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hey everyone,


i'm looking to upgrade my current system.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month

Budget: $1200-$1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Folding @ home, Vmware

Parts Not Required: monitor, mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, Ram, Case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: wintroniccomputers.com (it's a 5 min walk from my house)

Country: Canada (Ontario)

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: yes

SLI or Crossfire: Mabey in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920 X 1080


So i will be keeping my case which is an Antech 900 Two V3, My memory which is Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1866MHZ and the rest doesn't really matter :p I'm Looking for suggestions on the rest with the exception of the GPU which is going to be a GTX 680. all parts must fit within the budget including the GPU.


Thanks guys
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  1. i suggest these PC components
    msi-z77-GD65 for 180$
    core i5-3570k for 235$
    gtx 680 for 500$
    2TB seagate 7200(not 5900 version) for 120$
    z77 g1 sniper m3 for 180$ and it works on any case and it support dual CF or SLI see its website page http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4168#ov
    seagate HDDs are the fastest this year http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2012/-01-Read-Throughput-Average-h2benchw-3.16,2901.html
  2. Quote:
    gigabyte Z77 gigabyte g1.sniper m3 or asus z77 maximus V gene for 180$


    I wouldn't go with either board - the GENE-Z limits expansion options and the Sniper is massive overkill, very expensive, and only works with XL-ATX cases. I definitely agree about the sound - I hate Realtek drivers.

    Quote:
    ram 2x4GB 1866 for 75$ or 2x4GB 1600 for 50$


    Pointless to get RAM above 1600 - you'll never notice the speed increase and Intel will void your warranty if you have to RMA the CPU.


    This should give you a good idea:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.49 @ Newegg Canada)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($105.92 @ TigerDirect Canada)
    Total: $1326.32
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  3. ummm......Did you even read my post?

    First, i want to overclock and you can't overclock that CPU. Second i can't get either one of those boards from the web site i provided. third i'm using my RAM, PSU and i'm getting a GTX 680.

    Thanks for the reply but please next time read the hole post before you reply.
  4. The post above was for oxford373
  5. lucasrivers said:
    ummm......Did you even read my post?

    First, i want to overclock and you can't overclock that CPU. Second i can't get either one of those boards from the web site i provided. third i'm using my RAM, PSU and i'm getting a GTX 680.

    Thanks for the reply but please next time read the hole post before you reply.


    That CPU does have an unlocked multiplier which means you can overclock it.

    The GTX 670 and 680 are essentially the same card. The 670 is a bit more affordable which is why I included it instead of the 680.
  6. Ok, i'm sorry does any read my post lol.

    All parts are being bought from wintroniccomputers.com.

    Again thanks for the reply g-unit1111 but please read the post in full next time.
  7. Ops i forgot to mention i Don't need a PSU i thought i put that in there sorry. I have a BFG 750W SLi PSU.

    My bad
  8. Best answer
    Buying the 680 over the 670 is just like pissing in the wind. The extra cost of the 680 isn't even close to worth it when compared to the price/performance ratio of the 670.
  9. Sorry i was replying to 2 post at the same time ,i know the 3570K
  10. can be overclocked
  11. Best answer selected by lucasrivers.
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