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May 15, 2012 10:24:39 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1157.83

PC meant for gaming primarily, and dual monitoring 1920x1080, browsing. Budget is $1500. Wondering if I should upgrade my mobo to a sabertooth z77 bcause I have money left to spend, in which case I would downgrade to 8gb of RAM. Plan to overclock in the not-so-near future. Want to buy soon, still unsure of the motherboard though. Looking for case in that price range, not going to be that case however. And also I already have a WD2005JD 256gb HDD so I didn't include it. Suggestions? First build, any feedback appreciated.

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May 15, 2012 10:44:17 PM

Flangdoogler said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1157.83

PC meant for gaming primarily, and dual monitoring 1920x1080, browsing. Budget is $1500. Wondering if I should upgrade my mobo to a sabertooth z77 bcause I have money left to spend, in which case I would downgrade to 8gb of RAM. Plan to overclock in the not-so-near future. Want to buy soon, still unsure of the motherboard though. Looking for case in that price range, not going to be that case however. And also I already have a WD2005JD 256gb HDD so I didn't include it. Suggestions? First build, any feedback appreciated.

Why the 16GB of RAM? 4GB of RAM is fine for gaming. I could see 8GB of RAM atm because it's cheap, but 16GB? I would go to a 2x4GB set of RAM, and then get a case with front 3.0 USB ports seeing how all these Z77 boards have the front USB header. Look at the Corsair 300R or 400R. Both of those cases are cheaper on amazon along with free shipping. Other than that everything on there looks great.
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May 15, 2012 10:47:12 PM

I'd suggest getting a non gigabyte one as the warranties are based on manufacturing date and not date of purchase.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71273&vpn=N670GTX-PM2D...
Msi is pretty good.

The evo is basically the plus except that the evo has a better area of touching. 10$ might not be worth it. You could spend more on a high end air cooler that works just as well as a water cooler.

Nice ssd choice as i just bought the same one from staples for 90$.

If you buy at micro center then you can get 50$ off with an i5 3570k and z77 mobo. Sabertooth looks nice and is a good choice but i heard causes a lot of heat problems.

But since you're really under budget and wouldnt mind spending a little more for finishing touches like an corsair obsidian case, Gtx 680 if you can find one, high end air cpu fan. etc.

EDIT: Also check out this for power supplies http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx because they can really hinder you in upgrading later on as well as the overall safety of your components.
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May 16, 2012 1:44:23 AM

I did go with 8gb but went to 16 cause i was under my budget... but I guess I could just upgrade to 16 if I ever needed to in the future once it's even cheaper. And, NattheWu, so are you saying my air cooler is fine? I just don't think I really need a better air cooler, I just want to play video games at awesome settings and be future-proofed for the next little while. Anything that increases gaming performance that could be upgraded in my build is something I'm looking for. I want a 680 but I just put 670 cause I doubt I'll be able to get a hold of one, if I can I more certainly will.

EDIT: And I'm pretty sure my psu falls in the tier 2 category so it should be fine eh?
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May 16, 2012 3:23:39 AM

Well I'd get a 2500k because overclocking is easier and the better cooling allows for your CPU to live longer. I'd suggest getting a obsidian case to take advantage of USB but also because it's a great case alot of space for upgrades. If you cant get a 680 that's fine but I think nix has one. Get the msi not gigabyte though.

Edit: yea that's fine but try for a tier 1 because you have the money.
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May 16, 2012 2:13:40 PM

Thanks a lot for the replies guys
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May 17, 2012 4:57:24 AM

I live in Canada, anyway I can still get it?
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