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Windows 7: i5 2500k or the i7 2600k

14 Feb 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsson View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Genesis4455 View Post
Well with my 6870 I get on all games high or ultra even with BF3, in the first post I meant to say ddr3 nor ddr2, what do you think my new build would be like?

i5 2500k or i7 2600k
Asrock z68 (Love asrock never had to RMA and slightly impressed with OC)
8-16 gigs of ddr3 1333-1600
6870 or nvidia equivilent
corsair hyper 212 or H60 or H80
Corsair 500r white med case.
700-900w modular OCZ PSU

anyone want to add in?
Sounds just fine. I pretty much got that build (ASUS motherboard though) and i can go with high/maxed settings on everything (1920x1080 45-60 FPS). You can save a bit on the PSU and (if you get a good deal) squeeze in an GTX 560 Ti or HD 6950 as my 6870 often hold the CPU back a bit. You don't really need 700W+ for a single GPU setup.

And if you decide to go with the 6870, don't get the XFX dual fan version. The cooling on mine is horrible (On stock fan settings it easily peaks at 85+ degrees Celsius)
I might stick with my 6870 i dunno I have the msi 6870 twin fans, I would like to go with nvidia but I dunno. Also should I wait for the Ivy Bridge to come out cause apparently other than the mobo, the cpu will be the same price and will be backwards compatible with the z68

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