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Intel or Asus motherboard with i7-3770k?

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July 20, 2012 10:26:56 PM

Hi guys,

I'm going to build a new PC. I will choose i7-3770k CPU.

I am torn between Intel BOXDZ77GA70K and ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboards (I'm open to other RELIABLE motherboards if you have any suggestions).

Intel:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
PSU: Corsair HX Pro 750W
VIDEO: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 (ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS??)
RAM: 16GB (4x4GB) either Crucial, Corsair. Again any other suggestions??)

Usage: Everyday tasks like email, web, youtube, netflix streaming AND photoshop, video editing, with possible gaming in the future.

Thanks in advance. Any comments on the case, PSU, Video, and RAM are welcome as well. Any compatibility issues?
July 20, 2012 10:37:26 PM

you realize that the asus board is a mini itx board right?
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July 20, 2012 10:37:52 PM

Asus for the motherboard intel mobo are not very good IMO but i wouldn't get that Asus motherboard get this one ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 20, 2012 10:56:56 PM

cbrunnem said:
you realize that the asus board is a mini itx board right?


Thanks cbrunnem.

I didn't know that. Are you talking about the particular ASUS board that I had listed, or any P8Z77 ASUS board?

I googled mini-itx and it shows a form factor of 17cm x 17cm which clearly small. Why would so many people on Newegg get this board
with so man positive reviews?
July 20, 2012 10:59:09 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Asus for the motherboard intel mobo are not very good IMO but i wouldn't get that Asus motherboard get this one ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thank you bigcyco1. Aside from the mini-itx that cbrunnem pointed out, what are the differences between the P8Z77-I deluxe vs the P8Z77-V pro?

Also, any comments on the case, PSU? Any suggestions for RAM and VIDEO.

Appreciate you help!
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July 21, 2012 11:14:40 AM

There is not much difference but mini itx board i guess i have never took a liking to mostly because there small as hell and options for future expandable ability are limited even the Asus P8Z77-V pro would be overkill if your not planing on overclocking the case you chose is great and the PSU you chose is overkill for the setup as for video card if you plan on gaming on high settings a GTX 560 won't get the job done you would need a GTX 570 or a AMD Radeon HD7850 the GTX 560 would play all current games on low to mid level settings as for ram G.SKILL, Crucial, Corsair,Kingston,Mushkin are all very good i prefer G.SKILL but any of the others i mentioned are just as good.
July 21, 2012 2:40:07 PM

Thank you bigcyco1.

Suppose I didn't overclock and didn't play games at high settings. But all I wanted is to use the computer for everyday use (email, web, office, play blue ray dvds, streaming netflix, hulu, and so on) AND for editing lots of raw images using Photoshop or Nikon Capture (raw images ~ 15 to 70MB per image!) with decent amount of video editing, as well as writing computer codes in C, C++, Perl, LabVIEW, etc. (I want to build a solid, fast, reliable computer to do exactly these tasks with no problem). I would like to have the option of booting a drive using a SSD in addition to having a normal disk drive.

My question then is should I get the k version of the Intel CPU or not? Which should I get: i7-2600 or i7-2700 or i7-3770? (I do want to stick with the i7 though).

What motherboard should I get? Is it still advantageous to get a discrete video card? Which one? What would be a good PSU that is not an overkill?

Thanks again!
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July 21, 2012 2:43:24 PM

Torn?

Get ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe, and don't even look back.
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July 21, 2012 2:45:08 PM

PC420 said:
Thank you bigcyco1.

Suppose I didn't overclock and didn't play games at high settings. But all I wanted is to use the computer for everyday use (email, web, office, play blue ray dvds, streaming netflix, hulu, and so on) AND for editing lots of raw images using Photoshop or Nikon Capture (raw images ~ 15 to 70MB per image!) with decent amount of video editing, as well as writing computer codes in C, C++, Perl, LabVIEW, etc. (I want to build a solid, fast, reliable computer to do exactly these tasks with no problem). I would like to have the option of booting a drive using a SSD in addition to having a normal disk drive.

My question then is should I get the k version of the Intel CPU or not? Which should I get: i7-2600 or i7-2700 or i7-3770? (I do want to stick with the i7 though).

What motherboard should I get? Is it still advantageous to get a discrete video card? Which one? What would be a good PSU that is not an overkill?

Thanks again!

I am photographer and I use what u listed. And I shoot Nikon too : ))

I have 2600K. But if u are buying new, get 3770K and run it @ 4.5GHz and enjoy the speed.

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July 21, 2012 3:31:09 PM
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PC420 said:
Thank you bigcyco1.

Suppose I didn't overclock and didn't play games at high settings. But all I wanted is to use the computer for everyday use (email, web, office, play blue ray dvds, streaming netflix, hulu, and so on) AND for editing lots of raw images using Photoshop or Nikon Capture (raw images ~ 15 to 70MB per image!) with decent amount of video editing, as well as writing computer codes in C, C++, Perl, LabVIEW, etc. (I want to build a solid, fast, reliable computer to do exactly these tasks with no problem). I would like to have the option of booting a drive using a SSD in addition to having a normal disk drive.

My question then is should I get the k version of the Intel CPU or not? Which should I get: i7-2600 or i7-2700 or i7-3770? (I do want to stick with the i7 though).

What motherboard should I get? Is it still advantageous to get a discrete video card? Which one? What would be a good PSU that is not an overkill?

Thanks again!
well i would recommend the mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
along with the i7-3770 since you have no intentions of overclocking it would be a waste of your money to buy the i7-3770k and the video card since you said suppose you didn't want to play on high settings the 560 would be fine or if you did want to play most current games on high settings you can get a MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... as for PSU i would need to know what video card you plan on going with but this would be good enough for your planed setup and any card SeaSonic M12II 650 SS-650AM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or this SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply 15% off w/ promo code EMCNCHN24, ends 7/26 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 21, 2012 3:50:03 PM

nikorr said:
This mobo is just fine too, for what u want.

ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

10% off w/ promo code EMCNCHN38, ends 7/26

was: $189.99
$179.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
+1 this is a good motherboard for you :) 
July 21, 2012 4:10:58 PM

Thank you Nikorr. I'm getting closer to my target.
July 21, 2012 4:11:46 PM

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July 21, 2012 4:11:50 PM

Thank you bigcyco1. I'm very close to my final config.
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July 21, 2012 4:16:15 PM

Your very welcome!
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July 25, 2012 11:32:54 PM

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