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January 13, 2013 4:24:39 PM

Ive been searching for a while about mobo and people are like more talking that asus has down their quality a lot. Now has a lot of bugs , and dont work more than a couple of years ( are not anymore a long term brand) . On the other hand Asrock has been doing an awesome job and conquisting a lot of people about its features. I know ,also that gigabyte is a good one too. So here it comes> Im planning to buy this ( mainly for gaming )\
processor core i7 3770K / 3820K
ram : hiperX kingstone 16 GB
video . nvidia gygabyte gtx 670
hard disk: barracuda seagate (Xt )3 Tb / 2
Psu: Corsair Hydro H100i Cooler
Shell: Cooler Master Haf XM ATX Mid tower 1
And i dont know which motherboard is better for this components ( a lot of people talk about over clocking , i admit i dont know much about it) So i need your help . WHICH MOTHERBOARD DO YOU THINK WOULD BE THE BEST OPTION FOR THE COMPONENTS ABOVE. ( TO MAKE FULL ADVANTAGE) . my and my friends got 3 options ASUS http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ASROCK http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... AND GIGABYTE http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... . Idk what you guys think. Thank you very much.
what you think about sabertooth ? i know a lot of people bought it http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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January 13, 2013 6:58:23 PM

If mainly for gaming, I don't consider the socket 2011 CPU/Mobo to be a financially responsible purchase unless going SLI from the start.
I think your PSU choice will work better as a CPU cooler - what do you really intend to power the PC with?
Add an SSD for operating sytem/boot drive, 128GB should be plenty big - you'll thank me
I'd be inclined to go with the Gigabyte board.

Overclocking helps when gaming, read up on it for a while, ask questions about anything you don't understand, here's a good starting point I think http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279408-29-bridge-over...
My $0.02
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January 13, 2013 7:51:07 PM

Thank you for your answer ,Its my frist time building a pc so i need to read more and take advices from people who have done this before. you say Then the Lga 1155 mobo its better right? I know the 2011 are the newest so i guess a lot more will come and add more features and things. About the cooler you are right , any idea for the power? is this corsair good http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... . About the SSD i found this one http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... What do you think? About the mobo I want more the asrock one , have read a few reviews and they seem to work better than the asus. The GIGABYTE its really a good option too. Im waiting for your answer. Ty vm again.


C12Friedman said:
If mainly for gaming, I don't consider the socket 2011 CPU/Mobo to be a financially responsible purchase unless going SLI from the start.
I think your PSU choice will work better as a CPU cooler - what do you really intend to power the PC with?
Add an SSD for operating sytem/boot drive, 128GB should be plenty big - you'll thank me
I'd be inclined to go with the Gigabyte board.

Overclocking helps when gaming, read up on it for a while, ask questions about anything you don't understand, here's a good starting point I think http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279408-29-bridge-over...
My $0.02

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January 13, 2013 8:13:33 PM

The socket 2011's primary advantage from my standpoint is two PCIe 2.0 lanes at 16x for SLI, no other real advantages. Which is why I said "unless going SLI from the start".
Unless you're looking to SLI, the 750W PSU is overkill, a 500W should suffice. My preference for PSU's has become SeaSonic but Corsair, XFX, Antec are also good brands. When it comes to PSU's, find a review from this guide http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm for any PSU you're interested in, the reviews there are invaluable. I'm going to push this one SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W
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January 13, 2013 8:41:50 PM

Thank you for your patience and for helping me. You right im not doing SLI so no point of the extra power. Then i have the build this way>>>>>>>>>>.
Processor: core i7 3770K 330 $ or Core i5-3570K 227 $
Ram : hiperX 2x8 Kingston 16 gb or G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 90 $
video . nvidia gygabyte gtx 670 395 $
hard disk: barracuda 3 Tb Seagate 160 $
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel / 314 $ or GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX I 286 $
CPU cooler : Corsair Hydro H100i Cooler 119 $
Shell: Cooler Master Haf XM ATX Mid tower 129 $
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III 130 $
Power supply: SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ATX12V 90 $


tell me what do you think ? And if i missing something?



C12Friedman said:
The socket 2011's primary advantage from my standpoint is two PCIe 2.0 lanes at 16x for SLI, no other real advantages. Which is why I said "unless going SLI from the start".
Unless you're looking to SLI, the 750W PSU is overkill, a 500W should suffice. My preference for PSU's has become SeaSonic but Corsair, XFX, Antec are also good brands. When it comes to PSU's, find a review from this guide http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm for any PSU you're interested in, the reviews there are invaluable. I'm going to push this one SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W

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January 13, 2013 8:44:58 PM

I agree with C12Friedman, and I think corsair CX500 would be good enough, and for motherboard I still choose ASrock
http://www.behardware.com/articles/862-2/components-ret...
and for processor, maybe it depends on what do you use the computer for, because if you choose Intel Core i5-3570K it would save you pretty much and you could spent your money for SSD to boost your speed :) 
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January 13, 2013 8:51:37 PM

Nko said:
Thank you for your patience and for helping me. You right im not doing SLI so no point of the extra power. Then i have the build this way>>>>>>>>>>.
Processor: core i7 3770K 330 $ or Core i5-3570K 227 $
Ram : hiperX 2x8 Kingston 16 gb or G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 90 $
video . nvidia gygabyte gtx 670 395 $
hard disk: barracuda 3 Tb Seagate 160 $
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel / 314 $ or GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX I 286 $
CPU cooler : Corsair Hydro H100i Cooler 119 $
Shell: Cooler Master Haf XM ATX Mid tower 129 $
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III 130 $
Power supply: SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ATX12V 90 $


tell me what do you think ? And if i missing something?

Looks good to me whichever mobo and ram you choose - it'll probably spank my current gamer
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January 13, 2013 8:55:37 PM

Nko said:
Thank you for your patience and for helping me. You right im not doing SLI so no point of the extra power. Then i have the build this way>>>>>>>>>>.
Processor: core i7 3770K 330 $ or Core i5-3570K 227 $
Ram : hiperX 2x8 Kingston 16 gb or G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 90 $
video . nvidia gygabyte gtx 670 395 $
hard disk: barracuda 3 Tb Seagate 160 $
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel / 314 $ or GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX I 286 $
CPU cooler : Corsair Hydro H100i Cooler 119 $
Shell: Cooler Master Haf XM ATX Mid tower 129 $
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III 130 $
Power supply: SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ATX12V 90 $


tell me what do you think ? And if i missing something?

I don't know but from what I read, it's better to use SSD from intel or samsung than OCZ
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January 13, 2013 9:00:41 PM

i THINK C12Friedman can help us about that.
kovzone said:
I don't know but from what I read, it's better to use SSD from intel or samsung than OCZ

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January 13, 2013 9:03:22 PM

What about what kovzone ? What SSD would you suggest for the features at top? got a special one?
C12Friedman said:
Looks good to me whichever mobo and ram you choose - it'll probably spank my current gamer

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January 13, 2013 9:10:21 PM

Nko said:
What about what kovzone ? What SSD would you suggest for the features at top? got a special one?

EzioAs (one of the veteran here) choose to use samsung 840 120GB
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w0dQ
so I think it's good one, but of course bigger is better because he (EzioAs) has $1000 limitation so he choose 120GB
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January 13, 2013 9:22:59 PM

The truth of the matter is that the differences in speed between the various SSD's are only noticed in benchmarks - in real life use, I can't tell one from another - as far as I can tell my Mushkin is as fast as my Intel 520 - it might not be but I can't tell.
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January 13, 2013 9:31:39 PM

yes, and from what I read here, they're usually suggest samsung 840 or intel 330
for myself, I use intel 330 because there is no Samsung SSD in my country..
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January 13, 2013 9:40:45 PM

That is my understanding also that the 840 is the current king of the heap but, once under the hood, I don't think you'd know which was in there be it Chronos, 520, 840, Vertex 4, Vertex 3, 330 etc. without looking or doing a whole lot of benchmarks
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January 13, 2013 9:48:50 PM

yes, just like I said I just read from here and there,, I never use other SSD than Intel 330 :lol: 
but I believe they don't suggest something for nothing :) 
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January 13, 2013 9:54:33 PM

Best answer selected by Nko.
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