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[Computer Build Thread] - Did you remember to plug in the CPU power cable?

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  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    So I just got my z77 board in. Probably gonna play around with it some this weekend. I have a 2500k and a couple sticks of samsung 28nm ram to dick around with in it. Anyone want any specific comparisons between this and a z68?

    Which z77 board did you get? I'm interested in the z77 mainly for the cool new stuff Asus is adding to their boards. Dunno about comparisons vs the z68.

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  • ToothyToothy Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    If all you need is a mobo & cpu, PSU, and an HDD, you can get some pretty great stuff with that budget. I'm going to assume your RAM is DDR3?

    CPU & MOBO Combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.875482 $417
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088 $140
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $110
    SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706 $140/$120 with rebate.

    That is a really great basis for a powerful gaming system. Save up for a bit after you put this together and throw 8 gigs of some fast RAM ($50) and a killer video card ($250-$300), and you've got yourself a machine that can play anything, and do it well.

    The old HDD is SATA, but the RAM is DDR2, not very fast either.

    Edit: I think I'm going to buy this with a set of nice RAM. Then I'll grab the video card later this summer. Thanks for the help!

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  • AlectharAlecthar Alan Shore We're not territorial about that sort of thing, are we?Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Tef wrote: »
    Looks like I'm going to go ahead with plans for an htpc once ivy bridge drops, does anyone have some favourites regarding enclosures and tv tuner cards?

    I'm also thinking I'm going to go with a 680 if I can manage to sell of these two 6870s I'm currently using too

    Tuner cards depends on what you want. As far as I know, the only company that actually makes CableCard tuners is Ceton.

    And Ivy is really unnecessary for HTPC usage. If you really care about stuff like post-processing and custom refresh rates, you'll want a discrete card anyway, so you could stick with something like an i3-2100 at the most, and if you don't, you could just as easily go with an AMD APU.

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  • VeganVegan Registered User regular
    Toothy wrote: »
    If all you need is a mobo & cpu, PSU, and an HDD, you can get some pretty great stuff with that budget. I'm going to assume your RAM is DDR3?

    CPU & MOBO Combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.875482 $417
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088 $140
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $110
    SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706 $140/$120 with rebate.

    That is a really great basis for a powerful gaming system. Save up for a bit after you put this together and throw 8 gigs of some fast RAM ($50) and a killer video card ($250-$300), and you've got yourself a machine that can play anything, and do it well.

    The old HDD is SATA, but the RAM is DDR2, not very fast either.

    Edit: I think I'm going to buy this with a set of nice RAM. Then I'll grab the video card later this summer. Thanks for the help!

    Lucky for you, DDR3 is dirt cheap and it's not going to break the bank.

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    HTPC time! This is very strange.

    Case: Thermaltake LANBOX Lite
    PSU: Antec Earthwatts Green 430W
    Mobo: ASUS P8P77-M
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2100
    RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 series 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3
    Video: ????
    HDD : Samsung Spinpoint F3 (Now down to $109!)
    SSD : Crucial M4 64GB
    Optical: LG BluRay burner w/ 3D Playback, LightScribe
    OS: Win 7 Home Premium

    So questions:

    1. What's a decent-but-affordable card to stick in here? I was going for an EVGA 560Ti until I saw I picked a version with two DVI ports and something else.

    2. Any suggestions for wireless KBaM? Should I go BT or RF?

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  • Day of the BearDay of the Bear The Qun demandsRegistered User regular
    Incindium wrote: »
    So I just got my z77 board in. Probably gonna play around with it some this weekend. I have a 2500k and a couple sticks of samsung 28nm ram to dick around with in it. Anyone want any specific comparisons between this and a z68?

    Which z77 board did you get? I'm interested in the z77 mainly for the cool new stuff Asus is adding to their boards. Dunno about comparisons vs the z68.

    I've got an ASUS p8z77-v deluxe

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    Welp, that mobo actually has onboard HDMI-out. Should I still get a discrete GPU, go for a better iGPU on the processor, or just find an equivalent AMD Llano board?

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  • AlectharAlecthar Alan Shore We're not territorial about that sort of thing, are we?Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Ianator wrote: »
    HTPC time! This is very strange.

    Case: Thermaltake LANBOX Lite
    PSU: Antec Earthwatts Green 430W
    Mobo: ASUS P8P77-M
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2100
    RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 series 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3
    Video: ????
    HDD : Samsung Spinpoint F3 (Now down to $109!)
    SSD : Crucial M4 64GB
    Optical: LG BluRay burner w/ 3D Playback, LightScribe
    OS: Win 7 Home Premium

    So questions:

    1. What's a decent-but-affordable card to stick in here? I was going for an EVGA 560Ti until I saw I picked a version with two DVI ports and something else.

    2. Any suggestions for wireless KBaM? Should I go BT or RF?

    I don't know if you like the look of the Shuttle-style cases, but if you're in the market for something a bit more "entertainment center-y" then I like the Silverstone ML03B. It's perfect for you if you don't care about full-height cards. On the PSU side, you'll only need like 300W, so go with something in that range. If you don't care about discrete graphics (and there's not a ton of reasons why you should) just go with a Fusion proc. I'd go highest-end on that, just to have as much CPU horsepower as you can get, and it's not really that expensive anyway. Pick whatever motherboard meets your needs. Also, do you have an external drive/NAS/server? If so, I wouldn't really bother with a data drive. I pull all my media from networked storage.

    As for 1. the 560 Ti is waaaay more powerful than anyone needs in a pure HTPC, plus it'll probably be pretty loud compared to a lower end card. The GT 430 and Radeon 6570 are the "go-to" discrete GPUs for HTPC use. As for ports on the 560 Ti, all the higher-end Nvidia cards come with 2 DVI-D ports and a mini-HDMI port. For 2. I like the Logitech K400.

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Hey guys. i was about to post in H&A, but then I remembered this forum was a thing. For some reason Moe's doesn't show up on my forum skin unless I go digging, so I haven't visited in a while.

    anyway: I'm due for a PC upgrade, as the laptop I'm using now is slowly grinding itself into obsolescence. I am definitely considering the diy-desktop route. This will be my first build.

    First of all: Is there still a significant gap in laptop v desktop performance? If not i can just go with a laptop again; even at the cost of future upgrades. Mobility would be worth the sacrifice.

    Goals:

    <1000$. The cheaper the better, obviously, so if there's no noticeable difference between 850$ in components and 1K$ I'll take the 850$.
    Must be able to run FarCry 3 with settings above minimum, but I'm not very concerned with any extensive future-proofing.
    I have zero overclocking experience, so if that's going to be a thing it needs to be super easy.

    I prefer intel and nVidia, if only because i'm familiar with them. Actually, intel is (to the best of my knowledge) much more useful for the CAD and Adobe software I'll be running when not gaming. An i7 seems overkill and probably out of my price range anyway, so I'm looking at:
    Case: ??? but this is the sexiest thing ever
    PSU: ???- I know nothing about power supplies.
    Mobo: ???
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
    RAM: min 8GB, preferably 16 and expandable to 32. (I handle very large photoshop files.)
    Video: 560 ti
    HDD : previously purchased 1TB Caviar Blue 7200rpm
    SSD : nope
    Optical: basic DVDRW+
    OS: Win 7 Home Premium - or Ultimate if I can buy another one for 7$ with student discount / transfer license from this PC
    The 1000$ is a definite hard ceiling, so the processor and graphics can come down a bit if needed, and everything else will be slotted in to match.

    Mobo / case concerns: I'd like a minimum of four USB3 ports, and am not even remotely considering multi-gpu setups. Heat -management-wise, I do not plan to be overclocking extensively, if at all.

    Bottom line: I want a machine for less than 1K$ that will be able to play this year's holiday releases. I don't care if it can play next year's.

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  • VeganVegan Registered User regular
    There's definitely a gap still, if you're looking in the sub 1,000 range. Not to mention the lack of upgrade options.

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    Good to know, thanks.

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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I'm a little confused as to what RAM I should buy.

    My motherboard manual reports support for DDR3 1666(OC)/1333/1066 MHz. I currently have two 1GB 1333 CL9 Kingston DDR3 modules. If I add one 2GB 1600MHz module, will I be able to use it to its full potential or will the whole set work on 1333?

    If I'm not mistaken, they don't actually make 1666MHz modules, so maybe I should buy a 1800 one and it will be downgraded to 1666?
    My memory is currently working dual-channel, when I add another module I assume this will no longer be the case. Will it matter, considering I'm doubling the amount of memory? I want to leave space for 2GB more but I'm currently REALLY short on cash.

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  • emp123emp123 Registered User regular
    Mayday wrote: »
    I'm a little confused as to what RAM I should buy.

    My motherboard manual reports support for DDR3 1666(OC)/1333/1066 MHz. I currently have two 1GB 1333 CL9 Kingston DDR3 modules. If I add one 2GB 1600MHz module, will I be able to use it to its full potential or will the whole set work on 1333?

    If I'm not mistaken, they don't actually make 1666MHz modules, so maybe I should buy a 1800 one and it will be downgraded to 1666?
    My memory is currently working dual-channel, when I add another module I assume this will no longer be the case. Will it matter, considering I'm doubling the amount of memory? I want to leave space for 2GB more but I'm currently REALLY short on cash.

    Whatever speed you buy youre going to be running at the speed of the slowest stick, so Id just grab another stick of 1333 (or if you could swing it, 2).

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  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    I'm cleaning my tower up good now, had to remove the CPU heatsink/fan because it was completely full of dust. This is a stock intel i5 cooler that came in the box with the processor and it had pre-applied thermal paste. The paste looks like it's had better days so I was going to reapply with new when I realized that I don't have any dedicated thermal paste at home.

    What I DO HAVE is copper paste, I have a vague memory that this is essentially what the thermal paste is made of. Could I use this or do I neeeeeeeed brand made thermal paste?

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Right so I'm sizing up parts for an upgrade that I'm finally going to be able to afford soon. This is what I've got so far.

    Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz

    Asrock P67 Extreme 6 Intel P67

    Corsair HX 750W ATX

    G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz

    Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive

    Things I'm missing are obviously a GPU and new case but not sure what to go for. Gonna use my current 1TB HD for storage and non-OS stuff until they go down in prices.

    For a GPU I want to be running stuff like BF3 and Witcher 2 as high as possible on 1920x1080. Case wise I'm looking for something non-gamerish, so no windows or lights but still well built and quiet.

    Thoughts, suggestions, changes?

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    So HTCP's...I am going to build one, but have never done so in the past. It's the only thing my living room system is missing. Large 1080 TV? Check. 360, PS3 and Wii? Check. Decent 5.1 receiver with USB iPhone control and plenty of HDMI inputs? Check. HTPC? Wah wah.

    I won't be playing games on it really, mostly internet streaming. So my thought process was: Integrated GPU/CPU = good (so I went with an AMD APU), low profile, quite, cooling = good, so I went with a Scythe Skuriken for cooling. Some decent G.Skill RAM. The PSU is an Antec 400W modular. It's actively cooled, but I am okay with that. Honestly, my XBox 360 makes way more noise than this thing ever will, so I am not sweating it. It's an SSD only system, as I will have external storage over the network. HDMI was important, so the motherboard is a MicroATX board with HDMI out.

    Here are the parts:

    CPU : AMD A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz (2.4GHz Max Turbo) (AMD Radeon HD 6530D)
    Motherboard : BIOSTAR A75MH FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) MicroATX
    Memory : G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
    Case : SilverStone SUGO SG02-BF Black ABS MicroATX
    PSU : Antec HCG M Series HCG-400M 400W ATX12V (Modular)
    CPU Cooler : Scythe SCBSK-2100 120mm BIG Shuriken 2
    SSD : Crucial M4 128GB
    BDD : LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM
    Wireless: TP-LINK TL-WN881ND Wireless N Adapter

    I know wireless isn't ideal, but it's what I have in this apartment because of where my cable modem and router sit, so it is what it is. Plus, my 360 and PS3 have done fine on wireless, this should be fine too. What version of Windows should I use? Does Home Premium have Media Center? Also, does anyone have a good wireless mouse/keyboard combo they can recommend? I plan to affix a small mouse pad to the corner of the coffee table where the mouse will sit, and the keyboard will sit on a small shelf under the coffee table. Other than that, am I missing anything?

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Right so I'm sizing up parts for an upgrade that I'm finally going to be able to afford soon. This is what I've got so far.

    Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz

    Asrock P67 Extreme 6 Intel P67

    Corsair HX 750W ATX

    G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz

    Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive

    Things I'm missing are obviously a GPU and new case but not sure what to go for. Gonna use my current 1TB HD for storage and non-OS stuff until they go down in prices.

    For a GPU I want to be running stuff like BF3 and Witcher 2 as high as possible on 1920x1080. Case wise I'm looking for something non-gamerish, so no windows or lights but still well built and quiet.

    Thoughts, suggestions, changes?

    Why P67 and not Z77?

    As far as GPU, the 6870 is a good buy and does what you want. I play both of those games at that res pretty much maxed out. The only thing I don't turn on is in the Witcher, and that's their Supersomethingorother setting, that I am not even sure what it does, but they say don't use it without a max high end card or dual cards. Here's a Sapphire one for 169: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948. I currently run an MSI 6870.

    You can drop 60 or 70 more dollars and take a noticeable step up with a 7850. Here is an HSI 7850 for 240: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406

    If Nvidia is more your persuasion, you can get a 560ti for around the price of that 7850. Here's an EVGA reference implementation for 230: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130623

    You also have the option of waiting for the 660ti to release someday, but it will likely be in the high 200, low 300, dollar price range, and be hard to get at first, as the first batches are going to be gobbled up. That said, we have no idea when it's coming out other. Some think May, others say June or July. I would say earliest you could get one easily is later summer.

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    Why P67 and not Z77?

    Because I have no idea what the difference is :P

    With not upgrading in a few years I obviously know the socket differences but not (what I imagine is) the chipset differences.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    Why P67 and not Z77?

    Because I have no idea what the difference is :P

    With not upgrading in a few years I obviously know the socket differences but not (what I imagine is) the chipset differences.

    Z77 is the successor to P67, with some enthusiast features (thus the Z moniker). Plus it has built in USB 3.0, without requiring a USB 3.0 secondary controller (like my P67 has). Just a newer cheapset, with some more modern features. And the price difference isn't that much.

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Hey uh, I have a 300gig HD. I KNOW, I KNOW.

    I want a terrabyte internal drive. Suggestions that aren't 1300 dollars like this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822135009

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    1TB WD Caviar Black: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284, $134.99.

    HDD's are going to be on the high side right now, but that IBM drive you're looking at is not a normal desktop drive, it's for a special kind of disk array.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    I have that Western Digital drive and it has served me well.

  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    I have it as well. It's my primary data drive. Solid as a rock.

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2012
    Reading back through the thread http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 looks nice. Annoyed everything is 100+ now unfortunately. Tempted to wait, but that one is also 20 bucks off for a few days. edit: oooh, actually that's like 98 total with the promo code entered. Kills the tax and everything. If that's a good drive, I'll go for that one.

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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    Is it quiet? My current HDD is noisier than a month-old baby

  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    I never hear mine, unless I press my ear up to the case. Occasionally if the room is really quite, I'll hear the faintest of clicks. I wouldn't use it in a super ultra quite machine, but for a regular desktop, it's not loud.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    Reading back through the thread http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 looks nice. Annoyed everything is 100+ now unfortunately. Tempted to wait, but that one is also 20 bucks off for a few days. edit: oooh, actually that's like 98 total with the promo code entered. Kills the tax and everything. If that's a good drive, I'll go for that one.

    Hard drives are just expensive right now, because of the supply strain caused by the southeast Asian floods. It just sort of is what it is. You can wait, but we're probably a year from the strain easing up.

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    Reading back through the thread http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 looks nice. Annoyed everything is 100+ now unfortunately. Tempted to wait, but that one is also 20 bucks off for a few days. edit: oooh, actually that's like 98 total with the promo code entered. Kills the tax and everything. If that's a good drive, I'll go for that one.

    Hard drives are just expensive right now, because of the supply strain caused by the southeast Asian floods. It just sort of is what it is. You can wait, but we're probably a year from the strain easing up.

    I went for it since it's on sale and there's that 20 buck promo code. Less than 100 even after Tax with free shipping. Working on building my gf a computer as well, so she can use my old drive.

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Looked into CPUs a bit more, would there be any reason to grab the 2500K over the 3570K?

    Seem to be pretty much the same price wise, do they use the same motherboards?

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    Looked into CPUs a bit more, would there be any reason to grab the 2500K over the 3570K?

    Seem to be pretty much the same price wise, do they use the same motherboards?

    Same socket, though you'll definitely want a Z77 board if you go Ivy Bridge. You're paying a bit of a premium for the latest refresh of the architecture basically. Slightly smaller fab process, little less heat, little less power draw. Should overclock like a monster.

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  • Day of the BearDay of the Bear The Qun demandsRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Ivy actually overclocks worse than Sandy on normal cooling

    but for people who aren't shooting for more than mid 4ghz it's definitely the way to go. Slightly costlier motherboard is offset by slightly cheaper CPU. And if you're running 'em at stock they pull significantly less power than sandybridge

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    Ivy actually overclocks worse than Sandy on normal cooling

    but for people who aren't shooting for more than mid 4ghz it's definitely the way to go. Slightly costlier motherboard is offset by slightly cheaper CPU. And if you're running 'em at stock they pull significantly less power than sandybridge

    Huh, that's interesting, and contradictory to what I would have expected.

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  • Day of the BearDay of the Bear The Qun demandsRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Seems to top out 300-500mhz lower than sandy on air. A little higher with a good water loop and it scales incredibly well with subzero.

    People are mostly still speculating on exactly why, but the general consensus is that the fab process is so small that the surface area of the chip that is actually over where the heat is being generated is very small, thus making it more difficult to actually effectively remove enough heat once you start upping the clockspeeds/voltages beyond a certain point.

    They still hit 4.4-4.6 just fine on air, although they may run a bit toastier than sandy. It's when you start pushing towards 5ghz that you start running into issues.

    e: a bunch of tech sites have done some testing in this area, here's Anandetch's results.

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    Ivy actually overclocks worse than Sandy on normal cooling

    but for people who aren't shooting for more than mid 4ghz it's definitely the way to go. Slightly costlier motherboard is offset by slightly cheaper CPU. And if you're running 'em at stock they pull significantly less power than sandybridge

    Probably won't be overclocking that much if at all, but I'll still go for the K just in case I decide to start.

    Is a third party cooler recommended if even slightly overclocking?

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    Hyper 212+ EVO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    It's huge though, so make sure you have the case room, and it clears your RAM. I've heard of some RAM with fins being an issue.

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  • Day of the BearDay of the Bear The Qun demandsRegistered User regular
    If you want to do a little OCing I'd snag a little tower air cooler. Hyper 212 plus is always my go to recommendation for something that doesn't cost too much but works well.

    It'll see you fine on clocks up into the low to mid 4ghz on sandy/ivy.

    At stock clocks the stock intel cooler will do the job just fine so if you don't plan on OCing right off the bat you can save some scratch by not picking up an aftermarket cooler at all.

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  • UrQuanLord88UrQuanLord88 Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Ivy Bridge on Newegg. Now I'm just missing my GeForce 690s

    EDIT: Microcenter sale?.

    I'm not in the States but I'm planning to buy my parts and get them shipped to a US address. I've used Newegg before and I like their reliability, how reliable is microcenter?

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  • Day of the BearDay of the Bear The Qun demandsRegistered User regular
    I hope they can keep these in stock better than the sbe chips.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    I'm skipping Ivy Bridge...gonna wait for Haswell I think.

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Alright so cases, Coolermaster seems to be the big name but not too fond of the lights and styling.

    The Thermaltake Element S is slightly more discrete, anyone have any experience with it?

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