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November 1, 2012 3:33:44 PM

Hello,
I definitely have my eyes set on an i5 2500k with a hyper 212 for overclocking, sniper ram 2x4 ddr3 dual channel pc2133 and a radeon hd7770 was trying to figure out what's the best value mobo that would allow me to overclock yet support the rest and best value power supply to run.
Was looking at asus P8H77-I but you can t overclock and am unsure if it supports the video card.
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November 1, 2012 3:57:48 PM

Don't purchase RAM that expensive on a budget gaming rig. Put that money in the GPU instead and get a Radeon 7850 or 7870. The Asus H77 is good, that will support any modern GPU you can get.
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November 2, 2012 4:14:05 AM

I read that you can t overclock on the h77 is that true?
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November 2, 2012 7:06:01 AM

manofchalk said:
Nup, cant overclock on the H77 chipset.


Funny story, I had to learn the hard way that the 'H' series did not overclock.
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November 2, 2012 7:10:18 AM

Not even through the FSB?
Or did it just go kaput because the thing was never made to handle extra voltage or something?
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November 2, 2012 7:13:26 AM

manofchalk said:
Not even through the FSB?
Or did it just go kaput because the thing was never made to handle extra voltage or something?


No, the hard way as in I bought my 2500K with a H61...and realized something was wrong after I searched it on the internet....
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November 2, 2012 5:06:09 PM

I went to a cheaper set of memory was curious if I d get more from the ability to overclock like the Asus - P8Z77-M INTEL Z77, they did talk about overclocking cards I was thinking the radeon 7850 from your recommendation but was curious if there are other boards that are comparable yet cheaper I read this board is very stable and I have read other company boards having tons of issues just want to hear what you guys think.
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November 2, 2012 5:09:12 PM

I haven't heard any issues about the 7850's stability. All major brands have bad chips make it through qc, it's inevitable.

I will say that the jump to from the 7770 to 7850 is really astronomical, which makes me wonder why they never released a 7790 or 7830 to fill in the gap. The 7850/7870 are worth the investment.
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November 2, 2012 5:18:16 PM

zooted said:
I will say that the jump to from the 7770 to 7850 is really astronomical, which makes me wonder why they never released a 7790 or 7830 to fill in the gap.


It would make for a great $150 card. :) 
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November 2, 2012 5:22:28 PM

Deemo13 said:
It would make for a great $150 card. :) 

It really would.
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November 2, 2012 6:06:11 PM

zooted said:
I haven't heard any issues about the 7850's stability. All major brands have bad chips make it through qc, it's inevitable.

I will say that the jump to from the 7770 to 7850 is really astronomical, which makes me wonder why they never released a 7790 or 7830 to fill in the gap. The 7850/7870 are worth the investment.


I have a 7870 - it's an amazing card. I just bought a second card - Newegg has a deal right now that's too good to pass up - it's $199 ($185 after rebate).
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November 2, 2012 6:24:16 PM

I definitely going to get the radeon 7850 but I was more curious about an Asus - P8Z77-M INTEL Z77 if there are cheaper and comparable mobo that doesn't have the issues of the really really cheaper boards (i.e. the Blue screens of death) that allow full o.c. with low or no issues.
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November 2, 2012 6:36:19 PM

KidicarusX said:
I definitely going to get the radeon 7850 but I was more curious about an Asus - P8Z77-M INTEL Z77 if there are cheaper and comparable mobo that doesn't have the issues of the really really cheaper boards (i.e. the Blue screens of death) that allow full o.c. with low or no issues.


That board is an mATX board - you want a full size ATX board if you're getting a mid tower. BSOD issues are caused more by software issues than they are with hardware, that's a common myth.
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November 2, 2012 6:39:42 PM

So what motherboard would you recommend with similar specs for a mid case.
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November 2, 2012 7:56:43 PM

Sweet that asus looks great looking at a thermaltake commander mid case with a 600 watt psu is that good or should I go higher if I o.c. I m new to o.c. Unsure how the power needs work when overclocking.
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November 2, 2012 9:32:05 PM

Depends on the quality and the make/model of the power supply.
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November 2, 2012 11:03:01 PM

Thermaltake -   Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 600W ATX12V v2.
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November 3, 2012 12:07:26 AM

Thermaltake's do not exactly have a great reputation for making quality psu's. I would stick to a more reputable brand suck as corsair, seasonic, antec, pc power and cooling and XFX for a general idea.
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November 3, 2012 2:20:32 AM

That quicky turned into a $700 system lol
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November 3, 2012 2:23:26 AM

With the monitor I want prolly close to 850 lol I went with a corsair gs600 seemed to get a good bit of good reviews.
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November 3, 2012 2:26:40 AM

Thanks so much for the advise I m most likely save hopefully in 2-3 months the new technolog. Will allow me to save a little.
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November 3, 2012 3:01:30 AM

If not then I ll prObably buy any ways lol.
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November 6, 2012 2:13:48 PM

Isn t there a new video card coming out soon. I m sure that will bring down prices.
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November 6, 2012 4:59:37 PM

what is the budget on this build? also going an AMD build can help a bit like going with an FX 8320, loses a bit more FPS than an i5 2500k but it won't be a whole lot
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November 6, 2012 5:59:44 PM

I was hoping for 500 but was most importantly needing longevity but for longevity it's just not really going to 500 but almost to 700, I ve always went with AMD but just seems like the i5 2500k is just more stable and a value for that reason especially if your talking overclocking.
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November 16, 2012 3:55:25 AM

If you guys was wondering what psu I went with research put in I went with the Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620M 620W best quality and value thermaltake commander with thermaltake thunderblades def make sure you have one of those doohickeys that allow you to control your speed lol and there she blows a great cheap computer if anyone has any final suggestions I m all ears.
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