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I need to know if there will be a bottleneck on this build. Will be ordering soon as i know it will work together.
I will be using it for mostly Blizzard games (SC2, Diablo, and WoW) and League of Legends. Also watching movies etc .
Budget i have is 700-750 with the OS. Wanted it to be upgradeable down the line.


Parts i wont need :
I have a monitor, keyboard, Naga Razor mouse also have the Rosewill hive 750 psu and the Rosewill Blackhawk mid tower.


CPU: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157266

HD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

optic: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Mem: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.970789

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908


Thx!!! :hello:
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  1. Get a Sandy or Ivy Bridge processor. Reason: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

    You get an i5 for $30 more. It will cost $60 for one that can overclock. Your choice.

    If you're going with an i5 get a H77 for the non-overclockable ones and Z77 for the overclockable ones.

    If a K is at the end of the processor it can be overclocked.

    Your graphics card is a little weak, but you're not playing any hardcore games, as they're Blizzard game :P

    If you really don't want to spend the extra money on the i5 get a i3-2120.

    If you're getting a K processor make sure you get a CPU cooler (not including the one in the box) so you can overclock properly.
  2. Ok how is this now and if you can tell me if they will work well together along with the case above and psu this will be my first build.


    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    Mem: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Both for 225.98

    Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    HD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

    mobo and hd for 201.50

    Mem: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144 48.99

    GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

    both for 209.98

    total 648.43 with tax and leaves me with room for the OS.
  3. No need for a Z77 board if you're not using an IB CPU. Get the HDD separately and then buy the ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3.
  4. Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    Pretty much a solid build though.
  5. ^ If he is not going to CF/SLI, he could also get the Pro3 Gen3.
  6. I never noticed they dropped the price. Then it is a good buy. :)
  7. not sure if i would CF/SLI basiclly was trying to get a good solid start build that wouldnt have to be upgraded quickly aside from GPU or ram. BUt it would be nice to have a board that left options open.
  8. Then get the Extreme3 Gen3 azn linked.
  9. Is there a big diff between the i5-2500k and the i5-3570k cause i can drop the 2500k combo with asus and add asus solo and the i5-3570k for 20$ more.

    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
  10. Best answer
    Well either is up to you. I'd combo the i5 3570K with the Extreme4 Z77 though. Best budget board out.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.975453
  11. thaks i think i will go with that
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    Ok how is this now and if you can tell me if they will work well together along with the case above and psu this will be my first build.


    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116504 230.oo

    Mem: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204 17$


    Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157293

    HD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148840

    mobo and hd for 201.50

    Mem: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233144 48.99

    GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102948

    both for 209.98

    total 670 with tax and leaves me with room for the OS.
  13. looks good.
  14. Good build!
  15. thx for all help!!!
  16. Better to get the Pro3 Gen3 since he probably won't want to CF a 6850.
  17. Ok this is what i will be ordering..


    Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

    Combo Deal 214.98-13.50(10% off Mobo) = 201.48

    PCU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    Price 230.oo

    Optic: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    16.99

    GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

    MEM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

    Combo Deal 209.98

    Total =669.43
    10$ rebate
    659.43

    thx again
  18. Good luck!
  19. Are you going to CF/SLI?
  20. Not sure why
  21. You have to make sure your power supply can handle it, you case and cool and fit them nicely, and if your motherboard supports. That's why azeem40 asked.
  22. No prob. If I didnt cf would the pro3 be better than z77 or just cheaper?
  23. Cheaper. Both are Z77 btw. You mean the Extreme4.

    Both are great, the Pro3 would be cheaper if you finalized not CF/SLI but if you're still unsure, I think it's better to have it just in case.
  24. Best answer selected by Corlith.
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