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CPU/RAM/MOBO

hey guys will these three get along with each other well? any cheaper and better items i should switch from one of these 3?and i got a gtx 460 already im hoping to run games on high settings if possible? :pt1cable:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005G2U6GK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

And my current pc is HP m8417c ( got it from store ) eww i know i hate it too. I have a cool master 600 watt psu with gtx 460 upgraded everything else is what i have on my computer that is listed on specs list
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=3686662&prodTypeId=12454&objectID=c01420085
and my screen is 1920x1200 docname=c01420085&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3719175 answer fast please thanks :lol:
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  2. Hmmm,
    I know that CPU/RAM/MOBO's do get along together with a little help from a good matchmaker but I have no clue what one of those or combination thereof you are considering
    More info please

    ps: check your links
  3. That combination should work very well, you'll need a new operating system though. You will also want to install an aftermarket cooler before attempting to overclock the CPU
    I do feel obliged to ask - any particular reason for choosing the Sandy Bridge/Z68 combo over an Ivy Bridge/Z77 combo?
  4. C12Friedman said:
    That combination should work very well, you'll need a new operating system though. You will also want to install an aftermarket cooler before attempting to overclock the CPU
    I do feel obliged to ask - any particular reason for choosing the Sandy Bridge/Z68 combo over an Ivy Bridge/Z77 combo?


    thanks for your answer. I have a question whats an aftermarket cooler? and overclocking CPU i don't know much about either if it can reduce lag i may use it then. And i have a windows 7 disc ultimate key and disc is that ok ( new )?
    and for last question im not sure why i chose it someone recommended me sandy bridge not sure whats difference but i think i told them i don't have a whole lot of money to spend on a computer parts.
  5. Best answer
    I'm going to push Ivy Bridge here then. You're looking at very little (if any) price difference SB 2500k $214 IB 2550k $224
    Ivy Bridge does perform better than Sandy Bridge. Both of the processors shown are 'k' model processors, the 'k' signifying that the CPU is unlocked so the CPU multiplier can be increased through overclocking. Both the Z68 and Z77 chipsets support overclocking. I can't do a direct mobo comparison since it appears EVGA does not make a uATX motherboard but here is a Z77 board with (I believe) similar features http://www.amazon.com/LGA1155-Z77-CrossFireX-Motherboard-PRO4-M/dp/B007RS70YW/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357954601&sr=1-3-fkmr0&keywords=evga+z77+micro+atx
    The ram can remain the same.
    An aftermarket heatsink is a highly recommended addition if wanting to overclock your processor. Overclocking produces a lot of heat which must be disipated to keep the CPU cool enough to prevent thermal throttling or even shut down. A cooler like this CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO (which probably won't fit your case) is very popular and effective. That can also wait until you are ready to overclock.
    Hope I helping more than confusing
  6. Best answer selected by taran11.
  7. thanks im getting 3570k n asrock mobo thnx a lot i hope set up is nott hard haha
  8. Thanks for the ba. If you haven't watched this video - it's dated so ignore the parts used (CPU, GPU and motherboard) - but it is worth watching IMO
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
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