Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Does my build work? O_o

Last response: in Systems
Share
August 2, 2012 11:35:36 PM



G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video Card

Add Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz

Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor

More about : build work

a b å Intel
August 2, 2012 11:38:19 PM

First off the Arctic compound and the sound card aren't needed. Drop both of those and upgrade your CPU to an i5-3570K.

Then the HX series are good but they're really overkill. You could drop that to the TX and use the difference to upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7870.
m
0
l
August 2, 2012 11:55:57 PM

does the 3570K really make a huge difference? Right now I save $20 on a 2yr warranty through newegg by buying the 3500. I have no intention of overclocking but if I should let me know. I also realize that the onboard graphics are far better on the 3570k what exactly would that be used for if I have a dedicated video-card?
m
0
l
Related resources
a b å Intel
August 2, 2012 11:59:55 PM

mastakush007 said:
does the 3570K really make a huge difference? Right now I save $20 on a 2yr warranty through newegg by buying the 3500. I have no intention of overclocking but if I should let me know. I also realize that the onboard graphics are far better on the 3570k what exactly would that be used for if I have a dedicated video-card?


The onboard graphics are used for diagnosing problems if something ever goes wrong with your GPU. The $20 difference gives you an unlocked CPU instead of the locked 3550. With the unlocked CPU you can overclock it and take your system from 3.4GHz to 4.5GHz and beyond.
m
0
l
August 4, 2012 3:25:14 PM

What PSU and Motherboard would you recommend?
m
0
l
!