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I5 3750K Build

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November 22, 2012 2:57:40 AM

Is this a good build with the 3570K? I'm mostly going to use it for general things, some photo editing, and at some point possibly gaming. Also, is it good for overclocking?

CPU: i5 3570K
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
RAM: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2X8) DDR3-1600
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Case: Cooler Master HAF-X
PSU: Raidmax 700W 80 Plus Bronze (RX-700AC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

I know the PSU is probably overkill, but I'm going with that big just in case. Plus it's cheap. Any GPU advice? An EVGA that's better for around the same price ($185) would be preferred if you know of one.
Thanks =)

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November 22, 2012 3:07:10 AM

Change raidmax PSU because it is crap.

Just get a 500w or even 430w which can easily power up your system.

The Antec Earthwatts 650w is only $40 dollars. You might want to go with that.

November 22, 2012 3:10:26 AM

On Newegg it has really good reviews, where did you hear bad ones?
November 22, 2012 3:15:55 AM

Newegg as long as it works in the first day, it's good.

Raidmax ain't a popular brand jsut get the antec.
November 22, 2012 3:27:23 AM

Alrighty, will do haha. Thanks. Any advice with the graphics? The card is around 250 on some sites so I figured it was a steal.
November 22, 2012 3:43:34 AM

change you memory. patriot is known for high voltage rams. get your rams from gskill or corsair. Low profile rams will be better.
November 22, 2012 3:46:31 AM

Don't worry that's a 1.5v ram.
November 22, 2012 3:47:06 AM

What's wrong with high voltage? I figured low profile would be better, I wasn't paying much attention to the RAM though. I'll probably get corsair, I just had Patriot listed.
November 22, 2012 3:50:06 AM

Don't worry, it's not high.

if it's 1.5v
November 22, 2012 3:54:50 AM

Alright, thanks. But still, what's the problem with high?
November 22, 2012 4:01:05 AM

oh. I think he means

RAM voltages that are above 1.5v

Sandy and Ivy Bridge only recommends 1.5v and below or IT WILL DAMAGE YOUR PARTS ( so they say but I've heard of some people having 1.65v and have no problems)
November 22, 2012 11:01:52 PM

I ended up getting 32GB of G.Skill Sniper because I caught a deal haha.
November 23, 2012 11:14:52 PM

nice deal ther.