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Need help with pc build

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July 27, 2012 6:13:53 PM

I haven't bought anything yet but these are the components im thinking of for the build.

CPU: Intel i5 3570k
Heat Sink: Thermaltake Contac 30 Direct Contact Heatpipe Heatsink LGA2011/1366/1156/1155 FM1/AM3/AM2+ 120MM Fan
Motherboard: Gigabyte z77x-ud5h
Memory: Corsair XMS CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 4GB 1X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 DIMM Memory Module
Hardrive: 120GB Mushkin Chronos SSD
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SE Fermi 776MHZ 1GB 3828MHZ GDDR5 SLI DVI Mini-HDMI HDCP PCI-E DX11 Video Card
PSU: Coolermaster GX 750W 80+ Power Supply SLI ATX12V V2.31 24PIN Active PFC PCI-E 120MM Fan
Chasis: Thermaltake Commander ATX Mid Tower Case 3X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS

I am using a 24x lightscribe dvd rw drive, a 500GB barracuda HDD, 250 Hitachi HDD, 4Gb of kinston hyper X ram, and a 7.1 Sound blaster live! sound card from my old system.

I am going to buy more fans, and another gpu later on. This pc will be usually used for gaming and school work, with the occasional light video/photo editing. Already have an os. Would like feedback

I am also looking to overclock this thing, if anyone can point me in the right direction as im only mildy familiar with overclocking. Any reply will be greaatly appreciated.

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July 27, 2012 6:43:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $1100
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Any brand

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
July 27, 2012 6:46:20 PM

Could you reccomend me a good psu for around the same price. Im thinking of just getting it and swapping it to my sister for a gtx 570 twin frozr II OC. She doesn't games. She just needs a graphics card.
July 27, 2012 8:10:48 PM


Wait what? Getting which PSU and swapping?

Lol if you sister had a GTX 570 and she doesn't game? What CPU is she using and motherboard, if she has a SB/IB chip she can just use the on the die graphics.

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July 27, 2012 8:13:36 PM

Hi there is just built a PC for you.It's pretty fast and highly overclockable if you buy the CPU cooler.It will play almost every game at maximum settings.

CPU and Motherboard Bundle
Intel Core i5 3570K + MSI Z77 GD65 - 380 CAD

CASE - Zalman Z11 Plus- 80 CAD

Hard Disk Drive - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - 80 CAD

Graphics Card - MSI HD7950 Twin Frozr/OC - 310 CAD

Power Supply - OCZ ZT Series 750W - 100 CAD

Memory - Mushkin Blackline 1600MHz CL9 1.5V - 45 CAD

CPU Cooler - The PC is already at 1100 CAD so... you should get one later on.
If youre willing to stretch the budget though this cooler is pretty much the best in its class.

SSD - Mushkin Enchanced Chronos 120GB - 90 CAD
July 27, 2012 9:33:15 PM

aznshinobi said:

Wait what? Getting which PSU and swapping?

Lol if you sister had a GTX 570 and she doesn't game? What CPU is she using and motherboard, if she has a SB/IB chip she can just use the on the die graphics.

The cooler master one. And swapping the gpu with my sister because she still plays the occasional minecraft and battle field bad comapny 2 and has a hdmi moniter so she needs something that supports it. But she only uses 2500k sandy bridge. Dont know mobo though
July 27, 2012 9:45:29 PM

And thank you for that, i will make some alterations on the system. Im going to water cool this pc eventually. I may just not buy a gpu as i may be getting a 7970 for my bday. I also am looking at getting a 1000W (with the freed up cash from a gpu) power supply and eventually crossfiring 2 7970s. I am looking at getting 2 sticks of vengence ram 4Gb and one 4Gb hyper X ram. Which would give me cool looking 16 gb of ram. (which home premium supports, only bought it for the 15$ upgrade to windows 8).
July 27, 2012 10:24:02 PM

1000w is excessive. The days of GTX 580's are gone. The 7970 with an OC'd CPU at most would only need an 850w. The TDP for a 7970 is only 190w, tack on another 190w and 175w-ish for an OC'd 4.6ghz+ i5 3570K and maybe 50w for the system you're only looking at 605w. So a 750w or 850w at most.

Also for what you listed, Editing is the least important. 16GB is also a waste of money. 8GB is fine for even me and I'd say for me it'd go Video/Photo editing > Gaming.

If she does that and you should just tell her to keep the GTX 570 and you wait for the 7970. That way you save money instead of buying a card when it's not needed for her. If you get what I mean.
July 27, 2012 11:11:12 PM

alright ill use 8gb and maybe an 850 Gb in case some new gpu comes out in a year that ill buy. And im wondering the cpu im buy is a 3570k that is factory overclocked at 4ghz. I'm wondering if i can overclock it further to like 4.6 or even 4,8 ghz. And will tell her to.
July 28, 2012 8:25:55 AM

No. The CPU is overclocked via the user. There are plenty of guides that show how. A quick google is pretty much guaranteed large hits. Usually find forums with the same motherboard. Settings generally work.
August 14, 2012 6:53:05 AM

Best answer selected by infinikev.
August 14, 2012 6:58:17 AM

Hyper 212 EVO.
August 14, 2012 6:58:57 AM

I bought my pc...gonna make future upgrades

CHASIS: Antec 300 Two
CPU: i5 3570k
GPU: ASUS 7770 2GB
RAM: 2x4GB Kingston Hyper X Genesis
Storage: 1 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, 120 GB Sandisk SSD
PSU: Silverstone 80+ 700W PSU
FANs: 140mm top, 120mm rear, 120mm front

Now looking for a heatsink to replace the oem one. Anyone know of a good one that below 65$ including water cooling?
August 14, 2012 7:00:01 AM

Oh and i settled for a gigabyte z77 ud3h mobo instead
August 14, 2012 7:02:16 AM

azeem40 said:
Hyper 212 EVO.

alot of people have suggested to me but i think the frio is better. Do you know im asking if you know if the frio will fit in my computer case. If not then ill get the evo
August 14, 2012 7:06:53 AM

It should as it is smaller than the EVO.
August 14, 2012 7:11:58 AM

alright thanks