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August 5, 2012 7:56:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: August

Budget Range: $1500-$2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming ( 60% ), surfing the internet ( 30% ) , PhotoShop ( 10% )

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or tigerdirect.ca

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel, Corsair, Asus

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: At least 1680x1050 HD

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
( CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1600MHZ DDR3 8GB KIT C9 LOW PROFILE )

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
( SATA3 1.0TB W.D 7200 64M WD1002FAEX BLACK )

Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Video Card: ASUS PCIE GF GTX670 DIRECTCUII DC2T 2048M BTE DDR5

Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: 750W ATX CORSAIR TX V2

Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

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August 5, 2012 8:06:02 PM

You say you aren't CF/SLIng, but you have a board that supports it and a PSU that can push two cards. You also have a CPU that can be OCed when you specified you won't. Change the PSU to a 550W XFX, the CPU to an i5-3450, and the board to an ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP.
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August 5, 2012 8:06:31 PM

I question why you need a unlocked processor and an aftermarket cooler if your not overclocking.

I also question why you need a Z77 if your not overclocking or planning SLI. A H77 would be a better option.

750w psu is waaaay overkill. A 500w psu would be more than you need. Tech power up mentions a quality 600w psu is plenty for 670 SLI.
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August 5, 2012 10:29:47 PM

CPU Cooler: Remove

Processor

change for : INTEL CORE I5 3550 3.30G/6M/S1155 ( no K )

Power Supply

l can pick 650W ATX CORSAIR TX

but +6$ l can have 750W ATX CORSAIR TX V2 ( it is worth ? )

Motherboard

In the same Model:

S1155 GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H Z77
S1155 GIGABYTE GA-Z77-UD3H Z77

It is a better choice ?

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So if l dont have any plan O/C is useless to have a "CPU Cooler" ?

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August 5, 2012 10:43:35 PM

No difference between 3550 and 3450. Just get the 3450.
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