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Need advice on mobo/GPU for my gaming build.

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July 7, 2012 8:07:30 PM

Hey everyone,

Here are the parts I have selected for my build thus far, everything is from NCIX.CA (Keep any suggestions to this website please as I would like to do all my shopping in 1 place):

CPU :
Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail ($238.99)

CASE:
Antec 100 One Hundred Lite Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case Black 3X5.25 6X3.5INT 1X2.5INT N ($47.98)

PSU:
Corsair Gaming Series CMPSU-600G 600W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan *3 Year W ($79.99)

MEMORY:
G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 1.5V ($55.84)

This build is exclusively for gaming, mainly multiplayer games, WoW, D3, GW2 and I would like to run everything on Max without any hiccups!

Being as is the my first ever build, and I intend to do it on my own, I was hoping for some assistance/verification that all parts are sound and compatible as well as some advice on a good mobo and GPU.

I was hoping to get a mobo that would have room for Crossfire/SLI even though I dont intend on using it right away (as the games I play right now dont support more then 1 GPU), I hope to in the future.

As for the GPU I was looking at either an Asus 7850 2gb or a GTX550ti, this is where I plan to invest the big bucks as it will have the most impact on my gaming experience.

My main concerns are:
- Compatible mobo
- Case doesn't need to look better then a cardboard box but a quite PC is a huge deal for me.
- Performance on high settings is of absolute necessity, this shouldn't be too difficult as the games I play aren't very demanding.

Current running total is $422.80, I would LIKE to keep it under $800.

Thank you for your time and I greatly appreciate everyones advice and input. If you would like to suggest a completely different system, be my guest, I am open to all suggestions.

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July 7, 2012 8:20:43 PM

I also found these bundles, not sure which is the best option however:

NCIX Bundle Deal Patriot G2 Series Division 2 2X4GB Memory & Gigabyte Z77M-D3H MVP Motherboard (Z77M-D3H MVP&PGD38G1600ELK) ($172.88)

NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked CPU & MSI Z77A-G43 DDR3 CrossFire Motherboard (3570K & Z77A-G43) ($394.99)

NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked CPU & MSI Z77A-G45 DDR3 SLI Motherboard (Z77A-G45 & 3570K) ($379.99)

NCIX Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core CPU & Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard (BX80637I53570K&Z77X-UD3H) ($439.99) Obviously this is a great combo, but a tad pricey.
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July 8, 2012 2:47:58 AM

Meh, I'd go for 1600MHz memory. RAM is so cheap these days. PSU: Corsair tx series would be great, cheaper, and more efficient. 650-750 watts will be plenty. I'd look at an Asrock z77 extreme 4. Fairly cheap board. Not sure about the GPU though. Although, I'd look into aiming for a radeon hd 6870 or something of that sort. You may have to sacrifice a bit on the cpu in order to keep it in budget. Good luck. :) 
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July 8, 2012 11:47:04 AM

no. i would get this bundle deal. way more features

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=71249&vpn=BX8063...

for the memory, just get yourself a plain set of 1600mhz cl9 memory like this one

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57953&vpn=F3-128...

for the case, id go antec one. its cheaper and has all the features needed.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67322&promoid=1382

for the video card, id get a asus 7850. great cooler and great chip. price match it at ncix when newegg has stock. newegg price is 5 bucks under ncix

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69864&promoid=1015

for the power supply, a 600-650w will suit your needs even when you put 2 of these cards in your system. out of stock right now

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=65319&vpn=PPCMK3S600&manu...
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July 9, 2012 11:23:47 PM

TheBigTroll said:
no. i would get this bundle deal. way more features

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=71249&vpn=BX8063...

for the memory, just get yourself a plain set of 1600mhz cl9 memory like this one

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57953&vpn=F3-128...

for the case, id go antec one. its cheaper and has all the features needed.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67322&promoid=1382

for the video card, id get a asus 7850. great cooler and great chip. price match it at ncix when newegg has stock. newegg price is 5 bucks under ncix

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69864&promoid=1015

for the power supply, a 600-650w will suit your needs even when you put 2 of these cards in your system. out of stock right now

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=65319&vpn=PPCMK3S600&manu...

+1 this^^
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