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February 14, 2013 1:50:03 AM

With this parts list below. Looking forward to playing Far Cry 3 and Bioshock Infinite. How do I finish this off with an Ivy bridge processor for $200 out the door. i3 i5 i7 best bang for the buck that will get me the speed I need.


BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Model #:TZ77B

SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version
Model #:100355-1GOCL

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version
Model #:RX-530SS

2 x Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609DS1S00
Model #:BLS8G3D1609DS1S00

Western Digital WD Green WD20EZRX 2TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD20EZRX

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February 14, 2013 1:53:29 AM

i5 3470 $200 exactly, unless ur near a microcenter for a $230 i7 or under $200 3570k
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February 14, 2013 1:53:49 AM

Star far away from Raidmax psus. I only know them by reputation, but I'd hesitate to even use one as a doorstop. Look for Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX instead.

i5-3570k is generally considered the best gaming cpu currently available.
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February 14, 2013 1:53:52 AM

i5-3570k or i5-3470 for gaming, those are the best cpus.
I think the raidmax psu might be the coup de grace for your system, replace that psu(if you didn't bought it already) for a decent one, from brands like antec,xfx,corsair,seasonic,fsp,etc.
There's an antec neo eco 620 for 50$ after promo code.
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February 14, 2013 2:04:24 AM

Gosh guys thanks for the quick replies.
I have had that PSU for about 2 years. I must of got lucky by the sounds of it. Every other pc I have built has an Antec PSU. If I remember I bought it because of how cheap it was at the time.

Anyone able to explain the difference in the 3570 and 3570K in less than 10 words?
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February 14, 2013 2:06:58 AM

K suffix indicates unlocked multiplier, good for overclocking.
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February 14, 2013 2:07:19 AM

one is unlocked and is overclockable the other is locked and cant be overclocked far. "K" being the unlocked and overclockable one the 3570k
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February 14, 2013 2:11:40 AM

The i5-3570k has a unlock multiplier, the i5-3570 has a the multiplier partially locked, it can be raised 4 bins higher than the maximum turbo frequency.
I rather get the unlocked or the i5-3470 which is cheaper.
Also the raidmax psu doesn't even have a 80 plus certification, it has a dual rail(not a good sign) with 20A and 17A.
If you see the eggxpert list the raidmax psus are in the lowest tier : http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
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February 15, 2013 4:01:40 PM

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