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November 11, 2012 2:16:21 AM

Hey guys.

I'm "semi"-building a new computer.

I'm gonna replace some of my old parts with some new.

I'm gonna end up with:

ASRock Z77 EXTREME4 (New)

Cooler Master HAF 912 (New)

Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256B - Solid state drive (New)

Intel Xeon E3-1270V2 - 3.5 GHz (New)

Kingston HyperX Predator 4x4 GB (KHX24C11T2K2/8X) (New)

Nvidia GTX 580

Corsair TX850W

As this is my 2nd time putting a computer together, I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on if I should go for something else?

I'm looking to get the best chassis, mobo, ram, ssd and cpu, I can get for around 1000 euro combined.

I appreciate any suggestions.

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November 11, 2012 2:33:51 AM

looks good, well balanced but why the xeon?
November 11, 2012 2:42:54 AM

I just looked around and figured out it would be a pretty decent upgrade compared to my OC'ed i7 920 (OC to 3.25Ghz).

Do you know if there's something better in the same price range as the Intel Xeon E3-1270v2?

Thanks a lot for the advicing.

Btw, the computer will mainly be used for gaming.
November 11, 2012 2:55:25 AM

I took a look at another thread in these forums, where the Intel Core i7 3770K is recommended over the Xeon for gaming. Should I go for the i7 3770K instead of the Xeon?
November 11, 2012 4:14:22 AM

Xeon is a server CPU, and an i7 is no better than an i5-3570K in terms of gaming.

Though you didn't really specific it's for gaming. :p  What will this be used for?
November 12, 2012 2:45:47 AM

yeh as excella says, xeons arent really designed for gaming, you should go with an i5 or i7 depending on how much you have to spend :)