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Need help with a new rig. Please?

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April 2, 2012 4:14:30 PM

Hi guys!

I'm not sure which section this question falls under so I just posted it into the Graphics section. Sorry I'm new.

Anyway, I'm building a new rig to mainly play D3, WoW (including MoP), Starcraft II on Ultra settings and also to watch movies.

This is what I've come up with so far.. I've not chosen the power supply too. Also, I intend to read up and do some light OC. Can anyone direct me to some sites, which could get me started? (And at the risk of sounding too newb, OC-ing your CPU and OC-ing your Graphics card is different right?)

CPU: i5-2500K Asrock H61M/U3S3
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB OC Edition
RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR3 2x4GB

Thanks so much for the advice! =)

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April 2, 2012 4:20:36 PM

If you want to OC the CPU get the 2500K with unlocked multiplier
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April 2, 2012 4:41:42 PM

i believe for overclocking the h61 board is the wrong choice

should be a p67 or z68 board

and yes OC-ing your CPU and OC-ing your Graphics card is different right?

and heres an excellent overclocking guide for the p67 board and a 2600k

same principles would apply to 2500k

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/39184-p67-s...
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April 2, 2012 5:32:29 PM

Unlocked multiplier won't do you any good with H61 because H61 doesn't support cpu overclocking.

If you go H61, get the i5-2500, if you go with a Z68, get the i5-2500K. I wouldn't go with P67 at all.
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April 2, 2012 5:38:59 PM

Check the builds in my sig.
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April 2, 2012 6:01:02 PM

^ very nice.

Although I would recommend running in dual channel mode with those lower end builds. Also consider the i3-2120 is sometimes only a $3-5 more than 2100.
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April 2, 2012 8:14:40 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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April 3, 2012 12:59:04 AM

Thanks for all the recommendations guys! The price difference here between a i5-2400 and i5-2500k is $30. Also, another stupid qn but the Sapphire HD 7850 says its an OC version, does it mean it comes OC-ed or has the potential to be OC-ed and any beginner sites to read up on OC-ing a GPU?
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April 3, 2012 1:04:56 AM

That Sapphire is factory OC'd. Doesn't mean you can't OC it a little more though.
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April 3, 2012 8:08:14 AM

yep factory overclocks tend to be a bit conservative
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