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PC BUILD Dilemma...sigh [BUILD 1 VS BUILD 2]

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March 14, 2013 4:38:43 PM

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Build #1
I5 3570 (Non-K) CPU
P8Z77-V LK Motherboard
Zalman Z9 PLUS ATX Case
WD 1TB Caviar Blue HD 7200RPM 64MB
Samsung DVD Writer
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB RAM (8GB)
AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GPU
XFX 550W PSU PSU

Total of $720 (taxes/MIR included)


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Build #2
I5 3570K CPU (On Board 4000 Intel Graphics Card)
P8Z77-V LK Motherboard
NO GPU**
Zalman Z9 PLUS ATX Case
WD 1TB Caviar Blue HD 7200RPM 64MB
--- maybe even additional SSD?
Samsung DVD Writer
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB RAM (8GB)
XFX 550W PSU


Total of $640 (taxes/MIR included)


Sorry guys, I just want everything perfect for my needs as this is my first build lol.

Main desire: music production, and I was thinking do I really need a GPU if I'm only going to be doing music and no gaming? Maybe if I do want to do gaming like just CS:GO not a big deal low-med settings i dont care I could probably buy a HD 6670 for cheap like $70 which would total BUILD #2 of $710

Here's the question: Stick with Build #1 and enjoy the advantages of a good GPU and not have to worry OR go with BUILD #2 and don't care about the GPU as the 3570K comes with a w/e on-board graphics card but the build is $80 cheaper and if I do decide to play a game just for CS:GO I could find a cheap card in the future for like $60-70 which will then add up to be the same amount as the Build #1

What do you guys think... [ I promise this will be my last question! LOL ] =]
March 14, 2013 4:51:12 PM

whateverjp said:
Quote:
Build #1
I5 3570 (Non-K) CPU
P8Z77-V LK Motherboard
Zalman Z9 PLUS ATX Case
WD 1TB Caviar Blue HD 7200RPM 64MB
Samsung DVD Writer
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB RAM (8GB)
AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GPU
XFX 550W PSU PSU

Total of $720 (taxes/MIR included)


Quote:
Build #2
I5 3570K CPU (On Board 4000 Intel Graphics Card)
P8Z77-V LK Motherboard
NO GPU**
Zalman Z9 PLUS ATX Case
WD 1TB Caviar Blue HD 7200RPM 64MB
--- maybe even additional SSD?
Samsung DVD Writer
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB RAM (8GB)
XFX 550W PSU


Total of $640 (taxes/MIR included)


Sorry guys, I just want everything perfect for my needs as this is my first build lol.

Main desire: music production, and I was thinking do I really need a GPU if I'm only going to be doing music and no gaming? Maybe if I do want to do gaming like just CS:GO not a big deal low-med settings i dont care I could probably buy a HD 6670 for cheap like $70 which would total BUILD #2 of $710

Here's the question: Stick with Build #1 and enjoy the advantages of a good GPU and not have to worry OR go with BUILD #2 and don't care about the GPU as the 3570K comes with a w/e on-board graphics card but the build is $80 cheaper and if I do decide to play a game just for CS:GO I could find a cheap card in the future for like $60-70 which will then add up to be the same amount as the Build #1

What do you guys think... [ I promise this will be my last question! LOL ] =]


Did you already ask this? Double posts are frowned upon. If it is just music with no games then the overclocked CPU is a waste. If you aren't going to overclock then you don't need a Z77 mb. An H77 mb will do and it is cheaper.

I would go with the K chip on a H77 board and use the extra money to buy a 128Gb SSD (or higher) to put the OS and programs on.
March 14, 2013 4:55:34 PM

jnkweaver, no I did not ask about this. I posted my build initially but im posting this as a decision between TWO different builds now. The question isnt about the mobo..

This is more so of the CPU + GPU related question in regards to the two different builds...

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March 14, 2013 4:58:48 PM
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You should get the second one. You could probably scale it down to a 3470 and save yourself a couple of bucks. (That and you might be able to grab a mobo that doesn't support overclocking for a nice price reduction.)
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