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Bald_Yew
03-19-2011, 09:17 PM
So, my current rig still performs well, but it is getting a little long in the tooth and it is time to pass this one on to the wife, and hers on to daughter#1, and hers to daughter#2...and so forth.

I was gonna drop a big$$$$ on a Sandybridge last month but the Intel 1155 recall stopped that so I spent the $$$ on other stuff. That left me with plan2 - to piece together a Sandy rig.

Just bought part#1 - PSU.

A nice 850 watt PSU with 2 6pin Pcie and 2 6+2 Pcie PSU with a promo code for $94..not counting the $20ish rebate:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153106

Next is a mobo+RAM=CPU - looking at the Sandy i52500k.

Bald_Yew
04-04-2011, 09:12 PM
OK, have the PSU, reusing the HDD's(until I get an SSD), the DVD, Saitek ratz7 mouse, keyboard, and case. Looked at the ShellShocker Newegg deal just now and pulled the trigger on a mo'bo so I am locked in to Intel Sandy socket 1155...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130583

All I have left is CPU - 2500k, Win7, and RAM. GPU later to Crossfire and then SSD.

the Core2Duo e6600 rig did me right by lasting 5 years - here's hoping this one goes as long.

shifty
04-05-2011, 12:00 AM
Look at the new C300 SATA3 drives from Crucial. See: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148357&cm_re=ssd_c300-_-20-148-357-_-Product

Decent bang vs. buck for a primary OS drive @ 64GB.

Ninjahedge
04-05-2011, 09:12 AM
BY... funny you should say the e6600.... that is what I am still on and I am looking to upgrade to a mini ATX form next....


GL!

Bald_Yew
04-10-2011, 01:45 PM
Caught a deal on this 1155 mo'bo last weekend:

MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130583) for $121.99 with free shipping.

Just ordered the Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072) for $224.99. The K version is the unlocked one - I do want to screw around with OC'ing it. I bundled it with the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065) and saved $8.00.(Was gonna get the 212 anyway)

NewEgg product tours

Hyper 212 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1DGRZSV_gI&feature=player_embedded)

Sandy Bridge platform (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGxMdwJ1Rjk&feature=player_embedded)

Have a SATA DVD in mind and am looking at G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL040711&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL040711-_-EMC-040711-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231426-L0A) this 8 gig dual channel DDR3 kit. Promo code good through 4/13 for $69.99.

That will get me running by the end of the week. Then a little savings for SSD and another GPU.

Ninjahedge
04-11-2011, 08:04 AM
Give us the breakdown when you are finished BY.... It would be interesting to see what your net damage was (also, ordering seperately can get pricey depending on what deals you got on S+H....).

Bald_Yew
04-15-2011, 10:59 AM
Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153106) - Current price $129.99 with 1.99 shipping and currently 10% promo = $118.98. With promos and free shipping deal I paid $94.99. Savings = $23.99

MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130583) - Current price $134.99 with free shipping. With Shellshocker deal I paid $121.99 with free shipping. Savings = $13

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754) Current price/what I paid was $99.99 with free shipping. Savings = $0

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072) - Current price/what I paid $224.99 with free shipping. Savings=$0

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065) - Current price $34.99 with $7.56 shipping = $42.55. I paid $26.99 for combo with the CPU + $7.56 = 34.55. Savings = $8

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426) - Current price $84.99 with free shipping. with promo code I paid $69.99. Savings = $15

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVDRW SuperMulti Drive - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136216) - Current price/what I paid $18.99 with $6.98 shipping = $25.97. Savings = $0. Had a burner but could not reuse because it was PATA and the new mo'bo is SATA only.

COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 BLUE LED LED Case Fan (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103022) - Current price/what I paid $11.99 with $1.99 shipping = $13.98. Savings = $0. Wanted this to do a push/pull configuration with the Hyper212. The 212 comes with a fan already, but this was a 2 pack and allowed both fans to match.

If I ordered all today it would have cost $746.44. Ordering piecemeal when I saw deals was $678.89 - savings were $67.55.


Reused everything else so far, but as I stated, I plan to get another GPU and an SSD in the near future. I will be watching the daily NewEgg deals for the SSD and not sure where to look to get the best price for another 5850 GPU.

As for performance, I put it together last night and everything clicked easy as pie. Haven't OC'ed it yet. Will play with that tonight. Ran Prime95 this morning for about 10 minutes and all cores were 46C or less.

Ninjahedge
04-15-2011, 12:08 PM
I was about to go on and "borrow" your design there.... until I saw no vid card!! :eek:

Between that and the fact that it would be in your old case... well... I have 2 machines already, but I would like to mini-atx my next to go on top of the desk maybe.....

So aside from that, I would probably be looking at $1K.....

Um, you getting some AS for the coolers?

Bald_Yew
04-15-2011, 01:28 PM
Yeah, could have saved more money going with mini atx.

Right now I am using the thermal paste that came with the Hyper 212.

are you looking for something like thisSilverstone (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163112) for a case?

Bald_Yew
04-15-2011, 07:54 PM
From 3.3ghz to 4.0 just now - OC'ed for 2 hours, 1 of which was Prime95. CPU idled at 35C at maxed at 52C. Gonna keep tinkering, but from what I hear, I should be able to go to 4.6ghz with this cooler. Gonna increase in small steps. I'm shooting to keep max burn in heat below 70C.

Bald_Yew
04-16-2011, 07:05 AM
4.4ghz stable. Idle 36 and burning at 63.

Ninjahedge
04-16-2011, 10:16 PM
Yeah, could have saved more money going with mini atx.

Right now I am using the thermal paste that came with the Hyper 212.

are you looking for something like thisSilverstone (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163112) for a case?

Similar to it, yep.

Some people on Anandtech have pointed me in that direction. Stringing everything under-desk on the new setup is kind of hard to do, so.....

Bald_Yew
04-30-2011, 07:48 PM
Took out heat sink and cleaned/reapplied TIM. Applied a thin line between each heat pipe, used a card to smooth it out and fill the gaps, then put a rice grain sized dab on the CPU. Pushed clock to 4.6 and am burning with prime95 at 60C after 20 minutes.

Need to check later today to make sure the motherboard didn't auto increase voltage to the CPU.

So, no OC of 3.3ghz burning with max temp 46. OC to 4.6ghz and max burn is 60. 39.9% OC with a 30.4% heat increase. There is a little margin of error there since I modified the way I spread the thermal paste.

Will bump .2ghz and really put it through the paces tonight.