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September 21, 2012 4:14:14 AM

Hello,

I am looking into building my first computer, as well as learning a bit more about the ins and outs of a computer. I am looking to over clock as well as dual screen for multi tasking on a hd tv. I would love input as well as advice and information as to the whys of said advice and input.

Thanks! Approximate Purchase Date: 09/22-09/23(Birthday gift to myself)!

Budget Range: 900-1k before.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, school.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade: The only parts I have a some what of a clear idea on is, Intel i5 2500k (is there another processor that can achieve the same stability when oc to 2.0+)?



Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com,

Location: albuquerque, nm

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No preference.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, I do want to run at some point dual graphics cards. At the moment I can probably only afford 1 but next month in october I can afford to buy the second one.
September 21, 2012 4:40:42 AM

I suggest you read through all the stickies at the beginning of the Forum first
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September 21, 2012 5:00:37 AM

I have, I actually spent the last 3 days reading as many threads as possible that dealt with help on what a part was to what it did. My conclusion was I have no idea as to the whys behind most peoples decision as that is not explained. I basically just have an idea of what I wish to build and what I will upgrade in the future.

I could piece together a computer that isn't even comparable with the other parts or simply buy parts that don't do what I expect it to do.

That is the reason I am asking the question. To pull from the pool of knowledge of much more experienced pc builders and get a better understanding. It is also the reason why I asked to also explain the why...
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September 21, 2012 11:36:33 AM

Why the intel i5-3570k? The over clocking isn't that much of a difference between the 2500k. I am trying to build around a processor that has good over clock-ability but is there a difference between those two I am not seeing besides price?
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September 21, 2012 6:10:44 PM

blazedones said:
Why the intel i5-3570k? The over clocking isn't that much of a difference between the 2500k. I am trying to build around a processor that has good over clock-ability but is there a difference between those two I am not seeing besides price?


The 3570k offers more features and consumes less power.

You can easily overclock a 3570k to 4.2Ghz without touching the voltage and it will match an i5 2500k @ 4.6Ghz
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