I'm gonna be ordering the components for my first pc build tomorrow, and would just like some thoughts and questions answered before I do so.
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: OCZ 550W ATX12V Power Supply Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) Cooler: Hyper 212
First question: Is is worth overclocking the i5 2500k when I get it to around 4.0ghz for gaming, is it easy for a beginner like me to do? 2nd: Does it look like a good pc build to play games like battlefield 3 on high settings? 3rd: Is the graphics card worth getting in ghz edition or should i just get it in standard, and if I do, should it be MSI, Asus or Sapphire? is the standard one also good for playig battlefield 3 on high settings?
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if you want overclocking than sandy bridge is a good option otherwise new ivy bridge cpu's.they are faster than sandy bridge but are not good overclockable in the comparison of sandy bridge cpu's....
what is your budget? are you going to do crossfire in the future?
ill build something along those lines.
4.0ghz is not intensive overclock so getting ivy bridge makes more sense since it does have more features