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October 3, 2012 2:08:49 PM

Hi

This is my first build and want to know if all these components will work together?

Don't know much on motherboards, if anyone has recommendations it would be appreciated, will these two below work ok with all the other components

http://www.ebuyer.com/386271-gigabyte-ga-z77-ds3h-socke...

http://www.ebuyer.com/363228-asus-p8z77-v-lx-socket-115...


Case not decided yet
Intel Core i5 3570 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB L3 Cache
Motherboard?
8GB (2X4GB) Corsair DDR3 1333MHz RAM
XFX AMD Radeon HD 7870
WD 1TB HDD 7200 16MB
Corsair CX 600W PSU

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October 3, 2012 2:25:13 PM

They should both be compatible with everything else.
You might as well get the K version of your CPU though, so you can OC. If you don't intend to OC, an i5-3450 or 3550 would be just as good.

Get 1600MHz RAM. Price difference is negligible.

PSU is overkill. 500-550w should be fine.
October 3, 2012 2:43:11 PM

thanks for the reply.

I have looked at the 3550 and its only £5 more to get the 3570 so I may aswell do that. I am not overclocking so do not need the k version especially with it been an extra £20. You dont need to overclock to game it just improves fps by a bit but the i5 3570 3.4GHz will be ok for games like arma 2 and 3 when it comes out won't it?

As for overkill on the PSU, i agree but it leaves room for expansion in the future and it wasnt much more from a 550.

Also I don't need the 1600MHz RAM because I'm not overcloking so it will not benefit me, correct me if I am wrong.

What do you make of the motherboards I have choosen, will either of them be suitable?
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October 3, 2012 11:44:45 PM

Ah okay then. 3570 and 3570K price difference here is virtually nothing.
And yes it will be enough to run those games. The 3570 would be the best cpu suited for gaming as of yet.

The only upgrade you can do that will require you to have more than 550w would be a 2nd video card for Crossfire. At that point, playing on a 600w would be a bit on the edge, so a 650-750 would be recommended.

RAM has nothing much to do with OCing CPU. Though you don't *need* 1600MHz, like I said, the price difference is negligible; around $2-5. Seeing as how you didn't mind shelling out an extra £5 for 0.1 GHz more on CPU, I don't see why you would settle for 1333MHz. Though again, the prices there may differ.

The motherboards will serve you well. There are some cheaper alternatives though.
October 3, 2012 11:49:03 PM

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Ah okay then. 3570 and 3570K price difference here is virtually nothing.
And yes it will be enough to run those games. The 3570 would be the best cpu suited for gaming as of yet.


If you're buying the 3570, get the K version or don't buy it at all. If you're not overclocking the 3470 will save you some money that you can use elsewhere.

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RAM has nothing much to do with OCing CPU. Though you don't *need* 1600MHz, like I said, the price difference is negligible; around $2-5. Seeing as how you didn't mind shelling out an extra £5 for 0.1 GHz more on CPU, I don't see why you would settle for 1333MHz. Though again, the prices there may differ.


Ivy Bridge CPUs are rated at 1600MHz. Intel won't accept anything more because the design of Ivy Bridge places the RAM multiplier on the CPU die itself, so messing with the speeds or voltages in your BIOS will lead to serious system instability and ultimately failure. And that will be one of those things that will not end well. If I knew the OP's budget I could suggest a system.
October 4, 2012 12:15:15 AM

^I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to say here to me. XD Though yes, everything you said is true.
October 4, 2012 1:30:12 AM

excella1221 said:
^I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to say here to me. XD Though yes, everything you said is true.


What I'm trying to say is you can't go over 1600 or risk having your warranty voided. And that messing with your RAM settings has the potential to be build frying and that's something I never advise anyone doing.
October 4, 2012 4:30:57 AM

Ah. I'm not telling anyone to go over 1600Mhz though.
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