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August 6, 2012 6:53:23 PM

Your link doesn't work. You'll need to either use PC Part Picker or list the parts individually.
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August 6, 2012 6:55:54 PM

Ugh...I just realized that. Ok let me list them.
Tammy
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August 6, 2012 6:58:11 PM

Or you can fix it for him g-unit.
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August 6, 2012 7:05:56 PM

Ok
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)

MOBO: ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Vid: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL

Dvd: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Power: Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 230mm front fan, 1x 230mm top fan, 1x 230mm side fan, and 1x 140mm rear fan

Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible

Xtra Fan for push/pull cooling: Thermaltake AF0035 Smart Blue LED 92mm Fan with Speed control knob

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

What do you think?
Tammy
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August 6, 2012 7:07:15 PM

azeem40 said:
Or you can fix it for him g-unit.


Her =]
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August 6, 2012 7:19:25 PM

if its sitting in your room then Its already bought, not like you can refund it and get something else better...or can you?
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August 6, 2012 7:24:53 PM

Well..what parts do you think would be better?

Normal return policy on items. Only ones that cant be returned: the cpu and vid card.

Tammy
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August 7, 2012 1:52:53 AM

I need a full tower case for the mobo and the vid card...mini wont work. No rating for the ram...how good is it? Pro/con info would be great.

Thanks,
Tammy
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August 7, 2012 4:05:44 AM

I didn't prescribe a mini itx case, its a mid tower that can accommodate large/huge grafix cards. As for the rams, you can find reviews via google.

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

reviews
Core 3000
Define R4

I just noticed! why you getting a P67 board? does it have support for a i7-3770K?

you should be getting the Z77 vers maximus V formula
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 7, 2012 5:43:08 AM

TJN66 said:
I need a full tower case for the mobo and the vid card...mini wont work. No rating for the ram...how good is it? Pro/con info would be great.

Thanks,
Tammy


Fractal Design makes some great cases - you can't go wrong with any of them.
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August 7, 2012 5:48:16 AM

TJN66 said:
Her =]

Idk why I said him, cuz in your other help topic you asked help for your husband. :lol: 

Back to the build.

There is one fatal mistake you made. That CPU is not compatible with that motherboard without a BIOS update on an existing Sandy Bridge CPU. Since you cannot return it, you are SOL, unfortunately.

I will post the other changes you could have made after you comment.
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August 7, 2012 10:23:51 AM

If that mobo wont work then I will toss into hubbys pc and buy a new one. Problem solved.
Tammy
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August 7, 2012 10:40:59 AM

what does your husband have now? seems you have alot of money to spend.
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August 7, 2012 6:28:09 PM

TJN66 said:
If that mobo wont work then I will toss into hubbys pc and buy a new one. Problem solved.
Tammy

Then you'd be giving him a chipset he will never use and will be wasting $ when you can just return it.
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August 8, 2012 12:01:15 AM

Aye that it is true that he probably would never use it. Not sure what I am going to do yet...decisions decisions.
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August 8, 2012 1:44:24 AM

I did some research and looking around at the Asus website. It appears that the p67 board will support the i7 3770k as it is backwards compatable. I was sweating it thinking I had bought the wrong mobo even after taking my "wishlist" to the pc store and having them check it out for me for compatability.
I couldnt find much of a difference in the mobo's...so is there something I am missing before I crack open the mobo package this week?
Tammy
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August 8, 2012 9:41:12 PM

No other opinions?
Tammy
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August 8, 2012 10:34:01 PM

TJN66 said:
I did some research and looking around at the Asus website. It appears that the p67 board will support the i7 3770k as it is backwards compatable. I was sweating it thinking I had bought the wrong mobo even after taking my "wishlist" to the pc store and having them check it out for me for compatability.
I couldnt find much of a difference in the mobo's...so is there something I am missing before I crack open the mobo package this week?
Tammy


Yeah but a P67 won't support a 3770K directly out of the box without a BIOS update. If you look closer at the QVL it will tell you what CPUs are supported with what BIOS update. If you go with a Z77 board you'll eliminate that hassle.
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August 8, 2012 11:16:12 PM

TJN66 said:
Ok
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)

MOBO: ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Vid: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL

Dvd: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Power: Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 230mm front fan, 1x 230mm top fan, 1x 230mm side fan, and 1x 140mm rear fan

Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible

Xtra Fan for push/pull cooling: Thermaltake AF0035 Smart Blue LED 92mm Fan with Speed control knob

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

What do you think?
Tammy

Not sure what the intended purpose of this build will be, but whatever it is it's all wrong. You want a Z77 board, and if this is for gaming you want a 3570K, a better cpu cooler, and 8GB of RAM. That board is for hard core over clocking yet you have a cpu cooler that's just above the stock intel cooler. Also that video card is outdated. Look at a new generation card like a GTX 670, a 750w psu, and throw in an SSD.
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August 9, 2012 2:19:29 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah but a P67 won't support a 3770K directly out of the box without a BIOS update. If you look closer at the QVL it will tell you what CPUs are supported with what BIOS update. If you go with a Z77 board you'll eliminate that hassle.



Thank you I did not know that. I appreciate your help.
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August 9, 2012 2:24:10 AM

Why_Me said:
Not sure what the intended purpose of this build will be, but whatever it is it's all wrong. You want a Z77 board, and if this is for gaming you want a 3570K, a better cpu cooler, and 8GB of RAM. That board is for hard core over clocking yet you have a cpu cooler that's just above the stock intel cooler. Also that video card is outdated. Look at a new generation card like a GTX 670, a 750w psu, and throw in an SSD.



This rig is going to be used for gaming. I know I need the Z77 board. Why is the 3570k better than the 3770k cpu? I have 16gm of ram. The video card is an upgrade to my gts 450 and I can switch it out in the future to upgrade even more. I have a 1000 watt psu. The ssd I can add also. What cooling system would you recommend?

Thank you for all your help...I appreciate it.
Tammy
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August 9, 2012 2:36:55 AM

Cuz for gaming, an i7 is not going to give you an improvement over an i5. Same with 16GB of RAM.
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August 9, 2012 2:37:47 AM

TJN66 said:
This rig is going to be used for gaming. I know I need the Z77 board. Why is the 3570k better than the 3770k cpu? I have 16gm of ram. The video card is an upgrade to my gts 450 and I can switch it out in the future to upgrade even more. I have a 1000 watt psu. The ssd I can add also. What cooling system would you recommend?

Thank you for all your help...I appreciate it.
Tammy

The Cooler Master 212 EVO for your cpu h/s and for a vid card look at the GTX 660 ti 2GB due for release at on August 16th or if it's in your budget the GTX 670 2GB. The 660 ti should go for $300.

For a decent Z77 board that won't break the bank then look at the Asus z77 LK, or Asrock z77 extreme4.

Games don't utilize hyper threading so the 3770K would be a waste of an extra $100 that could be put somewhere better like the vid card or SSD. With gaming it's all about Frames Per Second.
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August 9, 2012 2:57:06 AM

Why_Me said:
The Cooler Master 212 EVO for your cpu h/s and for a vid card look at the GTX 660 ti 2GB due for release at on August 16th or if it's in your budget the GTX 670 2GB. The 660 ti should go for $300.

For a decent Z77 board that won't break the bank then look at the Asus z77 LK, or Asrock z77 extreme4.

Games don't utilize hyper threading so the 3770K would be a waste of an extra $100 that could be put somewhere better like the vid card or SSD. With gaming it's all about Frames Per Second.



I dont think I can wait until the 18th to get this pc built. The one I have now is showing blue screens at times. I know it would be overkill but I could use this vid card in hubbys pc when the new ones come out. He doesnt do any gaming...but I might be able to change his mind! :whistle: 

As for the board for some reason I dont really care for the z77 board...Im not sure what it is. I know it will work better with the 3770k but I am so reluctant to change..sigh..what to do? :pt1cable: 

I have decided to pay the local pc shop to put it together. I think its a bit out of my knowledge base to try putting the mobo, cpu and cooling in the pc. I have changed out several vid cards, psu and ram etc so that I am comfortable with. I will discuss with them the mobo and the bio changes that would need to be done if I keep the p67 board. The aftermarket cooling I am sure they have that in stock in the store...they build great gaming pcs.

Can you tell me why ssd is needed? Im going to google it but I wanted to know what you thought.

Thank you so much for all your help...I truley appreciate being"spoken" to like I am not an idiot.
Tammy
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August 9, 2012 2:59:02 AM

azeem40 said:
Cuz for gaming, an i7 is not going to give you an improvement over an i5. Same with 16GB of RAM.



Wont buying an I7 be "future" proofing a pc?

As for the 16gb of ram its a duel stick set up. If I wont notice the difference I can use one of the sticks in hubby's pc to help keep his cost down. Or would that not work?

Tammy
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August 9, 2012 3:12:20 AM

TJN66 said:
I dont think I can wait until the 18th to get this pc built. The one I have now is showing blue screens at times. I know it would be overkill but I could use this vid card in hubbys pc when the new ones come out. He doesnt do any gaming...but I might be able to change his mind! :whistle: 

As for the board for some reason I dont really care for the z77 board...Im not sure what it is. I know it will work better with the 3770k but I am so reluctant to change..sigh..what to do? :pt1cable: 

I have decided to pay the local pc shop to put it together. I think its a bit out of my knowledge base to try putting the mobo, cpu and cooling in the pc. I have changed out several vid cards, psu and ram etc so that I am comfortable with. I will discuss with them the mobo and the bio changes that would need to be done if I keep the p67 board. The aftermarket cooling I am sure they have that in stock in the store...they build great gaming pcs.

Can you tell me why ssd is needed? Im going to google it but I wanted to know what you thought.

Thank you so much for all your help...I truley appreciate being"spoken" to like I am not an idiot.
Tammy

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <----- There's 70 Z77 boards on that link, close to half of them if not more support SLI/dual vid cards. You want a Z77 board for an Ivy Bridge build. Otherwise it's like putting a square peg into a round hole.

If you don't plan on over clocking seeing how your hubby doesn't game then look at a cheaper B75 or H77 board.
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August 9, 2012 4:36:33 AM

TJN66 said:
Wont buying an I7 be "future" proofing a pc?

As for the 16gb of ram its a duel stick set up. If I wont notice the difference I can use one of the sticks in hubby's pc to help keep his cost down. Or would that not work?

Tammy

How long do you plan on keeping the pc? That will let us know if an i7 is worth it. Running one stick of RAM when the motherboard is set up to work best in dual channel is going to slow down your computer.
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August 9, 2012 4:45:50 AM

Future proofing with a i7 isnt worth it IMO im thinking a decade before i7 is used well unless you are in for hardcore video editig
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August 9, 2012 4:52:26 AM

Yeah, unless you plan to keep this PC for 10 years, not worth getting an i7 for gaming.
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August 9, 2012 5:09:51 AM

I was planning on keeping the rig for at least 5 years. I wanted to be able to change out the vid card, mobo and ram as needed.
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August 10, 2012 5:48:13 AM

Yeah, 5 years won't allow HT technology to be utilized for gaming.
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August 10, 2012 5:59:44 AM

Good to know =]
Thank you again for all of your help everyone!
Tammy
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August 10, 2012 6:24:39 AM

No problem. Have fun with your computer. I know I do with mine. :p 
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August 10, 2012 5:11:48 PM

How long will it take to have it built at the pc shop? I have no idea how extensive something like this is.
Tammy
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August 10, 2012 5:29:54 PM

Idk about that, but for me, as a first time builder, it took 2.5 hrs for the build and about 1 hr for cable management.
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August 10, 2012 6:03:03 PM

Thats not too long...I was thinking a week =]
Tammy
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August 10, 2012 6:04:27 PM

And my cable management still isn't too good. Maybe if I have time one day, I will reroute all the cables.
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August 10, 2012 6:24:24 PM

azeem40 said:
And my cable management still isn't too good. Maybe if I have time one day, I will reroute all the cables.


I suck at cable management. Although my PSU has a huge rats' nest of wires attached to it. :lol: 
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August 13, 2012 7:24:35 PM

After much research, talking to customer support at Asus I have decided to rma the board. I was told by the asus rep that if the bios doesnt fix the rebooting of the board then it is something that I will have to live with. He then told me that it is a know issue with any of their lga1155 mobo. It may stop or it may not but it doesnt affect the quality of the board in anyway.

Hmmm...I do not believe I can live with a double booting start up for the next few years.

What say the rest of you?
Tammy
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October 9, 2012 2:39:36 AM

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