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My Build, go for a cheaper mobo and get a better graphics card?

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November 16, 2012 11:23:25 PM

Hi there, I built my first PC a few years back when the i7 range first came out and I'm looking to build a new PC and the end of the year I have seen Bundle on a website and it was a reasonable price, I have since found the same bundle for around £200 cheaper. I'm just wanting to know, do I need a motherboard like that? Or should I choose a different motherboard and go for a better graphics card? I do gaming, looking to play the new Hitman,DayZ, do a lot of programming/web design and spend most of my days on the PC as I use it for work and for fun.

The Build
- CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.40GHz @ 4.40GHz Ivybridge CPU
- Motherboard: Asus Z77 Sabertooth Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
- RAM: Geil Black Dragon 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 1600MHz Dual Channel

The total price of this build is 580,45 € or £464 I'm willing to spend up to £700 - £800(Don't want to go overkill) on this including graphics card as I already have a case, monitor enough harddrives for a server room and a 1KW PSU from my old PC.

Do you guys recommend me going for a cheaper mother board and if so what graphics card would you recommend for my price range. Sorry If I have left anything out do not hesitate to ask for further information needed, would love the help guys.


-Little-Boots

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a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 3:32:48 AM

get an i5 3570k, 8gb ram, and an msi or sabertooth motherboard
a c 171 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 3:52:15 AM

Sabertooth is overkill; get a Z77 Extreme4 or GA-Z77X-D3H. They perform almost the same and cost far less.

Second the 8GB + 3570K. Get CL9 RAM though; make sure it's 1.5V.

A graphics card is the most important part of a gaming pc. Get the best you can (but ignore GTX680; it's overpriced and gets outperformed by a 7970GHz).
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a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 4:05:12 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
Sabertooth is overkill; get a Z77 Extreme4 or GA-Z77X-D3H. They perform almost the same and cost far less.

Second the 8GB + 3570K. Get CL9 RAM though; make sure it's 1.5V.

A graphics card is the most important part of a gaming pc. Get the best you can (but ignore GTX680; it's overpriced and gets outperformed by a 7970GHz).

+1 ram and cpu and as for gpu depends on the game but yeah max your budget on gpu
a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 4:23:43 AM

Z77 extreme4 or Extreme6 and a 3570K and 7870. Or 660 TI... which ever
November 17, 2012 11:33:40 AM

Ok so if I went for the Intel Core i5-3570K Box, LGA1155 and the ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Sockel 1155, ATX which Ram and Graphics card would you recommend for my budget?
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