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Intel 5 2500k, need some ideas and recommendations, thanks!

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August 30, 2012 3:11:41 PM

What im using for?

Mainly on games like League of Legends, Diablo 3, Guild War 2, BF3. Also putting them on high quality.

Whats my budget?
Obviously the lower the better, but if it has to be a maximum will say of a $1000...

Processor : Intel Core i5 3570k $230
Mobo:Intel DZ77GA70K Motherboard Retail Box $265
Graphics Card : MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti Power Edition OC 2GB $379
RAM : Kingston Hyper KHX1600C9D3K2/8G (2x4GB) DDR3 $45
Boot Drive : [None]
Storage Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB ST500DM002 $65
Power Supply : CORSAIR TX650 V2 650W Power Supply $112
Case : Gigabyte LUXO X10 Tower Case $69
Optical Drive : Any type

Total: $1186

This is my build, tell me how you guys think.


Thanks all in advance.
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a b U Graphics card
August 30, 2012 3:39:50 PM

ok just type in www.anandtech.com and then click bench then 2012 gpu and scroll and find both gpus and compare :D 
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August 30, 2012 3:48:00 PM

gamerkila57 said:
ok just type in www.anandtech.com and then click bench then 2012 gpu and scroll and find both gpus and compare :D 


My browser somehow did not let me open it still, timed out. Sucks!

Anyways, i went on Neweggs to check the features instead

MSI 560ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 550i
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The specs EVGA > MSI...
I dont see how 560 ti is better?...Weird.
Or is there more recommendations on the gpu's ? which is in the price range of 100~190?
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August 30, 2012 4:54:54 PM

Motherboard: Asrock z77 Extreme4
Boot Drive: OCZ Agility 4 128GB
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
RAM: G.Skill 1600-9-9-9 2x4GB
HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
CASE: Whatever looks pretty to you with a fan on top, back, side, front
GPU: 560 (been seeing them for $150 now) 550 is ok and runs for about $99 now, but will struggle with BF3
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a b U Graphics card
August 30, 2012 4:59:43 PM

you never mentioned your budget
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August 31, 2012 2:41:18 AM

Just curious. Whats the diff between with ssd and without just hdd? WHO usually uses ssd? for what kind of users?

I would like my budget below 700 or 800 if possible. Maximum of 1000.
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a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2012 2:48:17 AM

an SSD helps windows boot faster like 5-10sec boot time. Apps load much faster like IE, Games on the SSD and much more overall an SSD is a good investment
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August 31, 2012 3:02:51 AM

I would seriously look at or consider saving up a little more cash and getting a GTX 660Ti I know its a kinda spending but that card given what your doing would last a long time.
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August 31, 2012 4:10:36 AM

I'd go for the above a 660ti is a far better choice
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August 31, 2012 8:27:25 AM

Hrm, apparently ASRock is crap, it disconnects and stuff from what other people says. Is that true?

660ti hmmm looks good but quite costy, have to think about it but.

By the way, i am not thinking to overclock. Sooo Just to let you all know !

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August 31, 2012 8:31:21 AM

By the way guys, i5 2500k or i5 3470 ?? Which one is preferred? if i am not going to overclock. Atleast at the moment i havent thought of overclock, but yea.
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August 31, 2012 12:50:21 PM

metalcar said:
Hrm, apparently ASRock is crap, it disconnects and stuff from what other people says. Is that true?

660ti hmmm looks good but quite costy, have to think about it but.

By the way, i am not thinking to overclock. Sooo Just to let you all know !


Hell no, Asrock holds the best board under $160 right now. Asrock might have been crap when they first came out, but the z68 and newer boards have been like gold. Read this Mobo Article. If you arent overclocking now, you may wish to in the future. You shouldnt limit yourself just to save a couple extra bucks. 3570k is the best gaming chip right now.
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August 31, 2012 1:44:15 PM

[msgquoted=metalcar said:
Hrm, apparently ASRock is crap, it disconnects and stuff from what other people says. Is that true?

660ti hmmm looks good but quite costy, have to think about it but.

By the way, i am not thinking to overclock. Sooo Just to let you all know !]
7486740,15,908588 said:
Hrm, apparently ASRock is crap, it disconnects and stuff from what other people says. Is that true?

660ti hmmm looks good but quite costy, have to think about it but.

By the way, i am not thinking to overclock. Sooo Just to let you all know !
said:


Hell no, Asrock holds the best board under $160 right now. Asrock might have been crap when they first came out, but the z68 and newer boards have been like gold. Read this Mobo Article. If you arent overclocking now, you may wish to in the future. You shouldnt limit yourself just to save a couple extra bucks. 3570k is the best gaming chip right now.


Wow you for real, so that guy might bought the previous older ones thats why there were more problems i suppose..
Hrmm.. right.

So z77 is new one. Is there any problems ? like is it tested good?




From what killer mentioned about the price range of each gpu and Darkoutlaw.

Is all mobo competible with most gpu's ? except like the certain ones like they need crossfire etc?

like is the one that u recommended z77 commpetible with i5 3570k and gpu 560? is it 560 or 560 ti thats better? (Whats a better brand for each? i know that msi has good fans for it, and sapphire is just popular, sooo which performs better?with better benefits warranty etc?)
and what about the hd 7850 ??
Whats good about the z77 ?
Man they are all soo attractive!! hard to decide !

Which will be more suitable though?
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August 31, 2012 2:04:49 PM

Asrock z77 Extreme4 is the most popular board, it is recommended 90% of the time buy us. Most GPU's will be compatible with just about any mobo out there. This motherboard supports pci 3.0 and sli/xfire. EVGA makes a good all around card, MSI also makes a good card. That is more user preference. The z77 board is compatible with all LGA 1155 CPU's, which includes all sandy bridge and ivy bridge chips. the 560 ti is much better than the 560. 7850 is a decent card, the 560 ti is definately over it. The z77 fully supports ivy bridge, pci 3.0, and sata III.

The Asrock z77 Extreme4 + 3570K + the 560 ti would be a great combo.
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a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2012 2:40:27 PM
August 31, 2012 6:26:58 PM

The Asrock z77 Extreme4 + 3570K + the 560 ti would be a great combo. said:
The Asrock z77 Extreme4 + 3570K + the 560 ti would be a great combo.


This sounds good. especially the first two parts sounds so sexy ! but just a question. i was comparing the price with Asrock z77 Extreme4 and found theres a Asrock z77 Extreme4-M ... the one with M price is less and the one without is more by 30 bucks. I dont see any spec diffs. Is there diff in performance?

By the way as you mentioned 7850 is decent card. How is 560ti > 7850 on this one that killergamer mentioned? Can you as well give me the brand too ? hows the 560ti u mentioned is better?

MSI Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition said:
MSI Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition


This one looks quite nice too but will have to wait til you reply this msg :)  i find this one quite good too because of the duo fan, it can make it quiet.

By the way i am actually from Australia, Sydney

Rosewill CHALLENGER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [... said:
6811147153 ]Rosewill CHALLENGER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153

I actually liked this case more than the elite 430 case. Probably because of the 3 fans.

But there isnt results in PCCG website :( 
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa...

Will there be another suggestion for it ?

Just another add-on question i would like to understand.
Because im not experienced in building a PC and how somethings are worked
Im not sure about the different between how many Watts that is needed for a power supply to have for the build.
lets say because i chose CORSAIR TX650 V2 650W Power Supply and it is 650w i only know the higher the easier to be compitable with the mobo. However, i am not sure what is better or not to have a 500 or 600 or others.
How may i determine which to get and whats in your view of it ?



I was trying to do some research on 3570 and 3570k
Apparently 3570k dont support vt-d and vx-t and TXT ? What does that mean ? For txt does it mean no txt documents ?! or what?
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August 31, 2012 6:36:20 PM

M means Micro, DO NOT get the micro ATX board. That is a huge mistake alot of people make.

Here are specks 7850 vs 560 ti

I think I would go with the Radeon in this case, unless you can afford $300 for the 660 ti. It is not much more money than the 7850, and does perform better.

I love the Rosewill Challenger. I have one in fact. It is a nice case, has not done me wrong. I slapped a side intake 120mm fan on it, and I have no complaints. It is a great mid tower.
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August 31, 2012 6:40:15 PM

7870 vs 660 ti

Again no contest here, and the 660 ti is almost as much as the 7870. They are going on sale already and you can get a 660 ti for $290 in the US, and they all come with Borderlands 2 free.
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August 31, 2012 7:55:33 PM

Right....Man they are really costy.
I dont think MSI is available in where i live :/ ....however, there is
sapphire 7870 will that be any good?

By the way i think i will need more choice now :/ ..
660ti not available here .. which sucks

And yea i like that challenger case ! and its not available here :( 

Im in confusion in whether to get the 3570k now or not again ... due to the features
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August 31, 2012 7:59:15 PM

Just to ask again, from all the gpu's that we mentioned and discussed.
Will you say 7870 the highest preference or 560ti?
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August 31, 2012 8:08:44 PM

My mobo is the gigabyte z77-d3h, but if you want some others either of these,

gigabyte z77-ud3h, or asus p8z77-xxx, i got the z77-d3h as was on a budget, and not intending to oc to much, if i can get to the 4.0ghz mark i will be more than happy.
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August 31, 2012 8:12:02 PM

metalcar said:
Just to ask again, from all the gpu's that we mentioned and discussed.
Will you say 7870 the highest preference or 560ti?


i would get a 7850, best bang for buck.

what you were saying about the sapphire, i have a sapphire and it is awesome, really quiet too, and cheap, but mine has a 2 year warrenty, not a big deal to me cos in 2 years i'll overclock it then get a new one a year later.

But if you have the money then the 7870 is better :lol: 
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August 31, 2012 8:29:24 PM

spat55 said:
i would get a 7850, best bang for buck.

what you were saying about the sapphire, i have a sapphire and it is awesome, really quiet too, and cheap, but mine has a 2 year warrenty, not a big deal to me cos in 2 years i'll overclock it then get a new one a year later.

But if you have the money then the 7870 is better :lol: 


Right :) 
Considerating 7850 actually as it is not much off difference, Whats a sexy brand that goes with it ? So far i only know VTX one. sapphire, i want quiet too ! lol....quiet with the machine and quality surrounding audio, best of all.
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August 31, 2012 8:36:28 PM

metalcar said:
Right :) 
Considerating 7850 actually as it is not much off difference, Whats a sexy brand that goes with it ? So far i only know VTX one. sapphire, i want quiet too ! lol....quiet with the machine and quality surrounding audio, best of all.


I have the sapphire, nice and quiet if you use the automatic cooling, just make sure you have a case fan on the front and back, as when my 3570k got hot it would heat the gpu too. Installed the case fans yesterday and it's very very quiet playing sleeping dogs at a little more than high. When this card is old and rubbish so will the 7870 and you will be able to buy a much better card for £80.
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August 31, 2012 10:28:57 PM

I am sure the 3570k is the best way to go. And I agree with the 7850.
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September 1, 2012 7:24:47 AM

Right, the only part that confuses me is 3570k features does not support TXT? these kind of stuff? what does that mean ? i know TXT is the txt file but is that what it meant ? also the vt-d part, does that mean i cant load 3D?

Sooo yea thinking of getting 7850 then...
which one but ?
VTX
MSI
or
Sapphire?
Whats diff? which more stable and quiet or better overall ?
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September 1, 2012 7:27:59 AM

Will i need aftermarket cooling for it ? or stock cooling is fine?
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September 1, 2012 3:37:21 PM

metalcar said:
Right, the only part that confuses me is 3570k features does not support TXT? these kind of stuff? what does that mean ? i know TXT is the txt file but is that what it meant ? also the vt-d part, does that mean i cant load 3D?

Sooo yea thinking of getting 7850 then...
which one but ?
VTX
MSI
or
Sapphire?
Whats diff? which more stable and quiet or better overall ?


I dunno what you mean by it doesn't support it...right now the ivy bridge supports everything. MSI is the better brand, and the quitest from what I read about them.

metalcar said:
Will i need aftermarket cooling for it ? or stock cooling is fine?


The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is only $20-$30, and yes you will need an aftermarket cooler no matter what you get. All stock coolers are small and suck. The ones intel makes arent even metal they are made of plastic.
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September 1, 2012 6:07:13 PM

Like i read from a forum called MMORG or something and they had this discussion going on, saying each different intel's can support in each category features.
By the way im going up date the topic soon i have change a bit of my built !
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September 1, 2012 7:33:58 PM

Yeah I wouldn't count that as credible...they may be talking abou the intel chipset features of the motherboard, but just like the CPU the newest chipset include everything the old ones do, thats why the z77 board is suggested.
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September 2, 2012 7:17:54 AM

Oh.. i was talking about the i5 3570k featuers. Not the mobo ha ~
But yea, i see the improvements on z77

I end up decided getting intel for the purpose of long use and reputation.

By the way what do you think about my build?

and is Seagate better or Toshiba for hdd?? i see one with 16m for seagate and toshiba 32..... seems like toshiba is faster..
But for the quality purpose, im not sure which is more reliable..

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