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August 28, 2012 5:07:30 AM

Hi Guys,

I am totally confused about CPU and MOBO... will be using only for gaming.. intially shorlisted the i5 3570k along
with z68 or z77 mobo no idea which model or which brand to choose ASROCK or ASUS.... In india ASUS mobos are very costly as
compare to other countrys... but still if the asus is worth buying will go with it... Now the CPU , have read many reviews
about i5 3570k .. that it has heating issues when we OC ... but i wont be OC unless its require .. and if require max will
OC to 3.8 to 4.0ghz not beyond that... So is it worth buying 3rd genration or should i buy 2nd gerration i5 2500k...

Please suggest me the best budget MOBO along with best CPU ...

Current Config #

AMD phenom ii x4 945
ASUS M4A88TM
Corsair 8gb ram
CM hyper 212 evo
Corsair 500r with 5 fans
CM GX 550 psu.....................

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August 28, 2012 11:29:44 AM

Any Z68/77 board will allow you to overclock. Asrock Z77 extreme4 is a popular budget board and match it with the 3570K and you are good.
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August 28, 2012 12:46:41 PM

if you do plan to get a z68 in the chance that it turns out to be cheaper than the z77 there in India, note that there is a likely chance you NEED to update the BIOS if you're using it with the 3570K. check the BIOS version on the box or see if it says something like "3rd gen i5" or "Ivy Bridge CPU" ready/compatible.

otherwise, you may need to ask around if the shop you're buying from can update the BIOS for you or find another one that will do it for you after buying it, or simply get the z77 board.
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September 3, 2012 5:56:27 AM

Hazle said:
if you do plan to get a z68 in the chance that it turns out to be cheaper than the z77 there in India, note that there is a likely chance you NEED to update the BIOS if you're using it with the 3570K. check the BIOS version on the box or see if it says something like "3rd gen i5" or "Ivy Bridge CPU" ready/compatible.

otherwise, you may need to ask around if the shop you're buying from can update the BIOS for you or find another one that will do it for you after buying it, or simply get the z77 board.


Thanks for suggestion...

I could not decide whether to go with with i5 3570k or i7 2600k ... abt board
good choice would be Z77 extreme 4 .....
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September 3, 2012 6:09:31 AM

if you're only gaming, you definitely don't need an i7. an i5-3570K is as good as it gets for gaming. an i5-2500K is still a good processor to get especially if it's cheaper than the 3570K over there if you're looking to save up cash.
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September 3, 2012 7:02:15 AM

You don't need an i5 3570K. Its a mystery why everybody always jumps up and down and recommends it. I'd get an i5-3470 and an H77M-D3H and forget about OC'g. The 34 is more than enough for gaming now and in the future.
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September 3, 2012 8:22:23 AM

the diff between i5 2500k and i5 3570k is the generatio, for a budget you better get i5 2500k the board also cheap btw..
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September 8, 2012 4:26:01 AM

Hazle said:
if you're only gaming, you definitely don't need an i7. an i5-3570K is as good as it gets for gaming. an i5-2500K is still a good processor to get especially if it's cheaper than the 3570K over there if you're looking to save up cash.



Thanks .. I think will go with i5 2500k because its 2500 rs ( $45 ) cheaper than i5 3570k .. which MOBO should i go with bec would be upgrading GPU to GTX 670 later this year from my GTX 560ti HAWK.....
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September 8, 2012 10:36:23 AM

any P67/Z68/Z77 ATX motherboard of your liking from Gigabyte, Asus, or Asrock will do your CPU good. if you're concerned about PCIe 3.0, don't be bothered too much by it. you're only losing a few fps at it's very worst.

you could go with an mATX board if the price looks nice to you, but note that you may not be able to overclock that CPU very high or you may experience some issues with clearance and space, most notably the GPU getting in the way of your SATA ports or other components you may need to use or not enough room to fit in another PCI/PCIe device. so choose wisely.
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September 8, 2012 4:47:57 PM

Hazle said:
any P67/Z68/Z77 ATX motherboard of your liking from Gigabyte, Asus, or Asrock will do your CPU good. if you're concerned about PCIe 3.0, don't be bothered too much by it. you're only losing a few fps at it's very worst.

you could go with an mATX board if the price looks nice to you, but note that you may not be able to overclock that CPU very high or you may experience some issues with clearance and space, most notably the GPU getting in the way of your SATA ports or other components you may need to use or not enough room to fit in another PCI/PCIe device. so choose wisely.



Thanks ... I was thinking to upgrade only GPU to ASUS gtx 670 instead of upgrading CPU and MOBO..Since there is no huge diff between PCIe 2.0 & PCIe 3.0..... What do u suggest .. Is it worth upgrading from GTX 560 ti to GTX 670.....? Will there be an improvement in games.........?
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September 9, 2012 2:19:02 AM

forgot you already chose a Z77 motherboard, so excuse me for misunderstanding that other post

the 560Ti is a very nice card at 1920x1080, with the 670 an even better card at that resolution. honestly, depending on how well you can cope with making some compromises by lowering a few graphic settings here and there, by the time you feel like you want a new card, you'll have a GTX 7**/8** for the same price as a 670 is now, but with a lot better performance.

but if you want to max everything as soon as possible, then yes, going from a 560ti to a 670 isn't all that bad. maybe have that 670 as your main card while the 560ti can be your dedicated PhysX card if you don't feel like selling it.
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September 9, 2012 4:44:21 AM

Hazle said:
forgot you already chose a Z77 motherboard, so excuse me for misunderstanding that other post

the 560Ti is a very nice card at 1920x1080, with the 670 an even better card at that resolution. honestly, depending on how well you can cope with making some compromises by lowering a few graphic settings here and there, by the time you feel like you want a new card, you'll have a GTX 7**/8** for the same price as a 670 is now, but with a lot better performance.

but if you want to max everything as soon as possible, then yes, going from a 560ti to a 670 isn't all that bad. maybe have that 670 as your main card while the 560ti can be your dedicated PhysX card if you don't feel like selling it.



Ya thats true.. Will stick with the 560ti .. As i am still able to play all games ( bf3, Max Payne 3, Sleeping dogs etc.. ) with high settings without any problem.... with the resolution of 1600x900 ...However if i get a customer for 560ti will sell it .. then will buy gtx 670 as main card.. just want to know whether gtx 670 will run without any issues with my current config....?

Current Config #

AMD phenom ii x4 945
ASUS M4A88TM
Corsair 8gb ram
CM hyper 212 evo
Corsair 500r with 5 fans
CM GX 550 psu.....................
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September 9, 2012 5:51:12 AM

Your 945 will bottleneck the 670 and that PSU is pretty crap.
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September 9, 2012 6:52:13 AM

Smeg45 said:
Your 945 will bottleneck the 670 and that PSU is pretty crap.


ok.. Will be upgrading PSU as well to Corsair TX650 or HX65 along with gtx 670.. still there will be an issue...
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September 9, 2012 7:02:10 AM

Smeg45 said:
You don't need an i5 3570K. Its a mystery why everybody always jumps up and down and recommends it. I'd get an i5-3470 and an H77M-D3H and forget about OC'g. The 34 is more than enough for gaming now and in the future.


And in 2 years time I want to Overclock? I can get 4.5 ghz if I want and it costs me £30 more :lol: 

And that is including the hyper evo 212+
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September 9, 2012 7:07:13 AM

The TX is fine, but you'll need to overclock that 945 to reduce any bottlenecks. I'd also get a 7950 over a 670.
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September 9, 2012 3:39:34 PM

Smeg45 said:
The TX is fine, but you'll need to overclock that 945 to reduce any bottlenecks. I'd also get a 7950 over a 670.



Thanks ....Will OC 945 to 3.5 Ghz ...since its not a black edition.....PSU going with HX 650 .. !!!
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