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First time New Build Please help - i7 3770k

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May 8, 2012 6:47:23 PM

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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May 9, 2012 4:50:57 AM

*bump*
May 9, 2012 7:25:42 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Mid-Tower-... $75.84 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-Com... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <---- another look at that case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card 15% off w/ promo code PCPMK15OFF, ends 5/21
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?Ite... $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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $464.98 save: $20.00
ASUS P8Z77-V LX 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.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $34.95 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB
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May 9, 2012 10:22:59 AM

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.
May 9, 2012 11:21:03 AM

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
May 9, 2012 5:17:48 PM

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)
May 10, 2012 5:14:40 AM

@ 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=N82E168...

Corsair Vengeance 1600 - 7-8-8-24 - $84
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair Vengeance 1600 - 8-8-8-24 - $64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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