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Ivy machine build, pls help and give me your precious opinion!

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July 23, 2012 5:26:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 750~780

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, photoshoping, movies, internet surfing

Are you buying a monitor: No, already have one

Parts to Upgrade: building new machine

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, I got Amazon Prime free shipping.

Location: Hayward, CA

Parts Preferences: Was thinkg Sandy bridge, but someone told me to get ivy bridge, but heard something about haswell in 2013 so not so sure abt ivy..or should I stay in sandy bridge?

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet and powerful, long lasting PC. Using windows 7 ultimate 64bit, runs photoshop, illustrator. play starcraft 2, COD:MW3, Far Cry 3, CRYSIS 3, Battlefield 3, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: future soldier...etc


Please tell me these going to work great and most importantly it's worth the money!! :kaola: 

My list:

Cpu: i5-3550 ivy bridge $209.99 or the 3450? or stick with sandy bridge?
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-3550-Quad-Core-Processor...

Cooler: stock intel $0

Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LK $156.82 or GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H which one??
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-P8Z77-V-LK-Intel-Motherboard...

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-DispayPort-Mo...

Memory: G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 2x2GB 1600 $32.28 I aslo got 2 more sticks of Adata gaming series 9-9-9-24 1.55v~1.75v 2GB DDR3 1600 from friend so total is 8GB hope they won't be any bottleneck of these memory stick.
http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-240-Pin-Desktop-F...

GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card $119.99
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-E-Video-10031...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB $69.99 (I heard there no big difference between the black and blue)
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk...

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 $59.99 (Do I have the right types of connectors and enough connectors for all my parts?
is the cx600 enough power?)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Certified-Compatible-Plat...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 $94.99 (will this case fits all my parts??)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-922M-...

OS: windows 7 ultimate 64bit $0

Optical: SAMSUNG SH-222BB/BEBE 21.38
http://www.amazon.com/SH-222BB-SAMSUNG/dp/B007WLP2U8/re...
July 23, 2012 5:29:17 PM

Without a budget, it is hard to say.
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July 23, 2012 5:31:44 PM

azeem40 said:
Without a budget, it is hard to say.


His budget is 750-780
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July 23, 2012 5:33:29 PM

azeem40 said:
Without a budget, it is hard to say.

so sorry, please forgive my incomplete info.
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July 23, 2012 5:33:54 PM

Personally i'd go for a Radeon 7850/7870 instead since they are newer.
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July 23, 2012 5:35:06 PM

dansgas1000 said:
His budget is 750-780

thank you for noticing! much appreciated! :hello: 
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July 23, 2012 5:38:20 PM

dansgas1000 said:
Personally i'd go for a Radeon 7850/7870 instead since they are newer.

copy that, so except the video card, everything will work okay? will there be any conflicts (not compatible)? or maybe buying ivy bridge still too early?? I heard something about haswell?
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July 23, 2012 5:41:33 PM

When I posted, all I saw was from My list and downward.
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July 23, 2012 5:42:50 PM

extremeantsy73 said:
copy that, so except the video card, everything will work okay? will there be any conflicts (not compatible)? or maybe buying ivy bridge still too early?? I heard something about haswell?



The video card YOU selected will work i was just providing better options for you :) .

Everything else is compatible and 600w power supply is more than enough even with a GTX 680 :D  which is $$$ above your budget :D .

Edit: Infact you could go for a GTX 480 instead. They are a few years out of date but were about the best at the time.

And for the case HAF 912 is far enough for you :) .

-Dan
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July 23, 2012 5:48:20 PM

If you have Microcenter store around you or know someone that has, they've got a deal where you can buy intel core i5-3570k and you'll get $50 off a Z77 mobo. It could save you quite a bit of money so you could upgrade to ATI 6870 GPU.
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July 23, 2012 5:49:33 PM

dansgas1000 said:
The video card YOU selected will work i was just providing better options for you :) .

Everything else is compatible and 600w power supply is more than enough even with a GTX 680 :D  which is $$$ above your budget :D .

Edit: Infact you could go for a GTX 480 instead. They are a few years out of date but were about the best at the time.
-Dan


First of all, thank you for taking the time for replying me! much appreciated!! :love:  btw ,My friend told me I cannot two different brand of memory? is that true? :heink: 

I assume that it'a good time to go ivy bridge? :heink: 

and which mobo you think it's best pick? the asus one or the gigabyte?


Thank you!!!!!!!! :sol:  :sol: 
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July 23, 2012 5:53:35 PM

viktorcheb said:
If you have Microcenter store around you or know someone that has, they've got a deal where you can buy intel core i5-3570k and you'll get $50 off a Z77 mobo. It could save you quite a bit of money so you could upgrade to ATI 6870 GPU.


Thanks for the awesome great good news!! :ouch: 

But, Sadly, I lived near the santa clara micro center, i don't think that store has this deal. :cry:  :cry: 
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July 23, 2012 5:55:07 PM

All microcenters have the $50 off mobo.
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July 23, 2012 6:03:21 PM

azeem40 said:
All microcenters have the $50 off mobo.


Except the Santa Clara one is closed down. :cry: 
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July 23, 2012 6:11:43 PM

extremeantsy73 said:
First of all, thank you for taking the time for replying me! much appreciated!! :love:  btw ,My friend told me I cannot two different brand of memory? is that true? :heink: 

I assume that it'a good time to go ivy bridge? :heink: 

and which mobo you think it's best pick? the asus one or the gigabyte?


Thank you!!!!!!!! :sol:  :sol: 



Doesn't matter to much about the MOBO you pick that. I'm not sure a bout the ram i think its ok. :D  :D  :D  :) 
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July 23, 2012 6:20:02 PM

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