Please Rate My First PC Build


Sep 20, 2011

Fractal Design Core 3000 Case
Intel Core i5 2500K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Heatsink
Thermaltake 575W Toughpower XT Modular PSU
ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 Graphics adapter - 1 GB - GDDR5

1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Caviar Black Hard Drive - 7200rpm 64MB Cache
Crucial 128GB 2.5" M4 SSD (for booting)...(sill on old firmware 0002, aparently 0009 boosts performance for 20%

16GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX
LiteOn iHBS112 12x BD-RE with DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Blu-Ray Drive

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Rating is 7.5

CPU 7.7
RAM 7.8
Graphics Card 7.7
Gaming Graphics 7.7
HDD 7.5

Any tips chaps? The only thing i tweaked for overclocking the i5 2500k was the multiplier which i set to x47.

Any tips on making this faster?

I have idle temps on the cores for around 29c and gaming temps around 40c

Any tips welcomed!



I would check what the voltages actually are that your mobo is providing to the CPU etc, just doing the multiplier bump the auto voltages can be really high.
I would try to see if you can lower the voltages to a reasonable level aka 1.35V for CPU and see if you can maintain the 47 multiplier or if you need to lower it to like 45.
The high voltages will affect the longevity of your build.