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Gaming system, Stock cooler or better Motherboard?

Last response: in Systems
October 27, 2012 1:17:03 PM


Hey! Hope you can help me with this choice.
Thinking about this build:

Corsair XMS3 8GB 1600

XFX Core Edition PRO550W

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Window

Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001

Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B

ASRock Z75 Pro3

Gelid Tranquillo Rev.2

Intel Core i5 3570K / 3.4 GHz

Im not planning to overclock. But I do want an quiet computer. Should I get the Gelid Tranquillo with this or get an more expensive motherboard like the MSI Z77A-G45 - Motherboard. I dont know how quiet a stock cooler is compared to this. Is it worth it?
October 27, 2012 2:43:29 PM

You don't need a z75 or a z77 if you're not gonna OC. Get the H77 Pro4/MVP.
As for a cooler, get the 212 EVO. Cheap bu powerful.

Might wanna get the Vengeance series for the RAM instead.
October 28, 2012 1:19:12 PM

What are the main advantages of getting H77 pro4/MVP next to the IRT? Im not gonna use IRT since my ssd has 128 GB space, Im gonna put my OS and high use apps on it.
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October 28, 2012 4:31:47 PM

What's an IRT?
October 29, 2012 10:01:03 AM

My bad i mean, Intel smart response (ISR).