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Almost ready to buy this build, just a question.
04-18-2012, 12:26 PM,
#1
Almost ready to buy this build, just a question.
So my build consists of:
CPU - Intel i5 2400 (already bought)
HDD - 1TB Seagate Barracuda II (already bought)
PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B001FQRG...KAKR8XB7XF
RAM - Corsair XMS3 RAM PC-1333 8GB
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B003N8GV...KAKR8XB7XF
Case - Fractal Design Arc (for sweet cooling) http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0056AFB...KAKR8XB7XF
Videocard - Gigabyte GTX 560 TI http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B004ZWV3...KAKR8XB7XF
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-H61M http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B004Q5W7...KAKR8XB7XF

My question is about the MOBO, is it okay? Will it let me OC the videocard? I took it because it was the cheapest and because the AsRock alternative has an astronomical failure rate, I don't want to wait another month just to get replaced parts. (I'm from Latvia, so I bet my all I would have to wait so long)
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04-18-2012, 01:22 PM,
#2
RE: Almost ready to buy this build, just a question.
Yes my understanding is that you can still overclock the video card with the H61 chipset. In terms of reliability, I would just reads the NewEgg reviews.
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04-18-2012, 01:30 PM,
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RE: Almost ready to buy this build, just a question.
I just read it has only one fan slot on the MOBO, which would make my case rather useless. Should I go for this one instead? I read good reviews about it.
Asus P8H61-M Rev.3.0 Motherboard Socket 1155
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B004RBYP...KAKR8XB7XF
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04-19-2012, 12:27 AM,
#4
RE: Almost ready to buy this build, just a question.
You could just get a fan controller which is physically easier to adjust.
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04-19-2012, 08:18 AM,
#5
RE: Almost ready to buy this build, just a question.
Ended up looking at the Asus P8H67-M Pro Rev.3.0 just for the fan connectors.
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B004O9WT...KAKR8XB7XF
Should I just get the rest of with mobo?
Also changed the video card to EVGA GTX 560 TI due to the Gigabyte just running out of stock.
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04-19-2012, 03:35 PM,
#6
RE: Almost ready to buy this build, just a question.
I got the overclocked Zotac AMP! GTX 560 Ti edition. It's not necessarily the best or the worst. There were some agreed upon modifications to it to lower heat and raise fan speed to keep it cool. It has the highest overclock of any gtx 560 ti on the market. It looks good on paper, but i think it does tend to run hotter than other editions.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
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04-19-2012, 04:30 PM,
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RE: Almost ready to buy this build, just a question.
(04-19-2012, 03:35 PM)Pineappl Wrote: I got the overclocked Zotac AMP! GTX 560 Ti edition. It's not necessarily the best or the worst. There were some agreed upon modifications to it to lower heat and raise fan speed to keep it cool. It has the highest overclock of any gtx 560 ti on the market. It looks good on paper, but i think it does tend to run hotter than other editions.


Isn't the 7850 a better option now? Costs a little more, but it's faster, runs cooler, and uses less power.
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