Help Building a new gaming rig

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this month or two

Budget Range: ~900$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM, Graphic Card) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using - Seasonic 750W**

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.ivory.co.il/ its a Israeli website not in English...

Location: Israel

Parts Preferences: dont care

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: I would like it to be quiet and have a S/PDIF

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my rig is 5 yo


The parts im staying with are:
NZXT Whisper
Seasonic 750W
Seagate 2Tera
Hitachi 1 Tera


I thought about this system (prices from ivory.co.il):

Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H =149$
Intel Core i5-3570K =311$
Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz דגם CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 =98$
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 =65$
Zotac דגם NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 2GB ZT-60901-10M =290$

Beacuase I need spdif I need to know whats better to buy a more expensive MOBO like ASUS P8Z77-M / Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H or buy a sound card .. what do u say?
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  1. Your current motherboard is good, you really do not need anything more.

    Noctua NH-U12P is a bit on the expensive side, if you only want an almost equal overclock go for the Cooler Master Hyper 212.

    The 660 is the same price as the 7870XT in most countries, I'm not saying it is like that in Israel, but it performs A LOT better for the same price, you should be looking at that card to expand the longevity of your computer.

    Otherwise yeah everything is good to go.
  2. ok Bob but what about the spdif? I need to know whats better to buy a more expensive MOBO like ASUS P8Z77-M / Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H or buy a sound card .. what do u say?
    and whats better VIA or Realtec?
  3. alonbl said:
    ok Bob but what about the spdif? I need to know whats better to buy a more expensive MOBO like ASUS P8Z77-M / Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H or buy a sound card .. what do u say?
    and whats better VIA or Realtec?


    You do not need a more expensive motherboard the one you have is fine, and DO NOT buy a sound card they are not worth it in any way shape or form, you would be better off with getting other better components not a new Mobo/SoundCard.
  4. I did a little research and found this: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=174494
    I think ill go for the cheaper Gigabyte and add a cheap Soundcard
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