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Is this high preformance pc alright?

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July 24, 2012 6:17:23 PM

:hello: , my build:

Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
CPU: i5 2500k
GPU: shappire hd 7970 3gb crossfire
Storage: 120gb ssd for boot and 500gb hdd
Memory: 8gb DDR 3 1600 Mhz
Cooling: SeaSonic X series Modular 850W 90+
3x monitor set up, each one 1920x1080p

Let me know what you think of this build, would you do something differently ?

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July 24, 2012 6:27:23 PM

I would change the Processor to an ivy bridge i5 3570k
July 24, 2012 6:31:28 PM

i have heard tht it has higher temp whn oc d .
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July 24, 2012 6:38:13 PM

meh, only when its under load. using a liquid cooling system my rig gets to about 85ish
July 24, 2012 6:42:00 PM

yeah, dnt have money for liquid. :)  also i5 clocks higher.
July 24, 2012 6:42:56 PM

2500k is the same as the 3570k when overclocked.
Since, 2500k can be overclocked higher w/o serious heat problems and is cheaper.
I recommend the 2500k.
But if you can afford the 3570k, I'll personally buy it. Since 3570k consumes less power.

I think the PSU is quite overkill?
Overall, nice build. :) 
July 24, 2012 6:48:25 PM

yeah, lets save the world :)  ill switch it thn to 3570k and check tht watts over again.
July 24, 2012 6:49:13 PM

No, the i5-3570k is not. You can match an SB OC at a lower IB OC.
July 24, 2012 6:50:14 PM

also Use a Noctua or a Cooler master evo 212+ air cooler with push pull works as good as water cooling
July 24, 2012 6:52:54 PM

azeem40 said:
No, the i5-3570k is not. You can match an SB OC at a lower IB OC.



yeah at lower hz s , but still i5 clocks higher.
July 24, 2012 6:54:45 PM

Clocking higher when it has no benefits after 4.5, which equals 4.2 IB, is pointless.
July 24, 2012 6:55:21 PM

Shockattackr said:
also Use a Noctua or a Cooler master evo 212+ air cooler with push pull works as good as water cooling


A CM EVO performs no where near as good as water cooling... Unless its something like an H50
July 24, 2012 6:55:58 PM

mouse24 said:
A CM EVO performs no where near as good as water cooling... Unless its something like an H50



I have seen Overclocks using the CM evo to get 4.5ghz on the 3570k
July 24, 2012 7:09:05 PM

Shockattackr said:
I have seen Overclocks using the CM evo to get 4.5ghz on the 3570k


Yeah but what were the temps, was it just a suicide run, etc. You get far better temps with water cooling if you do it right.
July 24, 2012 7:11:58 PM

true true, Im using water cooling now. i had tried using my evo couple times trying to OC. (failed of course cuz couple months ago i knew nothing about oc)
July 24, 2012 7:15:25 PM

failed ?? lol blow up ur pc`?
July 24, 2012 7:15:32 PM

If you're not planning to add a second card later, you can reduce the PSU to a X650.
July 24, 2012 7:17:47 PM

second card??? as far as i remember i wrote crossfire
July 24, 2012 7:18:05 PM

rein001 said:
failed ?? lol blow up ur pc`?


I assume he meant it just wouldn't post :) 
July 24, 2012 7:22:08 PM

rein001 said:
failed ?? lol blow up ur pc`?

nah the OC never stayed. always kept reverting back down to 3.4GHz
July 24, 2012 7:26:10 PM

yeah naw talk of stabilazation thr guess . :D 
July 24, 2012 7:28:13 PM

no i just forgot to change some options, (like i said i was new 2 months ago) i have my i5 OC'ed to 4.5ghz over water and stressed it stable
July 24, 2012 7:28:57 PM

I have a 3770K at 4.3 on a push pull evo. No temp problems at all. But the temp bug on ivy is over 4.2-4.3 ish. From there the temp's skyrocket. But for 24/7 4.3Ghz is more than enough.
July 24, 2012 7:32:53 PM

yeah guess dnt matter how much i will clock it will still bottleneck hd 6970 s crossfire powerhouse :D