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August 7, 2012 4:16:24 PM

im contemplating two builds, i can either get a i7 2600k and a cooler master 212 plus, or a i5 3570k and h80 water cooling? Obviously my build is for gaming, if you need to know the rest of my build to judge then just say so :) 

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August 7, 2012 4:27:19 PM

okay, would it be safe using say a noctua to OC to around 4.4ghz?
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August 7, 2012 4:46:37 PM

Mrrambotron said:
im contemplating two builds, i can either get a i7 2600k and a cooler master 212 plus, or a i5 3570k and h80 water cooling? Obviously my build is for gaming, if you need to know the rest of my build to judge then just say so :) 

hi i have a water cooled cpu and over clocked it i have had no problems with it at all it took me a long time to make my mind up and never regretted it at all if u want to know what system i have them ask ok
August 7, 2012 4:47:15 PM

would it be a good idea to get a i7 2600k and a 550 ti as i can get a 670 in 6 months time?
August 7, 2012 5:03:03 PM

Mrrambotron said:
would it be a good idea to get a i7 2600k and a 550 ti as i can get a 670 in 6 months time?

hi i have crosshair v formula mother board gtx550tix2 gskill ram 16gig amd processor 6core and ive over clocked it to run at 6600mhz ram at 2700 and never had a problem my water cooling is thermaltake but a lot of reading and understanding to make your mind up is there a time limit on this
August 7, 2012 5:05:40 PM

Mrrambotron said:
would it be a good idea to get a i7 2600k and a 550 ti as i can get a 670 in 6 months time?


You won't get the full use of an i7 on a gaming system - go with the i5. Don't bother with the 550TI - if you're going to get an inexpensive GPU the Radeon 6850 or 6870 is the way to go there.
August 7, 2012 5:10:58 PM

ok so a i5 2570k and a 6850 and noctua? :D  then 6 months time i get a big gpu
August 7, 2012 5:18:53 PM

Mrrambotron said:
ok so a i5 2570k and a 6850 and noctua? :D  then 6 months time i get a big gpu


Yup - the 3570K is where it's at. It's the same CPU I use and it works great.
August 7, 2012 5:19:40 PM

what GHz could i reach up to do you think with a well aired case such as the haf 912?
August 7, 2012 5:22:56 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Yup - the 3570K is where it's at. It's the same CPU I use and it works great.

its good to talk to people that know what they r doing thanks for the info my first port of call is the mother board mine is crosshair v formula i think that its good
August 7, 2012 5:26:32 PM

Mrrambotron said:
what GHz could i reach up to do you think with a well aired case such as the haf 912?

my case is thermaltake again but i looked at cooling because everything i read always talked about cooling so think fans air flow through the machine u get ok
August 7, 2012 5:28:19 PM

my mobo will be the Asus P8Z77-V LX
August 7, 2012 5:39:36 PM

Mrrambotron said:
what GHz could i reach up to do you think with a well aired case such as the haf 912?


Good question - I'd say a stable overclock would probably reach 4.2 - 4.3GHz with that setup.

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its good to talk to people that know what they r doing thanks for the info my first port of call is the mother board mine is crosshair v formula i think that its good


That's an AMD motherboard. It's a good board but it won't work with the 3570K.
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