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September 14, 2012 8:31:52 AM

Hello,

hoping to set this up. pls comment.


Intel i5-3450
Gigabyte H77m-d3h / B75m-d3v
Gigabyte GeForce gtx660 Windforce OC 2GB DGGR5
8Gb ram
500Gb HDD
a 500w PSU (80 preferably. any recommendations?)

No intention of overclocking at all. probably playing on a 23" screen.

Should i go for the H77 or is a B75 sufficient? and i dont need a aftermarket cpu cooler right?

am from singapore btw, somewhere in asia.

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September 14, 2012 8:33:42 AM

may i add that im getting this once the gfx cards are avail. but just wanna prepare everything first. thx
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September 14, 2012 9:46:37 AM

Pls mention your budget.
I'd recommend a MSI 7850 Twin Frozr, Cybermind selling for 309. You can play all games with full settings.

Z77 if you plan to SLI, otherwise H77 should be ok.
No need for aftermarket cooler if you don't plan to overclock, and your chasis has good air flow.
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September 14, 2012 5:20:22 PM

H77 is fine if you're not planning to overclock. You give up a lot of features if you go with B75 and if you ever decide to add a new CPU later on your choices are very limited.
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September 15, 2012 2:01:10 AM

no intention of SLI/Crossfire. planning to keep my setup below SGD1000 so thats ard USD800.

i dont intend to play games like crysis, but maybe BF3 and starcraft 2?

can you elaborate on the features between H77 vs B75?

and my cpu wont be a cause of bottleneck will it?
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September 15, 2012 3:47:24 AM

sfq said:
no intention of SLI/Crossfire. planning to keep my setup below SGD1000 so thats ard USD800.

i dont intend to play games like crysis, but maybe BF3 and starcraft 2?

can you elaborate on the features between H77 vs B75?

and my cpu wont be a cause of bottleneck will it?


B75 is meant for business systems that use a lot of older hardware - it includes ports that haven't been used in like a decade. H77 is more up to date and includes more SATA, eSATA, and USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports.

The 3450 definitely won't be a bottleneck in that system - it's an excellent CPU.
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September 15, 2012 11:38:56 AM

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