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June 14, 2012 10:24:20 AM

So I've been looking at building a new computer in the nxt few months.
I'm looking at the i5 3570k or the i7 3770k for CPU
the AsRock Z77 Extreme6 or the Z77 Extreme9
AND I'm trying to decide on Graphics cards (prob the GTX 6** series)
I want to SLI later down the road, I was thinking GTX680, but i've heard good things about the 670 and I was even thinking about the 690. What do you guys thinks?

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June 14, 2012 11:07:03 AM

just to add to the mix of Mobo's, I was also thinking about the AsRock Fatal1ty Professional.
June 14, 2012 11:46:51 AM

What are the specs of the rest of your computer, and what do you plan to use it for?
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June 14, 2012 10:48:51 PM

Merueth said:
What are the specs of the rest of your computer, and what do you plan to use it for?


Looking at
Case: CM HAF XM
PSU: OCZ ZT 750W
HDD: - 64gb Samsung8 830 (OS)
- 240gb Sandisk Extreme SSD (Steam/programs)
- 2TB WD Black HDD (storage)
Ram: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z F3-19200CL
CPU Fan: Noctua D14

That would be the main other parts I guess

Over the next few months I'd use it for gaming and editing, maybe some animation, then later for programming etc (I'm doing a degree in computer science)
I want to go high end now and not have to upgrade too much later. I want to SLI the GFX though.
June 14, 2012 11:02:09 PM

CPU
If you will be using your computer for much video editing and those kind of tasks, get a 3770K. If you won't be editing videos that much, get a 3570K.

The 3770K has a technology called hyper-threading, which will trick your computer into thinking the CPU has 8 cores. Video editing software take advantage of this technology; games, for the most part, does not.

Graphics card
GTX 670. The 690 is way too powerful for most people's needs, and the 680 isn't worth the extra 100$, because it's just slightly better than the 670.

Motherboard
Don't know much about motherboard, but as I have understood ASUS and Gigabyte have the most popular boards.
June 14, 2012 11:20:50 PM

nafoni said:
CPU
If you will be using your computer for much video editing and those kind of tasks, get a 3770K. If you won't be editing videos that much, get a 3570K.

The 3770K has a technology called hyper-threading, which will trick your computer into thinking the CPU has 8 cores. Video editing software take advantage of this technology; games, for the most part, does not.

Graphics card
GTX 670. The 690 is way too powerful for most people's needs, and the 680 isn't worth the extra 100$, because it's just slightly better than the 670.

Motherboard
Don't know much about motherboard, but as I have understood ASUS and Gigabyte have the most popular boards.


I decided to go with the 3770k as CPU, for those very reasons.

Because I am kinda tight on money at the moment, I was considering going for a cheaper graphics card, what would be a good choice. I was thinking GTX560 TI, but i've been told to go for the 7850.

AsRock I believe is Asus's cheaper brand but they make very good motherboards. I would love some input regarding those AsRock mobos though!
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