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Basically my FINAl build! How is it?!

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April 27, 2012 5:01:44 PM

I am still unsure if I will be overclocking as I have never done it before and seem iffy about it, If i do overclock it, I am not trying to push it but maybe overclock it by a little. Anyways, Does this set look good guys?!

ASUS CD/DVD ROM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: SAPPHIRE 11200-01-20G Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: 8GB Ripshaw
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: I-5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

After Market Fan: Hypercool
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COMBO POWER SUPPLY+HDD :
Power Supply :p C Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
Internal HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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a b K Overclocking
April 27, 2012 5:16:15 PM

hello
your build looks pretty good. the power supply is a bit overkill but you can always re use it in the future when upgrading so its not a bad investment
also ur missing windows 7 64 bit oem, I would pick a better cpu cooler

as for overclocking i have that board and it has dummy overclock settings that will let you change the turbo boost frequency from 4.0ghz all the way to 4.8ghz, if you want to go higher you have to do the overclocking manually (im using 2550k)
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a b K Overclocking
April 27, 2012 5:17:37 PM

Everything looks decent. Good build. Everything works well together, but what's the purpose of the build? Are you targeting a certain price?
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a b K Overclocking
April 27, 2012 5:20:12 PM

I'd get the Z77 version of that mobo and a 3570K instead of the 2500K (it gets released Sunday, similar price, and slightly better performance since you don't plan a large overclock).

Might want to download the mobo manual to see which slots the ram goes in and make sure your ram isn't so tall it interferes with the CPU cooler (Corsair makes low profile ram if needed).
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April 27, 2012 5:30:45 PM

Oh well I am not trying to go over 1000, so would upgrading to a 3507k and z77 cost more? and no specific target, just below 1000. I already got microsoft 7 ultimate.
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a b K Overclocking
April 27, 2012 5:36:33 PM

Z77 boards with similar features to the Z68s are going to cost more because they're the latest and greatest.

You can use the 3570K in that Z68 gen 3 board and because it's a gen 3 you'll get the benefit of the PCIe 3 controller on the Ivy Bridge processor. On the other hand, that 2500K may drop in price after Sunday, though giving you more available cash to put toward your video card.

I'm curious to see how the pricing will change on these processors.
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April 27, 2012 5:39:05 PM

I will probably wait if it drops on sunday then, since newegg doesnt ship on weekends. Are you guys sure they drop sunday?
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a b K Overclocking
April 27, 2012 5:39:17 PM

z77 Extreme4 is $13 more and the CPU should be identically priced (unless you can catch the 2500K on sale - won't know til the new ones go on sale).
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April 27, 2012 5:44:31 PM

oh so get the z77 extreme 4? why does everyone reccomend the ex 3 lol
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April 27, 2012 5:48:34 PM

the z77 is actually a hundred dollars more!
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April 27, 2012 5:48:50 PM

youngan1026 said:
oh so get the z77 extreme 4? why does everyone reccomend the ex 3 lol


The extreme 3 is a good board based on the z68 chipset (not sure if there is an extreme 3 z77 model). It is a tried and tested board and hence can be recommended with confidence. However, it is an older model now.
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April 27, 2012 5:49:57 PM

youngan1026 said:
the z77 is actually a hundred dollars more!


You're probably looking at the extreme 4 with the lga 2011 socket. Check out the one with the lga 1155.
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April 27, 2012 6:17:31 PM

Alvine - i have the asrock gen 3 extre 4, does it have this dummy controller to overclock? i haven't had the computer long and have been busy at work (audit season). so i haven't had time to play around.... whats the controller called?
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April 27, 2012 6:41:40 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K... $52.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Series-80PLUS-Performance-com... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $134.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... <----- A better look at that Asrock board

http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-ivy-bridge-gets-prelau... $212
Intel Ivy Bridge i5 3570K 3.4Ghz

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $24.51 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

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.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $89.99 & 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/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
SAPPHIRE 11200-00-20G Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
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