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1200$ New build component compatibility?

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April 22, 2012 5:40:42 PM

Help me choose parts for my 2nd home build.

The approximate purchase date: this week.

Budget Range: 1200$.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Websites for Parts:,

Overclocking: No

Country: Sweden

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

I would prefer a quiet PC, but performance is still more important.

Preferred parts:
Case: Fractal Define R3
Mobo: P8Z77-V Deluxe (Not confirmed yet, depends on advice from this thread)
Memory: 8GB memory (1866MHZ)
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 LGA1155 (Ivy Bridge)

I have been looking up as much info as I could. Please help me finalize this build?

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April 22, 2012 5:42:55 PM

If you're not gaming, get the i5-3570k. HT won't provide benefits in gaming for a long time. For the SSD, I have the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB and it is excellent. I highly recommend it. The non-deluxe version is only $125.
April 22, 2012 6:22:47 PM

What about editing graphic things then?

It will be used for gaming.
I know its cheaper, but what are the differences?

Thats a rather affordable SSD.

Another one:
Is it true that an Ivy Bridge can use both the built in graphic card and on top of that another graphic card?
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April 22, 2012 6:26:08 PM

i5-3570k has 4 cores 4 thread; i7-3770k has 4 cores 4 threads but with 4 extra threads when HT is enabled. The 4 extra threads are not used in games atm nor will be for a while to come (longer than most people keep a gaming system). For video editing, there are apps that are multi-threaded, so the 4 extra threads will be useful there.
April 23, 2012 8:21:31 AM

So if I can save around 150$ on getting an I5 versus, is that solely a better choice?