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BUILT TO LAST. I5-3750k*Gtx 670*Asus P8Z77-V

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October 25, 2012 11:35:25 PM

* Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8) Quad-Core Intel HD Graphics 4000 ($229.99 Neegg)
* ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (149.99 Newegg)
* EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card (409.99 Newegg)
* Seasonic 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified PSU (124.99 Newegg)
* OCZ Vertex 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD (209.99 Newegg)

-Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ?????
-G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2x4) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 ?????

* Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (119.99 Newegg.com)


I need some help on the ram i know that i only need 8GB for a gaming build and i want the G.skill Ares ram sticks.. I need to kno what is the max graphics i can get for the ram sticks.. like 1633 DDR3? or 2200 DDR3?

Also what would you suggest for storage. I have a 256GB SSD and a 2TB HDD is that overkill?
October 26, 2012 2:33:08 AM

Sorry if this one is too expensive: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lrRf

BUT!!! IT IS VERY GOOD
Core i7 processor
Liquid cooler
32GB of RAM
512 GB SSD for OS and BEST games
1 TB Velociraptor for Fast games
2 TB HDD for other programs
Two of the best video cards in SLI
Dedicated sound card
Cool case
Platinum series power supply
TWO Blu-Ray burners
THREE 27" monitors

You can get rid half the RAM, lose the velociraptor, the sound card, a blu-ray burner and save
With the same Ram but different stuff, you save

This becomes $7423.36 BEFORE rebates
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October 26, 2012 2:44:21 AM

Nuclear101 said:
Sorry if this one is too expensive: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lrRf

BUT!!! IT IS VERY GOOD
Core i7 processor
Liquid cooler
32GB of RAM
512 GB SSD for OS and BEST games
1 TB Velociraptor for Fast games
2 TB HDD for other programs
Two of the best video cards in SLI
Dedicated sound card
Cool case
Platinum series power supply
TWO Blu-Ray burners
THREE 27" monitors

You can get rid half the RAM, lose the velociraptor, the sound card, a blu-ray burner and save
With the same Ram but different stuff, you save

This becomes $7423.36 BEFORE rebates


If he is gaming his processor is good, liquid cooling isn't necesarry. A good air cooler like the Evo 212 or a Noctua will be good. 8gb of ram is enough for gaming. 120gb for some games and booting the OS. 1tb Seagate Barracuda is good enough. A 7970 will last long enough, Why would he get TWO blu-ray burners? Three 27" monitors? One 24" is enough or if he wants two 21.5"
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October 26, 2012 2:47:26 AM

pgerv said:
* Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8) Quad-Core Intel HD Graphics 4000 ($229.99 Neegg)
* ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (149.99 Newegg)
* EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card (409.99 Newegg)
* Seasonic 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified PSU (124.99 Newegg)
* OCZ Vertex 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD (209.99 Newegg)

-Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ?????
-G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2x4) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 ?????

* Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (119.99 Newegg.com)


I need some help on the ram i know that i only need 8GB for a gaming build and i want the G.skill Ares ram sticks.. I need to kno what is the max graphics i can get for the ram sticks.. like 1633 DDR3? or 2200 DDR3?

Also what would you suggest for storage. I have a 256GB SSD and a 2TB HDD is that overkill?

You didn't put a budget, but this one is really good and will last a long time.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lrW1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lrW1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lrW1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.72 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1276.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 26, 2012 2:51:48 AM

^^Well, that is quite a informative list. I'm off to get my Core i7-920 and whatever the shop says are the "best" graphics cards...

When it comes to future-proofing. First off watch this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK4ip08auGg
And be aware that it doesn't exist beyond a time-frame of 2-3yrs, even then its pretty shaky.

If you want a rig to be future-proof, the answer isn't in the core components. Processors, graphics cards and RAM (to a lesser extent) will always be outdated in a few years. Even the most extreme solutions will be out-performed by mid range hardware in 3yrs.
This is a Core 2 Duo Extreme QX9770 ($1000+ processor on its release in 2008) being smashed by a $200 2500k from last year.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/48?vs=288

To future proof a build, you need to facilitate easy upgrading rather than stronger hardware. Talking a bigger case, more powerful PSU (within reason, and these do degrade over time), good cooling as well as peripheral items like monitors and mouse/keyboard. These components will likely last you several builds, and will save you cash in the long run, so its worth buying good ones now.

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October 26, 2012 2:52:05 AM

Solid build so far but you might bump up to a 750 watt PS if you think a 2nd GPU may be in the future and DDR3 1600 is fine
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October 26, 2012 2:54:19 AM

giltyler said:
Solid build so far but you might bump up to a 750 watt PS if you think a 2nd GPU may be in the future and DDR3 1600 is fine


I thought of that, but didn't know his budget.
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October 26, 2012 3:03:05 AM

Youve got a good build. Definitely dont listen to nuclear101, he is just being a troll. loresr97 has roughly the same build as you.

To answer your questions just get DDR3 1600, like in loresr build, theres not that big of a difference in the speeds. 2TB of space will last a long time for the average person, if you are wondering if its enough then its plenty. HDDs are easy to add and can be added at any time, so it also couldnt hurt to just get a 1 TB and add in more later if needed. HDDs are just going to get cheaper, minus another flood doesnt happen.

One improvement, get Samsung 830 256GB SSD, a lot cheaper, more reliable, and one of the fastest around. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The only other thing is the 670 FTW. For the price, you can do better. A regular HD 7970 beats it, comes with like 3 free games, and is only like $20 more. Your decision.

Theres probably going to be others suggesting different builds, but honestly I would stick to what you have picked out. It is a really nice solid build and will last for awhile.
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October 26, 2012 3:17:37 AM

nuclear101 you better check that 1000 watt PS before you build that $7400.00 Dream
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October 26, 2012 5:17:12 AM

Your build is fine i suggest you pick which ever ram you prefer JackNaylorPE suggestion is good though i prefer RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 26, 2012 5:21:55 AM

pgerv said:
* Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8) Quad-Core Intel HD Graphics 4000 ($229.99 Neegg)
* ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (149.99 Newegg)
* EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card (409.99 Newegg)
* Seasonic 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified PSU (124.99 Newegg)
* OCZ Vertex 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD (209.99 Newegg)

-Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ?????
-G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2x4) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 ?????

* Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (119.99 Newegg.com)


I need some help on the ram i know that i only need 8GB for a gaming build and i want the G.skill Ares ram sticks.. I need to kno what is the max graphics i can get for the ram sticks.. like 1633 DDR3? or 2200 DDR3?

Also what would you suggest for storage. I have a 256GB SSD and a 2TB HDD is that overkill?

Sorry misread your post if you want G.skill Ares get this it matches your mobo as well RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 7, 2012 9:11:53 PM

Ok so the G.SKILL Ares 8GB

(PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB?
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