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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

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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.
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?
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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.
August 4, 2012 3:25:14 PM

What PSU and Motherboard would you recommend?
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