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June 4, 2012 2:10:54 AM

Hello, I'm building a new Rig it will be mostly used for light gaming like Diablo 3 and office functions and things like video streaming and maybe even some occasional video and photo editing.

OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

CPU:
Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
ASUS Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1155 Motherboard P8Z77-V PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT128M4SSD2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive:
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Blu Ray Burner:
Pioneer Electronics USA Internal BD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1280 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI-I/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 4, 2012 2:24:54 AM

Everything looks fine and dandy except for one thing...you don't have a PSU listed here :)  which one were you thinking of getting?
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June 4, 2012 2:31:43 AM

The RAM should be 1.5 volt or less . The stuff you have selected might run but it will immediately void your processor warranty

The GTX 570 is a generation old . There are newer 7XXX radeons that perform better , use less power and dont cost much more . Since you have a Z77 mb you could drop the SSD to a 40 - 64 gig model and use that as a cache drive , and that will free up money for a better graphics card

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=518


HIS H787F2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $320

you would need a 500 watt psu , or a 650 watt unit of you wanted to add a second graphics card later
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June 4, 2012 2:43:02 AM

Thanks for the input! Out of curiosity why would this set up void my processor warranty?



Outlander_04 said:
The RAM should be 1.5 volt or less . The stuff you have selected might run but it will immediately void your processor warranty

The GTX 570 is a generation old . There are newer 7XXX radeons that perform better , use less power and dont cost much more . Since you have a Z77 mb you could drop the SSD to a 40 - 64 gig model and use that as a cache drive , and that will free up money for a better graphics card

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=518


HIS H787F2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $320

you would need a 500 watt psu , or a 650 watt unit of you wanted to add a second graphics card later

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June 4, 2012 2:53:18 AM

pharnok said:
Thanks for the input! Out of curiosity why would this set up void my processor warranty?



Intel sb and IB processors , and their motherboards, are all rated for 1.5 volt RAM .

The current flowing through the memory flows through the memory controller thats built in to the processor . Even 1.5 volt is a lot higher than the whole processor can handle . But just having part of the processor running that hot is tolerable .
Intel do say that 1.65 volt can work for extreme overclocks , but its a lot of stress and the processor wont last as long

And you definitely dont get a warranty if your RAM is rated hiugher than 1.5
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June 4, 2012 3:05:52 AM

Cool so if I change my memory to 1.5 I should be ok like something like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'll see what I can juggle for my video card and SSD. I really am only going to put the OS on this drive anyway and maybe a few programs.



Outlander_04 said:
Intel sb and IB processors , and their motherboards, are all rated for 1.5 volt RAM .

The current flowing through the memory flows through the memory controller thats built in to the processor . Even 1.5 volt is a lot higher than the whole processor can handle . But just having part of the processor running that hot is tolerable .
Intel do say that 1.65 volt can work for extreme overclocks , but its a lot of stress and the processor wont last as long

And you definitely dont get a warranty if your RAM is rated hiugher than 1.5

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