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Windows 7: New Rig: Intel i5-2500k

19 Jan 2011   #1
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
New Rig: Intel i5-2500k

Hey all,

Just got in my new CPU today, Intel's i5-2500k "Sandybridge", along with my 8gb of DDR3 RAM. The motherboard (an EFI ASUS) should be arriving tomorrow.

The CPU is going to be water cooled, and at least a little overclocked.

For now, here are some picture to drool over while I wait on my new parts. I will upload build pictures when completed as well

New Rig: Intel i5-2500k-i5box.jpg

New Rig: Intel i5-2500k-i5top.jpg

New Rig: Intel i5-2500k-rambox.jpg

New Rig: Intel i5-2500k-ram.jpg

New Rig: Intel i5-2500k-ramsize.jpg
As you can see, the RAM is awesomely HUGE (about 14cm long)

New Rig: Intel i5-2500k-ramthick.jpg
The RAM is 6cm high, that is a HUGE heatsink!

~Lordbob




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19 Jan 2011   #2
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Nice nice, Lordbob!! which watercooler? Corsair H50/H70? and did you checked the RAM specs? i've read that Intel recommends 1.5V RAM modules for Sandy Bridge builds (don't know if this affects the system somehow)
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19 Jan 2011   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Nice nice, Lordbob!! which watercooler? Corsair H50/H70? and did you checked the RAM specs? i've read that Intel recommends 1.5V RAM modules for Sandy Bridge builds (don't know if this affects the system somehow)
I built my own custom watercooling loop, using a triple radiator, a swiftech pump, a (awesome looking) reservoir, and a Koolance CPU cooler.

The RAM is designed to be used WITH the i3/5/7 sandybridge
~Lordbob
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19 Jan 2011   #4
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Ohhhhh awesome okokokok then just ignore what i said about the ram xD hahaha i want to see pics of the finished build, btw
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19 Jan 2011   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I cannot believe the awesome prices of these new Sandy Bridge CPU's. They demolish everything else out there aside from the i7-980X and they compete right along with it for 1/3 the price.

I'm helping a coworker spec out a Sandy Bridge rig for gaming and it's pretty awesome what you can get for $1,000 or less.
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20 Jan 2011   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I cannot believe the awesome prices of these new Sandy Bridge CPU's. They demolish everything else out there aside from the i7-980X and they compete right along with it for 1/3 the price.

I'm helping a coworker spec out a Sandy Bridge rig for gaming and it's pretty awesome what you can get for $1,000 or less.
I wish I had the cash to spare for the i7-2600k (was only $330), but I decided I needed to save a little bit...

~Lordbob
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20 Jan 2011   #7
Everlong

 

Looking good. Been pricing up Sandy Bridge stuff for possibly upgrading to one around April. The i5s are definitely the best for priceerformance ratio (I'm leaning towards getting the same CPU you've got, or if I can stretch the funds, an i7), and motherboards aren't too expensive either. I've got my eye on the ASUS Sabertooth P67.
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20 Jan 2011   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Looking good. Been pricing up Sandy Bridge stuff for possibly upgrading to one around April. The i5s are definitely the best for priceerformance ratio (I'm leaning towards getting the same CPU you've got, or if I can stretch the funds, an i7), and motherboards aren't too expensive either. I've got my eye on the ASUS Sabertooth P67.
To be honest, another 100 for the i7 is a great deal.

~Lordbob
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20 Jan 2011   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
To be honest, another 100 for the i7 is a great deal.
However, saving $100 on a CPU could buy you an SSD and the overall performance boost for almost everything would be greater. Either way, a state-of-the-art Core i7 CPU for less than $350 is fantastic.
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20 Jan 2011   #10
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
To be honest, another 100 for the i7 is a great deal.
However, saving $100 on a CPU could buy you an SSD and the overall performance boost for almost everything would be greater. Either way, a state-of-the-art Core i7 CPU for less than $350 is fantastic.
I already had an SSD :P

But I totally agree with that, it would. Besides the 4 cores on the i5 are more than enough, the hyperthreading on the i7 just isn't needed.

~Lordbob
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