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Old 08-18-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default New Core i7 build, your thoughts...

K, so I was able to get an Asus Sabertooth Z77 motherboard for $140. It is a RMA re-certified board. Original price was $250, then because it was an RMA re-certified was lowered to $200, then they had a 30% off all clearance items. I jumped on it, can't pass up a deal like this. Anyways I am going to start a new build with this board. Here is what I've got so far and what I plan on getting. Let me know what your thoughts are. I'm going to be buying the parts over the next 4-6 months or so as the budget allows. First thing will be the CPU/RAM.....

Already Have:

MOBO Asus Sabertooth Z77
PSU Antec high current gamer 620 watt
CASE CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced nVidia Edition w/ USB 3.0 & SATA drive dock (already repalced the low flow fans with better ones!)
DVD LG SATA DVD Burner
HDD 500GB Seagate


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RAM
RipjawX series 2x8GB PC3-12800 10-10-10-30
CPU
Core i7 3770K @ 3.5GHz
COOLER
Corsair Hydro H100 Extreme Performance liquid cooler
SSD
Kingston HyperX 3K series 240GB
VIDEO 2X Geforce GTX 660 Ti+ 3GB
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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Here are a couple pics. And yes I know, I have to tidy up the wires a tiny bit more.

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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this memory would be better (tighter timings) Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

and 12gb is over-kill for most , 16gb is ridiculous. what is the pc mainly used for? im assuming your going to overclock due to the cpu cooler you've chosen so you may want to look at the I5 as it overclocks better. An the I7 would only be worth looking at if used for lots of vid editing/3d model etc.

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this memory would be better (tighter timings) Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

and 12gb is over-kill for most , 16gb is ridiculous. what is the pc mainly used for? im assuming your going to overclock due to the cpu cooler you've chosen so you may want to look at the I5 as it overclocks better. An the I7 would only be worth looking at if used for lots of vid editing/3d model etc.

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Well my main system has the 3570K, but will probably be giving it to my brother since his system is on its last legs. Specs are... MSI Z77A-GD65|Core i5-3570K @ 3.4 GHz|Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo|GSkill ARES Series 16GB dual channel PC3-12800|Sapphire Radeon HD7870 OC 2GB|Kingston HyperX 3K series 120GB & WD 1TB Blue|Corsair TX750M|NZXT Phanton full tower, white|Windows 7 Pro|BenQ 24" G2420HD

The system will mainly be used for playing games, watching movies, playing music, web browsing... And yes I am thinking of the water cooler as I would like to try my hand at over clocking and to help things last a bit longer since this will probably be my last upgrade for the next 3-4 years. It will be used on my 32" Phillips TV @ 1080p
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What graphics card you looking to get for the new system?

To be honest your hardly gonna see much difference dependant on what gpu you get. (dual processor gpu)

If you have the 3570k with a hyper cooler you should easily get over 4.2 GHz (even easier with that board as u hav the OC Genie)

You should look at getting a SSD drive for your OS.
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Probably need more power, the 660ti reccommends at least a 500 watt system. but you are going SLI configuration. That means you should have a bit more. Maybe a 750 Watts or more will do. That is the only thing that concerns me in your build. Other then that, it is a great build and will play all the games at full speed.
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How do you feel about the Corsair Professional Series HX850 Modular
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