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Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ
reply to Skit112

Re: New system advice please

Snow day, nice, enjoy. I'm always up late as I work 4 - midnight and usually hit the sack about 5 am. Thanks again for the help I do appreciate it. I see the overclocking forum isn't very active anymore.



Krisnatharok
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Check out Overclockers.com or Reddit if you want help with OCing. There are tons of resources out there, but I think DSLR's crowd isn't very much into enthusiast OCing.
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Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.



Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ

I'll do that. 10 years ago that place was a hot bed of activity.



Krisnatharok
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Overclocking has also become a lot easier to do, especially for the casual enthusiast (like me). You simple raise the multiplier and adjust voltage until stable--can't really go wrong with it. XMP memory profiles make OCing your ram pretty easy too.
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Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ

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Yeah back then I was OCing a KT333 mobo with no AGP/PCI lock. As you upped the voltage everything got more juice. It took a lot of work to get high OC's and run stable. It was quite the balancing act. Bump up as far as you can go then burn in and then bump some more. I know things are a bit different now but I'll see what I can do. What is a safe high temp on the 3570K?



TruSm0ke

join:2005-07-21
Michigan
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said by Krisnatharok:

said by Skit112:

I could go to $1800. I could go much higher but there are always more guitars and amps to add to the collection.

OK, here's how I would do it. You didn't include an OS in your original build, so I didn't include one here.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 OC Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($235.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1648.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 21:40 EST-0500)

Hey just a fyi... that CPU at Microcenter is for in-store pick up only. So it might not be $189.99 if you don't have a Microcenter nearby.


Krisnatharok
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It's 27 min for OP. He can make the trip.



TruSm0ke

join:2005-07-21
Michigan

That works then


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Skit112

IIRC in February mircocenter has $50 off a motherboard when you buy the 3570k, so theres even more savings for you.



Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ
reply to TruSm0ke

Thanks for the heads up. I could make the trip if I had a car. I got rid of it years ago as I didn't use it much. I've looked at a couple Porsche 911's recently but then I'd really need to drive it a lot to justify having it parked out front. NYC is right next door and I take cabs or trains if I'm going into the city. The money really isn't an issue for me but I do appreciate it.



Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ
reply to me1212

Thanks me1212 I do appreciate it. I'm still checking mobos out. It seems like when I find one that might be a good choice there ends up being a bunch of horrible reviews on them.



Krisnatharok
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You mentioned you got the 680 FTW. Can you post what your final build was? People always love pictures!



Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ

said by Krisnatharok:

You mentioned you got the 680 FTW. Can you post what your final build was? People always love pictures!

Sure can, I took a couple phone pics nothing great. Give me a few and I'll post what I got and a couple pics.


Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ

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This is what I ended up getting.

Add in a Corsair Professional Series HX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold, which I didn't see in the pcpartspickers list.

»pcpartpicker.com/p/FI2R

List summary:

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
ASRock Z77 OC Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ 4GB Video Card
Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit)
Corsair Professional Series HX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold

i5 3570 running at 4.3 and vid card is OCed a bit too. Everything is stable. I can play Crysis 3 or 2 for hours no problems. Let me find a couple pics.



Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ

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Here are a few phone pics. The quality isn't great but hey. The build went smooth and everything fired up on the first try with no problems.


Krisnatharok
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Very nice!



Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ

said by Krisnatharok:

Very nice!

Thanks Krisnatharok. I was way past due for an upgrade. It's fast as hell and I'm loving it! In total it came in just a few bucks under $2k which is a little more than $1700 but it's all good.

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Skit112

Beautiful system ese.



Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ

Thanks me1212 I'm really enjoying it.



Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
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reply to Skit112

Very nice,.....

I think the video card is the most appealing part to me.



Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ

Thanks Octavean. Weren't you in the Overclocking/Modding forum back when fish, kat, tencz51 and that gang was there?



Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
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Yes I think so,.....

Unlocked processors like the K series and X series have made OCing fairly simple though. The Core i5 2500K and Core i7 3930K are my last couple of processors purchased,...

Turbo modes that auto OC on the fly are also nice and a smart solution,....

Many of today's processors are fairly powerful enough without an OC,...