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May 10, 2012 11:37:41 AM

two questions:

im starting the project of building my pc, id just like to know what psu and ram i could conceivably put in my system if im going to use the following components:

-Asus Sabertooth X79 Motherboard
-Intel I7 3370K
-Gigabyte GTX 560 OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual Graphics Card
-Windowns 7 Pro
-Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA III 6 Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Disk Drive

Any advice on any part of this would be great thanks

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May 10, 2012 12:32:05 PM

Personally I think you would be better off with an i5-2500k paired with a 7870.

You'll see a whole lot more performance in gaming than you would with i7-3770k and a 560.......if gaming is going to be this systems primary use that is..?
May 10, 2012 12:38:35 PM

why x79 and a 1155 cpu
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May 10, 2012 12:40:02 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Personally I think you would be better off with an i5-2500k paired with a 7870.

You'll see a whole lot more performance in gaming than you would with i7-3770k and a 560.......if gaming is going to be this systems primary use that is..?



Primarily high end gaming... but also for long haul uni work including chemical visualising software...
May 10, 2012 12:41:10 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Personally I think you would be better off with an i5-2500k paired with a 7870.

You'll see a whole lot more performance in gaming than you would with i7-3770k and a 560.......if gaming is going to be this systems primary use that is..?


i agree. the only good thing about the 3770k over 3570k or 2500k is that it does better in muti-threaded tasks. yu will also not see much of a performance boost from z77 to x79 other than threaded tasks.
May 10, 2012 12:44:22 PM

If you'll be sticking to a single GPU, a good 500W-600W PSU would be sufficient for your build. A quality modern PSU has full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and some level of 80+ certification for efficiency. Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX, and Enermax/LEPA are among the better brands.
If you think you might run two GPUs in SLI (nVidia) or Crossfire (AMD), you will probably want 650W-750W; I would suggest you go to the PSU sizing calculator at http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js... and play around with the specifics of your build.
If it's the only drive in your system, make sure that 2TB Seagate is not a "LP" (equivalent to WD "Green") model with a reduced RPM, else it will be slow.
May 10, 2012 12:54:03 PM

ahhhh thanks there...

but going back do you happen to know the ram compatibility with that motherboard?
May 10, 2012 4:49:53 PM

what ram? i dont see it listed
May 10, 2012 9:44:57 PM

Get 1.5V (or lower) RAM. DDR3-1600 is pretty much the same price as DDR3-1333, so I'd get that. Faster RAM won't make a remarkable difference (if any) except to the price.
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