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August 24, 2012 4:02:00 PM

Ok so i'm gonna ask you guys if you can give me your opinions on which motherboard,CPU,RAM should i get to finish my PC.
I'm gonna be using the PC for gaming, recording gameplay, video editing, video rendering.
What i have: graphics card (Powercolor Radeon HD 6850 overclocked), power supply (Antec HCG 620W)
What i need: Motherboard, CPU, RAM.

Please post your opinion on which board,cpu and ram should i get

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August 24, 2012 4:37:45 PM

Lazar_99 said:
Ok so i'm gonna ask you guys if you can give me your opinions on which motherboard,CPU,RAM should i get to finish my PC.
I'm gonna be using the PC for gaming, recording gameplay, video editing, video rendering.
What i have: graphics card (Powercolor Radeon HD 6850 overclocked), power supply (Antec HCG 620W)
What i need: Motherboard, CPU, RAM.

Please post your opinion on which board,cpu and ram should i get

What is your budget? you get cpu's for $50 and $1000 :D 
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August 24, 2012 4:44:37 PM

timarp000 said:
What is your budget? you get cpu's for $50 and $1000 :D 


No budget xD I need to know for what should i save up.
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August 24, 2012 4:58:20 PM

Lazar_99 said:
No budget xD I need to know for what should i save up.

If you are video editing or rendering get intel's 'core i7' line of processors.
These i7 processors range from $300 to $1000.

I good new processor line is 'ivy brdge' it consumes less power and performs better than their 2nd gen 'sandybridge' line.

Get the 3770 ($320)(Socket LGA 1155)
or if you want to overclock get the 3770k ($340)(Socket LGA 1155)

For the motherboard there are a few 'bang for your buck' models like the asus p8z77 v pro and gigabyte ga-z77x-ud5h.

both motherboards are priced around the $200-$210 mark, but they perform realy well.


I hope this helped :) 
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August 24, 2012 5:00:24 PM

timarp000 said:
If you are video editing or rendering get intel's 'core i7' line of processors.
These i7 processors range from $300 to $1000.

I good new processor line is 'ivy brdge' it consumes less power and performs better than their 2nd gen 'sandybridge' line.

Get the 3770 ($320)(Socket LGA 1155)
or if you want to overclock get the 3770k ($340)(Socket LGA 1155)

For the motherboard there are a few 'bang for your buck' models like the asus p8z77 v pro and gigabyte ga-z77x-ud5h.

both motherboards are priced around the $200-$210 mark, but they perform realy well.


I hope this helped :) 


In games the 6850 would bottleneck it most likely
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August 24, 2012 5:08:31 PM

Lazar_99 said:
In games the 6850 would bottleneck it most likely

In games cpu is not used much, the load is on the gpu, it'll bottleneck but you can play in medium to high res, if you want to video edit then i7 is the way to go, if you just want game and occasionally edit video, then go with core i5's.

For i5
the 3570 : $215
and if you want to overclock : $230


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August 24, 2012 5:13:38 PM

timarp000 said:
In games cpu is not used much, the load is on the gpu, it'll bottleneck but you can play in medium to high res, if you want to video edit then i7 is the way to go, if you just want game and occasionally edit video, then go with core i5's.

For i5
the 3570 : $215
and if you want to overclock : $230


Well i'm gonna be gaming, recording gameplay and using sony vegas 10 to edit the recorded gameplay. I record with fraps :D 
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August 24, 2012 5:17:27 PM

Lazar_99 said:
Well i'm gonna be gaming, recording gameplay and using sony vegas 10 to edit the recorded gameplay. I record with fraps :D 

Your choice. in gaming it wont make a large differnece but in video editing, the i5 has 4cores & 4threads but on the other hand the i7 has 4cores but 8threads!

8 threads is like having 8 cores and which means faster encoding etc.
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August 24, 2012 5:30:51 PM

timarp000 said:
Your choice. in gaming it wont make a large differnece but in video editing, the i5 has 4cores & 4threads but on the other hand the i7 has 4cores but 8threads!

8 threads is like having 8 cores and which means faster encoding etc.


Ok now for the motherboard. I won't be overclocking so i'm gonna go for the 3570 non K. And which RAM should i get? The Corsair Vengeance black 4gb got my eye, is it good?
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August 24, 2012 5:41:21 PM

Lazar_99 said:
Ok now for the motherboard. I won't be overclocking so i'm gonna go for the 3570 non K. And which RAM should i get? The Corsair Vengeance black 4gb got my eye, is it good?

For gaming 4gb is enough but for video edition get at least 8gb. you can 2x4gb ram for 45$ now! and yes, corsair vengeance is good. you can also try g.skill ripjaws x :) 
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August 24, 2012 5:51:57 PM

timarp000 said:
For gaming 4gb is enough but for video edition get at least 8gb. you can 2x4gb ram for 45$ now! and yes, corsair vengeance is good. you can also try g.skill ripjaws x :) 


And the motherboard? I won't be overclocking the CPU (most likely) but i will OC the RAM to 1600mhz. I also won't be doing SLI or Crossfire
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August 24, 2012 6:08:17 PM

Lazar_99 said:
And the motherboard? I won't be overclocking the CPU (most likely) but i will OC the RAM to 1600mhz. I also won't be doing SLI or Crossfire

the asus p8z77 v pro or the gigabyte ga-z77x-ud5h in the 210$ price range.

asus p8z77 v and gigabye gga-z77x-ud3h at the 180$ or 190$ mark
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August 24, 2012 6:25:29 PM

timarp000 said:
the asus p8z77 v pro or the gigabyte ga-z77x-ud5h in the 210$ price range.

asus p8z77 v and gigabye gga-z77x-ud3h at the 180$ or 190$ mark


Whoa! lol 180$ is a bit too expensive for a motherboard... how about something around 100$
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August 24, 2012 6:40:46 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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August 25, 2012 4:31:38 AM

Lazar_99 said:
Whoa! lol 180$ is a bit too expensive for a motherboard... how about something around 100$

ASRock Z77 Pro4 - 110$
ASRock Z77 Pro3 - 95$
MSI Z77A-G41 - 110$

The asrock pro4 and msi gd41 are mostly the same but the msi board has nice features like right angled sata ports and the asrock board has a better i/o at the back.


If you can save up for:
MSI Z77A-G43 - 120$
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August 25, 2012 7:11:16 AM

timarp000 said:
ASRock Z77 Pro4 - 110$
ASRock Z77 Pro3 - 95$
MSI Z77A-G41 - 110$

The asrock pro4 and msi gd41 are mostly the same but the msi board has nice features like right angled sata ports and the asrock board has a better i/o at the back.


If you can save up for:
MSI Z77A-G43 - 120$


I just checked the prices of all these boards. The MSI Z77A G43 is the cheapest one of the 4 you mentioned.
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August 25, 2012 8:11:11 AM

Where? On newegg G43 is $120
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August 25, 2012 8:12:21 AM

^^ If you get the G43 from msi then good, you must have got a good deal!
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August 25, 2012 8:40:07 AM

timarp000 said:
Where? On newegg G43 is $120


not on newegg. I can't shop from newegg because i live in serbia.
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August 25, 2012 9:00:36 AM

Lazar_99 said:
not on newegg. I can't shop from newegg because i live in serbia.

oh, how much is the G43 when you convert to dollars?
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August 25, 2012 9:21:26 AM

timarp000 said:
oh, how much is the G43 when you convert to dollars?


Its 105$
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August 25, 2012 9:30:35 AM

@lazar_99,
I recommend using the MSI Afterburner to record, even with's ugly logo, there will be no FPS hits on heavy games like BF3 and Batman, unlike FRAPS, MSI Afterburner also uses less GB/Minute. (GB per minute.)
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August 25, 2012 9:33:49 AM

baconizer said:
@lazar_99,
I recommend using the MSI Afterburner to record, even with's ugly logo, there will be no FPS hits on heavy games like BF3 and Batman, unlike FRAPS, MSI Afterburner also uses less GB/Minute. (GB per minute.)


Depends on which settings i record in the afterburner
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September 1, 2012 8:14:43 AM

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