Making a 2500k Rig would appriciate input

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everdark44 Posted: Tue, Apr 5 2011 10:41 PM

Case: Azza Hurrican 2000 full tower

MB: Gigabyte P67A-UD5

CPU: i5 2500k SB

GPU: MSI GTX 570 twin frozr OC

PSU: Corsair AX850

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600 (cas 6)

HDD: Samsung F3 1T 7200 RPM

CPU cooler: NH-D14

 

planning to overclock the 2500k at around 4.5 for 24/7 use and i'm going to OC the non reference 570 hopefully to get close to the 580

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AKwyn replied on Wed, Apr 6 2011 2:50 AM

I don't know if you have some extra cash laying around but you may want to upgrade that to a 580 (or if you'd prefer or don't have the cash, I'd recommend the Palit GTX 570 non-reference over the MSI, the 6+8 pin connector gives it additional overclocking potential.) Seeing as how the motherboard you listed has SLI potential, I'm guessing if you have alot of cash laying around, you could buy two 570's and/or 580's

850W may be a bit much if you're only using one card, I suggest a step lower, maybe a 700W PSU if you're going with one card.

 

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I am trying so save some money so I prefer not to make the jump from around 350 to 499 from the 570 to 580 but I will definitely take a look at the palit's overclocking ability Thanks!!

 

I also did forget to mention that I was planning on adding a second card when I get some more money so that is the reason for the 850W will that be able to sufficiently sustain 2x 570? I also plan to eventually get a SSD if they come down in price when I actually make the system which is planned for july.

any other suggestions how about the UD5 vs the UD4 i did a lot of research on the subject but i still cannot decide if the jump from 12 to 18 phase is that important?

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Apr 7 2011 12:37 AM

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any other suggestions how about the UD5 vs the UD4 i did a lot of research on the subject but i still cannot decide if the jump from 12 to 18 phase is that important?

If you're overclocking the CPU higher then 4.5 then the UD5 might be your best choice but if you're not then the UD4 might be the more wiser choice.

Also, it hasn't come to my mind but the CPU cooler you're considering right now may be a bit overkill if you're not into heavy overclocking, unless you picked the CPU cooler for other reasons?

 

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jonation replied on Sun, Apr 24 2011 11:48 AM

As far as chipset coolers go, you could get an h50 or h70 as well. If you want more headroom.

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EHarler replied on Fri, Jun 3 2011 5:49 PM

Water cooling is so mainstream now.  

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acarzt replied on Sat, Jun 4 2011 1:34 PM

if you haven't purchased yet... i would recommend getting 2 GTX 560s for $400 and you'll have more performance than a single 580.

Everything else listed for your build looks just fine. :-)

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Agree with Acartz you get more power from the 560's though if you eventually want to go with two 570's I could see why you would go with a single card. I would also agree that it might be work looking into the water cooling of the h50 if you have room in the case for the radiator.

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I have had the msi twin frozr (copper) in sli  and sent both back due to the fans hitting the heat sink my advice what ever card you buy 580/570/560 get it from evga and you will probably get a life time warranty (ar /a1) or at least a ten year good luck

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LBowen replied on Mon, Jun 6 2011 3:43 PM

What ever you decide on purchasing make sure to take some pictures throughout.  I definitely am interested in seeing a machine being built piece by piece.

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