First time New Build Please help - i7 3770k

Looking for a new build without any monitor, mouse, keyboard, graphics card. Have a max budget of 1000.

Will be using the system as a development workstation only. This is what I am looking for

newegg price used as reference

Max Budge - $1000

** The parts specified below are the only ones required **

Processor - i7 3770k - $319

Mobo - ASUS P8Z77-V Pro OR ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe - $225 vs 275

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2X2133C9R (9-11-10-30) - $89


** For the below 2 options please take into consideration that I already have a GTX 680 which I'll use with the system(no sli) **

PSU - Corsair 750W sufficient? - $105

Cabinet - Full tower or mid tower advice here?

Cooling - Is i7 3770k's stock coller sufficient OR should I go for a better one? Planning on some OC, but nothing extreme. Any advice on a new HS/F? Don't want a liquid cooling solution though.


Total so far -

i7 3770k - 319
Asus mobo - 225
RAM (8 gb) - 89
PSU - 105
Cabinet - ?
Cooling - ?
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Total so far - 738


Any suggestions - comments?
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    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

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    PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.910368 $449.98 save: $20.00
    ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Pro4 <----- another look at that board

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  2. Thanks for the reply Why_Me.

    PSU - I already have a Corsair TX750 on another box, and it works really well. So probably going to stick with it.
    OR will get a Corsair TX750 v2. The only thing I am worried about is AnandTech says the 12V is not on a single rail on 750v2 although the sticker says so. Would have preferred a single rail setup for the PSU, since I am going to stick a gtx 680 in there that requires 38A on 12V rail.

    The ASUS P8Z77-V LX looks good. But feature/performance wise is it good compared to the Pro? The price differenc is pulling me to the LX now.

    I need a SSD with good performance, especially sequential reads. I would be reading a lot of data from the disk which would normally be GBs worth sequential reads.
    Was looking at Corsair GT Series 5 F-90 120gb - $135, but I have seen some complaints against this. The intel 520 on the other hand is slightly more expensive, and for the same perf as the Corsair one it's heavy on the $

    The Ram I've thought of going for the 2133 Corsair Vengeance or is it overkill and the 1833 sufficient. The timing for the Corsair one is 9-11-10-30 which I might lower later, so I will be OC'ing.



    So the somewhat finalized setup


    Ivy Bridge i7 3770k - 319
    Asus P8Z77-V LX Versus Asus P8Z77-V Pro - 135 Vs 225 - Difference of $90
    Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4GB 2133 OR ? - 89
    Cooler Mater Hyper 212 EVO - 30 (from amazon)
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R - 99
    Corsair TX750 v2 OR ? - 105
    SSD ? - ?



    Total sum - 777 with LX and 867 with PRO


    The only question marks are SSD, mobo, PSU. The LX looks very tempting now with $90 save. Can pump in $ for a good SSD and a HDD with the remaining change and still stay below the 1000 mark

    Do note I will be overclocking and also sticking a gtx 680 later on.
  3. the only problem with why_me setup maybe his Case, i just dont like the outer design :P. but its both are really good case's
  4. 400r has the simple looks that I wanted, and the ability to fit in those SSDs without the adapters is a plus point.

    Any suggestions on a good case that has a similar budget(< $100)
  5. @ opalarrow

    Thanks. Crucial m4 it is.

    Ivy Bridge i7 3770k - 319
    Asus P8Z77-V LX Versus Asus P8Z77-V Pro - 135 Vs 225 - Difference of $90
    Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4GB 2133 OR ? - 89
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO- 30 (from amazon)
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R - 99
    Corsair TX750 v2 OR ? - 105
    Crucial m4 SSD 128GB - 120


    Total sum - 897 with LX and 987 with PRO


    mobo - Can someone please shed some light on the mobo? Do I need the Asus P8Z77-V PRO OR is the LX sufficient? There's very little written about LX on the internet. I am not looking at features(do need the PCI 3.0 though), but rather performance. Does the LX not perform as well as the PRO?

    ram - slightly confused here as well.

    Should I go for higher clock or lower timing? And it also needs to go well with the Z77

    Corsair Vengeance 2133 - 9-11-10-30 - $89
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233276

    Corsair Vengeance 1600 - 7-8-8-24 - $84
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233259
    Corsair Vengeance 1600 - 8-8-8-24 - $64
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233185
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