- Mar 7, 2011
- MSI Z97i Gaming ACK
- GTX 670
samisnake Build: P8P67 Deluxe - 2500K - Radeon HD 6850
Apple G5 Case Mod
Apple G5 Case Mod
ASUS 1155 P8P67 DELUXE REV 3.0 S/L
Intel i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor
Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3 8GB Two Memory Module Kit
Asus 1GB Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU PCI-E 2
Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM
Lion installed from previous build
Hauppauge HVR-1300 (Windows only)
Apple Auminum Keyboard
Saitek Cyborg Mouse
F1 500gb for Windows 7
PowerMac G5 case
Apple Cinema Display
Belkin F5D7001 Wireless card
Coolermaster M520 Modular PSU
Miglia TVDuo Dual DVB-T tuner
Built this system to replace my older 1156 system (Asus P7P55D/ i5 750).
Didn't really feel the need to upgrade, the i5 750 did everything I wanted it to.
However, there were two issues: 1) I had the upgrade itch, and 2) I was offered a deal on the P8P67 Deluxe I couldn't refuse.
Choosing the parts
As I had been offered a great deal on the board, I then needed to get a cpu to match.
The graphics card would be transferred from the old build, so that was sorted.
With the CPU I gave myself one brief: it can't have less cores than the old one.
I don't overclock; haven't done since I had a Q6600. Don't see the need anymore.
For resale values, however, I decided that getting the 2500K would be best as I could overclock if I ever changed my mind, it had 4 cores, and the resale values would be probably the strongest out of the sandy bridge lineup.
i have had this setup (bar the case finished) since October. Things have slightly changed, but this is how it stands today.
GFX card works OOB, so does the wireless card. Ummm....
I wont bore you with the basics, but here's an example of my MultiBeast settings.
MultiBeast v4.1.0 Configuration
Note on Power Management - ASUS
Don't need to use nullcpu or a patched AICPU as the bios has been patched.
Patched bioses are available here
ASUS 1155 BIOS Repository for native Power Management
Using that, I get 8 PStates
Case is a G5 PowerMac, more info here Casemod thread