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First time build. Tried to learn as much as i could about building however i feel overwhelmed by everything. Please advise me what I should change and why. Most important is the why for me because i want to learn the general criteria for the parts and incompatibility etc. This is a learning experience foremost.

What I am looking at:
MOBO- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131836
CPU- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502
GPU- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127707
RAM- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
SSD- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226
Case- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053
PSU- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

Thanks for checking this out! Thanks for any and all help as well!
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  1. Get the 7870 instead. More powerful, lower price.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662
    I personally would go for a cheaper case.
    I would go for an i5 if I were you. Also because of that you might be able to afford a 7950.
  2. lt_dan_zsu said:
    Get the 7870 instead. More powerful, lower price.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662
    I personally would go for a cheaper case.
    I would go for an i5 if I were you. Also because of that you might be able to afford a 7950.


    Thanks for the info. My understanding is the i7 3770's hyperthreading are rarely needed in any situation but the pricing isnt all that different i thought? Looking at i5 benchmarks they seem quite abit lower which lead me to i7. Had trouble with the graphics card so that is very helpful to get the best value. I have no idea how to pick a case. Some things i would lok for in a case are a couple front 3.0 usb and the back usbs are higher rather then on the bottom. And lots of fans. Other then that they seem to be all the same so a cheaper one would be better. Thanks again
  3. I don't know what you are talking about, they look the same across the board
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-benchmark-core-i7-3770k,3181-20.html
  4. B75 is garbage for gaming, try looking for the other ones like Z, P or H 77
  5. lt_dan_zsu said:
    I don't know what you are talking about, they look the same across the board
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-benchmark-core-i7-3770k,3181-20.html


    The comparison on benchmark.net shows a difference? Is Benchmark.net skewed in any way or is it a good way compare. I do not know but thats what i based my comments on and how i came to pick the i7.
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-3770+%40+3.40GHz&id=896
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-2550K+%40+3.40GHz&id=813

    Thanks
  6. PoplicoMan said:
    B75 is garbage for gaming, try looking for the other ones like Z, P or H 77


    Would this be something to get? Or should i stick with asus. $30 here and there is alright but the lower the price the better. Are there any specific value mobos you suggest or are z, p and h77 generally the way to go?
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138358
  7. hmmm theyre not the top brand but theyre ok. id recommend Asus Gigabyte and the other big names but dont overpay. Go midrange and be sure that it has the slots you need
  8. Redid the setup. Tried to take your guys' info into consideration. Thanks alot for all the help and i learned alot. Im pretty satisfied with these parts. Let me know any issues or reccomendations. i7 is debatable for me but the pricing doesnt seem too bad.

    Case- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129179
    CPU- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502
    GPU- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605
    PSU- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817553014
    RAM- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208788
    Mobo- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135306
  9. I have never heard of benchmark.net. But All you are looking for in a cpu is making sure it won't bottleneck your gpu.
  10. lt_dan_zsu said:
    I have never heard of benchmark.net. But All you are looking for in a cpu is making sure it won't bottleneck your gpu.


    The i5 3570k should be more than enough and shouldnt bottleneck anytime soon? I am thinking either way saving the 80 bucks is a good idea.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
  11. Best answer
    The i5 2500k is fine let alone the 3570k. Theres OC room if you need in the future years too
  12. Best answer selected by tyroneroyer.
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