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August 2, 2012 6:55:06 PM

Hi there,

Attempting to build a pc for the first time. I already have

1000w corsair power suppy
2x 580 gtx
HaF 932
Case fans
Intel SSD/HDD ...The SSD is a bit dated (09) but still running smooth on current system.

These are the parts I selected. My display is on the dell u2410 1900x1200 res...computer will be mostly used for gaming...I like to mod the crap out of skyrim and my current x58 platform with i7920 can't seem to keep up

Arctic Silver compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.skill ripjaw 16gb 4x4 1886ddr
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus P8z77 pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(is there a better one I should be getting? New to overclocking but I'm looking for friendly bios to OC with that can get me past 4.5ghz)

Intel i3770k 3.5ghz 22nm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Noctua dh14...is this right one? Does it come with right socket?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


please post suggestions/criticisms below...I want absolutely the best processor and do not want to downgrade that part...i like big numbers :D 

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August 2, 2012 6:57:33 PM

The Arctic compound isn't necessary - the Noctua comes with a good non-conductive solution.

For gaming the i7-3770K and 16GB of RAM are overkill, you can cut those to the i5-3570K and 8GB of RAM and you can use the difference for upgrading your SSD or something else.
August 2, 2012 6:58:49 PM

Which Corsair PSU. Corsair doesn't auto mean that it will be good. :p 
Yes, an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is cheaper and performs the same. ASRock boards come with a very user-friendly BIOS. For gaming, 16GB isn't needed and neither is the i7. None of those will improve gaming.
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August 2, 2012 7:01:42 PM

go i5 3570k, 8gb gskill ares 1600mhz cl9 2x4gb, and the noctua nh-d14

no point of so much ram and a i7 if you are not video editing
August 3, 2012 5:49:18 PM

Corsair gold or something...I bought it a couple years back and it was highly reccomended...it was much more expensive then other comparitive brands.

How is the motherboard...will that nicely fit 2x 580's and be good for overclocking? I only want to stick with intel/gigabyte or asus. Also, as far as the processor is concerned I do music editing using music creator software and move around alot of files which is why I opted for more ram/processor.

What is the different btwn the 32nm processor i7 and the 22nm...benfifits/cons?

THanks
August 3, 2012 6:15:34 PM

cheebamaster said:
Corsair gold or something...I bought it a couple years back and it was highly reccomended...it was much more expensive then other comparitive brands.

How is the motherboard...will that nicely fit 2x 580's and be good for overclocking? I only want to stick with intel/gigabyte or asus. Also, as far as the processor is concerned I do music editing using music creator software and move around alot of files which is why I opted for more ram/processor.

What is the different btwn the 32nm processor i7 and the 22nm...benfifits/cons?

THanks


Yeah that board will work fine. The 22nm CPUs are not out yet - but they will use less power and generate less heat for maximum overclocking efficiency.
August 3, 2012 6:50:39 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah that board will work fine. The 22nm CPUs are not out yet - but they will use less power and generate less heat for maximum overclocking efficiency.


wait what? g-unit, you do know that ivy bridge is 22nm right :o 
August 3, 2012 6:52:51 PM

TheBigTroll said:
wait what? g-unit, you do know that ivy bridge is 22nm right :o 


Duh, never mind. :lol: 

I was thinking of Haswell and IB-E which isn't due for another year or two.
August 3, 2012 6:53:59 PM

get a gtx 670 instead of 580s. 670s beat 580s easily
August 3, 2012 6:59:48 PM

Haswell is next year Q2 of 2012.
August 5, 2012 12:06:43 AM

And the 2x4gb is more than enough for gaming.
August 5, 2012 12:49:30 AM

Cool thanks, I was under the impression that faster mhz was better for gaming and getting a good overclock. Figured I'd load the xmp, OC to about 4.7ghz with the Noctua fans and the easy asus bios. Reason I chose the more expensive ram was because the timing were short with 8 latency as well as being stable at 1.5v and 1886mhz.

the girlfriend told me she'd upgrade my ram for my bday and told me to choose anyone I want...and I plan to hold her to that haha
August 5, 2012 2:36:11 AM

1 more quesiton...I'm using the HaF 932 case with a pretty big psu. Will the Asus z77 pro be bigger than the asus p6x58d? I dont see how screws fit. As is, my case seems pretty squished together. I don't see how giving more space between the pci-e slots will let me fit 2 580 gtx's in without hitting my PSU.
Also, will the Nhd14 interfere with my ram if it has those tall heatsinks? Taking a look in my current case I have corsair vengeance that barely fits and doesn't have any protruding parts.

Thanks again!
August 5, 2012 1:55:19 PM

why 580s when 670s perform so much better

the pro board is standard atx size

corsair vengeance does not fit under the heatsink. the tallest ram it can fit is probably the dominator without the heat fins
August 5, 2012 7:19:52 PM

Ah k...580's because I already have them from my old setup and don't want to drop another 700 bucks lol
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