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July 10, 2012 2:10:55 PM

This will be my first gaming rig and build which will be only used for gaming. I will not be crossfiring and most likely not OC'ing. However if i do in the future, it will be minimal.

These are the parts I have chosen:

CPU: Intel i5 3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASRock Extreme 4 Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Radeon HD 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)(1600)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: NZXT LEXA S LEXS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-146-...

Is there anything that isn't compatible or isn't suited for my needs?
Thanks for your help.

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July 10, 2012 2:53:18 PM

That is a great build I usually change things in builds but you did a great job with this it is a really nice gaming rig.
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July 10, 2012 3:01:00 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
That is a great build I usually change things in builds but you did a great job with this it is a really nice gaming rig.


thanks :) . Do you think I should change my mobo to an ASRock Z77 Pro3 since I'm planning to not crossfire/SLI?
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July 10, 2012 3:01:57 PM

Yeah that is what i would do...I'm jealous of that build :) 
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July 10, 2012 3:07:28 PM

If you're not overclocking, the 3570K is unnecessary as it's a $20 price premium for a feature you're not going to use.
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July 10, 2012 3:07:39 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
Yeah that is what i would do...I'm jealous of that build :) 


Hahaha, would there be a big difference between the pro 3 and the extreme4? And will i need to buy any extra coolers or are the ones that go with the case good enough?
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July 10, 2012 3:09:26 PM

If not ocing then no extra cooler will be neccassary if you mean fans then I would put 2 more fans in it to keep the 7850 cool. I would go with the extreme 4 personally
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July 10, 2012 3:09:49 PM

eddieroolz said:
If you're not overclocking, the 3570K is unnecessary as it's a $20 price premium for a feature you're not going to use.


Sorry this might sound like a complete noob question but does the mobo affect the overclocking of the cpu(i5 3750k) or are they completely seperate?
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July 10, 2012 3:10:40 PM

eddieroolz said:
If you're not overclocking, the 3570K is unnecessary as it's a $20 price premium for a feature you're not going to use.


He wants to keep his future open if he wants to in the future.
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July 10, 2012 3:11:08 PM

natural said:
Sorry this might sound like a complete noob question but does the mobo affect the overclocking of the cpu(i5 3750k) or are they completely seperate?


The mobo software that comes with it helps so,yes it would help.
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July 10, 2012 3:14:34 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
The mobo software that comes with it helps so,yes it would help.


So if i go with the extreme 4 and the 3750k, would it be good enough to get a slight overclock if i decide to in the future?
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July 10, 2012 3:15:06 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
He wants to keep his future open if he wants to in the future.


He says that he will most likely not OCing, and if any it will be minimal. I understood that to mean BCLK and the limited multiplier overclock that a non-K Intel processor can do.

@OP Motherboard has some impact on the stability and result of overclocking, but the components aren't as highly dependent as it was before (i.e. Core 2 days).
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July 10, 2012 3:15:14 PM

Yeah you can easily get 4.0 ghz on stock cooling and 4.8 on after market cooler.
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July 10, 2012 3:21:38 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
Yeah you can easily get 4.0 ghz on stock cooling and 4.8 on after market cooler.


Alright so I'll just stay with stock for now and is my PSU strong enough or do i need 650?
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July 10, 2012 3:23:09 PM

CX 600 is what I am getting for the practically same build. Your fine :) 
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July 10, 2012 3:24:12 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
CX 600 is what I am getting for the practically same build. Your fine :) 


Alright! Thanks for all your help!
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July 10, 2012 3:24:34 PM

Best answer selected by natural.
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July 10, 2012 3:35:56 PM

Not sure how much you are willing to spend on a case, but have a look at these cases. All are priced between: $75 - $100. Some include rebates. All are USB 3 ready.

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...

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...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Hey, if the case you've selected is the one you're happy with, then go for it. I just wanted to add these in case you missed them.

Have fun and good luck on your build! Be sure to let us know what all you settled on.
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