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September 3, 2012 12:41:01 AM

Hello all! :D 

I am looking at parts to order to build my own computer. I have some people willing to help me build it, but I am not sure about the parts. Can you guys/gals give me some advice? Do these parts make sense together?

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) (comes with heat sink fan)

Mother board: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

Video Card: MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply

Storage: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX




Thank you very much! :pt1cable: 

-GWhizz

PS Sorry if this is in the wrong category!

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September 3, 2012 1:44:11 AM

The Z77 motherboard allows you to overclock (increase the turbo boost) a cpu. If you do plan to overclock you should go for the i5-3570K, you should also look at a 3rd party heatsink. If you don't plan on ovverclocking you could save a few pennies and downgrade the motherboard to a H77.

Also, what speed of RAM do you plan to get? The ivy-bridge processors support 1600MHz out of the box and that Z77 board will run with RAM upto 2800MHz.

Oh yeah, you might want to look at a large storage hard drive. Just having an SSD can fill up pretty quick.
September 3, 2012 3:11:39 AM

I think I will be doing some overclocking on this beast, so I may look at that heat sink.

The RAM speed im looking at is 1800, I think.

So, do you think adding an HDD to the SSD would work?

And finally, would those parts work well together in your opinion, kind sir Pauls3743?
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September 3, 2012 3:47:15 AM

:o  that's a beastly computer your building there.
September 6, 2012 3:28:50 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
September 6, 2012 4:21:08 PM

GWhizz said:
Hello all! :D 

I am looking at parts to order to build my own computer. I have some people willing to help me build it, but I am not sure about the parts. Can you guys/gals give me some advice? Do these parts make sense together?

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) (comes with heat sink fan)

Mother board: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

Video Card: MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply

Storage: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX


Thank you very much! :pt1cable: 

-GWhizz

PS Sorry if this is in the wrong category!

I would look for a case with side cooling. Either the Corsair 500R, 400R or 300R. That MSI card vents heat into the case, not out of the back due to it's non reference cooling and the 550D is more or less a hot box when using those non reference cooling cards. Also look to change up on the psu to a 750w for some headroom. If your in the US here's a few money savers to look at.

This board is the latest from Asrock and it's the Asrock Z77 extreme3. Runs SLI/Crossfire just like the extreme4 yet it's a few dollars cheaper atm.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $157.98 save: $8.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Certified-Modular-... $86.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CX 750 Watts 80PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply CP-9020015-NA

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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDP-128... $89.95 + $0.00 shipping
SanDisk 128 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SDSSDP-128G- G25)

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)
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