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Looking to spend $1500. Rate my build please

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May 22, 2012 8:58:03 PM

Just an idea into my new build, cannot decide between the two graphics cards as to whether the extra $200 will be worth it.
Any feedback is most appreciated. Thanks!

Processor:
i5 2500k
http://www.ebuyer.com/251596-intel-core-i5-2500k-3-3ghz...
Motherboard:
MSI P67A-GD53 (B3)
http://www.ebuyer.com/261288-msi-p67a-gd53-b3-p67-socke...
Graphics Card(s)
Gigabyte GTX 560ti
http://www.ebuyer.com/253958-gigabyte-gtx-560ti-oc-1gb-...
Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce
http://www.ebuyer.com/368520-gigabyte-gv-n670oc-2gd-gv-...
Ram:
KingstonX (2x4gb)
http://www.ebuyer.com/272176-kingston-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-16...
khx1600c9d3b1k2-8gx
HDD:
WD 1TB HDD
http://www.ebuyer.com/321341-wd-1tb-caviar-green-hard-d...
wd10ezrx
Liquid Cooler
Corsair H60
http://www.ebuyer.com/264011-corsair-hydro-series-h60-h...
cooler-cwch60
Case:
Corsair Carbide 400r
http://www.ebuyer.com/276069-corsair-carbide-400r-case-...
Optical Drive:
Liteon Bluray
http://www.ebuyer.com/339402-liteon-ihos104-4x-bd-rom-s...
ihos104-06
PSU:
http://www.ebuyer.com/192111-ocz-fatal1ty-series-550w-m...

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May 22, 2012 9:58:39 PM

What is the purpose of this build? Gaming?

I wouldn't go with a liquid cooler unless you want to OC an extreme amount. Stick to a Hyper 212 EVO or similar air cooler setup.

Definitely go with the GTX 670 if you can fit it into your budget. It's worth the extra coin over the 560, for sure if you are an avid gamer.
May 22, 2012 10:06:04 PM

Well I'm assuming he's going to be overclocking a lot because he's going 2500k instead of 3570k.

It depends on what games you are playing. The GTX 670 seems the best deal out there right now, for some games it might be overkill, but it will be able to keep up with intensive games now and future games.
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May 22, 2012 10:14:17 PM

I don't know if I would make the leap that he is planning high OC's.

I guess we would know if he filled out the build advice form. For now, we await his reply.
May 22, 2012 10:33:13 PM

Overclocking is something i do plan on doing, but as opposed to the water cooling looking into getting a akasa venom cooler for my processor? I've heard a decent heatsink can potentially be better than a liquid set up? And yes gaming the function for my build, so im going to suck it up and go for the 670. Anything else you guys could suggest?
May 22, 2012 10:44:41 PM

cranked said:
I don't know if I would make the leap that he is planning high OC's.

I guess we would know if he filled out the build advice form. For now, we await his reply.



Overclocking is something i do plan on doing, but as opposed to the water cooling looking into getting a akasa venom cooler for my processor? I've heard a decent heatsink can potentially be better than a liquid set up? And yes gaming the function for my build, so im going to suck it up and go for the 670. Anything else you guys could suggest?
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