Opinion on new build Tags: Build Computer New Build Systems Product Last response: March 31, 2012 9:48 PM in Systems Share rocketracer March 31, 2012 9:17:30 PM Hello all. I made an old post a while ago about a build i was gonna put together, now i'm finally getting everything going now. Here is the build I have going on: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx... I already have an optical disc drive from my old computer and ram, so that's not needed. basically i'm wondering if 1: should i wait and get ivy bridge? and 2: is this computer enough to play anything on the market and the future for the next couple years at a good framerate? All suggestions and changes welcome ^_^ More about : opinion build Why_Me March 31, 2012 9:34:10 PM Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th. Sandy Bridge cpu's along Z68/P67 boards are being phased out for Ivy Bridge cpu's and Z77/Z75 boards (Panther Point chipset w/native 3.0 USB and PCI-E 3.0). http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- Asrocks Z77 and Z75 boards to date. They all get released with Ivy Bridge. http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Inte... <---- Asus Z77 board lineup to date. http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=2&p=... <----- Gigabyte Z77 board lineup to date. http://us.msi.com/product/mb/#/?sk=Socket%201155%20(Intel%20i3/i5/i7) <----- MSI Z77 board lineup to date. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-c... <---- Ivy Bridge cpu review with benchmarks http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock... <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-... $118.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW This XFX psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as are all XFX psu's and the mid and upper tier Corsair psu's. http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-850-Power-Supply/dp/B0050... $122.75 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... ASRock Z77 Extreme4 http://www.anandtech.com/show/5166/ivy-bridge-overview $220 should be a close guesstimate Intel i5-3570K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $34.64 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $128.99 FREE SHIPPING Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $109.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003 http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... $19.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25 Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $499.99 ASUS GTX680-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <---- a better look at that case m 0 l rocketracer March 31, 2012 9:46:52 PM Alright, so wait for Ivy bridge then.. One other question..I have 4 2gb's of ram, is it better to have 2 4gb's or 4 2gb's? Or does it not matter? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gary1 March 31, 2012 9:48:17 PM It is better to do 2x4gb, but if you already have 4x2, then don't worry about it. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvednew build opinion Forum SolvedExpert opinion on new build please Forum SolvedNew build, need opinion Forum SolvedNew build (MSI Z77 MPower) Motherboard short circuit? Second opinion please! Forum SolvedIn much need of second opinion on new 4770k build almost decided Forum SolvedLooking For Expert Opinion for New Build. Add?? Delete?? Change?? Sure appreciate help. Forum SolvedOpinion about new build Forum SolvedNew budget build- your opinion? Forum SolvedOpinion on new build? What to do from here? Forum SolvedSeeking opinion on new budget build Forum Once again..new build need opinion and rating out of 10! 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