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Need a confirmation for a build (1000EUR)

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October 12, 2012 10:00:49 PM

Greetings tech experts!

So i am more or less set on my build, i would just like last confirmation. Although i am a bit lost on the the motherboard, so i would be very thankful for advice on that.

Here is the template:

Approximate Purchase Date: mid-November 2012

Budget Range: ~1000 EUR

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and general everyday use.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts:

Motherboard:

MSI Z77A-G45

CPU:

Intel Core i5-3570K

RAM:

Kingston 8GB, DDR3, 1600Mhz, CL9, Kit Of 2, HyperX

GPU:

MSI GeForce GTX670, 2GB, GDDR5, OC, Power Edition

HDD:

Seagate 2TB, 7200rpm, 64MB, Sata III, Barracuda

PSU:

Corsair 600W, CX V2 series, 12cm fan, 80+

Case:

Cooler Master Storm Enforcer, Black




Overclocking:No

SLI or Crossfire:No

Your Monitor Resolution: dual 1920x1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Sitting on Intel E5300 + 9800GT + 2 GB RAM, So i think it is time for a new system from scratch.

Notes:

You will note 2 things:
1) Z77 MB + i5 3570K and no overclocking. The reason is that i am taking 3570K purely because i can't save much more than 20 or so EUR by going lower but staying in this performance class. So i just picked top of i5 line.

2) No SSD. My main concern is game performance and i would not install all the games on SSD anyway. So i rather get GTX670 over GTX660 Ti.

Things i need advice with:

1) Motherboard

2) GPU manufacturer.

With both i would like to stay in the same price range, maybe 50 EUR +/- is OK.
October 13, 2012 3:00:20 AM

if your case supports micro-ATX get the MSI H77MA-G43 because the only difference is it is an H77 motherboard with means you can't overclock and it only has 1 PCI express 3.0 port but since your not doing SLI that doesn't matter, and its about 18 EUR cheaper. I would also go with the EVGA GTX GeForce 670 FTW edition, because it's about the same price and it has a higher clock speed then the MSI power edition.
October 13, 2012 5:23:06 AM

Quote:
1) Z77 MB + i5 3570K and no overclocking. The reason is that i am taking 3570K purely because i can't save much more than 20 or so EUR by going lower but staying in this performance class. So i just picked top of i5 line.


If you're not going to overclock use H77 and the i5-3450 - still the same performance wise and you get the i5.

What store are you buying from? If you post that we can suggest parts, if you don't know of one check the link in my signature.
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October 13, 2012 8:18:32 AM

^+1.
I wouldn't go with the EVGA if you're doing intense and long hours of gaming, since it only uses a reference cooler.
October 13, 2012 4:06:31 PM

^+1
The reason I went will EVGA is it has a shroud design so it vents all of the heat out the back instead of in to the other parts in the case.
October 13, 2012 5:17:25 PM

To shop for parts i use my local online shop.

It recently got an english version so here is the link:

http://www.dateks.lv/en/komponentes.php

They don't have EVGA so how about Asus GeForce GTX670, 2GB, GDDR5, DirectCU II?

October 13, 2012 7:57:31 PM

Deskchair said:
To shop for parts i use my local online shop.

It recently got an english version so here is the link:

http://www.dateks.lv/en/komponentes.php

They don't have EVGA so how about Asus GeForce GTX670, 2GB, GDDR5, DirectCU II?


It was kind of tricky to navigate but here's what I found:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus - € 84,29
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 - € 79,04
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - € 102,20
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - € 215,82
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - € 36,28
RAM: 8GB Corsair XMS 3 1600 MHz 1.5V - € 47,67
HD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue - € 77,82
Optical: 22X Samsung DVD Burner - € 19,92
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 - € 300,60
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - € 99,60

Total: € 1063,24
October 13, 2012 9:28:04 PM

Thanks a lot for the effort.

Do i really need extra cooler without overclocking? From benchmarks gtx670 to be topping 7950. And since i don't need Windows maybe i should put money in graphics department?
October 13, 2012 10:59:21 PM

Deskchair said:
Thanks a lot for the effort.

Do i really need extra cooler without overclocking? From benchmarks gtx670 to be topping 7950. And since i don't need Windows maybe i should put money in graphics department?


1. No and you don't need the unlocked CPU either. You could drop that to the H77 and 3470 and save money there.

2. Yes, and if you drop to what I mentioned you could pick up a 670.
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