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June 24, 2012 3:31:48 PM

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=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

optic: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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?Ite...

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=N82E168...



Thx!!! :hello: 












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June 24, 2012 3:54:13 PM

Get a Sandy or Ivy Bridge processor. Reason: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

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.
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June 24, 2012 4:00:10 PM

If you want upgradeability, then go the route of LG 1155. It upgrades into ivy bridge if you choose to upgrade later.

CPU i3-2120 - $125 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Mobo $150 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This also saves you $40 to spend on a better gpu

GPU - Choose one of these if you'd like.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 24, 2012 6:49:15 PM

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=N82E168...

Mem: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168... 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=N82E168...

both for 209.98

total 648.43 with tax and leaves me with room for the OS.





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June 24, 2012 7:05:15 PM

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.
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June 24, 2012 7:25:35 PM

^ If he is not going to CF/SLI, he could also get the Pro3 Gen3.
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June 24, 2012 7:39:25 PM

I never noticed they dropped the price. Then it is a good buy. :) 
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June 24, 2012 7:39:59 PM

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.
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June 24, 2012 7:41:02 PM

Then get the Extreme3 Gen3 azn linked.
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June 24, 2012 8:58:13 PM

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=N82E168...
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June 24, 2012 9:37:54 PM

thaks i think i will go with that
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June 24, 2012 10:14:45 PM


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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.
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June 24, 2012 11:13:31 PM

looks good.
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June 24, 2012 11:56:10 PM

Good build!
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June 24, 2012 11:59:44 PM

thx for all help!!!
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June 25, 2012 12:33:15 AM

Better to get the Pro3 Gen3 since he probably won't want to CF a 6850.
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June 25, 2012 1:12:52 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Combo Deal 209.98

Total =669.43
10$ rebate
659.43

thx again



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June 25, 2012 4:51:39 AM

Good luck!
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June 25, 2012 5:04:53 AM

Are you going to CF/SLI?
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June 25, 2012 10:17:44 AM

Not sure why
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June 25, 2012 1:40:06 PM

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.
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June 25, 2012 2:11:24 PM

No prob. If I didnt cf would the pro3 be better than z77 or just cheaper?
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June 26, 2012 3:58:11 AM

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.
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June 26, 2012 4:43:59 AM

Best answer selected by Corlith.
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