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First build Advice needed ($1000-$1500)

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November 20, 2012 1:19:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Prob next week, but for sure by the end of the month

Budget Range: $1000-$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,day to day use

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Don't really matter

Location: Vancouver,B.C

Parts Preferences: would like to have a GTX 670

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution:Fine with 1080p


PCPartPicker.com

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/oiUm

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard
Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Video Card
Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card

Case
NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply
Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Optical Drive
LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer

Total: $1368.56

Additional Comments:

-The games i am planning to play are skyrim,dota 2,LoL,starcraft2,battlefield 3,diablo 3.

-MOBO: I honestly have no idea which mobo to get.

-totally open to any changes =)

thanks in advance for all the help =D

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November 20, 2012 1:33:00 AM

just switch the mobo for a asrock z77 extreme 4.
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November 20, 2012 1:38:31 AM

Looks good to me.I wouldn't switch motherboards.Nice build you did your homework.I can tell lol. I don't buy $130 motherboards as i tend to find they skimp in areas or cut corners prime example:
The Z77 Extreme4 can be purchased for as little as $130. Taking a look at the current availability of Intel Z77 motherboards at popular retailers confirms that this motherboard is an absolute bargain and I would say – if you are on a tight budget then give this board some consideration, you should certainly consider it.



The only negative I have for this motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, which also means you should be very careful when plugging in the 24-pin ATX motherboard power – as the motherboard may flex.That's not really a big deal to some for me it's the principle i don't want to pay money for something like that i rather pay more for a flawless board with some extra features.PSU - If you plan to just run one 670 then I would only go with 600W. If you plan on ever running SLI 750W is fine.
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November 20, 2012 2:33:40 AM

The LK is pretty much the same size as the Extreme4.

There's no point buying the ASRock z77 Extreme4 in Canada though. I can't find any store that doesn't sell it at a ridiculous price.
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November 21, 2012 3:30:33 AM

iunno because i couldn't decide between the asrock gigabyte and asus one but i heard that asrock one has a lot of problems =/
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