Solved New ivy bridge build - help mobo & memory - diablo3 Tags: Build Systems Last response: May 10, 2012 1:08 AM in Systems Share boris22 April 30, 2012 2:09:19 AM It's been about 5 years since my last build so I need some help Approximate Purchase Date: this week (sale prices valid till may 2nd on ncix.com) , graphics card I can hold off 2 weeks if Nvidia is coming out with some good stuff. Budget Range: $900 System Usage from Most to Least Important: general home use + Diablo 3 (haven't played much other games in a long time) Parts Not Required: cooler master 500W power supply (is this still good?, new in box) http://ncix.com/products/?sku=35940&vpn=RS500-PCARA3&ma... Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive (got it on sale http://ncix.com/products/?sku=62972&vpn=MKNSSDCR240GB-D... Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix.com Country: Canada Parts Preferences: none Overclocking: I'll won't play with timings/stuff, if there's an auto overclock on the mobo that would be nice. SLI or Crossfire: No, 1 graphics card only. $150-$200 range and I can wait a few weeks if new stuff are coming out. So I'm planning on getting a Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70541&vpn=BX80637I53570K&... Mobo: I've always used ASUS before but thinking of switching to Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Z77DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 HDMI CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70263&vpn=GA-Z77X-UD3H&ma... $163.99 CAD for $20 bucks more there is this one. I'm open to other suggestions. Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Z77DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 HDMI CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70262&vpn=GA-Z77X-UD5H&ma... Memory: It seems like everybody is recommending DDR3-1600. Isn't there faster stuff out there, or is it not necessary. I'm thinking of 8GB. Also should I be problem getting 1.5V vs 1.65V. I won't be doing any manual OC, just mobo auto OC. This is #1 on ncix.com list as bestseller right now and on sale (is this 1.65V) Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 XMP Dual Channel Memory Kit $49.98 CAD http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57869&vpn=KHX1600C9D3K2%2... I've read people recommending Ripjaws and Vengence a lot. this is on sale as well G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $46.99 CAD http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57953&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8G... CPU cooler: I'd something quiet as my one right now sucks and makes a ton of noise. Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 High Performance CPU Cooler System ($95 CAD if bought with gigabyte mobo) http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61379&vpn=CWCH80&manufact... or ntec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooling System $69 http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59537&vpn=KUHLER%20H20620... Graphics Card: Apart from Diablo 3, I won't be playing much other games. Looking around $150-$200 range. Thanks for the help More about : ivy bridge build mobo memory diablo3 boris22 April 30, 2012 4:59:48 PM Just picked up a case Antec Three Hundred Two Mid Tower Gaming Case 302 for $49. So any help on the RAM, like why don't people get 1866 instead of 1600? Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB 2X4GB DDR3 1866MHZ PC3-15000 9-11-9-27 1.65V XMP Ready Desktop Memory Kit $59 CDN http://ncix.com/products/?sku=62704&vpn=PXD38G1866ELK&m... Best solution l0v3rboi April 30, 2012 6:18:42 PM After 1600, RAM performance gains start to become unnoticeable. Also, its important that the RAM you choose is 1.5V. I would get the G-skill Ripjaws series; 8 Gb. You don't need liquid cooling for your setup. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO should be fine. Cooler Master PSU's are unreliable (from what I heard). I wouldn't trust them with my system for fear of frying it. For a single card setup, all you need is the Gigabyte z77-D3H. The MoBo's you mentioned are for xFire/SLI setups. With the money you save from my suggestions, you can get a better GPU and a better PSU. Something like a Radeon 7850 and Seasonic S12II 520W. Related resources New build sandy/ ivy bridge MoBo - Forum New Ivy Bridge Build - Need Advice - Forum New Ivy Bridge Build - Graphics Design/Business Mngmt - Forum Ivy Bridge Build Help - Forum New Ivy Bridge Work Build $1,500 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer boris22 April 30, 2012 8:52:08 PM Thanks for the Reply. The power supply is something I already have. Picked it up a few years ago and never used it. I'll look into another one but I'd prefer to use it. Does the i5-3570k come with a cpu cooler? azeem40 April 30, 2012 8:52:58 PM It comes with a stock cooler only suitable for light OCing, like upto 3.8 GHz. boris22 May 10, 2012 1:08:20 AM Best answer selected by boris22. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew Intel Ivy-Bridge gaming build ForumIvy Bridge new build . Feedback please ForumNew build : Ivy bridge vs Sandy Bridge -E ForumIvy Bridge Build need help Forum[ New Build ] Ivy Bridge Build Evaluation ForumWhich Z77 Mobo to go with Ivy Bridge ? ForumLGA 2011 mobo compatible with ivy bridge ? ForumHelp : Build with I5-2500K now vs. Ivy Bridge I5-3570 in may? ForumExtreme pc build with ivy bridge cpu and extreme gaming ForumFirst Build . 2k Gaming Ivy Bridge ForumNew Build, any good? ForumNEw Gaming Build Advice ForumPlease correct/scrub my build ForumA summer build of mine... 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