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June 23, 2013 1:49:15 PM

Hi I would just like to know whether this system will work/ components will operate together?

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H

CPU:
Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz LGA1155 Processor

RAM:
Corsair DDR3-1600 4GB Vengeance Memory Module

HDD:
Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200.14 SATA6 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive

SSD:
OCZ 64GB Vertex 4 SATA6 2.5" Solid State Drive

PSU:
400W

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a c 88 V Motherboard
June 23, 2013 2:20:27 PM

It would really help to know what you plan to use this for
The parts seem an odd mix

The only reason to use a 3770 is heavy duty video and image editing , and you have far too little RAM for that

If its a gebneral home , non gaming pc then use a lower spec i5 quad like the 3470 , a motherboard with an H77 chip set , and a 2 x4 gig kit of RAM . If you want to use a graphics card you will also need to add a more powerful power supply
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June 24, 2013 2:27:00 AM

I would like to build a high performance workstation. I am happy using the integrated graphics card. So you would suggest lowering the processing power, increasing the ram and changing the chipset (why do suggest I change the chipset?) Thank you for the help, greatly appreciated.

Outlander_04 said:
It would really help to know what you plan to use this for
The parts seem an odd mix

The only reason to use a 3770 is heavy duty video and image editing , and you have far too little RAM for that

If its a gebneral home , non gaming pc then use a lower spec i5 quad like the 3470 , a motherboard with an H77 chip set , and a 2 x4 gig kit of RAM . If you want to use a graphics card you will also need to add a more powerful power supply


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June 24, 2013 2:54:15 AM

What about this combination?

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA1155 Processor

Asus P8H77-M LE IH77 Motherboard
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a c 88 V Motherboard
June 24, 2013 4:37:45 AM

High performance for what tasks?

I dont believe you will see any day to day difference between an i7 and an i5 .
You will when you start encoding large video files or applying filters to images in photoshop , but other than that save the $100 and spend it on something that will boost performance .
In this case 2 x4 gig of RAM
And if you change to H77 you can add a 64 GIG SSD as a cache drive .
You also get 2 high speed connections for hard drives instead of one and a couple of extra USB 3 ports

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155

The only reason to consider the 3570K s if you use a Z77 motherboard since that combination can overclock . With H77 you just use a 3570 [ no k ]
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June 24, 2013 8:08:09 AM

I shouldn't have said high performance. Basically it needs to operate all the usual day to day activities (Micrsoft/emails etc) very fast. See I do live in South Africa so I am compromised in terms of variety and availability of components (hence my choice of i5). I won't be overclocking the system, this is just going to be a home workstation, that needs to operate fast (very impatient users), I'm also trying to make it slightly future proof at the same time . Thanks for the help this is very informative.
Outlander_04 said:
High performance for what tasks?

I dont believe you will see any day to day difference between an i7 and an i5 .
You will when you start encoding large video files or applying filters to images in photoshop , but other than that save the $100 and spend it on something that will boost performance .
In this case 2 x4 gig of RAM
And if you change to H77 you can add a 64 GIG SSD as a cache drive .
You also get 2 high speed connections for hard drives instead of one and a couple of extra USB 3 ports

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155

The only reason to consider the 3570K s if you use a Z77 motherboard since that combination can overclock . With H77 you just use a 3570 [ no k ]

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a c 88 V Motherboard
June 24, 2013 5:55:52 PM

The number one thing that will improve responsiveness is an SSD . This a hard drive made of memory chips .
H77 and Z77 can use a small SSD as a cache drive that will notice your usage patterns and have programs ready to open 10 times faster than waiting for them to load

Or you can just use a larger SSD and install windows and your programs on it , while saving files to a mechanical hard drive . Again you want a H77 or Z77 for this since they have two high speed SATA ports .

PS Im hoping the All Blacks will win the TriNations
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June 25, 2013 9:02:43 AM

I will keep all this in mind. Hahaha antagonism at it's best!
Outlander_04 said:
The number one thing that will improve responsiveness is an SSD . This a hard drive made of memory chips .
H77 and Z77 can use a small SSD as a cache drive that will notice your usage patterns and have programs ready to open 10 times faster than waiting for them to load

Or you can just use a larger SSD and install windows and your programs on it , while saving files to a mechanical hard drive . Again you want a H77 or Z77 for this since they have two high speed SATA ports .

PS Im hoping the All Blacks will win the TriNations


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