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July 25, 2012 8:36:27 PM

Hello, I figured since this would be my first time putting together a system that I actually had intention on purchasing, before I went through with that purchase It would be a good idea to ask others If everything works thanks for the help.


case - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
{ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... }


motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77
{ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...}

processor - intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155
{ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... }

gpu - GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB
{ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... }

cd drive - LG DVD Burner 24X DVD
{ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... )

ram - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
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psu - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V
{ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... }

Operating system windows 7 oem

Total price is $1250 with shipping / tax

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July 25, 2012 8:40:47 PM

Change out the Gigabyte Board for an AsRock Z77 Extreme4 and with money saved get the i5 3570k instead of the Sandy Bridge
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July 25, 2012 9:04:13 PM

Good catch there, will hold off to see if others have suggestions. thanks

edit, any idea if the processor will work with the motherboard without having to update the bios to support 3rd generation processors?
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July 25, 2012 9:23:37 PM

weimingzhao said:
Good catch there, will hold off to see if others have suggestions. thanks

edit, any idea if the processor will work with the motherboard without having to update the bios to support 3rd generation processors?

The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 will work with the 3570k out of the box. A Z68 board like the Gigabyte one you looked at would require a BIOS update (done with a Sandy Bridge CPU like the 2500k).
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July 25, 2012 9:26:46 PM

I would have to agree with Shockattackr. Might as well move up to the next gen in boards and processors if you can do it for the same cost.
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July 27, 2012 1:59:50 AM

Looking to place the order tonight, anybody else have any suggestions?
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July 27, 2012 2:07:12 AM

weimingzhao said:
Looking to place the order tonight, anybody else have any suggestions?

Be aware that those tall heat sync RAM sticks may be an issue for some after market coolers. Unless you plan on O/Cing your memory or just like the looks of the heat syncs, the uncovered sticks would be a safer choice.
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August 6, 2012 1:09:46 AM

Best answer selected by weimingzhao.
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