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June 12, 2012 7:56:29 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Sooner the better

Budget Range: $1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, 3D Stuff (Maya, 3D Max, Mudbox)

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel build, Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

a b 4 Gaming
June 12, 2012 8:13:45 PM

Anything linked to amazon on here can be found on newegg. Add a case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $469.98 save: $15.00
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $35.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 993995

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DR... $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AS-670DC2G $424.99 Free Shipping
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card - GTX670-DC2-2GD5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $1,462.90 *not including shipping & rebates


*** For possible 32GB of RAM option then make these changes.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GAO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
June 12, 2012 8:52:06 PM

I could buy
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB
for now and then buy another one of those in the future?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 12, 2012 9:00:14 PM

UnoriginalName said:
I could buy
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB
for now and then buy another one of those in the future?

You could but then you would regret it later on for not having that extra RAM with the programs you plan on using. Hyper threading, and plenty of RAM. 1600hz CAS9 1.5v RAM so you don't have to worry about your board not playing nice with your RAM timings. Just plug it in and go for it.
June 12, 2012 9:01:03 PM

Is there much of a difference between 1866 and 1600?
June 12, 2012 9:03:24 PM

I was also thinking about going with the Gigabyte z77 UD5H is that mobo good?
a b 4 Gaming
June 12, 2012 9:07:54 PM

UnoriginalName said:
I was also thinking about going with the Gigabyte z77 UD5H is that mobo good?

Iv'e never used it myself but it's gotten some good reviews.

Here's a gigabyte board that seems to be recommended on here a lot lately. It also combo's with that 3770K to save you a few dollars.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
June 12, 2012 9:55:08 PM

Why_Me said:
Iv'e never used it myself but it's gotten some good reviews.

Here's a gigabyte board that seems to be recommended on here a lot lately. It also combo's with that 3770K to save you a few dollars.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


What's the difference between UD5H and UD3H?
a b 4 Gaming
June 12, 2012 10:07:46 PM

UnoriginalName said:
What's the difference between UD5H and UD3H?

It shows the UD5 having wifi ($30 wifi card takes care of that and does it better) and it might have a few more USB ports...not sure but it would be on the specs.

And to answer your question about the RAM, there wouldn't be any noticeable difference between those speeds.

Click "Specs" on those links and get a better idea. The UD5 looks to have 4 more phases for for over clocking which makes no difference these days with these IB cpu's and it has an extra heat sink, yet both support SLI.

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4... <----- UD5

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4... <----- GA-Z77X-UD3H
June 12, 2012 10:59:32 PM

Why_Me said:
It shows the UD5 having wifi ($30 wifi card takes care of that and does it better) and it might have a few more USB ports...not sure but it would be on the specs.

And to answer your question about the RAM, there wouldn't be any noticeable difference between those speeds.

Click "Specs" on those links and get a better idea. The UD5 looks to have 4 more phases for for over clocking which makes no difference these days with these IB cpu's and it has an extra heat sink, yet both support SLI.

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4... <----- UD5

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4... <----- GA-Z77X-UD3H


The motherboard you suggested is like a few features short than the UD5H but it's like $60 cheaper, should I just go with the Asrock one?

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a b 4 Gaming
June 12, 2012 11:18:00 PM
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UnoriginalName said:
The motherboard you suggested is like a few features short than the UD5H but it's like $60 cheaper, should I just go with the Asrock one?

The Asrock is a bargain and it does what you need it to do.
June 12, 2012 11:23:19 PM

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