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September 25, 2012 11:48:54 AM

these are the parts that i think of buying

cpu: intel core i7 3770k
mobo: asrock extreme 9 z77
gpu: asus gtx 680 dcuii top
ram: corsair dominator platinum (4x4) 16gb 1866mhz
hdd: 2 wd caviar black 1tb ( raid 0 )
ssd: 2 kingston hyper x 120gb (raid 0)
lg dvd burner
corsair h 100
4 Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition High Static Pressure Case Fan ( for the rad )
os: windows 7 pro 64bit

tell me what you think about them and if you have better specs
as long as the price is under 2100 usd ( without the case and the psu )

ps. i already have a case and a psu
cooler master silent hybrid pro 1050w
corsair vengeance c70

and thanks in advance

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September 25, 2012 12:08:11 PM

Link goes to "empty" cart. Detail of PSU and case would also be helpful, to ensure compatability.
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September 25, 2012 12:26:11 PM

sorry about that. i just wrote the specs
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September 25, 2012 12:42:10 PM

You'll only need an i5-3570K if this is only for gaming. Unless you'll need hyper-threading for other tasks.
If you're open to SLI or Crossfire, a dual 670 or 7970 would be better.
You only need 8gb of RAM for gaming. That's actually plenty already.
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September 25, 2012 1:00:03 PM

excella1221 said:
You'll only need an i5-3570K if this is only for gaming. Unless you'll need hyper-threading for other tasks.
If you're open to SLI or Crossfire, a dual 670 or 7970 would be better.
You only need 8gb of RAM for gaming. That's actually plenty already.


i will also use it for some video rendering and i think of getting another gtx 680 in the future. and i know that 8gb is enough for gaming but you don't know when you will use the extra 8
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September 25, 2012 1:04:12 PM

A 680, for high resolutions, or 2x680's in SLi, for a 3 monitor set-up, can be a good option, but for a single 1920x1080, a 680 is poor value. A good 670 is almost as good, and a lot cheaper.
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September 25, 2012 1:24:24 PM

malbluff said:
A 680, for high resolutions, or 2x680's in SLi, for a 3 monitor set-up, can be a good option, but for a single 1920x1080, a 680 is poor value. A good 670 is almost as good, and a lot cheaper.


i know but i will buy new monitors in about a month or two but i would like you to tell me if youknow a better mother board or is the maximus v formula any good
i actually thought about the asrock z77 extreme 9
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September 25, 2012 1:26:16 PM

rykin21 said:
i will also use it for some video rendering and i think of getting another gtx 680 in the future. and i know that 8gb is enough for gaming but you don't know when you will use the extra 8

I see. Then you'll want the i7 for hyper-threading, and 16gb of RAM to be sure. Make sure to get (2x8gb).
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September 25, 2012 1:27:49 PM

rykin21 said:
i know but i will buy new monitors in about a month or two but i would like you to tell me if youknow a better mother board or is the maximus v formula any good
i actually thought about the asrock z77 extreme 9

The ASRock z77 series are all pretty good and mostly 'bang for buck' in general. If you can afford it, please do get it.
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September 25, 2012 1:38:35 PM

excella1221 said:
The ASRock z77 series are all pretty good and mostly 'bang for buck' in general. If you can afford it, please do get it.


i can afford it but is it better than the maximus v formula
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September 25, 2012 1:45:38 PM

The Extreme9 is alot better, although alot more expensive. The Maximus is a bit better than the Extreme6. See for yourself.

Here's probably a better comparison for your Maximus. You'll get the most out of your money from the ASRock z77 Pro imo.
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September 25, 2012 2:45:57 PM

excella1221 said:
The Extreme9 is alot better, although alot more expensive. The Maximus is a bit better than the Extreme6. See for yourself.

Here's probably a better comparison for your Maximus. You'll get the most out of your money from the ASRock z77 Pro imo.


changed the mobo to asrock extreme 9 z77
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September 25, 2012 3:02:05 PM

Someone's got alot of money. :p 
I advise changing the ram kit to (2x8gb) so you'll still have space if ever you'll need more slots in the future.
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September 25, 2012 3:32:54 PM

excella1221 said:
Someone's got alot of money. :p 
I advise changing the ram kit to (2x8gb) so you'll still have space if ever you'll need more slots in the future.


i dont think that i will ever need more than 16 gigs of ram ;) 
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September 26, 2012 5:43:09 PM

excella1221 said:
Alrighty. XD


thanks for you help just ordered the PC
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September 26, 2012 5:43:17 PM

excella1221 said:
Alrighty. XD


thanks for you help just ordered the PC
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September 26, 2012 5:43:44 PM

Best answer selected by rykin21.
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September 29, 2012 4:54:17 PM

Watch the Dominator platinum memory, im using a Asrock z77 extreme 6 and my system wont boot with that memory in. Once boot guard initiates that memory only clocks at 1333 even changing the timings to the tested 9-10-9-27 1866 still wont boot, just saying..
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September 30, 2012 3:50:56 AM

^ try setting the RAM profile to XMP
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September 30, 2012 3:55:47 AM

Tried it... first thing i thought of doing after the system wouldn't boot the first time, not sure if its bad memory or not. It's coming down to RMA back to newegg.
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September 30, 2012 3:58:12 AM

One user on Overclock forums said the memory has to be on the Mobo supported list, But im running my Vengeance LP 1600 sticks which aren't on the list and they have no problem hitting the right Mhz and timings first boot.
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September 30, 2012 6:07:21 AM

With that info, I would say there's a high chance it's a DOA RAM kit.
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