have finished my list. My budget was $1500. I went a little over but that's ok. I plan on running duel moniters and over clocking the i5 2500k. I plan on using this system for Diablo 3 as well as some other games I may stumble across. Take a look and tell me what you think. Thanks for your time.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6eyE

Did I miss anything?

Looks like a fantastic build. It's rare when I agree with so many things. The PSU is a little excessive unless you plan to add a second 680 in SLI, but high quality.
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March 30, 2012 1:43:00 AM

darkclownjoe said:
Looks pretty good.
The only thing I would consider is upgrading the CPU cooler to the CM Hyper 212 EVO.
It's a little bit more expensive, but is the newer version of the one you chose.

Nah, there's no performance difference between the two.
March 30, 2012 1:47:42 AM

Not a bad job - what resolution are you running at? I'm assuming 1920x1080, but you never know... ;) 
March 30, 2012 1:48:28 AM

Nim Chimpsky said:
Nah, there's no performance difference between the two.

+1. Owned 2 Hyper 212+s and they were great.
March 30, 2012 1:54:41 AM

Thanks for the positive feedback guys. I tried to take my time and make sure I got this right. I chose the PSU so I had room to grow like you have guessed. Maybe SLI later. I also got an additional HDD I found cheap inside an external enclosure I may toss in there too just for some backup space. Better to have more power then not enough.
March 30, 2012 1:57:54 AM

boiler1990 said:
Not a bad job - what resolution are you running at? I'm assuming 1920x1080, but you never know... ;) 


One monitor will be running 1920x1080. Sadly the other doesn't support that high. It's only 1360x768. That will be my secondary. For now anyways.
March 30, 2012 2:06:22 AM

simplestudent said:
One monitor will be running 1920x1080. Sadly the other doesn't support that high. It's only 1360x768. That will be my secondary. For now anyways.

Just making sure you weren't running at an archaic resolution below 1920x1080 and buying a flagship GPU. You'd be surprised how often you see that around here...
March 30, 2012 2:08:58 AM

Get the Extreme 4 Gen3 Mobo from ASROCK.
March 30, 2012 2:15:27 AM

obsama1 said:
Get the Extreme 4 Gen3 Mobo from ASROCK.



I did consider that board as well. What does that one have that the p8z68 doesn't? Also I was under the impression when you're looking for a board to use for overclocking. You want higher VRMs. The one I selected has 12 phase VRM while the Asrock has 8.
March 30, 2012 2:27:28 AM

8 is generally good. What do you want to overclock to anyway? 4Ghz, 5Ghz, etc.
March 30, 2012 2:35:10 AM

obsama1 said:
8 is generally good. What do you want to overclock to anyway? 4Ghz, 5Ghz, etc.


I was thinking 4.3-4.5 somewhere in there. It seems like people hit those numbers fairly easy and remained stable.
March 30, 2012 4:43:01 AM

simplestudent said:
I was thinking 4.3-4.5 somewhere in there. It seems like people hit those numbers fairly easy and remained stable.

I have the same mobo (the ASUS) and processor, you won't even need to increase the voltage to reach 4.3GHz.
March 30, 2012 4:52:49 AM

Nim Chimpsky said:
I have the same mobo (the ASUS) and processor, you won't even need to increase the voltage to reach 4.3GHz.


Do you have your processor overclocked? If so to what? I'm guessing by your responses you're happy with your board selection.
March 30, 2012 5:15:58 AM

simplestudent said:
Do you have your processor overclocked? If so to what? I'm guessing by your responses you're happy with your board selection.

I overclocked it to 4.3 when I first got it just to see, but I have it at stock now because nothing I do even tests it. I play new games at 5760x1080 with a 6950 2GB and haven't had an issue at the highest settings. I'm excited to see how far it can go with my Venomous X.

The only issue with my board is that it beeps once at POST. The manual says this can be either "VGA detected," "Quick boot set to disabled," or "No keyboard detected." I meant to ask in the forums if that means it will always beep when there's a graphics card, or what.
March 30, 2012 2:36:44 PM

Nim Chimpsky said:

The only issue with my board is that it beeps once at POST. The manual says this can be either "VGA detected," "Quick boot set to disabled," or "No keyboard detected." I meant to ask in the forums if that means it will always beep when there's a graphics card, or what.


Your motherboard should beep once if it passes the POST. So it should always beep once when it turns on. Not all boards have built-in speakers, so that might be why you've not noticed it until you've had this system.
March 31, 2012 4:16:43 AM

boiler1990 said:
Your motherboard should beep once if it passes the POST. So it should always beep once when it turns on. Not all boards have built-in speakers, so that might be why you've not noticed it until you've had this system.

Thanks. It seems kind of silly for it to make a diagnostic noise when there's nothing wrong, so I think I'll disconnect the speaker until I change anything.
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