Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 11
07-06-2011, 07:38 AM
i am looking into upgrading myself,
those are the parts i have come up with so far:
(i don't think that links to shops in Germany will help you much so i will not post any ;P )

Intel Core i5-2500K, 4x 3.30GHz, boxed (BX80623I52500K)

as i read, that one will easy make >4 GHz with a bit overclocking (ranges i read are 4,3 - 4,7GHz !? i guess my Q6600@ 3,1GHz is a bit more outdated then i thought eh?)

take one with a K because it has an unlocked multiplicator..... and "IGP" ...integrated graphics processor... so basically you can turn off you GPU and use the IGP while not gaming... (romulans like green Tech ;P )
Not sure how smooth that will work... or where the DVI comes out... but if the CPU has an IGP you can as well take advantage of it if you get it to run... if not *meh* i only want a unlocked multi for overclocking anyway. ^^

any CPU higher then the i5-2500K seems to get way more expensive, with little benefit in performance (the i7 has a bit more cache... but that seems to be about it)

G.Skill RipJaws-X DIMM Kit 8GB PC3-10667U CL7-7-7-21 (DDR3-1333) (F3-10666CL7D-8GBXH)
G.Skill RipJaws DIMM Kit 8GB PC3-10667U CL9-9-9-24 (DDR3-1333) (F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL)

cheap and good

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3, Z68 (dual PC3-10667U DDR3)
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, Z68 (dual PC3-10667U DDR3) (90-MIBFI0-G0AAY00Z)

both boards can do SLI AND Crossfire
for me it's kinda important to have 8 SATA slots, most boards have 4 - 6... i allready have 5/6 full on my current board... need 8.

the biggest difference between both boards would be the new BIOS,
Asus uses "UEFI" and Gigabyte has this "Touch BIOS".... make sure you know which one you want. I am tending more to the ASUS one.

CPU cooler:
Scythe Mugen 3 ? ...not sure about that one, maybe a bit to big? but i sure as hell will not go stock.

my GTX460 should hold a while, so no new GPU for me.
i want to get SLI so i can use my old GTX260 as PhysX card, if ever needed.

*hope this helps a bit*

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