I just built this about a week ago on a budget that was not terribly big.
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.2ghz
mobo: Gigabyte 870A USB3
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8gb 2x4 1600mhz
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti
Case: Cooler Master elite 430
Sound card: My old SB audigy platinum
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper n520
PSU: Corsair Builder series cx600v2
Hdd 500gb WD caviar black
Mind you there was a 600-700$ budget and the only thing that was useable from my old PC was the soundcard. I'm totally happy with it and its a massive upgrade from my old POS. Case has no cable management to speak of but some creative use of zip ties fix it up a bit, the cables are much more tidy then the pics actually show. One day down the line i would like to get a better video card but this was the best my budget allowed and fankly is plenty for what little i do.
Last edited by OffC3nter; 2011-08-27 at 10:06 PM.
got my 4,5GHz oc down to 1,340V now. its looking better and better.
i think i might even try to aim for 4,8GHz now. just waiting for the srews for my h100 rad, so i can run push/pull
Intel i5 2500K: Asus Masimux IV Extreme: Palit GTX 680 Jetstream: Chieftec Nitro Series 1200W:Corsair H-100 Hydro:
8Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz CL8: Crucial M4 128Gb+256Gb: Creative Sound Blaster Z: Corsair Obsidian 800D: Plextor PX-880SA
So the main reason my cable management was so bad is that my PSU has notoriusly short cables (the 8pin power cable made me rage). I have a bajillion zipties (like 20 spent on ghetto rigging a fan to the side panel and yet they charged me 5 bucks for like 100). Anyway I'll work on it and hopefully get some sweet pics of my ghetto rigged fan, etc!
EDIT: Also gonna do some overclocking (hopefully) tomorrow, I just am in desperate need for a guide on how to overclock an i5 2500k on a P8Z68-V-Pro (including software and whatnot). If anyone could hook me up with that I'd be super grateful!
God damnit I spent like 4 hours scouring OCN for something basically exactly like that. :/
Do I need to take things into special consideration on my board?
Is CPU Voltage that same as CPU Multiplier?
CPU Voltage is the actual amount of volts going into your CPU.... the multiplier is basically how many times the frequency will be multiplied by. The higher the multi, the more volts you'll need. Typically 1.3V is good enough for most 2500Ks up to the 4.3-4.4ish area. Any further and you'd have to tweak the voltage upward.
I'm sure he's just checking that they're using the same names. Going from UEFI to BIOS or reverse will offer some minor variations. Still, I'm pretty sure the Asus models are all UEFI, which is what the guide should be using.
Looking for that damned Gigabyte one I knew they had before...
Ah, here we go.
gonna have to read that post a bit later on, cause my overclock is still kind of dodgy. i knew i should have gone with a more popular mobo. D:
Stupid Macbook.... And the second desktop pc is from like 2004 and can't really run any games so I use it for browsing. Upgrading to a brand new PC next month. Looking forward to it!
Last edited by Platinus; 2011-08-28 at 12:53 PM.
[email protected] | GeForce GTX 760 | 8GB DDR3-1600MHz | Samsung 840 120GB SSD | 1+2TB HDD | Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 | Corsair CX V2 500W
NZXT Phantom | 2x 24" 1920x1080, 1x 22" 1920x1080 | Audio Technica ATH-M50x with ModMic | Qpad MK-80 MX Blue | Logitech G600
The NH-D14 is now on! Finally!
pictures taken with my phone, since I don't have a camera, and card readers are a pain in the ass.
Edited out the photos of me three years ago and my parents' wedding in the background!
Last edited by Hmmster; 2011-08-28 at 02:39 PM.
I'm a Communist. Take this information as you please. I'm always up for debates in PM!
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Hard Drive: 1012 GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
Monitor: Samsung 21` f HD
Sound Card: Speakers (VIA High Definition Audio)
Speakers/Headphones: Genius clasics
Keyboard: RAZER Arctosa
Mouse: A4Tech Glaser
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
Bought mine in January 2010. Payed 500 eu for my cards, they were way overpriced back then, I should have waited. I also regret buying my SSD, it's not worth the money, maybe it is now, with the newer series, idk.
Processor: i7 860 @ 3.5GHz
Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz
Hard Drive: 1TB & 80GB SSD
Video Card: HD 5850 1GB x2
Monitor: Samsung 24"
Speakers/Headphones: Logitech 5.1
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
Mouse: Roccat Kova +
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
I know I should, but then the cables would be all over.
argh I'm seeing pornographic sex-date ads when clicking an imageshack link. They really gotta check their ad-providers. NSFW! Please don't use them.