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#1 Smoker25

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:47 PM

My mobo died a few days ago and instead of replacing it, I'm getting a completely new rig and I'll use the old parts to build a backup computer.

This is it:

Case: Apex Amoris 6010

PSU: OCZ ZS 750W

Mobo: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3-B3

CPU: i5 2500K

GPU: MSI GTX570 Twin Frozr III OC

RAM: DDR3 1600 Kingston HyperX Blu 2x4GB


HDD & BD-RW will remain the same - WD Caviar Black 1TB & LG BH10LS30


At first I wanted to get the 2600K, but the 2500K is so much cheaper, especially here in Croatia.

I haven't ordered it yet so if you have any better suggestions, please let me know.

Thanks!

Edited by Smoker25, 13 December 2011 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:08 PM

If you don't plan to overclock then you can get the 2500 which is cheaper then 2500K. The difference between them is that the K has unlocked multipliers which allows to overclock easily whereas the 2500 has locked multipliers which makes it limited to overclocking.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:30 PM

I was thinking of overclocking somewhere down the line so it's probably better to go with the K version. How high does the non-K version go?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:07 AM

Very limited and i believe it's quite complicated. Also when your gonna overclock, you gonna have to get a aftermarket cooler to keep the heat down as the stock cooler isn't the best for the job.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:33 PM

I've ditched that 1.65v RAM in favor of 1.5v - either this or this or this. I really can't decide. Any advice?


EDIT: Also found this Mushkin RAM. How does it compare to the others?

Edited by Smoker25, 14 December 2011 - 05:30 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:24 PM

I wouldn't get the Corsair ram because the high heatsink which may interfere with the cpu cooler. The red G.Skill ram which is actually have works well and the Mushkin looks fine but it's up to choose which one you think will look better in your system but they basically all the same just different brands and heatsinks.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:31 PM

Is it worth getting even faster ram, like this? It's only slightly more expensive so I may as well get it.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:24 PM

For gaming not really but i suppose if it is slightly more expensive then might as well get it.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:49 PM

Don't get a OCZ power supply. Go with Corsair or Cooler Master instead.
This one is wonderful: http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=2552
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 05:35 PM

Think of PSU's as the beating heart of your PC, you want a good one. I usually aim for Corsair, Silverstone, PC Power, Sparkle Computer, and Enermax brands.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 07:08 PM

Here's a list of Corsair & Coolermaster PSUs available here. Can you pick one out for me in the 700w-800w range?

Corsair

Coolermaster

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:22 PM

Well if your gonna do SLI, something like this would do but if you don't plan to do SLI, then this would do it.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 07:45 AM

What about this one? Or is it really worth getting a modular PSU? Also, would this be enough for a second GTX 570 if I wanted to get one down the line?

Edited by Smoker25, 16 December 2011 - 02:03 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:49 PM

Definitely get a modular PSU. Removing extra cables helps improve airflow.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 07:55 PM

Well if your trying to cut down on cost, that power supply would do the trick and it's solid power supply since it can power up my dual 6950.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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