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November 12, 2012 10:41:25 AM

Yo guys, I'm planning to build a PC and here are some of the specs:

1) Intel i5-2500k Processor
2) ASUS P8Z77-V LX Motherboard
3) 700W above Power Supply
4) Gigabyte HD 7970 Graphics Card(3 fans)
5) 128gb Crucial M4 SSD 450/intel 520
6) 4x4gb 1866/2133mhz RAM
7) Cooler Master 612s


Questions:
1) What are the difference between P8ZZ7-M/-V/-V PRO/-V LX/-V DELUXE board?? I compared them side by side and can't see really much difference and they all are different in price

2) I've planned to overclock the i5 chip once I got this build, so is P8Z77 mboards good enough??

3) Which SSD will you guys choose between these 2?

Thanks!

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November 12, 2012 10:46:03 AM

1. Mainly features and size.

2. Yep, get a 3570k not a 2500k.

3. Neither, get an OCZ Vertex 4 or Samsung 830.
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November 12, 2012 10:49:15 AM

Z77 mobo is the best there is to overclock with intel.
But why are you buying sandy bridge cpu. Get ivy bridge one (i5-3xxx). They're more advanced. For example, for overclocking i5-3570K is the choice.
As long as you are running one video card you don't need 700w psu. 450w-500w is enough. Good manufacturers are corsair / seasonic/ antec.

Why, why do you need 16 GB of ram? Most modern games are good with 4 GB. Max you can do is 8GB, and even then you won't use it fully.
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November 12, 2012 10:49:26 AM

manofchalk said:
1. Mainly features and size.

2. Yep, get a 3570k not a 2500k.

3. Neither, get an OCZ Vertex 4 or Samsung 830.



Thanks for the reply, btw how do I know a SSD is better than the other?? cause all of them have like 5xx/5xx R/W speed
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November 12, 2012 11:06:14 AM

All of them will claim to have ~550mb/s read and write speeds, though in reality it will be much lower. What distinguishes drives is how fast they are under average usage and benchmarks. For that, you have to read a ton of reviews, or trust us to give you good advice :D .

Vertex 4 vs Crucial M4
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/425?vs=639
The Vertex dominates in write speeds, but is slower in reads.
Samsung 830 vs Crucial M4
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/425?vs=533
While the Samsung just generally performs better than the Crucial.

Samsung 830 vs Vertex 4.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/425?vs=533
As is expected, the Vertex is far ahead when it comes to writes, and the Samsung is faster with reads. So which is better will come down to your usage. Unless you are going to be moving a lot of data through it, I would go with the Samsung (I have the Vertex 4 because the Samsung wasn't released at the time, and it is still a very good drive).

Using the Anandtech bench you can compare nearly any two drives (or CPU's and graphics cards) across common benchmarks. Of course it is good to look at other sources as well.

However, it is debatable that for common usage, there is little difference between drives. The fact that it is just an SSD rather than a HDD will be the biggest difference.
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November 12, 2012 11:51:46 AM

butremor said:
Z77 mobo is the best there is to overclock with intel.
But why are you buying sandy bridge cpu. Get ivy bridge one (i5-3xxx). They're more advanced. For example, for overclocking i5-3570K is the choice.
As long as you are running one video card you don't need 700w psu. 450w-500w is enough. Good manufacturers are corsair / seasonic/ antec.

Why, why do you need 16 GB of ram? Most modern games are good with 4 GB. Max you can do is 8GB, and even then you won't use it fully.



Thanks for the PSU suggestion, erm 16gb just for fun lol ,cause I won't be changing PC so often in the future,so just decided to give it a 16gb one haha, any specific RAM brand you can suggest?

Also, whih Z77 mboard you suggest , I'll be getting the 3570k, P8Z77-V LX good enough?


manofchalk said:
All of them will claim to have ~550mb/s read and write speeds, though in reality it will be much lower. What distinguishes drives is how fast they are under average usage and benchmarks. For that, you have to read a ton of reviews, or trust us to give you good advice :D .

Vertex 4 vs Crucial M4
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/425?vs=639
The Vertex dominates in write speeds, but is slower in reads.
Samsung 830 vs Crucial M4
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/425?vs=533
While the Samsung just generally performs better than the Crucial.

Samsung 830 vs Vertex 4.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/425?vs=533
As is expected, the Vertex is far ahead when it comes to writes, and the Samsung is faster with reads. So which is better will come down to your usage. Unless you are going to be moving a lot of data through it, I would go with the Samsung (I have the Vertex 4 because the Samsung wasn't released at the time, and it is still a very good drive).

Using the Anandtech bench you can compare nearly any two drives (or CPU's and graphics cards) across common benchmarks. Of course it is good to look at other sources as well.

However, it is debatable that for common usage, there is little difference between drives. The fact that it is just an SSD rather than a HDD will be the biggest difference.


thanks bro for the tips/answers , I might get a samsung 830 then :) 
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November 12, 2012 11:56:02 AM

wong93 said:
Thanks for the PSU suggestion, erm 16gb just for fun lol ,cause I won't be changing PC so often in t he future,so just decided to give it a 16gb one haha, any specific RAM brand you can suggest?


Unless you gonna be doing video rendering/ 3d applications on your pc, you don't need 16GB, it's overkill. 8GB is my suggestion. Good ram is Kingston, G.Skill, Mushkin
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