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September 11, 2012 10:01:37 PM

just looking for last minute compatibility check and part suggestions before i buy. especially motherboard and ram even though i think i have what i want i love to get a good 2nd opinion.

i have a nice coolermaster case that i will be reusing as well as an hd 6950 so i wont be needing graphics either. i also just bought a 950w watt psu on shellshocker the other day that will be going into this build. my old ssd and hdd will be reused also untill i want to shell out for new ones. i also have a full versoin of windows 7 from my previous build that i will use on this.

ok with all that being said...


motherboard:

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:GA-Z77X-UD5H

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


cpu:


Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
Model #:BX80637I73770K

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


ram:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

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


cpu cooler:

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

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


any recommended changes or forgotten parts would be greatly appreciated! thank you
September 11, 2012 10:07:23 PM

If gaming is your focus there's no reason to purchase a 3770K, you could drop that to the 3570K and invest the difference toward adding a second 6950. Good choice on PSU.
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September 11, 2012 10:10:58 PM

gaming is focus mostly but i figured for the extra hundred i would go for the i7. i will probably have this for a long time

edit: also bragging rights of course :-)
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September 11, 2012 11:41:12 PM

nah51dog said:
gaming is focus mostly but i figured for the extra hundred i would go for the i7. i will probably have this for a long time

edit: also bragging rights of course :-)


You won't get bragging rights with a 3770K - at most people will give you a hard time for purchasing a CPU that's $100 more with features you don't need and will never use. You're better off investing in a stronger GPU - that's where you will get bragging rights.
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