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June 26, 2012 12:09:07 AM

Ok so I have made this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/aOC8 Will this all fit together? I will be using this for gaming, (Minecraft, guild wars, bf3) Is there anything I should add? I don't want to spend more than 50$ more than what I have there. Is there anything I can add/upgrade to increase game performance?

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June 26, 2012 12:26:30 AM

XFX Core Edition FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$329.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $309.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
+ Free Gift: AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon (value:$59.99)
+ Free Gift: XFX Gift - Dirt3 Game Coupon (value:$49.99)

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$144.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $124.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you went with one of these motherboards instead of the Gigabyte then the money saved could be used for the 7870 video card which would be a performance increase over the 7850 plus you get some free game coupons.
The prices should be almost the same in Newegg Canada.



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June 26, 2012 12:27:26 AM

^Support on the 7870.

Bad CPU, bad power supply. Go for a 3570K so that you can overclock it and obviate your next CPU upgrade, and avoid PC&C. Here we are: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

To save a few dollars, go with a $135 ASRock Z77 Extreme4.

You do need a CPU cooler. Go for a $35 Hyper 212 EVO.
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June 26, 2012 12:43:49 AM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
XFX Core Edition FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$319.99 and a $20 rebate

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$151.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $131.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Well you can save $25 with this motherboard and get the 7870 with just a $50 increase over the 7850.
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June 26, 2012 1:05:05 AM

kajabla said:
^Support on the 7870.

Bad CPU, bad power supply. Go for a 3570K so that you can overclock it and obviate your next CPU upgrade, and avoid PC&C. Here we are: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

To save a few dollars, go with a $135 ASRock Z77 Extreme4.

You do need a CPU cooler. Go for a $35 Hyper 212 EVO.

I won't be overclocking so I don't need a cpu cooler. So is the 3550 not overclocked better than the 3570k not overclocked?
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June 26, 2012 1:19:38 AM

If you really don't want to overclock, you should be getting a cheap H77 board like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You won't utilize the overclocking features of the Z77 boards, so better to save money with H77, which is very similar feature-wise, other than not supporting overclocking.
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June 26, 2012 2:11:47 AM

What's wrong with overclocking? It's perfectly safe if you don't mess with voltage, and it gives you a ton of performance for free (or for the price of a CPU cooler, I suppose, but that's worth it). It's your decision, of course, but I encourage you to consider this opportunity to get a far better deal.
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June 26, 2012 2:14:31 AM

kajabla said:
What's wrong with overclocking? It's perfectly safe if you don't mess with voltage, and it gives you a ton of performance for free (or for the price of a CPU cooler, I suppose, but that's worth it). It's your decision, of course, but I encourage you to consider this opportunity to get a far better deal.

Yeah I've decided I will overclock, just not for a week or two after I get my computer set up. Can you reccomend a good inexpensive aftermarket cooler? And if it comes with thermal paste pre applied that would be great ( but not necessary)
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June 26, 2012 3:13:18 AM

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
$34.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
$34.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
$28.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

These coolers do come with some thermal paste but it's not preapplied and either of these would do the job.
With overclocking it's something that you can do at your own speed and take it step by step a little at a time and you don't have to go crazy and shouldn't anyways untill ou got more experience with it but it's something that you can do a little bit and see how you feel about it.
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June 26, 2012 3:18:08 AM

How many times have you posted this?
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June 26, 2012 4:24:33 AM

I think the EVO's the right way to go, as I said before.
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June 26, 2012 4:27:05 AM

Downgrade mobo to h77 cus ur not gunna overclock it and spend it on a ssd or 7870 gpu
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June 27, 2012 2:17:48 AM

Best answer selected by bryce6622.
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