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July 28, 2012 6:13:00 AM

Heading says it all. Will be buying this system very shortly!!

My Config so far:-

Core i5 2500k

ASRock Z77 Extreme 4

8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance 1600 dual channel kit

Zotac GTX 670 AMP!

Corsair Force Series 3 SSD 120GB (Boot + Gaming drive)

500GB Seagate Barricuda

ASUS 24X Internal DVD RW

SeaSonic S12II 620 Watts PSU

Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for PC (Wired)

NZXT Lexa S

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Aftermarket CPU cooler

Artic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Any feedback, suggestions for improvement, criticisms, etc... are welcome!!

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July 28, 2012 6:16:57 AM

Improvement: i5-3570k to make use of the Z77 chipset. Drop the TIM. The EVO comes with paste. Corsair makes low reliability SSDs. Get one from Crucial, like the M4 128GB.
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July 28, 2012 6:37:53 AM

azeem40 said:
Improvement: i5-3570k to make use of the Z77 chipset. Drop the TIM. The EVO comes with paste. Corsair makes low reliability SSDs. Get one from Crucial, like the M4 128GB.


Getting 2500k instead of 3570k as i wanna OC the processor further later in the future when i get a better cpu cooler...

The main reason for not going with 3570k is cuz it can't OC to higher clocks without getting very hot...so 2500k is suited fine for this job i think?

I can afford the TIM so I'm getting it plus the TIM that comes with the hyper 212 Evo is not nearly as effective as Artic Silver 5 from some of the reports I've read

Changed the SSD on your recommendation :D 
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July 28, 2012 6:47:17 AM

No need to OC so high. After 4.5 GHz, you are just needlessly OCing, when you won't see any benefit of doing so. 4.2 GHz on IB = 4.5 GHz on SB. For only $10 more, you can get a CPU that will bring PCIe 3.0 to the table once it is saturated. It is better than AS5, simply cuz the diff is barely noticeable and that it doesn't require 200 hrs of curing time.
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July 30, 2012 4:29:58 AM

Best answer selected by WILDLEGHORN.
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