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Thoughts and recommedations on new i5-3570k build

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November 17, 2012 6:31:03 PM

Hello,
I haven't built a system in about 6 years and I am getting back into PC gaming. I was wondering about your thoughts on my planed parts and some recommendations on some other parts.


Case : Cooler Master HAF 912

Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H

Processor : Intel Core i5-3570K

CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Ram : Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin

Video Card : HIS 7850 IceQ X 2 GB(256 bit) GDDR5 - I plan to add a matching card about a month later

Main Hard Drive : OCZ 120GB Vertex Plus R2 Series SATA II 2.5-inch SSD

I am going to see what DVD-RW drive I can find and put that in also.
I need a recommendation on a good modular power supply ( I was thinking about 650w should be enough juice). I am going to add a 1 TB hard drive later once the main machine is up and running.

I want to be able to run games like DayZ, WarZ, Arma 3 and Battlefield 3 and have it look decent.

Any thoughts or recommendations are greatly appreciated.
November 17, 2012 6:41:30 PM

looking good so far, but do you plan overclocking?
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November 17, 2012 7:59:48 PM

butremor said:
looking good so far, but do you plan overclocking?



No I'm not planning on overclocking initially, but possiblly in the future I may do some overclocking.

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djangoringo

Modular psu : OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-ModXStre [...] m+Pro+600W


It will be enough for crossfire the 7850 2gb , a couple of hdds and ssd.

the ssd if you have a lite more money to spend i'd recommend this one instead :
http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5- [...] amsung+830

I also recommend this motherboard instead of the gigabyte : http://www.amazon.com/LGA1155-Cros [...] 7+extreme4


I'll check those out, thanks.... I looked at some ASrock motherboards but I've heard / read allot of good things about that particular Gigabyte motherboard. I don't see anything that immediately sets the AsRock mobo apart from the gigabyte one.
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November 17, 2012 9:16:01 PM

Okay here's my thoughts: added powerful PSU for future crossfire
Reliable SSD
CPU and MOBO made for overclocking
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o6vB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o6vB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o6vB/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.19 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($37.77 @ Mac Connection)
Total: $913.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 18:14 EST-0500)
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November 17, 2012 9:43:19 PM

What are the benefits of going with the ASRock motherboard over the gigabyte?
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November 17, 2012 10:09:33 PM

Just reasonable price, reliable brand, not overpricing. Thing is buying mobo over say 130$ it's just advertising trick and features you neve gonna use. ofc you can still go with gigavyte if really sure it's worth it
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November 18, 2012 1:40:39 AM

Thanks for all the helpfull info butremor.

I looked over the ASRock MB specs and I like the looks of them... I've never really heard of ASRock, are they reliable and have good support?

How good is the Micro Center store, I noticed allot of stuff is cheaper on there or atleast on par with newegg and amazon (I stopped looking at tiger Direct because eveything they have is over priced).
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November 18, 2012 2:16:58 AM

NickDW said:
Thanks for all the helpfull info butremor.

I looked over the ASRock MB specs and I like the looks of them... I've never really heard of ASRock, are they reliable and have good support?

How good is the Micro Center store, I noticed allot of stuff is cheaper on there or atleast on par with newegg and amazon (I stopped looking at tiger Direct because eveything they have is over priced).


Asrock used to be a part of ASUS and then split.

Now Asrock is one of the top motherboard makers that ASUS is trying to buy them because Asrock is too damn good at making value motherboards.

That's how good Asrock is. Asus is #1 while Asrock is #3 in the mobo scene. (If my sources are correct, of course.)
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November 18, 2012 8:14:29 AM

NickDW said:
Thanks for all the helpfull info butremor.

I looked over the ASRock MB specs and I like the looks of them... I've never really heard of ASRock, are they reliable and have good support?

How good is the Micro Center store, I noticed allot of stuff is cheaper on there or atleast on par with newegg and amazon (I stopped looking at tiger Direct because eveything they have is over priced).


As i said they are reliable. I have one right now and it's running with me for almost six years. Microcenter is good, if you have one nearby then it's a go, they prices are famously cheap.
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November 19, 2012 5:27:50 PM

Hello again,

Well I was pretty set on the Cooler Master HAF 912 and the Hyper 212 Evo so I ordered them. The HAF case is pretty big but that Hyper 212 Evo is GIGANTIC.... I'm worried it might not fit in the case once it's mounted.

I found a PSU I liked that is a little cheaper than the Corsair.

EVGA SuperNova - It's 650W Gold Plus modular PSU.
I have heard of EVGA before but don't know how their power units hold up (Any thoughts?).

I'm still going back and forth between the Gigabyte UD3H and one of the AsRock boards. In researching customer reviews I've noticed that allot of people complain about the longevity of the AsRock boards. There seems to be as many bad reviews as there are good ones with allot of the AsRock boards especially complaints about customer service.
To be fair I did learn that the VIA USB's on the Gigabyte board are useless without windows.... And just when I thought I had picked a winner.

Also I forgot to mention in my original post that I am spacing out my parts over the next few pay checks. Basically I am buying about a part a payday so there is no need to for me to rush into a decision since the Motherboard will be near one of the last things I buy.

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