Building System

Going to buy a new system. Haven't upgraded in over 5 years, so I'm ready to invest.
I ordered Asus Nvidia 670GTX DC2T GPU.
I know nothing about current hardware, this is what I came with so far:

1) CPU:
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501
VS
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

2) Motherboard:
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
VS
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819

3) RAM: How much 8 GB 16? should I take 1600 / 1866 / 2400 ?? Which model is best?
Corsair Vengence VS Gskill Ripjaws?? VS something else?

4) Powersupplier?
5) Case with good airflow and cooling (not gonna watercool)?
6) Hardisk?

Please advice me what's best and most efficient. If you think I should take a different motherboard, or CPU than the ones I listed, please tell me and explain why.
I want my system to stay strong for many years, and be future compatible.
Thank you.
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  1. Get 16GB, its cheap now and it keeps the system more free than with 8GB if u do more than just gaming.


    Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model 994007
    $114.99 + FREE SHIPPING
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226276
  2. If u will use only 1 GPU,
    u can get even P8Z77 - V. I like the Saber Z77 too : )

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820
  3. BTW, are going to game only?
  4. SeaSonic M12II - with room to breath. Absolutely quiet, I know, have one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
  5. Get the Intel Core i7-3770K , since u upgrade once in the blue moon.

    For that u need a great cooler.
  6. Noctua NH-D14 - as good as it gets. Best and will last.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
  7. Yeah I'm looking for a strong future gaming PC. One that I won't have to worry about framerate when I max my game settings, and won't need to OC to make it a beast.
  8. Trusted and fast CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233329
  9. Ransome said:
    Yeah I'm looking for a strong future gaming PC. One that I won't have to worry about framerate when I max my game settings, and won't need to OC to make it a beast.

    Quality parts are way to go.
  10. Great price and quality cool and quiet case.

    Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
    $15 off w/ promo code EMCNCHF33, ends 7/30

    $179.99 ->$159.99 after mail-in rebate card
    FREE SHIPPING

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005



  11. 1. can I stick with the Intel stock fan+sink? Newegg says its ok as long as you don't OC. I might OC in the future, but I don't think I need to.
    That Noctua has HUGE profile, too big, and will block air-flow no? get alot of dust, etc..
    2. is this the RAM your'e talking about? whats better 2X8 or 4X4 ? 16 RAM isn't that OVERKILL? check the link:
    http://ksp.co.il/?uin=12345
    This is the vengence I have here in Israel, 4X4 1600 mhz is that ok ?

    3. that PSU you offered, 620W is enough ?? my 5 year old powersupplier of Thermal tech is 750W.

    P.S: I'm from Israel so I can't order from Newegg, but keep giving me Newegg references its great so I know I'm buying the right parts.
  12. That Case looks beautiful! is this the one?
    http://ksp.co.il/?uin=13033
  13. nikorr said:


    Man this thing costs a fortune!!
    What is this?? is that better than Harddisks?
    And paying so much for only 128 Gb ? Can't install many programs on 128, Windows itself will take a bunch of it.
  14. Ransome said:
    1. can I stick with the Intel stock fan+sink? Newegg says its ok as long as you don't OC. I might OC in the future, but I don't think I need to.
    That Noctua has HUGE profile, too big, and will block air-flow no? get alot of dust, etc..
    2. is this the RAM your'e talking about? whats better 2X8 or 4X4 ? 16 RAM isn't that OVERKILL? check the link:
    http://ksp.co.il/?uin=12345
    This is the vengence I have here in Israel, 4X4 1600 mhz is that ok ?

    3. that PSU you offered, 620W is enough ?? my 5 year old powersupplier of Thermal tech is 750W.

    P.S: I'm from Israel so I can't order from Newegg, but keep giving me Newegg references its great so I know I'm buying the right parts.

    1. That's why I recommended great case, so the cooling is quiet and effective.

    2. Doesn't really matter. But less sticks leaves room to upgrade and are easier on the memory controller, but that is no issue.

    You want to have low profile RAM so it can fit the aftermarket CPU cooler over the RAM.

    3. OK, its recommended 500W, good PSU will do fine @ 450W as well.
  15. Ransome said:
    That Case looks beautiful! is this the one?
    http://ksp.co.il/?uin=13033

    That's the one.

    BTW, do u have more shops on line where u can shop?

    Post links : ) I'll look at them.
  16. Ransome said:
    Man this thing costs a fortune!!
    What is this?? is that better than Harddisks?
    And paying so much for only 128 Gb ?

    OK, its much faster than any HDD out there. Best thing for fast PC. U will never se busy circle. U can have many programs open and it will not show any slow down.
  17. You didn't answer about 128 Gb, its barly enough for anything..
    going over that, will cost much over 200 $ here.
    Look at the link:
    http://ksp.co.il/?txt_search=Crucial+M4+&x=0&y=0

    Also you didn't reply about the RAM link I gave you, is that the same one? it looks different (mine got "teeth" on it).
  18. Ransome said:
    You didn't answer about 128 Gb, its barly enough for anything..
    going over that, will cost much over 200 $ here.
    Look at the link:
    http://ksp.co.il/?txt_search=Crucial+M4+&x=0&y=0

    Also you didn't reply about the RAM link I gave you, is that the same one? it looks different (mine got "teeth" on it).


    U use that for the system and most apps.

    For the storage, u still can use HDD.

    U can get that smaller one too, I was just thinking about the future : )

    http://ksp.co.il/?uin=14855
  19. What size HDD do u need?
  20. Not going to buy HDD and SDD
    I need one drive to hold both windows and games.
    I can tell you that currently with few STEAM games and 2 weeks old install of win7, my system takes: 46 GB for windows, 66 for games.
    See? no room what-so-ever.
  21. U can install them on the HDD and keep the windows and smaller apps on the SSD.
  22. U can combine them with smaller HDD as well.

    Or u can just get fast HDD and have it there all.
    http://en.ksp.co.il/?uin=9832

    Or u can buy 2 64GB SSD's and on one use windows and most apps and on the second one, install the games and have it separate.
  23. BTW, I cant tell what prices are expensive for u. Its much cheaper here in USA.

    I don't know your budget, that is #1 step to know.

    Why don't u put the items with prices + the budget number and we can go from there.
  24. Btw, do you think I'm buying the right GPU? it's at the top of this post.
  25. Its brute card. As good as it gets. If u can afford it, get it.

    No dispute its quality one.

    Review.

    The Bottom Line
    ASUS built a monster video card with the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP. The factory overclock boosted the performance so much that it out performed a stock GeForce GTX 680 in nearly every game we tested, and completely obliterated the Radeon HD 7950's performance. Users that expect to get this video card and overclock it themselves should not expect to see much higher operating speeds. The factory overclock pushed the card close to its limitations. None the less, our manual overclock did increase performance enough to enable more settings in several different games. The DirectCU II Cooling system impressed us again, providing very cool temperatures without excess fan noise. In fact, with fans at 100% we still could not distinguish those over the computers normal operating noise.

    If you are looking to upgrade from a last generation video card and $400 to $450 is your price range, the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP is a worthy candidate for your consideration. The ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP is currently in stock and available at Newegg for $429.99. You can find a GeForce GTX 670 with lower clock speeds and stock cooling for as low as $400. For the additional $30 dollars you are getting the fastest out-of-box GeForce GTX 670 with one of the most efficient and quiet cooling systems on the market that certainly proves its premium price value. Kudos to ASUS for great design and execution.


    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/06/26/asus_geforce_gtx_670_directcu_ii_top_video_card_review/10
  26. BTW, check whats the consumption.

  27. Yeah I'm going to buy it right now.
    Will put it on my old system and see if it helps.
    Core2extreme QX9650 3.00 Ghz.
    4 gb of DDR2 Ram, 400 hz ( I know its rather slow).
    780i SLI mobo.
    My current GPU is: ATI HD5870
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