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Approximate Purchase Date: TODAY

Budget Range: $750-$850 before shipping

System Usage: gaming and internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No
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Are these parts compatible?

CPU:INTEL 3570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

CPU COOLER:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

GPU:XFX Double D Radeon HD 7850 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609

MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

MEM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461

CASE:COOLER MASTER CM690 II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

HARD DRIVE:Western Digital WD Blue 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

DVD BURNER: LITE-ON DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

PSU: SeaSonic M12II Bronze 620W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

Thanks
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  1. As on rookie to another, it looks like everything does check out OK. Pretty slick selection. However, I would look into combo deals as you may be able to find a CPU / MOBO in a combo that might save you 15-50$. Good luck on the build!
  2. Some changes that i recommend :

    PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20pro%20550w
    RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

    Edit : it seems that the 1TB seagate is out of stock.
    2º : for a 7850 550w will be enough, and you save some bucks.
    3º : dont recommend that ram with the low voltage, buy this or other at the same price.
  3. I would not mess with low voltage RAM on any Ivy Bridge build - you will need 1.5V, otherwise that system looks pretty good.
  4. djangoringo said:
    Some changes that i recommend :

    PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20pro%20550w
    RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

    Edit : it seems that the 1TB seagate is out of stock.
    2º : for a 7850 550w will be enough, and you save some bucks.
    3º : dont recommend that ram with the low voltage, buy this or other at the same price.


    Thank you for the information, but I don't see the RAM you listed on the support site for the motherboard I have selected.
  5. jayrinn said:
    Thank you for the information, but I don't see the RAM you listed on the support site for the motherboard I have selected.


    The QVL is just a guideline - not all manufacturers have the time to test every part out there so you won't see every part listed. As long as it meets the recommended specifications (1.5V RAM, DDR3 1600, etc), you should be able to use anything that meets those requirements.
  6. g-unit1111 said:
    I would not mess with low voltage RAM on any Ivy Bridge build - you will need 1.5V, otherwise that system looks pretty good.


    Ok, thanks for the recommendation. :)

    On another note, I am trying to save some money on this build. Will I see a big difference between HD 7770 and 7850 in terms of gameplay on games like Battlefield 3?
    I know the 7770 has VRAM of 1gb and the 7850 has 2gb, but I think that the 7770 is pretty cheap for its performance.

    I found this one..it is almost $80 cheaper
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150599
  7. jayrinn said:
    Ok, thanks for the recommendation. :)

    On another note, I am trying to save some money on this build. Will I see a big difference between HD 7770 and 7850 in terms of gameplay on games like Battlefield 3?
    I know the 7770 has VRAM of 1gb and the 7850 has 2gb, but I think that the 7770 is pretty cheap for its performance.

    I found this one..it is almost $80 cheaper
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150599


    That depends on what kind of monitor you get. A low resolution monitor (1440 x 900 for instance) won't require a large amount of VRAM. A 1920 x 1200 monitor on the other hand, or if you're using more than one display, will.
  8. g-unit1111 said:
    That depends on what kind of monitor you get. A low resolution monitor (1440 x 900 for instance) won't require a large amount of VRAM. A 1920 x 1200 monitor on the other hand, or if you're using more than one display, will.


    My monitor is 1920 x 1080 at default. I can definitely live with a resolution of less than that. (Say, 1280 x 1024).

    I plan on getting a new video card in a few months, I just need something that can play games on ultra or high until then.
    (Games like Borderlands 2, Battlefield 3, and Skyrim.)
  9. jayrinn said:
    My monitor is 1920 x 1080 at default. I can definitely live with a resolution of less than that. (Say, 1280 x 1024).

    I plan on getting a new video card in a few months, I just need something that can play games on ultra or high until then.
    (Games like Borderlands 2, Battlefield 3, and Skyrim.)


    The 7770 might struggle with 1080p but the 7850 will handle it with no sweat.
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