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Seeking advice - "just another i7 build"

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April 10, 2013 3:48:55 PM

Hello ppl,

im about to build new PC ,as my 4 years old pile of crap seems not be enough anymore. Before i start with actual parts im going to tell you, what im planning to do with it: GAMING mainly (windowed MMOs with ppl on Skype, multiple websites opened under it, You Tube playing etc...) and then some PS/Illustrator projects.

Now to what im planning to buy..

PROCESSOR:
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOTHERBOARD: i just dont know here, i read many of topics here on TH forums related to it that i just dont know what to get at all some say "get Asrock Xtreme6" others "get ASUS, its best mobos around", some votes for Gigabyte...

What im not planning to buy..

MONITOR
GRAPHICS CARD
PC CASE
OPERATING SYSTEM


I got around 200 dollars for that motherboard (well 4000 Czech crowns, but doesnt matter :p ), and planning to OC, after i get that super cool CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Water Cooler. Im keeping my old Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ), untill i get more money to get better (not important atm).

Last things! Id love to get full 32GB RAM at the end...
Id love to get nVidia GeForce GTX 660 in SLi as i get more money...
Will my old card work with/fit into new mobo, you suggested?
Will 500W power supply be enough?
Is it worth waiting for i7 4770k?

...im not skilled at this, just some very little knowledge, so ANY advice willl be great guys! Have nice day/evening and thank you for reading all this :].

Z.

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April 10, 2013 3:57:18 PM

For what the system will be used for, go with an Intel Core i5-3570K.
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April 10, 2013 4:02:00 PM

For build instructions, google " youtube build pc" (without quotes). This will lead you to many tutorials on putting all the pieces together.

Watch several of them.
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April 10, 2013 4:26:54 PM

jemm said:
For what the system will be used for, go with an Intel Core i5-3570K.


wont i7 be more futureproof tho?
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April 10, 2013 4:37:39 PM

Zdenek Kunz said:
jemm said:
For what the system will be used for, go with an Intel Core i5-3570K.


wont i7 be more futureproof tho?


Not really, and def not enough to compensate for a 50% price increase.
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April 10, 2013 4:39:29 PM

Zdenek Kunz said:
jemm said:
For what the system will be used for, go with an Intel Core i5-3570K.


wont i7 be more futureproof tho?


There really isn't any way to make any build completely future proof. The only way to really ensure a build's longevity is to prepare it to evolve and incrementally upgrade your build as you go along, and to not limit what you can buy in terms of expansion.
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April 11, 2013 2:09:45 AM

i would get the i5 3570k not worth the extra $100 for what you are doing put that extra money toward a new GPU.

$120 for 120gb is a little much on SSD

I have Samsung 840 120gb SSD i paid $90 from newegg last month.

You can even get Samsung 840 240gb for around $150
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April 11, 2013 4:25:54 AM

Thanks a lot for all your advices so far people.. really apreciate it :bounce: 

Ill go get the i5 then, as all of you reccomednd that, but what im still curious about is, what mobo should i get and if its not worth to wait for new 4th gen i5/i7 processors from Intel.

MOBO i was looking at was: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 11, 2013 5:21:48 AM

krthush said:
if you have a few bucks spare you can't go wrong with this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The MVP will give you a noticeable graphics boots


That Gigabyte i posted http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
seems to have Lucid Virtu Universal MVP GPU virtualization support too, so why should i go for ASUS you linked? (and yeah i got few more bucks to spend if needed) Whats the real difference?

Again thanks for keeping this thread alive! Cant wait to get that new parts :) 
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April 12, 2013 6:32:10 AM

krthush said:
Zdenek Kunz said:
krthush said:
if you have a few bucks spare you can't go wrong with this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The MVP will give you a noticeable graphics boots


That Gigabyte i posted http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
seems to have Lucid Virtu Universal MVP GPU virtualization support too, so why should i go for ASUS you linked? (and yeah i got few more bucks to spend if needed) Whats the real difference?

Again thanks for keeping this thread alive! Cant wait to get that new parts :) 



Sorry to give you such a crappy explanation, but the thing is I sort ceebs to paraphrase a lot features XDD
Reviews wise I think "ASUS P8Z77-V"s do quite well, check these out and skim read a few of the features:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6894/best-high-end-z77-mo...

http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/2858/32-intel-z77-mothe...

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/forums/z77_showdown77

You should be able to draw a conclusion from those, message back if your still confused.
Sorry again for just flashing a load of links + blocks of text, but thats the thing with mobos, its all about features (basically) and its up to you really whether you need them.


Thank you for links and all the help man, ASUS seems really strong, so i will go with that. :]
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April 12, 2013 12:29:02 PM

krthush said:
if you have a few bucks spare you can't go wrong with this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The MVP will give you a noticeable graphics boots


Your graphics card and the software drivers that accompany it are the *ONLY* thing that boosts your graphics performance. You could spend $1,000 on a motherboard but if your GPU has crippling drivers, it's gonna hinder your GPU's performance.
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