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May 22, 2012 8:41:01 PM

Hello,
would like to know if this is a good build that would be able to run most games well. No really worried about having ultra-high graphics, just so long as it works well and looks ok.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
Edit: May have put this in wrong category, please move to appropriate forum if necessary.
May 22, 2012 8:54:24 PM

staypuftgiant said:
Hello,
would like to know if this is a good build that would be able to run most games well. No really worried about having ultra-high graphics, just so long as it works well and looks ok.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
Edit: May have put this in wrong category, please move to appropriate forum if necessary.


Swap the mobo for this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also if you can spare $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it never hurts to get the latest tech.
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May 22, 2012 9:35:43 PM

What's wrong with the mobo? Reason I ask is it has a $25 instant rebate and is in a combo deal with the i5-2300.
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May 22, 2012 9:45:48 PM

staypuftgiant said:
What's wrong with the mobo? Reason I ask is it has a $25 instant rebate and is in a combo deal with the i5-2300.


no point going for a z75 go for a z77 instead


and the ivy bridge cpu is slightly more efficient so its better if your not going to overclock.


spend the extra and get a socket z77 board and ivy bridge cpu


z75/z77 are designed for ivy bridge cpu's


if you want the i5 2XXX you can get a Z68 cheaper if your on a tight budget. you can always skip ivy bridge out and go for next
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May 23, 2012 5:25:36 PM

staypuftgiant said:
Is this an okay z77? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's one of the cheaper ones (the other being $118 w/ shipping) and most of the other z77s are way out of my budget. Really trying to keep it under $700, but I figured I would spring for the i5-3450 as opposed to the i5-2300.



Z77 and Z68 are priced around the same in case you didn't know and z77/z75 are designed for ivy bridge but shanky887614 is wrong in thinking you should choose a z68 because when used for sandy bridge there are no problems unless you call more native support a downside.

As for your choice of mobo nothing wrong with it all the features are there is just that we don't have biostar here in the uk so if you are confident with them get the board.
This should show the power of the 3450
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-3...


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