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July 14, 2012 8:45:04 AM

Hello everyone,

So this is my first forum post ever anywhere!!!! It feels pretty good! I have never built a computer before but I am pretty knowledgeable about computers and have a lot of confidence that i know what to do (for the most part). Anyway sorry if this thread should not be in this section but here goes, i have a few questions that I would love to get some feedback about. Firstly, I plan on buying a ASUS sabertooth z77 motherboard, and i know that it has an integrated LAN chipset but my question is will this chipset allow me to have WiFi or will I have to buy a separate WiFi adapter, and if i do have to buy one could I get some suggestions on which one I should get. Another question I have is how much power am I going to need to keep my setup running at it's best, here are all the things I am going to drop in my new build:

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard/integrated LAN Intel 82579V
Intel i5 ivy bridge-3570k
EVGA GTX 670 2GB
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC INTERNAL SSD
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3


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July 14, 2012 9:18:15 AM
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Please fill this out:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
Also, the Asus Sabertooth Z77 and Asus Z77 Pro-V is probably one of the worst boards in terms of cost/performance. Shown here, a $160 Asrock Extreme6 Z77 can upstage a $210 board. Definitely not worth the Sabertooth.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g...

Check out my $1100 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Add the 256GB SSD of your choice but honestly it'd be better to get a 120GB and just get a 1TB or 500GB for storage.

Wi-fi adapters work for any motherboards just use the USB ones.
July 14, 2012 9:21:16 AM

what he said

sabertooths are gimmicks that look cool but thats about it
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July 14, 2012 9:31:51 AM

Thank you guys very much for the quick responses i will look into the other mobo you suggested i think that is one of the reasons that i liked the sabertooth so much was how it looked!

Again thanks

ChugginMilk
July 14, 2012 10:10:39 AM

interesting point regarding the asus mobo,i have a asrock pro 3 p67 mobo and it is fine,i would recomend a real good quality power supply like this linked seasonic 760watt or 850watt if you plan to add a second graphics card in the future,this link is in australia,you may need to search this product in your location


http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
July 14, 2012 6:03:38 PM

^ Overkill on the price. You should be going for cheaper 750ws especially since Bronze to Gold 80+ ratings don't have much impact.

The OCZ ZS 750 or ZT 750w are solid choices.
July 29, 2012 5:55:40 PM

Best answer selected by chugginmilk.
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