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November 4, 2012 5:41:25 AM

Hi!
I was wondering if there were any incompatibilities/bottlenecks etc on this build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/p/msaT

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November 4, 2012 5:45:57 AM

Get this RAM instead. Quad channel memory can strain your CPU. Also you probably don't need 16GB, so you could just get 8GB and save $30.
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November 4, 2012 5:47:16 AM

BreadWhistle said:
Get this RAM instead. Quad channel memory can strain your CPU. Also you probably don't need 16GB, so you could just get 8GB and save $30.

Ok, I will get the G.Skill memory. is there anything else
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November 4, 2012 5:48:20 AM

What the rig is for will go a way towards us being able to give good advice. It looks to be an editing rig with moderate gaming capability.
Based on that, its all good. If it was just a gaming rig you can spend your money much better.
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November 4, 2012 5:50:07 AM

manofchalk said:
What the rig is for will go a way towards us being able to give good advice. It looks to be an editing rig with moderate gaming capability.
Based on that, its all good. If it was just a gaming rig you can spend your money much better.

yea, i'm going to be using it for gaming and 3d rendering
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November 4, 2012 5:51:40 AM

also the g.skill memory is more expensive than the corsair
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November 4, 2012 5:56:34 AM

Are you sure? The Corsair Vengeance memory is $79.99 while the G.SKILL memory is $69.99. This may be different for New Zealand though.
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November 4, 2012 5:57:10 AM

BreadWhistle said:
Are you sure? The Corsair Vengeance memory is $79.99 while the G.SKILL memory is $69.99. This may be different for New Zealand though.

It sure is.
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November 4, 2012 6:13:14 AM

If this were a gaming build, without getting rid of the i73770k, how could this be improved? my budget is $1,300 max.
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November 4, 2012 6:29:00 AM

A PSU would be a good start, maybe an OS even :D .

Assuming you have those, an SSD and better GPU.
Halve the RAM to save a bit of cash.
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November 4, 2012 6:31:12 AM

manofchalk said:
A PSU would be a good start, maybe an OS even :D .

Assuming you have those, an SSD and better GPU.
Halve the RAM to save a bit of cash.

I've already got a OS, I am getting a Corsair GS600 v2 PSU. I believe I need 16gb of ram.
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November 4, 2012 6:31:57 AM

^ You did say in the context of a gaming rig. For the rendering and such the extra RAM will be appreciated.

Fine. Maybe an aftermarket cooler so you can overclock your overclock ready components.
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November 4, 2012 7:01:24 AM

I think that you could do a bit better. There is some things to improve upon. Buying a different mobo could save you ~$100. And you could but a 7850 and overclock it a bit to match the performance of the 7870.
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November 4, 2012 7:18:51 AM

^ Its in Kiwi Dollars ($NZ), higher than the US so the pricing will seem off. That board is equivalent in price to an Extreme4.

But you can get a 7870 and overclock to the performance of a 7950.
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November 4, 2012 4:22:36 PM

BreadWhistle said:
I think that you could do a bit better. There is some things to improve upon. Buying a different mobo could save you ~$100. And you could but a 7850 and overclock it a bit to match the performance of the 7870.

What motherboard would you recommend I get?
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November 4, 2012 4:25:50 PM

I may get the ASRock Extreme4
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November 6, 2012 3:38:38 PM

I just bought the Gigabyte ga-z77-d3h.
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November 7, 2012 2:49:38 AM

A good board that, recently advised a friend of mine to get it actually.

Oops, was thinking the GA-Z77-UD3H.
Theres no major diffrerence between the two except for the lack of Crossfire/SLI support and two less SATAIII ports.
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November 7, 2012 3:33:45 AM

manofchalk said:
A good board that, recently advised a friend of mine to get it actually.

Oops, was thinking the GA-Z77-UD3H.
Theres no major diffrerence between the two except for the lack of Crossfire/SLI support and two less SATAIII ports.

So I should go ahead and buy the rest of the build?
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November 7, 2012 3:37:34 AM

Looks good to go, though I would swap the RAM back the Corsair vengeance LP you had originally. I suspect if you had a large heatsink on to overclock (which you can on this hardware), it would run into problems with the RAM height.
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November 7, 2012 4:05:46 AM

manofchalk said:
Looks good to go, though I would swap the RAM back the Corsair vengeance LP you had originally. I suspect if you had a large heatsink on to overclock (which you can on this hardware), it would run into problems with the RAM height.

So the gigabyte ga-z77-d3h and Coolermaster 212 evo is ok for overclocking?
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November 7, 2012 4:32:11 AM

Yep, that 212 EVO should be good for moderate overclocks.
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