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May 10, 2012 11:57:24 AM

change the case to nzxt 410 and add liquid cooling to that cpu and for $100 more you could get a 32" tv to play on
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May 10, 2012 8:24:37 PM

idk thats a little overdone
a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2012 9:09:36 PM

powerkiteman1 said:
idk thats a little overdone

You have the wrong RAM. That RAM is tri channel meant for a socket 1336 build and you want dual channel. Also the gtx 580 is outdated now. It's a power hog and is way behind the new generation cards out now. Another thing...that CM EVO cpu h/s comes with a small tube of MX-4 thermal compound which is about as good as it gets so you can take that Arctic Silver off that list also.



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING 15% off w/ promo code PCPMK15OFF, ends 5/21
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme... <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... <----- another look at that board along with the latest bios update for that board

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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

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EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6... <----- review of that gtx 670 2GB. It mops the floor with the gtx 580.
May 11, 2012 3:01:20 AM

alright so, now the 7950/7970 over the gtx 670? And why can't i get 12gb of ram?
a b 4 Gaming
May 11, 2012 3:14:24 AM

powerkiteman1 said:
alright so, now the 7950/7970 over the gtx 670? And why can't i get 12gb of ram?

We must be reading different reviews. The 670 mops the floor with the 7950 and beats the 7970 in more games than naught and does it for cheaper.

That RAM is DDR3 triple channel RAM. It's meant for Intel socket 1336. That's the only socket that utilizes triple channel RAM. Socket 1155 utilizes DDR3 dual channel RAM.

triple channel comes in three sticks, dual channel in 2 or 4 stick sets. It's the same reason you cant put a round peg into a square hole. It just doesn't work.
May 11, 2012 12:29:47 PM

alright, thanks, can i get the 2 4gb sticks and then 1 4gb stick? and if you look i changed those few things
a b 4 Gaming
May 11, 2012 4:40:15 PM

powerkiteman1 said:
alright, thanks, can i get the 2 4gb sticks and then 1 4gb stick? and if you look i changed those few things

Nope because then you will be running in single channel and not dual channel. Either get 2 sticks or 4 sticks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <----- look at these sets. That's your standard 1155 issue RAM. One set = 8GB of RAM (2x4GB). That's plenty of RAM unless you plan on doing some hardcore video editing, CAD, etc...
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