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August 9, 2012 6:40:12 PM

Hello!

I'm upgrading my system and there is two option looking good for almost the same price here (Canada) ; around 1500$.
One is Z77 the other X79, which one is the best? Anything i should change?
(case, psu, fan and hard drive i already have)

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 1500 Before Rebates; Before Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Motherboard , CPU, RAM, GPU, SSD

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (next year)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Post modified after FinneousPJ comments, thanks!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: old motherboard broke.

FIRST (Z77)

Motherboard :
GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Processor:
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

VideoCard:
XFX Double D FX797GTDFC Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SSD:
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

OR (X79)

Motherboard :
ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Processor:
Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

VideoCard:
XFX Double D FX797GTDFC Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SSD:
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Thanks

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August 9, 2012 8:38:20 PM

None of either if this system is for only GAMING then I5 is strongly recommended.

Cpu: Intel Core i5 3570k
motherboard: Asus p8z77 vpro gen3
ram: G.skill ripjaws x series 16gb (4x4gb) 1600
hdd: seagate barracuda 1TB 7200 sata III
ssd: m4 crusial 128gb
video card: GTX 680 (MSI, GIGABYTE)
psu: corsair HX 750w
cooler: noctua NH-D14
case: whatever you like.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 9, 2012 8:55:22 PM

Which tool is the best .... a hammer, a socket wrench or a screwdriver ?

Kinds depends on whether ya wanna bang in a nail, take out a bolt or unscrew a phillips head doesn't it ? :) 

We had gold medals won by 1/100th of a second in these olympics...... how much is being "on top" even by a small margin worth to you ? Do you need a Porche to get you to work 5 days a week ..... no but it sure is a lot more fun to drive. Whether or not you invest copious amounts of your disposable income in a few % points of performance is not for us to decide. ;) 

If gaming, yes the X79 will outperform the IB and SB but the advantage is small for the cost difference

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-overcloc...

Quote:
Core i7-2600, -2600K, -2700K, -3820, -3930K, -3960X
Core i7-965, -975 Extreme, -980X Extreme, -990X Extreme
Core i7-980, -970, -960
Core i5-2500, -2500K, -2400, -2320, -2310, -2300


here you see the 3820 outperforming the 2500k in 7 outta the 10 game tests

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/523?vs=288

As for the build.....I cant buy into most of ya choices:

Case - $ 130 - Corsair Carbide 500R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 165 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 462 - ASUS Z77 Sabertooth http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - Incl - Intel Core i7-3570K
Cooler - $ 80 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 55 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair LV RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 430 - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Add Later ? - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP Same
HD - $ 210 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 64MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $ 200 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 55 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $ 1,792

1. Sabertooth has excellent OC abilities and 5 year warranty
2. 3570k will give you 95-97% of the performance of the 3770kin games...is that worth $100, you decide
3. Phanteks tops the Noc thermally, aesthetically and has 5 times the warranty
4. Get 2 sets of the 1.35 RAM if ya think it will show some benefit..... the low voltage tho will reduce the thermal load on the CPU's memory controller.
6. The 670 above (1770.8 fps in Guru 3D's game test suite) at $0.24 per frame beats even the 7970 Ghz Edition (1763.2 fps) at $0.27 per frame for less money ..... and it overclocks better.
7. If not going for big OC's on the CPU and twin GPU's, then a TX750 or XFX Core Edition 750 will do just fine

Asus 670 TOP 3dMark 11 score OC's to 1280 Mhz = 9839
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-dire...

7970 Ghz Edition 3dMark 11 score OC's to 1280 Mhz = 9403
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-editio...

You have the right SSD
August 9, 2012 9:03:53 PM

hahaha, good.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 9, 2012 9:11:50 PM

That's better. Now, indeed the i5 is what you want for gaming. Both of those systems are a waste of money.
August 10, 2012 12:59:08 PM

Great, thanks.

You are right my build are waste of money.
I will go with the i5 build
... or the X79, if i want to go work in a Porche!
August 24, 2012 1:26:21 PM

Just to close that.

I end up with an X79 system:
ASUS P9X79 PRO
Intel Core i7-3820
XFX Double D FX797GTDFC Radeon HD 7970 Ghz Edition
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Sandisk Extreme 240gb
Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo

I have keep my old ocz gamexstream power supply and antec p180 case.

The system is running smooth and without noticeable noise.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2012 1:34:56 PM

You decided to waste cash anyway :lol:  Oh, well, long as yer happy with it.
!