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September 15, 2012 7:47:16 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/huLa

-gaming rig

-want to nibble at overclocking

-which mother board should i get? is this one ok?

-figured id save some money and not get a hdd till later

-doubt i will end up getting a second gtx 670 but maybe in far future

-8/8/8 timings ok?

-wanted white case with a window

-is the sdd good?


TEXT of rig if your lazy

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($181.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
September 15, 2012 7:49:43 AM

for the ssd i would go with samsung 830 128GB SSD
and at least a 620w PSU
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September 15, 2012 7:55:23 AM

admiralahkbar said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/huLa

-gaming rig

-want to nibble at overclocking

-which mother board should i get? is this one ok?

-figured id save some money and not get a hdd till later

-doubt i will end up getting a second gtx 670 but maybe in far future

-8/8/8 timings ok?

-wanted white case with a window

-is the sdd good?


TEXT of rig if your lazy

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($181.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)

You have a $180+ board yet a psu for a single card.
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September 15, 2012 7:56:47 AM

admiralahkbar said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/huLa

-gaming rig

-figured id save some money and not get a hdd till later

-doubt i will end up getting a second gtx 670 but maybe in far future

-8/8/8 timings ok?

-wanted white case with a window

-is the sdd good?


TEXT of rig if your lazy

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($181.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)



CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
Best bang for your buck processor available - get the 3450 if you don't plan to OC.

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Good cooler for the price. Do you plan to OC the CPU? If so, by how much? You may need a higher quality heatsink if so.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($181.98 @ Amazon)
I like the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO... but that's just me!

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
This is a good choice - I like Mushkin myself.
<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...;

Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Another good choice. I like the Samsung 830 Series
<http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1...;

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Great card for the money. The 680 is a monster, but I still think anything over $400 for a card is a bit pricey.

Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Solid case. All Corsair cases are very well built. I'm in love with the Corsair Carbide 400R!

Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Good. Not a fan of Rosewill PSUs though.. but that's just from personal experience. You can never go wrong with a Corsair (650w+).

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Obvious choice!
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September 15, 2012 7:57:21 AM

tuganu said:
for the ssd i would go with samsung 830 128GB SSD
and at least a 620w PSU

500w psu will push that card. 620w is over kill for a single 670 and under kill for dual 670's.
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September 15, 2012 8:00:20 AM

What would you recommend for dual 670's? 700w? 750w?
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September 15, 2012 8:31:40 AM

Nate38724 said:
What would you recommend for dual 670's? 700w? 750w?

750w for dual 670's and you can go a lot cheaper on the motherboard.
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September 15, 2012 8:37:07 AM

This allows you to SLI two of those 670's and over clock. Just add the vid card, DVD drive, etc... There isn't any reviews on that Asrock board yet for the fact it was just released less than a week ago.


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Comp... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $154.98 save: $8.00 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Pro... $215.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $32.42 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk... $65.52 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.90 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack



http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <----- another look at that Corsair Carbide 400R

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme3/ <----- another look at that Asrock board along with a link to the latest bios
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September 15, 2012 8:37:25 AM

What motherboard should i get then?
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September 15, 2012 8:39:22 AM

What motherboard for a single gtx 670?
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September 15, 2012 8:54:29 AM

Gigabyte ga-z77-d3h, get a corsair cx600 or gs700 power supply, and if you can definitly get a hdd
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September 15, 2012 8:56:21 AM

admiralahkbar said:
What motherboard for a single gtx 670?

If you don't want to leave the option open for adding another card later on then look at this board down below...although that build I posted up above fits four budget and leaves the option to SLI another one of those cards later on.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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