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August 19, 2012 9:35:50 PM

So, I've already found most of the parts for my new PC build, and my friend help me find some of the parts in www.microcenter.com, but I wanted to know if all of these parts will work nicely together.
I have never build a PC before and this will be my first time doing so and I wanted to know if all of these will work nicely with each other and which ones will not , and if you've seen one of my PC parts in a cheap price and/or a better one from my list, please leave the link below in the comments, and thank you if you do give me a link.

So this is the list for the PC Parts.


Case : Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Mid-Tower Case – Steel*

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2424689&CatId=1509

Motherboard : P8Z77 – V PRO LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0386887

CPU/Processor : Core i7 7770k 3.5Hz LGA 1155 Processor

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388575

CPU Cooler : Hydro Series 100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Kit

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0391501

Power Supply : ZT Series 750 Watt Modular ATX

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0377236

Memory : Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240 – Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233299

CD/DVD RW Drive : ASUS 24x DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

SSD : Crucial M4 2.5” 128GB SATA III MLC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-148-442

HDD : Samsung Ecogreen F4 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5”

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245

Fans : Rosewill RFA – 120- BL 120mm 4 Blue LEDs LED Case Fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200049

Thermal Compound : Arctic Silver 5 High – Density Polysynthetic Silver

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

Operation System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 – bit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986


I am also trying to find a good graphics card that will fit and work great for playing Video Games.

A Friend suggested to get the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809

But I don't know if it is best for gaming and if it will work with my build and if this isn't a good graphics card, can you suggest which graphics card you think is best for PC Gaming.

I would also like to know which tools I will need for all the screws to install them in my case, and if so, please also leave a link below on the comments of which tools I will need.

For Everyone who reads this Thank You for taking your time for reading this thread and if so, for giving me your assistance for making this PC Build Possible.

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August 19, 2012 9:57:32 PM

is this only for gaming or also something else? also are you going to overclock?
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August 19, 2012 10:00:25 PM

Well it looks pretty good. Are you on a budget at all? If so what is it. But let me nitpick:

Not a fan of your PSU choice. Get something like this instead:

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SLightly better thermal paste:
Arctic Cooling MX-4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The fans are cheap, loud, and kind of crappy, get something that will last.
Here is an example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you can fit it in your budget then get the gtx670 over the 660ti.
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August 19, 2012 10:09:59 PM

StrykerSwat said:
So, I've already found most of the parts for my new PC build, and my friend help me find some of the parts in www.microcenter.com, but I wanted to know if all of these parts will work nicely together.
I have never build a PC before and this will be my first time doing so and I wanted to know if all of these will work nicely with each other and which ones will not , and if you've seen one of my PC parts in a cheap price and/or a better one from my list, please leave the link below in the comments, and thank you if you do give me a link.

So this is the list for the PC Parts.


Case : Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Mid-Tower Case – Steel*

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2424689&CatId=1509

Motherboard : P8Z77 – V PRO LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0386887

CPU/Processor : Core i7 7770k 3.5Hz LGA 1155 Processor

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388575

CPU Cooler : Hydro Series 100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Kit

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0391501

Power Supply : ZT Series 750 Watt Modular ATX

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0377236

Memory : Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240 – Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233299

CD/DVD RW Drive : ASUS 24x DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

SSD : Crucial M4 2.5” 128GB SATA III MLC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-148-442

HDD : Samsung Ecogreen F4 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5”

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245

Fans : Rosewill RFA – 120- BL 120mm 4 Blue LEDs LED Case Fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200049

Thermal Compound : Arctic Silver 5 High – Density Polysynthetic Silver

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

Operation System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 – bit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986


I am also trying to find a good graphics card that will fit and work great for playing Video Games.

A Friend suggested to get the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809

But I don't know if it is best for gaming and if it will work with my build and if this isn't a good graphics card, can you suggest which graphics card you think is best for PC Gaming.

I would also like to know which tools I will need for all the screws to install them in my case, and if so, please also leave a link below on the comments of which tools I will need.

For Everyone who reads this Thank You for taking your time for reading this thread and if so, for giving me your assistance for making this PC Build Possible.

What is your budget, do you have a Microcenter within driving distance of you, and do you need a monitor, if not what is your monitors resolution ?

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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August 20, 2012 3:34:30 AM

emperor piehead said:
is this only for gaming or also something else? also are you going to overclock?


Yes it is for Gaming, but also for College, but most likely it will only be used for printing, writing essay, and making presentations with programs such as Powerpoint.

And No I am not going to go overclock, my friend told that is Risky thing to do, and it is mostly Trail and Error, so I rather not Overclock.
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August 20, 2012 3:39:00 AM

Why_Me said:
What is your budget, do you have a Microcenter within driving distance of you, and do you need a monitor, if not what is your monitors resolution ?

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...



My Budget is around $1,500, but if I get more financial aid, then it will be around $1,800.

No Microcenter is not driving distance from me, I Live in El Paso, Texas.
Their closes stores to me are in Houston and Dallas.

I don't need a Monitor but I will be getting one after I get more financial aid by next semester, for now I have a 1280 by 1024 Pixel Resolution for my Monitor.
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August 20, 2012 4:19:23 AM

This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI. It includes Windows 7, LED monitor, after market cpu h/s (thermal compound included), factory over clocked GTX 670, Sandisk 128GB SSD w/SF Toggle NAND controller, etc...


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Comp... $94.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 - $79.99 after $20.00 rebate FREE SHIPPING 15% off w/ promo code Corsair15PSU, ends 8/22
CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $354.98 save: $25.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $33.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-Extreme-Masters-PC... $44.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Patriot Memory Intel Extreme Masters 8 GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 CL9 Memory Kit - PVI38G160C9K

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $86.63 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $92.99 FREE SHIPPING
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GV-N670OC-2GD-GeForce-Wi... $399.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 Windforce OC 2048MB GDDR5 256-bit PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Graphics Card

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.30 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $136.40 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | 5ms; 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

Total: $1,452.73 *not including mail in rebates & promo codes


This EVGA backplate down below fits right onto the back of that Gigabyte GTX 670 I posted up above. Make sure to use the screws that come with the Gigabyte card and not with the backplate.

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GTX-680-Backplate-M021-00-00... $23.81
EVGA GTX 680 Backplate (M021-00-000008)

or get it here....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99 FREE SHIPPING
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Backplate Model M021-00-000008


http://usa.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VS228HP/#overv... <----- another look at that monitor

http://www.asus.com/Display/Features/Splendid_Technolog... <----- ASUS Splendid Technology

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7... <----- another look at that ASUS board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <----- another look at that Corsair 400R

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX... <----- review w/benchmarks of that Gigabyte GTX 670
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August 20, 2012 4:27:31 AM

you don't need the thermal compound and don't try to go cheap on the psu. For gaming 8g's of ram is all you need. i7 is overkill an i5 is what you get for gaming. this list comes out $100 dollars under, i would save up and get an asus 24in led monitor they are very good and cost around $200. playing at that resoultion is overkill for most graphics card so thats why you would get a new monitor or you can get a 670. also the motherboard has a wifi card if you dont need it go to the lk. this list is all from newegg so other places might have better price.

new list

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

total price=$1438.19
-$20 mail in rebate

Monitor- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 21, 2012 5:13:52 AM

I am most likely not going to buy a monitor this year, but I will next year after I get my financial aid for next semster, with my next semester financial aid money, im going to get a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and new speakers


Thanks for the suggestions for monitors though
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August 21, 2012 5:26:56 AM

emperor piehead said:
you don't need the thermal compound and don't try to go cheap on the psu. For gaming 8g's of ram is all you need. i7 is overkill an i5 is what you get for gaming. this list comes out $100 dollars under, i would save up and get an asus 24in led monitor they are very good and cost around $200. playing at that resoultion is overkill for most graphics card so thats why you would get a new monitor or you can get a 670. also the motherboard has a wifi card if you dont need it go to the lk. this list is all from newegg so other places might have better price.

new list

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

total price=$1438.19
-$20 mail in rebate

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




Nice new list you gave me there with price reduction and such, but now I'm planning to get this kind of Memory idk if its good or not

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 21, 2012 5:26:59 AM

If you can fit it in, why not get it? The build is already really good for gaming and adding a more powerful GPU, CPU, etc, would be a waste of $.
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August 21, 2012 5:27:09 AM

Why_Me said:
This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI. It includes Windows 7, LED monitor, after market cpu h/s (thermal compound included), factory over clocked GTX 670, Sandisk 128GB SSD w/SF Toggle NAND controller, etc...


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Comp... $94.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 - $79.99 after $20.00 rebate FREE SHIPPING 15% off w/ promo code Corsair15PSU, ends 8/22
CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $354.98 save: $25.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $33.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-Extreme-Masters-PC... $44.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Patriot Memory Intel Extreme Masters 8 GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 CL9 Memory Kit - PVI38G160C9K

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $86.63 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $92.99 FREE SHIPPING
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GV-N670OC-2GD-GeForce-Wi... $399.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 Windforce OC 2048MB GDDR5 256-bit PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Graphics Card

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.30 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $136.40 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | 5ms; 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

Total: $1,452.73 *not including mail in rebates & promo codes


This EVGA backplate down below fits right onto the back of that Gigabyte GTX 670 I posted up above. Make sure to use the screws that come with the Gigabyte card and not with the backplate.

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GTX-680-Backplate-M021-00-00... $23.81
EVGA GTX 680 Backplate (M021-00-000008)

or get it here....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99 FREE SHIPPING
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Backplate Model M021-00-000008


http://usa.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VS228HP/#overv... <----- another look at that monitor

http://www.asus.com/Display/Features/Splendid_Technolog... <----- ASUS Splendid Technology

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7... <----- another look at that ASUS board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <----- another look at that Corsair 400R

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX... <----- review w/benchmarks of that Gigabyte GTX 670



This is actually a pretty good build for a Monitor add on to the buy list, but like I said before, I'm considering on getting a monitor, mouse,keyboard and speakers by next semester since those are less important right now imo

and I am also getting this new memory since it is cheaper idk if its good or not though

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 21, 2012 5:33:09 AM

stickg1 said:
Well it looks pretty good. Are you on a budget at all? If so what is it. But let me nitpick:

Not a fan of your PSU choice. Get something like this instead:

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SLightly better thermal paste:
Arctic Cooling MX-4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The fans are cheap, loud, and kind of crappy, get something that will last.
Here is an example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you can fit it in your budget then get the gtx670 over the 660ti.



thanks for the better fans, and maybe ill get a GTX 670, still making up my mind if I should get a ATI or NVIDIA, my friend told me that ATI is pretty much better since it has I think a better performance, but other than that I wouldn't care which one I would get, either NVIDIA or ATI doesn't matter to me, I honestly like both of them, plus he did tell me that NVIDIA has this myth that it works better with gaming but he said that the performance pricing is just too high
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August 21, 2012 5:37:16 AM

It used to be high. Current gen NVIDIA GPUs have better price/performance now.
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August 21, 2012 10:01:01 AM

StrykerSwat said:
thanks for the better fans, and maybe ill get a GTX 670, still making up my mind if I should get a ATI or NVIDIA, my friend told me that ATI is pretty much better since it has I think a better performance, but other than that I wouldn't care which one I would get, either NVIDIA or ATI doesn't matter to me, I honestly like both of them, plus he did tell me that NVIDIA has this myth that it works better with gaming but he said that the performance pricing is just too high


Coming from an AMD Fanboi (me), I'll tell yeah that if your not trying to spend hours tinkering and overclocking (which I love to do), the GTX670 from nvidia is the best bang for buck card on the market right now. You sound like you just wanna game and the GTX670 sounds like the card for you.
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August 21, 2012 5:26:40 PM

stickg1 said:
Coming from an AMD Fanboi (me), I'll tell yeah that if your not trying to spend hours tinkering and overclocking (which I love to do), the GTX670 from nvidia is the best bang for buck card on the market right now. You sound like you just wanna game and the GTX670 sounds like the card for you.



Well in your opinion, is i7 3770k good even though im not over clocking, because I'm honestly not trying to because I'm new and don't want to mess up or at least overheat my motherboard and memory and such. a friend did suggested for me to get an i5 2600k, but idk which one is best or so
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August 21, 2012 6:00:03 PM

So far I've been thinking and getting help from my friends too, and my friend told me to get a 8GB of memory since 16GB is overkill because of the way the technology is in gaming. So this is my new Memory I got :

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

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

And he said that he has this Motherboard but I don't know if it will work well with my build and for gaming, but I'm thinking of maybe getting it if it does work well with gaming then I may consider buying it because it is $10 cheaper than the one I put on my list and it also says that it will be $179.99 after $20.00 rebate.

Motherboard : ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION LGA 1155 Intel P67 / NVIDIA NF200 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

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

but I am still thinking of getting a i7 3770k since he also told me its good for overclocking but it still good even if you arn't going for the overclocking option.

CPU/Processor : Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

So far those are my new main build parts but I'm still wanting to know if these will work good with each other or not.
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August 21, 2012 6:13:29 PM

I'm going to chime in here and say, your friend is giving you some bad advice. No I haven't read the thread in its entirety, so forgive me if I say some things already covered.

-That motherboard is an older chipset, and stupidly overpriced for what it is. P67 with an Ivy Bridge, and honestly, even with a Sandy Bridge CPU at this point.. just no.. Tell your friend I said to sit down and be quiet.

-For gaming, NO game on the market now sees a gainful advantage with HyperThreading (which is what the i7 has that the i5 doesn't), and its highly unlikely any game ever will. The reason for this is that games simply are not coded in a way to know what a HyperThread is, much less how to use one. Yes, HyperThreading can have an indirect impact performance because they can aid in helping background programs run, however, the performance difference has been benchmarked, and its marginal (1-3% at best).

Bottom line, stick with an i5. 2500K (Sandy Bridge), and 3570K (Ivy Bridge) perform pretty much identically in games, but the Ivy is newer and does have a very small improvement in productivity software. But the debate between these two model CPUs are the only real quandary you should be faced with.

Good motherboard for i5 Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridges just the same, (there is no need to pay a penny more)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 21, 2012 6:58:02 PM

nekulturny said:
I'm going to chime in here and say, your friend is giving you some bad advice. No I haven't read the thread in its entirety, so forgive me if I say some things already covered.

-That motherboard is an older chipset, and stupidly overpriced for what it is. P67 with an Ivy Bridge, and honestly, even with a Sandy Bridge CPU at this point.. just no.. Tell your friend I said to sit down and be quiet.

-For gaming, NO game on the market now sees a gainful advantage with HyperThreading (which is what the i7 has that the i5 doesn't), and its highly unlikely any game ever will. The reason for this is that games simply are not coded in a way to know what a HyperThread is, much less how to use one. Yes, HyperThreading can have an indirect impact performance because they can aid in helping background programs run, however, the performance difference has been benchmarked, and its marginal (1-3% at best).

Bottom line, stick with an i5. 2500K (Sandy Bridge), and 3570K (Ivy Bridge) perform pretty much identically in games, but the Ivy is newer and does have a very small improvement in productivity software. But the debate between these two model CPUs are the only real quandary you should be faced with.

Good motherboard for i5 Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridges just the same, (there is no need to pay a penny more)

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



Well about the Motherboard I have in my list, it was requested from another friend .

Motherboard : P8Z77 – V PRO LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Will this work nicely ?
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August 21, 2012 7:03:31 PM

It will, but it might have features he doesn't need. I'd rather get the P8Z77 V LK.
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August 21, 2012 7:11:35 PM

azeem40 said:
It will, but it might have features he doesn't need. I'd rather get the P8Z77 V LK.

This^

Theres just no real reason to spend $200 bucks on a motherboard, especially if you're not overclocking. I paid $170 for my Asus Sabertooth, but I bought it more for the warranty, some might argue that even that was more than I should have paid for it, but even so, the price can somewhat be backed up by usable features... Better overclocking stability which is the big one I wanted it for. Part of it was the hope that AMD can get the lead out and get a decent CPU out of the upcoming PileDriver 8 cores.

Most of what you're paying for on that V-Pro board is the 12+4 power phase, thats massive overkill. Yes powerphases are good.. for overclocking, but even then, its still overkill.
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August 21, 2012 8:07:43 PM

nekulturny said:
This^

Theres just no real reason to spend $200 bucks on a motherboard, especially if you're not overclocking. I paid $170 for my Asus Sabertooth, but I bought it more for the warranty, some might argue that even that was more than I should have paid for it, but even so, the price can somewhat be backed up by usable features... Better overclocking stability which is the big one I wanted it for. Part of it was the hope that AMD can get the lead out and get a decent CPU out of the upcoming PileDriver 8 cores.

Most of what you're paying for on that V-Pro board is the 12+4 power phase, thats massive overkill. Yes powerphases are good.. for overclocking, but even then, its still overkill.



Well what about a GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Someone suggested this since I won't be overclocking at all.

Oh and they also suggested for me to go for a i5 since i7 will most likely just be if I'm doing more CPU intensive tasks like lots of video encoding.
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August 21, 2012 8:27:23 PM

Oh one question by the way but, does the Resolution of the Monitor even matter when building a PC?
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August 22, 2012 12:57:00 AM

Okay so this is a new Build someone suggested for me to get since I will mostly use the new PC for Gaming

Motherboard and CPU/Processor : Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Memory : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

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

Video/Graphics Card : EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB

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

SSD : Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC

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

HDD : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

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

CD/DVD Drive : LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X

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

Power Supply : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80

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

Case : Corsair Vengeance Series C70

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Gunmetal-Mid-To...

CPU Cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212

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

Monitor : ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1

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

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

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

I am also wanting to know but, will the Corsair CWCH100 Hydro H100 CPU Liquid Cooler work with this build or no?

And please tell me your thoughts of this build please.
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August 22, 2012 1:15:00 AM

Yes the H100 will work but you are not overclocking so with proper airflow, which that case will provide, you could just use the stock cooler. The Hyper 212 is pretty nice but if I had a locked multiplier CPU like the 3450 I would probably just use stock or get something smaller than the hyper. I'm not saying it wont work or wont be good for the PC but is it really necessary? Not really.
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August 22, 2012 1:41:48 AM

StrykerSwat said:
Well what about a GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Someone suggested this since I won't be overclocking at all.

Oh and they also suggested for me to go for a i5 since i7 will most likely just be if I'm doing more CPU intensive tasks like lots of video encoding.

I generally do not recommend Gigabyte boards due to brand preference, but no that isn't a bad board, and a much more reasonable price range.

As far as video encoding, honestly, even the i5 is good enough to do that. Hell, my Phenom II can do it, it just might be slower. Even if you're doing encoding a few movies a day, I still don't think you'll see much benefit paying $100 more for an i7. If you were a business person doing it for a living and "time is money", then maybe.

Ivy Bridge CPUs, this is the *one* advantage Ivy really has over its equivalent Sandy Bridge counterparts (in your case, the 3470 is the generational equivalent to an i5-2400 just about). They have a feature called "QuickSync", that allows them to do video encoding about 30% faster than Sandy. Even though improvements in everything else is marginal.

As far as your question regarding the monitor, certainly its important if you're considering a higher end setup in this case you're looking at a 660 TI. I would suggest a decent 1080p monitor. (1920x1080 resolution), at your price range, theres no reason for you not to shoot for 1080p gaming.

Now in my case, I have a 550 TI, as I didn't need anything more powerful at the time because I'm still running older 1280x1024 dual VGA monitors. I'll be putting a new more powerful video card in in a couple months, in which case, a new monitor will be ideal at that time. I would suggest this one, this is the one I'm looking at for myself as well:

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

Although, I'm probably going to go with a 7870 GHZ edition video card (about as good as a 660 TI)


As far as a watercooler, unnecessary expense, even if you were overclocking, as stickg pointed, out even overclockers can get great overclocks from a cheaper air cooler such as a 212 evo.
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August 22, 2012 3:21:58 PM

Okay so I have this new build that I made and had help with, some say that the motherboard is overprice but still a good Motherboard, but I want to know if it will work nicely with all of this together.

So here is the Main Build.


Motherboard : ASUS P8H77-V LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

CPU/Processor : Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core

CPU Cooler : Corsair CWCH100 Hydro H100 CPU Liquid Cooler

Case : Corsair Vengeance Series C70

Memory : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)


Power Supply : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80


CD/DVD Drive : LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model


SSD : Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC

HDD : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

Video/Graphics Card : EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP

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

Monitor : ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1



Also, if I replace my CPU Cooler with 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 will it still work with this build?

Same goes for the CPU/Processor, instead of going with the i5 3570k, will the Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core still work fine with either the Fan CPU Cooler and Liquid CPU Cooler?
And will it also last long for me to use?

Other than that, the Main Build will cost $1,632.87

Option Change #1 with i5 3570k and Fan CPU Cooler, Cost will be$1562.87

Option Change #2, with i5 3570 and Fan CPU Cooler, Cost will be $1547.87

Option Change #3, with i5 3570 and Liquid CPU Cooler, Cost will be $1617.87

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August 29, 2012 2:21:28 AM

Best answer selected by StrykerSwat.
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