Is this high preformance pc alright?

: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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More about high preformance alright
  1. I would change the Processor to an ivy bridge i5 3570k
  2. i have heard tht it has higher temp whn oc d .
  3. meh, only when its under load. using a liquid cooling system my rig gets to about 85ish
  4. yeah, dnt have money for liquid. :) also i5 clocks higher.
  5. 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. :)
  6. yeah, lets save the world :) ill switch it thn to 3570k and check tht watts over again.
  7. No, the i5-3570k is not. You can match an SB OC at a lower IB OC.
  8. also Use a Noctua or a Cooler master evo 212+ air cooler with push pull works as good as water cooling
  9. 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.
  10. Clocking higher when it has no benefits after 4.5, which equals 4.2 IB, is pointless.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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)
  15. failed ?? lol blow up ur pc`?
  16. If you're not planning to add a second card later, you can reduce the PSU to a X650.
  17. second card??? as far as i remember i wrote crossfire
  18. rein001 said:
    failed ?? lol blow up ur pc`?


    I assume he meant it just wouldn't post :)
  19. rein001 said:
    failed ?? lol blow up ur pc`?

    nah the OC never stayed. always kept reverting back down to 3.4GHz
  20. yeah naw talk of stabilazation thr guess . :D
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. yeah guess dnt matter how much i will clock it will still bottleneck hd 6970 s crossfire powerhouse :D
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