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May 22, 2013 10:40:36 PM

So im currently building a computer, however, i really have no idea on what components I need for what motherboard and instead of bothering my tech friend for the umpteenth time, i came here. Im currently looking at a Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 here: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-DisplayPort-M... and I currently have no idea what processors would be good for it, what type of wattage I need for it, or whether or not the AMD Radeon HD 7770 I want to get will work for it. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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May 22, 2013 11:00:22 PM

That's a really expensive motherboard. I wouldn't suggest that one unless you were spending around $1500 USD for a build.

Can you provide more details? What's your budget?
Buying:
OS?
Monitor?
near a microcenter?
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May 22, 2013 11:07:51 PM

envy14tpe said:
That's a really expensive motherboard. I wouldn't suggest that one unless you were spending around $1500 USD for a build.

Can you provide more details? What's your budget?
Buying: Completely new desktop
OS? Windows 7 (Im re-using my current hard drives)
Monitor? I already have two, one hp w1907 and a Gateway FPD1510 that should work.
near a microcenter? Best Buy is the closest


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May 22, 2013 11:51:32 PM

Save cash and get an Asrock Extreme 4 Z77, spend the saved money on a better graphics card since the HD7770 really is not that powerful.
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May 23, 2013 12:01:14 AM

Ok so I am guessing you want to do some gaming?
If you want to game decently these are some guidlines of the parts you will need I will include parts from Intel and AMD to be unbiased.


Mother Board:
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Intel - http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-1155-Motherboard-G...

AMD - http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-970A-D3-AM3-SATA-Moth...

CPU:
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Intel - http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Pro...

AMD - http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-1100T-Processor-HDE00Z...

NOTE*-Both CPU's can be overclocked but the AMD is a Black edition which means an unlocked multiplier.

HSF:
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Both - http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2...

RAM:
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Both - http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...
(P.S.- I know 16GB is a little mush but it gives a lot of breathing room.)

GPU
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Nvidia - GTX 550 Ti - http://www.amazon.com/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-GDDR5-Graphics...
- OR -
GTX 660 Ti -http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SUPERCLOCKED-Graphic...

ATI - HD 7770 - http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GV-R775OC-1GI-Radeon-PCI...
- OR -
HD 7870- http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-mini-Displayport-PCI-Exp...

Note*- The HD 7770 and 550Ti are close matches for performance as are the HD 7870 and 660 Ti.

Note2*- I know you were talking about the HD 7770 but these will preform much better. The 7770 would work OK but you won't be getting a steady 60FPS on most new games maxed at 1080P. I have the 5750 and it preforms well for the price but those cards are much better.

PSU:
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Both -http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-HIVE-650-Bronze-ATX12V-C...

As for the case and monitor etc... those are more for you to decide on.


These are pretty decent builds and can be adjusted to fit your budget.
Tell me what you think about it and we can change it to fit what you need better.
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May 23, 2013 12:04:17 AM

How much money are you willing to spend on this?
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