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October 9, 2012 6:35:34 AM

I've now posted 3 threads about this build,
really wanna triple check this. My build will cost about 1.5k, including monitor, keyboard, mouse, and mouse pad.
here's my wishlist (You CAN access this w/out having a newegg account)

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I'm a little unsure about my mobo.
With this rig, I wanna be able to play crysis 2 maxed out settings with at least 40 constant fps, preferably more. also bf3, cod, borderlands 2, etc.
to clear things up: I do NOT want to get a larger SSD, All I want mine for is W7 and like 3 games. (Probably crysis 2, skyrim, and bf3, but it depends)
I'm perfectly happy with the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and mouse pad, it's the parts I need advice on. I've been researching for months. EUGH.
Peace out girl scouts


Do reply, I have to go to bed soon, and I KNOW this'll just get lost in an hour or so. :/  x3

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October 9, 2012 6:46:20 AM

That's because your motherboard is not correct. With that motherboard the 3570K is pointless.

Also the Thermaltake TR2 is a bad power supply in its class. Go for a Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, or PC Power & Cooling.

Change the hard drive to a 3.5" SATA, as you have a notebook drive there.

Get a Samsung 830 series 128GB SSD instead. 60GB more for $20. (Just read that you didn't want a larger one, but you will find that 64GB is kinda small if I may be honest)
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October 9, 2012 6:50:08 AM

Deemo13 said:
That's because your motherboard is not correct. With that motherboard the 3570K is pointless.

Also the Thermaltake TR2 is a bad power supply in its class. Go for a Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, or PC Power & Cooling.

Change the hard drive to a 3.5" SATA, as you have a notebook drive there.

Get a Samsung 830 series 128GB SSD instead. 60GB more for $20. (Just read that you didn't want a larger one, but you will find that 64GB is kinda small if I may be honest)

can ya link me to those parts? Thanks for the ssd option, but, fyi, I WAS going to go with a 32GB ssd because all i really want it for is W7.
Links please. thank you very much.

ALSO: I have a 200 ish GB hard drive from an old laptop, is there any way to use that in this system? I wouldn't mind having another hard drive for organization. c:
ALSO AGAIN: Just to be clear: I DO intend on following your SSD advice. thanks.
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October 9, 2012 6:57:17 AM

Oh boy. thank you sooo much for pointing out the notebook drive thing, I woulda flipped my shat if I bought that thing x3
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October 9, 2012 7:00:09 AM

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here you go order it up
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jNKn



this is silly, please leave <3
1: I chose the GTX 660 Ti 3GB because I need PhysX stuff for borderlands, good reviews, and it's on sale/
2: HAF 912 FTW.
3: thanks for the SSD link though.

edit: for some reason my vid card just vanished from my wishlist lol. picking out a new GTX 660 ti 3gb now.
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October 9, 2012 7:07:31 AM

Went ahead and chose a 670. 399 dollars. not. happy.
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October 9, 2012 7:12:28 AM

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then order the 660 then, the card i picked will *** all over anything short of a 690 from nvdia tho, youd be better served to use my build as a base as it will let you fit a much nicer video card in ( atleast go with the 670 if your going nvidia) and that case you like

Any suggestions for a good <100 dollar MOBO? I'm about to pass out, don't feel like looking. I'm goin with this, because reviews and PhysX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I hate partpicker, as a sidenote.

ALSO. With all these components, the motherboard I hope someone will suggest, will i have EVERYTHING I need to build, boot up, configure, then use? I don't want to have to make trips into town and to newegg to get this screw, or this fan, or this thermal paste. nu uh. none of that crap.
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October 9, 2012 7:24:20 AM

Deemo13 said:
You are going to need a Z77 chipset to overclock your Intel 3570K. Something like this should do:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thankyouthankyouthankyou.
I like this board, I've looked at it before, but do I really need a 130 dollar board for a 1k system? (the 500 are for the other things, keep in mind)
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October 9, 2012 7:26:15 AM

jimmyjohnz said:
You need a z77 board in order to overclock that 3570K. I have this one currently - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It work well enough for the purpose, just no crossfire/sli if you want to later on.

Any knowledge as to which on of these boards is sturdier? I hate flimsy boards.
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October 9, 2012 7:30:38 AM

Please let me sleep.
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October 9, 2012 7:31:28 AM

Booneford said:
Any knowledge as to which on of these boards is sturdier? I hate flimsy boards.


I'm afraid I don't know which is sturdier. I have the Pro3 and it was pretty simple to build off of, just a little more narrow than a regular ATX board, still sturdy enough when mounting the CPU heatsink though. Both mobos are made by the same company so I'd expect an equal amount of sturdiness.
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October 9, 2012 7:34:17 AM

jimmyjohnz said:
I'm afraid I don't know which is sturdier. I have the Pro3 and it was pretty simple to build off of, just a little more narrow than a regular ATX board, still sturdy enough when mounting the CPU heatsink though. Both mobos are made by the same company so I'd expect an equal amount of sturdiness.

K. I think I'll go ahead and get the 130$ one, just to be safe, but I am VERY unhappy as of today. .-.
oh well, I suppose it's for the best
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October 9, 2012 7:35:31 AM

Then go to sleep. I will post like one more comment pretty much explaining everything.

If you plan to overclock, there's nothing you can really do in terms of a motherboard cheaper than $100. If you don't plan to overclock your processor at all, then you can downgrade to the i5-3450 (the same performance, but not overclockable) and you can use a less expensive motherboard like the one you listed.

I chose the Extreme3 ASRock, and as I would like to tell you how it works, I can't, since I just installed it today and haven't really tried it. I only really got the Extreme 3 because I have a 2500K, yet I am not "extremely" overclocking yet, so this fit the bill.....and also everyone has the Extreme4, and I wanted to be different.

In short, no overclock, cheaper board. Overclock, more expensive board.
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October 9, 2012 7:38:25 AM

Deemo13 said:
Then go to sleep. I will post like one more comment pretty much explaining everything.

If you plan to overclock, there's nothing you can really do in terms of a motherboard cheaper than $100. If you don't plan to overclock your processor at all, then you can downgrade to the i5-3450 (the same performance, but not overclockable) and you can use a less expensive motherboard like the one you listed.

I chose the Extreme3 ASRock, and as I would like to tell you how it works, I can't, since I just installed it today and haven't really tried it. I only really got the Extreme 3 because I have a 2500K, yet I am not "extremely" overclocking yet, so this fit the bill.....and also everyone has the Extreme4, and I wanted to be different.

In short, no overclock, cheaper board. Overclock, more expensive board.

Ok. Thanks for all your help, It's just I originally planned on spending 700 on this, then I upgraded 1 thing, which required an update to another thing, and it just snowballed and now just the parks cost like 1200. just meh.
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October 9, 2012 7:41:46 AM

Like I said, if you want to overclock, you can just with a more reliable motherboard. I think you would be able to get away with the ASRock Extreme3 Z77, which is what I have.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I haven't tried any overclocking, as I'm still breaking in the Arctic Silver 5, but I will eventually.

If you don't want to overclock, get the i5-3450:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the board you first listed. You can save some money there for the same performance.
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October 9, 2012 7:46:37 AM

Deemo13 said:
Like I said, if you want to overclock, you can just with a more reliable motherboard. I think you would be able to get away with the ASRock Extreme3 Z77, which is what I have.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I haven't tried any overclocking, as I'm still breaking in the Arctic Silver 5, but I will eventually.

If you don't want to overclock, get the i5-3450:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the board you first listed. You can save some money there for the same performance.

I don't plan on overclocking until my warranty dies, at which point I'll overclock the *** out of it and hope it dies so I can get a new one, so yes, I intend to overclock. But, since not until later, I'll stick with stock heatsync for now.
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October 9, 2012 7:51:04 AM

Sounds like a plan. Go to sleep now, that is all I have to say. :) 
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October 9, 2012 9:30:11 AM

I would get a GTX670 its better than the 7950 as shown here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...

I would get this PSU, it's still overkill your build could run on a 600 but it allows for SLi in future also it's better than the thing in your list now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your RAM choice is overpriced and not needed get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dont get a notebook harddrive get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know you don't plan to OC but Ivybridge runs hot if you plan to game hard and long get a cooler like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 9, 2012 3:48:11 PM

wr6133 said:
I would get a GTX670 its better than the 7950 as shown here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...

I would get this PSU, it's still overkill your build could run on a 600 but it allows for SLi in future also it's better than the thing in your list now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your RAM choice is overpriced and not needed get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dont get a notebook harddrive get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know you don't plan to OC but Ivybridge runs hot if you plan to game hard and long get a cooler like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Please read the freaking thread before posting.
1: I'm happy with my PSU,
2: I chose that ram, I know there are cheaper versions (even though it's only 10 bucks, cheapo c:) 
3:We already pointed out that my hard drive was a notebook drive, I just haven't gotten around to searching for an actual one.
4: DID YOU NOT READ THE POST ON WHAT I SAID ABOUT OVERCLOCKING. I plan on letting the warranty die, then getting a good cooler and overclocking the *** out of it and hope it dies so I can get a new one.
4: I AM NOT SPENDING ANY MORE MONEY ON MY GPU. I AM HAPPY WITH MY GTX 660 Ti 3GB. ._.
Thanks for the link to the HDD though. c:
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October 9, 2012 7:12:30 PM

Booneford said:
Please read the freaking thread before posting.You wonder why you need 3 threads asking the same thing? Your rude yet expect help
1: I'm happy with my PSU, You PSU is junk but its your problem if it goes pop... you edited it since i posted it was a thermaltake at that point.
2: I chose that ram, I know there are cheaper versions (even though it's only 10 bucks, cheapo c:) Fair enough
3:We already pointed out that my hard drive was a notebook drive, I just haven't gotten around to searching for an actual one.
4: DID YOU NOT READ THE POST ON WHAT I SAID ABOUT OVERCLOCKING. I plan on letting the warranty die, then getting a good cooler and overclocking the *** out of it and hope it dies so I can get a new one.Did you not read what I typed... Ivy runs HOT if you plan to game hard and long a cooler is a good idea even if you dont plan to OC yet
4: I AM NOT SPENDING ANY MORE MONEY ON MY GPU. I AM HAPPY WITH MY GTX 660 Ti 3GB. ._.You had listed a 7950 when I read. Though as you mention the 660ti you know the 3GB model is a waste and the gimped memory bandwidth means if you can afford it a 670 is ALOT better.
Thanks for the link to the HDD though. c:enjoy the link I hoped to help though you simply seem rude so I'll leave you be. Enjoy your new rig

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October 9, 2012 7:47:49 PM

Booneford said:
Please read the freaking thread before posting.
1: I'm happy with my PSU,
2: I chose that ram, I know there are cheaper versions (even though it's only 10 bucks, cheapo c:) 
3:We already pointed out that my hard drive was a notebook drive, I just haven't gotten around to searching for an actual one.
4: DID YOU NOT READ THE POST ON WHAT I SAID ABOUT OVERCLOCKING. I plan on letting the warranty die, then getting a good cooler and overclocking the *** out of it and hope it dies so I can get a new one.
4: I AM NOT SPENDING ANY MORE MONEY ON MY GPU. I AM HAPPY WITH MY GTX 660 Ti 3GB. ._.
Thanks for the link to the HDD though. c:


Please do not get the Thermaltake power supply. They are not known for reliability or power output.

Also, what is your resolution? You might not need the 3GB card if you are using 1920x1080
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