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Hello, was settling on buying http://pcpartpicker.com/p/u5Cw

but I was told if i have no clue how to overclock i should settle on, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ukVD

so is it worth it to learn or should i go with the 2nd build?
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  1. What do you want the rig for?

    In both options, you need a better PSU and the motherboard is crap compared with the CPU that you want to use.
  2. gaming (league of legends, newer steam games, batman arkham city) and streaming on twitch.tv
    ok, how about something like this,
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/utW5

    btw the 3350 is only 20$ cheaper than the 3550 on newegg should i just get the 3750?
  3. Do you want SLI in future? Do you want overclock?
  4. i mean overclocking looks easy but tedious in finding the right multiplier, baseclock & vcore to a stable amount in the motherboards BIOS
  5. What about SLI? Because a mATX motherboard is a litte "small" for handle a GTX 670 SLI
  6. how about something like http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tHWd, since 7970 ocs/works out of the box better than 670 gtx? sli is fine i guess, i only have a 1-1.2k budget
  7. no motherboard?
  8. Sorry, fixed.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uDuM

    A little more that you budget but a very good rig for now.
  9. anyway to make it more budget friendly, btw i was going to buy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138355

    its only 20$ cheaper than the new motherboard u recommended me, whats the difference?
    and the 3570k is only 10$ more?
  10. Well, I really prefer manufacturers like ASUS, MSI, Gigbayte or ASRock than BIOSTAR, personal preference really since all those have more experience in the market.

    The i5-3570k is Ivy Bridge, 3rd generation CPU but compared with the i5-2500k the i5-3570k is more hotter and both performs very similar.
  11. my budget caps out at 12 :/
  12. Men, are just 80 USD more, but anyway...here is other option.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uErg
  13. btw why a 650w, isnt 550w more than enough?
  14. Yeah, but ALWAYS think in future, maybe some day you have the opportunity to add another GTX 660 Ti for SLI and a 550W PSU will not be enough for that, a 650W is.
  15. hmm i really want a 7970 though.. i really wanted this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tHWd
    but as you said mATX motherboard isn't as qualified for such a high graphics card, what other motherboard options do i have and would i have to also change any of my other parts to accustom to it?
  16. Ok, I'm done....that 7970 WILL NEVER RUN with a 550W PSU. 3GB is only necessary for run 2 or more monitors or 3D configuration, you have a single 23" monitor.

    You need a good motherboard, a motherboard that be decent for the CPU that you have and that's not the case of that motherboard.

    The RAM that you selected is $5 USD more expensive compared with the Corsair that I told you but Corsair is much better than Mushkin.

    And finally, check the dimensions of the case to see if that Hyper 212 Evo fit inside the case...
  17. ok im really sorry. i upgraded the psu to something i saw on special.. and i forgot to say i plan on upgrading the pc with more monitors in the near future.. im only getting the mushkin cause its a combo discount with the 7970.. and i upgraded the case.. sorry again

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uFU3
  18. I still not agree with the motherboard, but now is much better, you can go ahead.
  19. saint19 said:
    Well, I really prefer manufacturers like ASUS, MSI, Gigbayte or ASRock than BIOSTAR, personal preference really since all those have more experience in the market.

    The i5-3570k is Ivy Bridge, 3rd generation CPU but compared with the i5-2500k the i5-3570k is more hotter and both performs very similar.

    Ah I c out of those manufactures can you link me the best for my graphics card that'll fit
  20. Best motherboard?
  21. Ya that won't be over 150 if Possible and that'll fit xD
  22. Any RAM from G.Skill or Corsair is a very good bundle for the money, for example check this one: http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-20-231-518-_-12312012_1

    Regarding the case, both are the same...but it's more cheap on Amazon.

    Good selection on motherboard.
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