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Old 02-04-2011, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New i5-655K Build

Well, built my New rig after waiting 3 years after my last, and I have to say I think I might have done some good.

CASE- - Corsair Graphite Series 600T Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

MOBO- - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU- - Intel Core i5-655K Clarkdale 3.2GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Unlocked Desktop Processor BX80616I5655K

MEM- - Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C8D3K4/8GX

HDD- - OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120 PCI-E x4 120GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I also have a pair of 250GB WD Blue sata3 drives that are in a RAID0 currently.

GPU- - EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CPU Cooling-

Let me know what you guys think, The temps are amazing and the REVO drive is amazingly fast, not really sure if the cost is ok but who really cares.

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Old 02-05-2011, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New i5-655K Build

for pretty much the same price as your cpu and mobo, you could've went with a 1155 sandybridge build, with an i5 2500k which is better than that i5 dual core you have, or atleast an i5 750.

the k series 1156 cpus aren't really worth the premium over the regular 1156 cpus, as those already OCed nicely. so you payed more for an unlocked multi that's not really gonna help much plus an integrated gpu that you're not using.

it's not a bad build at all, but i think you should've asked for some advice before you bought everything though.
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