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I need help choosing a Mobo and PSU (First Time Builder)

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June 12, 2012 6:57:14 AM

Purchase Date: About 2 months

Budget Range: N/A

System Usage: Gaming, Internet

Parts Not Required: N/A

Preferred Website: Newegg.com

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Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI: Maybe. 2 or so years down the road.

Monitor Resolution: N/A

Additional Comments: I need help picking out a motherboard and a PSU given the parts I'll list below.

Current Planned Build

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155
Mobo -
Fan - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
Video Card - EVGA GTX 680 (Fermi) 2GB
SSD - Crucial M4 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
DVD Drive - ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Power Supply - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W
Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Speakers - Creative A220 2.1 Speakers
Mouse - Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
Keyboard - Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard
Monitor - Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" 8ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Wireless Adapter - TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless Adapter High Gain IEEE 802.11b/g/n

I also wanted to ask how I should go about getting parts out of stock. I highly prefer buying and shipping all parts at once, rather than in installments.

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June 12, 2012 7:11:29 AM

With the budget you seem to have, no point in the i5-2500k. Get the Ivy Bridge equivalent, the i5-3570k. 10% better performance clock for clock, PCI-3 support and integrates better with Z77 mobo's.

At this budget, I would suggest the Asus Sabertooth Z77. Support for dual Crossfire/SLI, all the benefits of Z77 (USB3, PCI-3, SRT) and great overclocking ability.

That PSU should be fine, 750W is sufficient for dual GPU's and Corsair is one of the better brands when it comes to PSU's. So no problem there.
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June 12, 2012 7:19:44 AM

manofchalk said:
With the budget you seem to have, no point in the i5-2500k. Get the Ivy Bridge equivalent, the i5-3570k. 10% better performance clock for clock, PCI-3 support and integrates better with Z77 mobo's.

At this budget, I would suggest the Asus Sabertooth Z77. Support for dual Crossfire/SLI, all the benefits of Z77 (USB3, PCI-3, SRT) and great overclocking ability.

That PSU should be fine, 750W is sufficient for dual GPU's and Corsair is one of the better brands when it comes to PSU's. So no problem there.


I just checked on Newegg for the Z77. It says the memory standard is "DDR3 1866/1600/1333". My chosen RAM is 2133. Are they compatible? Or should I just get different sticks?
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June 12, 2012 7:36:12 AM

With your build, your best choice would be the Asrock Z77 Extreme 4.
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June 12, 2012 7:43:50 AM

vegito7192 said:
I just checked on Newegg for the Z77. It says the memory standard is "DDR3 1866/1600/1333". My chosen RAM is 2133. Are they compatible? Or should I just get different sticks?


No need for such high speed RAM, the performance gain is minimal compared to the price increase.

Just get different sticks, 8GB of 1600Mhz RAM at CL9 or CL8 latency is more than enough for gaming.
This kit should be fine, and they apparently overclock well if your so inclined. Just remember to set them to 1600Mhz in BIOS, they will run at 1333Mhz by default.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 12, 2012 7:45:54 AM

Agree. With a 680 you should get a z77 motherboard and a 3570k. Yes, good z77 motherboards support up to 2800Mhz memory. No point on getting that kinda of memory if you don't use ramdisk! I would go with:
Asus z77 Sabertooth
3570k
Antec H2O 920
Razer Keyboard
...everything else looks good even de PSU for possible 680 sli!
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June 12, 2012 10:33:29 AM

How long does it usually take for the 680 to come back in stock? I want to wait until it does so I can ship all of the parts at once.
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June 12, 2012 10:39:40 AM

vegito7192 said:
How long does it usually take for the 680 to come back in stock? I want to wait until it does so I can ship all of the parts at once.


No clue, you'l just have to wait or find it somewhere else. Try Amazon or any local tech stores.
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