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Best Build for a i5 3570K? Please Help and Thanks in advance

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August 10, 2012 3:02:43 AM

Hi everyone, and thanks again for looking into my tread.
Im back to building a new pc after 4 long years from hiding behind the rock.
Long story short - Im looking to build a Mid high end PC with a i3570k

Purpose : Mostly BF3 gaming - Tons of surfing + online streaming movies

Budget : None as long as its within 100 dollars of the item im about to point out

Items needed : cpu - motherboard - SSD - Ram

Items that I already have:
Galaxy MDT GTX 580
Antec Truepower Trio 650W ( http://www.antec.com/specs/TP3_650_spe.html )
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

Things dont needed : CD/DVD ROM (will install wins7 via USB
I will only use 1 SSD of 240G (i dont save movie/music to my pc)
I will not SLI/CROSSFIRE

Ive never OC before and i would like to in my 3570k since people say its easy, so CPU is decided already - please post a item part # of a good Air cooler.
at this point, the max OC i would do is 4.2 ... but 4.0 would do too (i want the OC speed to be permanent, not like others that OC to 4.8 just for games then back to 4something for surfing, etc)

MOtherboard - Im totally noob at this, I've heard MSI Z77A-GD65 is very good and OC genie would do all the work for me? i read a little bit about that mobo and seems pretty good .. any other input from you guys? gigabyte? asus?

SSD - i also read a little bit about it and i think i would go for intel 520 240G
since its fast and reliable? or should i get the samg 830? vertex 4?

Ram - im debating either 8G or 16G . mostlikely 16G
again, i would like reliability so im gonna choose kingston, but i want it to be fast too ! .. as for now i have this in mind "Kingston KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX 16GB 2133MHZ DDR3 NON-ECC CL11 DIMM (Kit of 4) XMP"

should i stick to 1600 for the ram? will the 2133 make a huge diff?
also im open to a diff opinions such the G.SKILL Ripjaws, Corsair , Mushkin.

Thats for all ... Please help

so in mind i have:
i5 3570k - MSI Z77A-GD65 - Intel 520 240G SSD - Kingston KHX2133C11D3K4
(waiting for your input for a good air cooler)

- please post your answer and explain why if possible - also ask me any other info if needed. and again, just post the item part # or model and i will find it myself either ncix, newegg , etc

More about : build 3570k advance

August 10, 2012 4:33:25 AM

an ASRock Z77X Extreme4 would to you fine for you motherboard and if you are one for warranties dont oc and save the money buying the locked version of the processor.

as for your air cooler here it is:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

your ram speed really only shows itself in benchmarks so just go with the ddr3 1600 and make shure it runs at 1.5 volts or less
August 10, 2012 4:36:37 AM

Yeah get the hyper 212 evo and asrock is good
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August 10, 2012 5:03:46 AM

Rolar said:
an ASRock Z77X Extreme4 would to you fine for you motherboard and if you are one for warranties dont oc and save the money buying the locked version of the processor.

as for your air cooler here it is:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

your ram speed really only shows itself in benchmarks so just go with the ddr3 1600 and make shure it runs at 1.5 volts or less



But i wanna OC, to like 4.2 or 4.0 .. that shouldnt cause no harm.
also .. why 1.5v or less for ram?

I just read a little bit about ASRock Z77X Extreme4 ... Looks pretty good .. is it easy to OC the 3570k for a newby like me?
both this ASRock Z77X Extreme4 and MSI Z77A-GD65 seems very close in price range ...

again .. i dun mind paying extra for reliability and future upgradeable

AND THANK for the air cooler ... hyper 212 evo will be the one I WILL GET THEN .. unless i find a better one
August 10, 2012 5:15:26 AM

frankly intel only supports ram that runs at 1.5v or less
i have no expirience ocing but it looks really easy according to tomshardware.com :) 
August 10, 2012 9:23:24 PM

Could anyone else here help me decide WHICH MOBO is good?
i want something higher than the Asrock ... like msi Z77 GD65 ... but seems not many people use it.. do they? are they any good?
August 10, 2012 9:26:23 PM

What do you mean by higher, the ASRock I will be using in my own build with the same processor, as many have recommended it to me on the site (TomsHardware). Why would you pay more (U.S.) for a motherboard made by a company lacking a good track record. Also I looked on Newegg's site and it really had no mobos I would feel comfortable recommending to you except for the ASRock beacause the only repeatable problem would be it being DOA.
August 11, 2012 12:03:21 AM

higher as in ... a step higher than ASRock ... nothing personal here ... but i never heard of it (im an old school pc guy. i only know asus giga msi)

i just dont want headache ... by the way
did u OC ur 3570?
August 11, 2012 12:55:51 AM

ty rolar .. u been a great help
August 11, 2012 12:56:03 AM

Woohoo ... Im almost done .. getting excited now

So my last question here is .. Ram
people say 3570k chip dont like ram above 1.5v? so ima stay with 1.5v ram
also, i guess the less stick i plug in the letter no? ... so ima choose 2 stick
2x 4G or 2x 8G ? ... again .. im not on a budget (as long as its worth it).. but i want fast and reliable. I dont wanna OC ram (i dont even know how to OC the 3570k so not gonna bother with the oc ram)

a few people told me to get this one: is it good?
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=59431&vpn=CMZ8GX3M2A16...

again ... I dont do encoding, video editing , photoshop or any other office work stuff.
just mainly ... BF3, surfing net, going trough my files out or boringess, watching video both with media player and online streaming

again .. i only plan to OC to 4.0 (maybe 4.2-4.4) with hyper 212 - maybe will get the NH-D14 if needed (but dont think my antec 900 will take it)
i live in the basement so its fairly cold (room temp is like 16c)

(Waiting to buy)
i5 3570k with Hyper 212
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel 520 SSD 240G
Ram - ???? --- help me choose a good one

(bought these already)
Galaxy MDT GTX 580 OC
Antec Truepower Trio 650W
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL HELP
August 11, 2012 1:05:51 AM

otaku16 said:
Hi everyone, and thanks again for looking into my tread.
Im back to building a new pc after 4 long years from hiding behind the rock.
Long story short - Im looking to build a Mid high end PC with a i3570k

Purpose : Mostly BF3 gaming - Tons of surfing + online streaming movies

Budget : None as long as its within 100 dollars of the item im about to point out

Items needed : cpu - motherboard - SSD - Ram

Items that I already have:
Galaxy MDT GTX 580
Antec Truepower Trio 650W ( http://www.antec.com/specs/TP3_650_spe.html )
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

Things dont needed : CD/DVD ROM (will install wins7 via USB
I will only use 1 SSD of 240G (i dont save movie/music to my pc)
I will not SLI/CROSSFIRE

Ive never OC before and i would like to in my 3570k since people say its easy, so CPU is decided already - please post a item part # of a good Air cooler.
at this point, the max OC i would do is 4.2 ... but 4.0 would do too (i want the OC speed to be permanent, not like others that OC to 4.8 just for games then back to 4something for surfing, etc)

MOtherboard - Im totally noob at this, I've heard MSI Z77A-GD65 is very good and OC genie would do all the work for me? i read a little bit about that mobo and seems pretty good .. any other input from you guys? gigabyte? asus?

SSD - i also read a little bit about it and i think i would go for intel 520 240G
since its fast and reliable? or should i get the samg 830? vertex 4?

Ram - im debating either 8G or 16G . mostlikely 16G
again, i would like reliability so im gonna choose kingston, but i want it to be fast too ! .. as for now i have this in mind "Kingston KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX 16GB 2133MHZ DDR3 NON-ECC CL11 DIMM (Kit of 4) XMP"

should i stick to 1600 for the ram? will the 2133 make a huge diff?
also im open to a diff opinions such the G.SKILL Ripjaws, Corsair , Mushkin.

Thats for all ... Please help

so in mind i have:
i5 3570k - MSI Z77A-GD65 - Intel 520 240G SSD - Kingston KHX2133C11D3K4
(waiting for your input for a good air cooler)

- please post your answer and explain why if possible - also ask me any other info if needed. and again, just post the item part # or model and i will find it myself either ncix, newegg , etc

If this is a gaming rig then put your $$$ where it counts the most...the gpu. You don't need 16GB of RAM for a gaming build and all the board manufactures have some sort of easy over clocking program along with dual bios. Take your cpu up to 4.2Ghz so you don't have to give it any exta voltage and call it good. ebay/craigslist that 580 and with the money saved look for a GTX 670 2GB for $400 or even cheaper + free shipping.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99
ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $32.39 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 997015

or seeing how you will never notice the difference save a few dollars and grab this set down below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $43.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006EKJ8UI/ref=s9_hps_... $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-240G-G25


http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Pro4/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios
August 12, 2012 10:02:35 PM

Gonna buy these this Weekend --- any last Advice/suggestion?

(Waiting to buy)
* i5 3570k
* Hyper 212 evo (would love to get "true spirit 14" or NH-D14, but dont think my Case fill fit
* GA-Z77X-UD3H (heard this one is good and i got a dedicated sound card already so no point in getting the GA-Z77X-UD5H? right? and this one is a good OClecker too)
* Intel 520 SSD 240G
* Corsair Vengeance Blue Lowprofile 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory

(bought these already)
Galaxy MDT GTX 580 OC
Antec Truepower Trio 650W
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
August 12, 2012 10:15:03 PM

The Vertex 4 256GB SSD is cheaper and just as fast. I would not have gotten the Nine Hundred. It has poor cable management.
August 13, 2012 9:32:07 PM

i bought that Case 4 years ago .. with my Q6600 and Asus p5kc.

DANG .. i just read some review about samsung 830 and its about the same as intel 520 except $15 cheaper .. i guess i'll buy either one next week and see which one goes on sale more by using my fav site price checker "shopbot.ca"

quick question to you all ... do you guys think I should get a better Power supply? .. i've been using that for 2 years. and no problem ... again .. im not gotta have multitple GPU (no sli) ... here is a pic of it ... does it still look good for my new Build?
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