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October 12, 2012 7:37:09 AM

Hello looking for advice on a build I plan on and wanna know if what have so far is compatible. (Also only using mwave Australian site for parts)

Mid tower: Aywun A1-HC
Cd/DVD: LG GH24NS90 Internal SATA 24x Super-Mul DVD Rewriter
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Quad Core 3rd Gen Processor
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3.5" 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM 64MB Hard Drive (HDD)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP Motherboard - Intel H77 Chipset
Power supply: Cooler Master Extreme 2 625W Power Supply - ATX / EPS - 120mm Cooling Fan
Ram: GeIL ENHANCE CORSA Series 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 Desktop Memory
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 Overclock V2 Video Card - GDDR5 2GB 256-bit - 920MHz / 5000MHz

It all came to about $920, I'm happy to move parts around $900 was my limit but would like to know if this will all go together. Cheers.

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October 12, 2012 8:05:45 AM

Overclockable CPU without overclockable board. Are you doing any video editing professionally? Otherwise then you should drop down to an i5 3570k and upgrade to a Asrock Z77 Extreme 4.

PSU should be enough, also CM don't make the best Power Supplies.

Ram is very hard to go wrong with, should work

And your GPU is great, although this 7870 is much better with a much better cooler

http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42060871-ASUS_Radeon_HD_787...

I have a Sapphire HD 7850, the same one as you have selected, but it isn't too much to go up to a 7870. Only around $30 more.

Overall a pretty good build, but if you are only gaming I would recommend to drop the i7.
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October 12, 2012 9:14:17 AM

JJ1217 said:
Overclockable CPU without overclockable board. Are you doing any video editing professionally? Otherwise then you should drop down to an i5 3570k and upgrade to a Asrock Z77 Extreme 4.

PSU should be enough, also CM don't make the best Power Supplies.

Ram is very hard to go wrong with, should work

And your GPU is great, although this 7870 is much better with a much better cooler

http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42060871-ASUS_Radeon_HD_787...

I have a Sapphire HD 7850, the same one as you have selected, but it isn't too much to go up to a 7870. Only around $30 more.

Overall a pretty good build, but if you are only gaming I would recommend to drop the i7.


No video editing here, hardcore gaming only. Question about the I7 is it better to drop down to the I5 3570K gaming wise? and can you recommend any brands of power supply's?
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October 12, 2012 9:24:32 AM

I recommend Sea Sonic brand for power supply
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October 12, 2012 10:48:35 AM

i7 = i5 when it comes to gaming. Very few games utilise hyperthreading, and you don't get a major performance boost, very minimum. Considering games are mostly GPU now, it won't really affect it at all.

If you are gaming at all, or even light editing, it is not worth to pay the extra $100 on a n overclockable i7 CPU, with an unoverclockable board.

Seasonic = Corsair. Seasonic makes Corsairs Power supplies, and Corsair sell the same thing for much less than Seasonic. Corsair also typically include more warranty, and black cables, which usually match the motherboard much better than coloured cables.

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

I recommend this PSU if you can fit it into your budget, hopefully your savings from the i7 can cover it, if not, the CM PSU should do fine. Its not that it is bad, its just not as reliable as it can be. Otherwise, you can use your i7 savings to get a MUCH better board and quite a bit better GPU.
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October 12, 2012 12:44:10 PM

Thanks for all the tips, I've switched out the I7 for the I5 and changed around the PSU. Hopefully it all goes together nicely as its my first build. Should be an interesting experience.
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October 12, 2012 1:07:59 PM

I really hope you would change out the motherboard for the one suggested, you have an overclockable CPU with an unoverclockable board, not to mention they are nearly the same price and the Z77 IS MUCH BETTER, being able to support two way SLI/Xfire.
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October 12, 2012 1:17:39 PM

if very few games benefit from hyper threading then why do you guys recommend intel i3 over pentium cpu's. ? higher clock speeds ?
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October 13, 2012 3:58:52 AM

Sorry forgot to mention i switched to the Motherboard you suggested as well. :kaola: 
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