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May 20, 2012 5:56:39 AM

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ill be using my current SATA HD, my GTX 460, and my Current Power Supply. I will also be adding a sound card as well.

I will be running Win7 (64) and this PC will be used for streaming, video editing/rendering, a weekly radio show, and high end gaming.

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May 20, 2012 6:26:38 AM

"my GTX 460" and "high end gaming" both in the same sentence, really? maybe mid quality gaming depending on the game and resolution. your video card is gonna seriously cap your cpu, but saying that you will be able to play everything at lowered quality
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May 20, 2012 6:46:52 AM

jasont78 said:
"my GTX 460" and "high end gaming" both in the same sentence, really? maybe mid quality gaming depending on the game and resolution. your video card is gonna seriously cap your cpu, but saying that you will be able to play everything at lowered quality



I can currently run BF3 on max 90ish FPS with my 7 year old current system...Please only post a response if you have something useful to say . GTX 460 is a very powerful card.
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May 20, 2012 7:54:14 AM

Bump for some REAL feed back please :) 
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May 20, 2012 8:51:45 AM

Bazeleel said:
I can currently run BF3 on max 90ish FPS with my 7 year old current system...Please only post a response if you have something useful to say . GTX 460 is a very powerful card.


dont know what resolution and quality settings your running to get 90fps (you say max though!) in bf3 in a 7 year old system with a 460, whatever though, just tell me what drugs your on in fairy land that let you think that cos i want some (by the way i play alot of bf3 too!)
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May 20, 2012 9:15:58 AM

1650x1080 my native monitor rez. The only settings I have turned off is shadows because I never play any game with shadows. I plan on SLIing another GTX 460 when I get funds for it.

Still looking for some actual feedback on if the set up will be compatible with each other.
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May 20, 2012 9:21:54 AM

My advice is get a 2500k, it performs just as well and costs a whole lot less, and perhaps look into a z68 board.....1833 is about the fastest you should want your ram as anything faster actually has no benefits accoreding to benchmarks
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May 20, 2012 9:28:09 AM

sirencall said:
My advice is get a 2500k, it performs just as well and costs a whole lot less, and perhaps look into a z68 board.....1833 is about the fastest you should want your ram as anything faster actually has no benefits accoreding to benchmarks


Possible links? Ill look for them as well:) 

Edit: would the 2500k last me just a long as the 3570k? 7+ years?
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May 20, 2012 9:35:09 AM

Bazeleel said:
Still looking for some actual feedback on if the set up will be compatible with each other.


You'll get more answers if ya name the components instead of just placing links......many peeps with limited time, won't bother with the clickfest.

1. You are putting 3 sticks of memory i a dual channel board ..... use 4 or 2 sticks,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|20-233-186^20-233-186-TS%2C20-233-196^20-233-196-TS%2C20-233-199^20-233-199-TS

Lower CAS / faster speed will provide significant boost for the video editing .... also improve gaming but generally only 2-5%
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Your board has only 1 PCI-E 3 slot. This Asus has 2 for $5 more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. Because of the well documented thermal issues, I can't recommend IB CPU's at this time if you will be overclocking.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. I'd recommend the Corsair 500R over the NZXT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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May 20, 2012 9:49:00 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
You'll get more answers if ya name the components instead of just placing links......many peeps with limited time, won't bother with the clickfest.

1. You are putting 3 sticks of memory i a dual channel board ..... use 4 or 2 sticks,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|20-233-186^20-233-186-TS%2C20-233-196^20-233-196-TS%2C20-233-199^20-233-199-TS

Lower CAS / faster speed will provide significant boost for the video editing .... also improve gaming but generally only 2-5%
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Your board has only 1 PCI-E 3 slot. This Asus has 2 for $5 more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. Because of the well documented thermal issues, I can't recommend IB CPU's at this time if you will be overclocking.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. I'd recommend the Corsair 500R over the NZXT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


Apologize for making it harder to help :( 

If you would maybe explain a little more on a few things.

Wouldn't a full tower be more helpful if I wanted to SLI cards and wouldn't it also give me better air flow?

With the ram that is almost 100 extra dollars would the 3 sticks not work as well just because its duel boot?

Also with the CPU will that last me a good 7 years like my current very old pc?
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May 20, 2012 10:05:19 AM

Bazeleel said:
Possible links? Ill look for them as well:) 

Edit: would the 2500k last me just a long as the 3570k? 7+ years?

yes as the 2500k will overclock slightly better negating the slightly higher per clock performance of the ivy
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May 20, 2012 10:06:47 AM

jasont78 said:
yes as the 2500k will overclock slightly better negating the slightly higher per clock performance of the ivy


I do not understand how OCing works sadly I have never done it and I worry that i might burn my PC. I will not be using water cooling so can i even do that?
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May 20, 2012 10:20:51 AM

Ok here is what I have now, I still am not sure how i Feel about changing the case, never been a big fan of mid towers. Unless you think it would be better air flow and such then ill change. Keep in mind that I plan to SLI 2 GTX 460s and add a sound card.

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 20, 2012 10:34:12 AM

The NZXT Phantom is a good case & you should buy it if you really like it. I doubt that you'll regret the decision.

You can always buy the non K version if you do not(never) plan to overclock.
A non-overclocked CPU will last longer.


Edit: Another good option for the case - Rosewill THOR V2
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May 20, 2012 10:48:51 AM

bartholomew said:
The NZXT Phantom is a good case & you should buy it if you really like it. I doubt that you'll regret the decision.

You can always buy the non K version if you do not(never) plan to overclock.
A non-overclocked CPU will last longer.


Edit: Another good option for the case - Rosewill THOR V2


What does the K stand for then?
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May 20, 2012 11:50:31 AM

Bump before I go to sleep :) 
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May 20, 2012 2:44:47 PM

The i5 2500 is a locked CPU, which cannot be overclocked. The K version is unlocked, which can be overclocked to increase performance.

As I said before, If you do not plan on overclocking then the i5 2500 would be the best choice.
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May 21, 2012 4:25:19 AM

bartholomew said:
The i5 2500 is a locked CPU, which cannot be overclocked. The K version is unlocked, which can be overclocked to increase performance.

As I said before, If you do not plan on overclocking then the i5 2500 would be the best choice.


awesome thank you!
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May 21, 2012 4:42:15 AM

bartholomew said:
The i5 2500 is a locked CPU, which cannot be overclocked. The K version is unlocked, which can be overclocked to increase performance.

As I said before, If you do not plan on overclocking then the i5 2500 would be the best choice.



The i5-2500K is actually $5.00 cheaper than the i5-2500. Not only would he save $5 but if he ends up learning how to overclock within the next 7 years he would have that ability. If he doesn't over clock they both run at 3.3GHz stock.
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May 21, 2012 4:50:27 AM

jaa228 said:
The i5-2500K is actually $5.00 cheaper than the i5-2500. Not only would he save $5 but if he ends up learning how to overclock within the next 7 years he would have that ability. If he doesn't over clock they both run at 3.3GHz stock.


As long as the CPU doesn't come OCed then I think ill get the 2500k because I might do the OC thing later down the road.
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May 21, 2012 6:51:45 AM

Bazeleel said:
As long as the CPU doesn't come OCed then I think ill get the 2500k because I might do the OC thing later down the road.


The 2500k is usually around $10 more than the non K version.
Don't worry, it won't come Overclocked. You can overclock it in the future.

Good luck :) 
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May 21, 2012 7:32:45 AM

bartholomew said:
The 2500k is usually around $10 more than the non K version.
Don't worry, it won't come Overclocked. You can overclock it in the future.

Good luck :) 


As of 5/21/2012 the i5-2500K is $5 less than the i5-2500 on newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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May 21, 2012 8:40:16 AM

its 5 bucks not that much of a difference :)  I will most likely pick this computer up at the end of the year.
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May 22, 2012 8:43:08 AM

Bazeleel said:
its 5 bucks not that much of a difference :)  I will most likely pick this computer up at the end of the year.

really alot of people on here have families and lives we try to help people when we can and it annoys me when people put up builds and we hunt *** down on amazon and newegg because we get the impression that your buying shortly then at the end you say im going to get it at the end of the year (in 6 months!)when every thing would have changed by then and you will probably wasting our time all over again, if anyone else agrees comment. sorry but you get the bashing from me!
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May 22, 2012 9:01:57 AM

jasont78 said:
really alot of people on here have families and lives we try to help people when we can and it annoys me when people put up builds and we hunt *** down on amazon and newegg because we get the impression that your buying shortly then at the end you say im going to get it at the end of the year (in 6 months!)when every thing would have changed by then and you will probably wasting our time all over again, if anyone else agrees comment. sorry but you get the bashing from me!


I have to fully agree with jasont78.

Why Bazeleel come to us for advice on a system that you're only building in 6 months time? Also saying the GTX 460 is a powerful card (it's really not, and will be even worse in 6 months time).

It seems like you were bored and decided to make this thread to waste everyone's time.
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May 22, 2012 9:18:40 AM

I have a family my self. No one forces you to come on this forums(or my thread) and help. I was doing some pricing and trying to see how much I would be able to get with the budget I have. I took time out of my day and away from my family as well to read your comments and do research my self, and I wanted to make sure the system I was planning on getting would be compatible.

What a completely childish thing to say. "how dare you use the forum for what it is used for!" If I am breaking a forum rule please show me where it says "you are only allowed to post on these forums if you intend to buy this computer right away!"

I am completely dumb founded at both of your comments and would hope that you think before you post such childish remarks.

I will think twice before I post or recommend this forums from now on.
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May 22, 2012 9:21:31 AM

Bazeleel said:
I will think twice before I post ... this forums from now on.


Thank you
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May 22, 2012 9:36:39 AM

Asking for advice on a new build 6 months prior to build is not a waste of resource. It helps with developing decision making skill on hardware purchase for the long run.

I always plan on a new build many months before the actual build, while saving up for a budget. The plan is gradually refined when new hardware become available or the part I want become more mature and/or price comes down.

However, I would advice Bazeleel to come back just before purchase for final comment, and not remain happy with the plan now in 6 months time.

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May 22, 2012 9:43:31 AM

Pyree said:
Asking for advice on a new build 6 months prior to build is not a waste of resource.

I always plan on a new build many months before the actual build, while saving up for a budget. The plan is gradually refined when new hardware become available or the part I want become more mature and/or price comes down.


Yes I agree it's good to plan ahead.

People here went out of their way to help save a few Bazeleel a few buck here and there, and it's easy to see where their frustration is coming from. To go through all of that to find out he only wants to buy (already outdated technology) in a further 6 months is a little mad. It's like selling someone something and them telling you that they'll only take it in 6 months.

Look forward to helping Bazeleel in 6 months time, when I'm sure there will be a lot of new exciting (hopefully cheaper) hardware available.
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May 22, 2012 9:52:14 AM

graemevermeulen said:
I have to fully agree with jasont78.

Why Bazeleel come to us for advice on a system that you're only building in 6 months time? Also saying the GTX 460 is a powerful card (it's really not, and will be even worse in 6 months time).

It seems like you were bored and decided to make this thread to waste everyone's time.


thanks for the support bud, if he said right from the get go that this build was 6 months out, im sure alot of people including myself would give general advice but not go to the extremes of price hunting for better deals, multiple replies, etc!
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May 22, 2012 10:01:33 AM

Bazeleel said:
I have a family my self. No one forces you to come on this forums(or my thread) and help. I was doing some pricing and trying to see how much I would be able to get with the budget I have. I took time out of my day and away from my family as well to read your comments and do research my self, and I wanted to make sure the system I was planning on getting would be compatible.

What a completely childish thing to say. "how dare you use the forum for what it is used for!" If I am breaking a forum rule please show me where it says "you are only allowed to post on these forums if you intend to buy this computer right away!"

I am completely dumb founded at both of your comments and would hope that you think before you post such childish remarks.

I will think twice before I post or recommend this forums from now on.

like i said sorry your the one that gets the bashing, but so many people put things up like yourself which would suggest to readers that your about to buy , we go to the effort of finding better deals etc etc only to find out after spending half and hour of our time helping someone we dont know from a bar of soap that your not even buying in the next six months or in some cases not at all or that they just wanna stir up the fanboys. all i ask is you make your intentions clear so myself and alot of other people dont feel as i do
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May 22, 2012 10:20:18 AM

I appreciate all of you for your genuine effort of contribution.

But please let it go.

Bazeleel, try not to bite people who helped you.

graemevermeulen and jasont78, it is not uncommon to have users asking for advice only to find out they are not going to buy it immediately. It can be discouraging to know that, but this is just how life is (this is similar to going to the tradesperson, ask for a quote and you don't go with them or come back several months later) and there is no rules against users asking for advice.

Don't escalate this further.
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