First homebuilt i7 3770k gtx 680

Hello

I'm about to purchase my first gaming rig that i'll build myself and i wanted to know a few things, first these are the parts i will purchase :

i7 3770k 3.5ghz http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

gtx 680 evga http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

computer case http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

asus dvd burner http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

cooler master 850w http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?
Item=N82E16817171048

then the motherboard Intel BOXDZ77GA70K LGA 1155 Intel Z77 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121605

Plus a ocz vertex 3 ssd that i already have, i wonder if i could get a cheaper motherboard? what is the best and cheapest Z77 motherboard that features sata 3 and 2 pcie 3 for gtx 680 sli?

i'm also not looking to overclock the cpu but i might overclock the gpu and add a seconde one for sli

thanks for helping me :)
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  1. If you're not overclocking no point in getting the K. If this is solely for gaming, a i5-3570 would be just as fast for $100 less.

    You could save a few bucks with a motherboard like this. All the major brands should have a similar priced/featured board http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820

    Note: PCI E 3.0 at x8 is as fast as PCI E 2.0 at 16x. So don't worry about that.
  2. erunion said:
    If you're not overclocking no point in getting the K. If this is solely for gaming, a i5-3570 would be just as fast for $100 less.

    You could save a few bucks with a motherboard like this. All the major brands should have a similar priced/featured board http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820

    Note: PCI E 3.0 at x8 is as fast as PCI E 2.0 at 16x. So don't worry about that.


    sorry i forgot to say i really want an i7 3770k, i know it might be useless but i've worked so hard lately to get money i wanna enjoy it...

    that one seems nice i hadn't seen it before, won't i lose performance if the pcie 3 are 8x?
  3. i strongly recommend ditching the 680 and get a 670 instead. its 95% as fast but costs 80% as much.
    for gaming a 3570k is just as good but since your not overclocking get the 3550 and save a little money. you will never notice a difference between it and the 3770k in games. unless you benchmark it, then you will see the 3770k is insignificantly faster

    you can get away with a lower wattage power supply even with sli. check out reviews that show power consumption for sli. smaller transistors make this generation of hardware very energy efficient.
  4. farrengottu said:
    i strongly recommend ditching the 680 and get a 670 instead. its 95% as fast but costs 80% as much.
    for gaming a 3570k is just as good but since your not overclocking get the 3550 and save a little money. you will never notice a difference between it and the 3770k in games. unless you benchmark it, then you will see the 3770k is insignificantly faster

    you can get away with a lower wattage power supply even with sli. check out reviews that show power consumption for sli. smaller transistors make this generation of hardware very energy efficient.


    ok thanks i will rethink but what about the mobo?
  5. ionjohn said:
    won't i lose performance if the pcie 3 are 8x?


    Nope. PCI E 3.0 has the double the bandwidth as 2.0. So 8 lanes of 3.0 is as fast as a full 16 lanes of 2.0

    I think almost all the Z77 boards split the 3.0 lanes that way. Very few have controllers to add extra lanes.
  6. erunion said:
    Nope. PCI E 3.0 has the double the bandwidth as 2.0. So 8 lanes of 3.0 is as fast as a full 16 lanes of 2.0

    I think almost all the Z77 boards split the 3.0 lanes that way. Very few have controllers to add extra lanes.


    ok thank you
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