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March 2, 2013 3:41:50 AM

is this;
http://ark.intel.com/products/65719/Intel-Core-i7-3770-...(8M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz)

compatible with the rest of my build;

Kingston Hyper X RAM 8GB @ 1600 Mhz
GA-B75M-D3H Gigabyte motherboard
Nvidia GT 640
1TB Seagate
Thermaltake V4 black case
700 WATT PSU

Also please don't say that I need a better graphics card (I already know)

Thanks

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March 2, 2013 3:45:08 AM

I would grab a cheaper CPU for gaming like an i5

If you do need the extra HT, get the Xeon E3's, they are cheaper and get more cache but lack igpu
There is even a version of the xeon with with an IGPU and is still cheaper than the i7
Your motherboard supports the Xeons

1230v2, 100mhz slower, mroe cache, no IGPU, $55 cheaper
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637e31230v2

1240v2, same speed, more cache, no IGPU, $30 cheaper
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637e31240v2

1245v2, same speed, more cache, with IGPU, $15 cheaper
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637e31245v2

i7 3770, most expensive, less cache, only 100mhz faster than 1230v2 and cheaper option also has IGPU
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i73770
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March 2, 2013 3:55:26 AM

will an amd work with my build?
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March 2, 2013 4:04:18 AM

Unfortunately no, as your motherboard only supports Intel LGA1155 CPU's

You can change the GPU to a AMD 7750 though as they are better price/perf cards

Have you bought all the parts yet?
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March 2, 2013 4:08:31 AM

stickmansam said:
Unfortunately no, as your motherboard only supports Intel LGA1155 CPU's

You can change the GPU to a AMD 7750 though as they are better price/perf cards

Have you bought all the parts yet?

I have bought the parts but I am deciding to upgrade my existing CPU (i5 3470) to something a bit better; any suggestions? remember I have an LGA 1155 Board
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March 2, 2013 4:09:33 AM

What do you use your computer for mainly?
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March 2, 2013 4:20:10 AM

stickmansam said:
What do you use your computer for mainly?

general purposes; facebooking, some mild gaming, and I ocasionally tweak my system in different ways (fan speeds ect), Also watching movies
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March 2, 2013 4:37:08 AM

For only mild gaming I would suggest an i3 3220 and it will go well with the 640
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March 2, 2013 4:38:36 AM

stickmansam said:
For only mild gaming I would suggest an i3 3220 and it will go well with the 640

ok thanks :) 
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March 2, 2013 4:39:02 AM

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March 2, 2013 4:51:07 AM

Have fun with it :) 
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