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$1000USD CPU, Mobo, GPU and RAM Upgrade

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September 12, 2012 7:20:36 AM

It's that time already! :D 

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Christmas

Budget Range: 700USD - $1000USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Programming, Watching Movies,

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, GPU,

Do you need to buy OS: No, I have Windows 7 HP OEM. Do I have to by a new OS?

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, MightyApe, PBTech.co.nz

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia GTX 670, Relatively new Mobo,

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Eventually Yes,

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I have read that the Intel i7 3770K is a great CPU, I would like a Mobo that could handle 2-Way SLI for future proofing. I would like to be able to run games on Ultra and have all the eye-candy cranked up. Supposedly the i7 3770K is a great CPU, but only worth it if I overclock it. I would like to have a quiet computer again :)  I might overclock but I really don't tampering around with my curent PC.

I currently own a Cooler Master eXtreme 800w Power Supply.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I would like to run Games on Ultra (I know it's not necessary to run on Ultra but I like the Eye-Opening Visuals), CPU is great but I would like to try an i7 3*** because of the Gaming and Video Editing benefits and lastly, Mobo since I have an AMD CPU at the moment.

Current Parts:

CPU- AMD FX-4100
Mobo- Gigabyte GA-970a-D3
RAM- 8GB 1600
GPU- EVGA GTX560
PSU- CM 800w

Thanks Guys!
- Samo,
September 12, 2012 7:23:16 AM

I am looking at:
Intel i7 3770K
ASUS GTX 670 Direct CU 2 TOP
ASUS Rampage IV Formula BF3 Edition

I couln't edit the post for some reason? :/ 
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September 12, 2012 8:03:19 AM

If you are just gaming, don't waste money on the 3770K. Just get the 3570K.

Are you just going to use the HP case? Or do you have another case already?
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September 12, 2012 9:52:44 AM

holy crap prices are high where you are get this and the video card you want make sure you have a good power supply to not a cheap one it won't work .nVidia itself recommend 500W for a single 670.
http://www.nvidia.in/object/geforce-gtx-670-in.html#pdp...


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($325.00 @ PC Force)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($276.00 @ PC Force)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.29 @ Ascent Technology)
Total: $738.64
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-12 21:49 NZST+1200)
September 12, 2012 1:44:03 PM

Deemo13 said:
If you are just gaming, don't waste money on the 3770K. Just get the 3570K.

Are you just going to use the HP case? Or do you have another case already?


I have already made the Computer. It was finished in April this year. I already have everything necessay to run the PC. I do have a case! Cooler Master Storm Scout. Nice Case.

- Samo
September 12, 2012 1:57:40 PM

bigcyco1 said:
holy crap prices are high where you are get this and the video card you want make sure you have a good power supply to not a cheap one it won't work .nVidia itself recommend 500W for a single 670.
http://www.nvidia.in/object/geforce-gtx-670-in.html#pdp...


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($325.00 @ PC Force)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($276.00 @ PC Force)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.29 @ Ascent Technology)
Total: $738.64
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-12 21:49 NZST+1200)


It's not in USD though! Thats why you think it's so high :)  After doing $$ exchange, The US prices are better. BTW I don't need RAM or a Cooler :3 I already have RAM and a Cooler.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b à CPUs
September 12, 2012 2:00:48 PM

samotage said:
It's not in USD though! Thats why you think it's so high :)  After doing $$ exchange, The US prices are better. BTW I don't need RAM or a Cooler :3 I already have RAM and a Cooler.
oh o.k. well i think these are nice motherboards right now for great price mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 12, 2012 2:26:27 PM

bigcyco1 said:
oh o.k. well i think these are nice motherboards right now for great price mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


All the boards are nice. How would an Asus Rampage IV Formula BF3 Edition be? Also I'm just deciding on whether or not to buy the i5 3570 over the i7 3770.

- Samo
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