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July 24, 2012 9:52:51 PM

I plan to make a new Pc i was wondering if all of these will go together and if you have any suggestions as to what video card I should put in to this system.

Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT180A3K5 2.5" 180GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Thermaltake SMART M Series SP-750M 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
July 24, 2012 10:15:00 PM

Deathbox said:
I plan to make a new Pc i was wondering if all of these will go together and if you have any suggestions as to what video card I should put in to this system.

Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT180A3K5 2.5" 180GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Thermaltake SMART M Series SP-750M 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz


There is no reason to pair up a i5-2500k with a z77 mobo. Either get a z68 mobo, or an Ivy Bridge i5-3570k CPU.

No real reason to spend that much on a mobo unless you're a super enthusiast. In that case, go for the i5-3570k. Or save the money and get a Gigabyte z77 UD5H or AsRock Extreme 4.

If you really want to OC, consider getting the Low Profile Corsair Vengeance, or Crucial Ballistics, Munchkin Blackline, G-Skill Ares etc.. The latter three are also a bit cheaper on Newegg.

As for GPU. If you have a good budget, the 670 and 7970 are great choices.




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July 24, 2012 10:20:25 PM

I think I will take your suggestion on switching the mobos what would you suggest out of the two video cards from your opinion.
ill switch my current mobo with this ASUS P8Z68-M Pro and get the gtx 670 what do you think
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July 24, 2012 10:31:43 PM

IMO 670 is better bang for you buck.

Also, be aware that the Asus Z68-M Pro is a micro-atx board. When choosing a case, make sure it can be installed.

Honestly, if you want to take advantage of the 670 fully, use a z77 + Ivy Bridge CPU so you can have PCIe 3.0 support.
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July 24, 2012 10:33:14 PM

so would they all be good with that mobo ?
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July 24, 2012 10:39:26 PM

Deathbox said:
so would they all be good with that mobo ?


The PSU will be too much if you don't plan on SLI in the future. You'll need about 550W and maybe a little bit more if you plan on a significant OC.
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July 24, 2012 10:41:44 PM

i decided to just go for the xfx 6950 what do you think about that would that work ?
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July 24, 2012 10:54:11 PM

why not just get the 570 then wouldnt it be a better choice
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July 24, 2012 11:03:55 PM

It would be a better choice for about $30 more.

The 7850 also performs about the same as a 570 for about $10 less than the 570.
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July 24, 2012 11:07:34 PM

Im going to settle for the 570 so final review this will work right and ill keep u guys updated on what happens because i will be ordering today
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July 24, 2012 11:35:30 PM

I made the change
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