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i7 Haswell build, Looking for input.

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August 26, 2013 5:53:12 PM

Okay im going to be build a new computer, that i want to last a long time. So far I choose
I7 4770k, should i get a 3770k instead?
7850( using from prevous build)
samsung 830 128gb( using from previous build)
fractal design r4
i want 16gb ram, dont know what ram i should get yet or speed.
Not sure on the motherboard yet, I want something with a z87 chipset. thats good for overclocking, reliable, and going to last a long time, i dont need extra feature. And dont want to speed more then 200 on mobo.
Antec hcm-620m power supply, I had it before it i though it was very good and quiet.
Noctua cpu cooler.
I want my system to be quiet as possible, and run cool. Let me know if theres someting i should change/ get for improving on my build.

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August 26, 2013 6:04:21 PM

If you want to use a Z77 motherboard, you can't use any of the Haswell chips, since the Z77 chipset doesn't support it. You need a motherboard with an 8-Series chipset.

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August 26, 2013 6:10:51 PM

Sorry im meant to say z87
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August 26, 2013 6:11:19 PM

cklaubur said:
If you want to use a Z77 motherboard, you can't use any of the Haswell chips, since the Z77 chipset doesn't support it. You need a motherboard with an 8-Series chipset.

Casey
srry i meant to say z87

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August 26, 2013 6:16:19 PM

hoffmann707 said:
Okay im going to be build a new computer, that i want to last a long time. So far I choose
I7 4770k, should i get a 3770k instead?
7850( using from prevous build)
samsung 830 128gb( using from previous build)
fractal design r4
i want 16gb ram, dont know what ram i should get yet or speed.
Not sure on the motherboard yet, I want something with a z77 chipset. thats good for overclocking, reliable, and going to last a long time, i dont need extra feature. And dont want to speed more then 200 on mobo.
Antec hcm-620m power supply, I had it before it i though it was very good and quiet.
Noctua cpu cooler.
I want my system to be quiet as possible, and run cool. Let me know if theres someting i should change/ get for improving on my build.


Get the 3770K, Haswell has a tiiiiiiiiiiiiiny increase that can be made up with a 100mhz OC. The 4770K runs hotter and OCs worse.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wDDe
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August 26, 2013 7:15:18 PM

hoffmann707 said:
cklaubur said:
If you want to use a Z77 motherboard, you can't use any of the Haswell chips, since the Z77 chipset doesn't support it. You need a motherboard with an 8-Series chipset.

Casey
srry i meant to say z87



Ok, that makes a bit more sense. I think I'd have to go with The Q6660 Inside though. All the benchmarks I've seen regarding Haswell have shown that there isn't much of an improvement.

Casey
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August 26, 2013 7:18:45 PM

cklaubur said:
hoffmann707 said:
cklaubur said:
If you want to use a Z77 motherboard, you can't use any of the Haswell chips, since the Z77 chipset doesn't support it. You need a motherboard with an 8-Series chipset.

Casey
srry i meant to say z87



Ok, that makes a bit more sense. I think I'd have to go with The Q6660 Inside though. All the benchmarks I've seen regarding Haswell have shown that there isn't much of an improvement.

Casey
Do you have any motherboard recomendations? or is asus pz877pro the best one? is gigabyte or asrock any good?

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August 26, 2013 7:25:46 PM

i would sell the 7850

do you want 16 gb cause you do video editing or 3d work? if not 8 is more than enough. speed wont change much with ivy bridge. and i second the 3770k.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wFsv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wFsv/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wFsv/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($112.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1261.92


you didnt mention a total price but i would say right now this is a good buy for good performance for the dollar if you wanted an i7

i went with a sabretooth cause i think its the only motherboard with a 5 year warranty

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