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Considering the following for an complete overhaul.

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April 21, 2012 7:38:53 AM

Old system is giving up the ghost, looking to spend around $1000 when's all said and done. After some research, here's what I may go with.

What do you guys think?

WDC 1TB 7200 64MB
EVGA GTX 560 x2
G.Skill Sniper 4GB x2 2133 DDR3
EVGA Z68 SLI Mobo
i5-2400 Sandy

Cheers.

-J

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April 21, 2012 7:47:52 AM

Bump the CPU to i5-2500K.

Drop the RAM to DDR3-1600, CAS/CL 8 if not too much more than CAS/CL 9.

What power supply? You'll need (I think) 750W to SLI the GPU's.
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April 21, 2012 2:07:19 PM

Was considering the Chip upgrade.

Why the Ram drop might I ask?

PS is a 950w.

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April 21, 2012 6:50:18 PM

DDR3-1600 is the "sweet spot" for Sandy Bridge processors, probably will be for Ivy Bridge, too.

You won't notice much diference in the speed (with your eye), so don't waste the extra money to get faster memory. Spend that on more memory, to get 8GB (2x4GB kit).
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April 21, 2012 7:17:29 PM

Thx for the head's up!

The reason I ask is that the Mobo I'm looking at lists its standard memory as 2133+. Will running 1600s cause a problem?

-J
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April 21, 2012 7:34:02 PM

No the 2133 is only for extreme overclocking bragging rights(e-peen) or mine is bigger than yours.
As stated above the performance difference will ony show in synthetic benchmarks. Real world difference will be 1% to 3% maximum.
Also make sure the memory you choose is 1.5v . 1.65v memory "can" (according to Intel)kill your processor and instantly voids your warranty.
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April 21, 2012 7:48:15 PM

I appreciate the info guys, I really do!

Any other suggestions on the build? I'm always one for good advice.

-J
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