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August 20, 2012 1:02:57 AM

Hi I'm pretty new to the whole building a pc scene. And have been doing a lot of research on what I need and what is needed and not really needed. my budget is around 1000-1100 before taxes. This is a gaming pc / everyday use pc what I also play on doing is have dual monitors in the future, stream my gameplay online like on twitch.tv and i just need to know if what I have is good enough for what I wanna do. I check the system requirements for streaming online gameplay and it I am well about the requirements. but i still wanna know you guys opinions just incase. thanks for your time !

optical drive : ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS

case : Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

video card : EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-3662-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP

psu : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80

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

motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

cpu : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop

heatsink fan : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

ssd : ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM


I don't need all the memory for now. the 120gb hard driv is all i need for now. I will purchase more when I can save up some money. Also if you let me know if everything can work with each other. thanks a lot :) 

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August 20, 2012 1:06:35 AM

Up that i5 2500K to the 3570K, it will save you from upgrading when SB is obsolete.
With the 3570K, you will want a good Z77 mobo. I recommend the Asrock Z77 Extreme4 and the Gigabyte UD3H/UD5H.
You also might want to get the GPU from Gigabyte, Asus or MSI as they have better coolers than the reference cooler that EVGA has.
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August 20, 2012 1:46:44 AM

Nw333 said:
Up that i5 2500K to the 3570K, it will save you from upgrading when SB is obsolete.
With the 3570K, you will want a good Z77 mobo. I recommend the Asrock Z77 Extreme4 and the Gigabyte UD3H/UD5H.
You also might want to get the GPU from Gigabyte, Asus or MSI as they have better coolers than the reference cooler that EVGA has.



whats the difference between these two?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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August 20, 2012 1:56:55 AM

if you plan to OC that 2500K beyond 4.5, then that'd be ok. if you're looking for a more modest low OC though, altogether avoiding raising the voltage, a 3570K with an H77 motherboard would be a good way to go with it's better performance per clock and lower power consumption.

i doubt you'll need 750W unless you do plan to run that 660ti in SLI in the future. otherwise, http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine puts your PSU requirement at 525W, and that was with a GTX670 and 2500K @ 4.5, AND the site tends to overestimate.

UPDATE: re-did the calculations with a 670 in SLI; gave me 670W. so 700W is plenty for a 660Ti in SLi

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August 20, 2012 3:40:00 AM

H77 cannot overclock.
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August 20, 2012 3:52:01 AM

Hazle said:
if you plan to OC that 2500K beyond 4.5, then that'd be ok. if you're looking for a more modest low OC though, altogether avoiding raising the voltage, a 3570K with an H77 motherboard would be a good way to go with it's better performance per clock and lower power consumption.

i doubt you'll need 750W unless you do plan to run that 660ti in SLI in the future. otherwise, http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine puts your PSU requirement at 525W, and that was with a GTX670 and 2500K @ 4.5, AND the site tends to overestimate.

UPDATE: re-did the calculations with a 670 in SLI; gave me 670W. so 700W is plenty for a 660Ti in SLi



thank you for your input. upgrading to he 3570k and the motherboard will make it a lil more pricer . I am thinking about changing those two. is there a power supply you recommender? that is cheaper than the one I have currently? It is $110
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August 20, 2012 4:00:02 AM

i5-2500Ks perform within 1-3% average of 3570Ks in gaming. You have to have at least 10 percent for the difference to be noticeable (benchmarkable performance =/= noticeable difference).. What this means is when Sandy Bridge is "obsolete" for gaming, the Ivy Bridge will be as well.

As far as 670s in Sli, a good 650 watt PSU is sufficent. Those online PSU calculators assume you're using just any old crappy PSU, actually wattage isn't the only consideration, theres also amps. crappy PSUs might have purported high wattage but lousy amps. a PSU calculator assumes you aren't taking that into consideration.

The Corsair TXv2 series are about as good as you can get for quality PSUs, you have that right, but you would be perfectly fine dropping down to the TX650v2 even if you wanted to Sli later (although I'm an advocate of going with a strong video card and by the time it should need replaced you're better off swapping in a single, stronger card)

And no intel motherboard with an H or B prefix support overclocking, (H77). You need a Z or P prefix, thats Z77/Z68/P67/Z75.
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August 20, 2012 4:31:59 AM

CPU: $230 Core i5-3750K

Board: $135 Asrock Z77 Extreme4

RAM: $55 CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB

SSD: $103 Intel 330 Series Maple Crest 120GB SATA III SSD

ODD: $18 LG SATA DVD Burner

GPU: $400 EVGA GTX 670

HSF - $35 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

PSU: $70 CORSAIR TX650 V2

Case: $55 COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus

Total: $1101 (After rebates). Shipping extra.

Better, more reliable components. More reliable SSD brand. Decent OC headroom. Future GTX 670 SLI ready high quality PSU. :) 

Remember, as I've already said, if you do not wanna OC, SLI in the future, you'll stand to save significantly from this proposed build (over $100 at least) :D 
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