Hi guys so im thinking to get a new cpu and a motherboard
First this is my pc that i build 3 years ago
Cpu Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Cpu cooler Noctua NH-U12P
Gpu Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Oc (had radeon 4980)
PSU Corsair tx650w
Ram 2xCorsair Vengeance CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 4GB, PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz(got this not to long ago)
Case NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower
So im thinking to get
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 or Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
Intel Core i5-2500K
And a ssd too
What do you guys thing is the PSU still good,should i chage it or if you have some sugestions on the cpu and the motherboard
Im willing to spend max 600 euro but not right now in about a month
Got me the Asrock z77 extreme 4 and I got no qualms about... except that time where I paried it with G.skill snipers 2x4gb 1.25v where I get random black screens and restarts and garbage display; I had to raise the RAM voltage to 1.3v in BIOS and been running smoothly ever since. Looks pretty sleak, too, if that is what you are after.
Great choice on the processor if you do plan on overclocking it (which you should anyway since you got an aftermarket cooler) , otherwise get an Ivy Bridge.
What about the Asus Sabertooth i heard great reviews and it cost 190 euro,and how is i5-3570K the price is the same as i5-2500K
Ah yes, the Sabertooth, a beast of a motherboard. Lots features and just as sleek as the Asrock z77, if not, even more sleek. Sturdy overclocker of a board, too. If you can afford that, by all means! Get it. Asus = Gigabyte > Asrock IMO.
Price to performance, however, I still say the ASrock though.
The 3570k tends to heat up a lot more than it's younger brother the 2500k; that being said, if you are going to overclock. the temps would be a big factor in overclocking the 3570k with decent clock speeds similar to the 2500k. 2500k is still the champ in overclocking.
That is not to say 3570k cannot be overclocked, it is just not as a good overclocker as 2500k.
Just noticed you would want an SSD, too; look into some Crucial M4... if you do purchase an M4, be sure to do a firmware update in case it still has the 5184hour bug (which is highly unlikely not, but better to be safe). Otherwise an Intel 330 would be great. Very reliable I hear. Still depends on the size you want, too.
Make sure you keep your mechanical harddrive for storage and have your SSD as boot.
I would definitely go with the Sabertooth if you can afford it. It has the same power phase setup as the Maximus boards, so it should overclock like a beast.
When it comes to the processor, there are a few tradeoffs. You should be able to get the 3570K to around 4.5 or 4.6 Ghz with a nice cooler, but you'll be able to get a 2500K between 4.8 and 5.2 Ghz with a nice cooler. The 2500K will generally give you more performance when overclocked, but the 3570K is a little more future proof just because it supports PCI-E 3.0. Right now PCI-E 3.0 is pretty much useless, but it will end up being utilized more in the future. By that point in time, you might just want to buy a new rig anyway though.
To be honest I would wait for Haswell, that CPU can get you by for a bit longer. But if you do want to get new stuff now then I would have to go with the the 2500k. Also, your current heatsink won't fit the socket type you're looking to get so yeah I would recoment the obvious, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 but if you have a little more money then go for the NZXT Havik 140. For the motherboard, Sabertooth would be a viable option but much like Rinax I'm a fan of what ASRock is doing so taking a look at the exreme 4 wouldn't hurt. For the SSD jsut grab a OCZ Agility 3 120GB.
if you're 965 is a C3 revision OC to 4Ghz or higher if you haven't already,^ I'd wait for Hashwell, your CPU will not hold back your GPU
If you don't want to wait I'll give my opinion in about 8 horus after I get off work
Thanks for you're opinion, well i think i might wait for Haswell :)
But right now i have a problem, the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition it runs really hot when i game, the temp is about 55-60 C with no oc using Noctua NH-U12P
Ca u guys recommand a better thermal paste i used the noctua one and cleaned the cpu with ethyl alcohol(is this alcohol bad for the cpu,when i find il get isopropyl alcohol) and if you look at the noctua's air flow should both fans blow up of one fan up one down, the case NZXT Phantom has 2 big fans, the one above the cpu blows out the air from the case.
What do you guys think, didn't even try to Oc :( right now with firefox open the cpu has 45c
The thermal paste isn't the problem. You need a better cooler. Use the money you were going to spend on the cpu and motherboard and put it towards a phanteks ph-tc14pe.
well a Hyper 212 Evo will be enough for AM3, but you'll need a phanteks or a TPC 812 for Ivy/Hashwell
Nah, the cooler the better.
What about Noctua NH-D14 or Corsair H100
Phanteks and the TPC 812 are around the same cooling as a H100/Noctua 14