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GTx680 i5-3570 on a gigabyte z77 UD3H mobo. will it work?

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December 28, 2012 10:36:25 PM

Sure yall have heard it before but I just wanted to check and see if my build would work well/ fit in case. I checked several times myself from what I have read it should be cool. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP ATX Full Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Bronze Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: Blueray (undecided which)

Hard Drive: SSD (undecided which)
a b B Homebuilt system
December 29, 2012 1:38:06 AM

Looks fine but i would drop down to 2x4GB ram. Samsung 128GB SSD + Seagate Barracuda 1TB Will do nicely. For your PSU, this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is on sale and is much better than the one you have above, plus it is 150W more. Apart from that, very nice build and any for the blueray, just get the cheapest, it dont really matter the brand. I would just go with the one that will look best in your case as you will have to put up with it for the coming years so its nice to have something that wont be an eyesore.. Oh yeah. get the CM Hyper 212 EVO, it has a better fan
a b B Homebuilt system
December 29, 2012 1:45:24 AM

It'll work, but 16 GB of RAM is a waste of money. (With photoshop, battlefield 3, and 20 tabs in chrome, all at once, my computer doesn't even hit 7GB used.)

The 680 is also a waste of money - it's only 5% faster than a 670, while being $100 more expensive. When the cards are overclocked, it's only about 2-3% faster.

As for SSDs, order of preference should be something like this:

Samsung 840 PRO, samsung 830, OCZ Vertex 4, Intel 520, Crucial m4... and don't buy the 840 non-pro.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 29, 2012 2:00:25 AM

DarkSable said:
It'll work, but 16 GB of RAM is a waste of money. (With photoshop, battlefield 3, and 20 tabs in chrome, all at once, my computer doesn't even hit 7GB used.)

The 680 is also a waste of money - it's only 5% faster than a 670, while being $100 more expensive. When the cards are overclocked, it's only about 2-3% faster.

As for SSDs, order of preference should be something like this:

Samsung 840 PRO, samsung 830, OCZ Vertex 4, Intel 520, Crucial m4... and don't buy the 840 non-pro.


That 680 is on sale and like 40 dearer. I myself would pay that extra just to say i have a 680 not a 670. Makes you computer sound better :3
December 29, 2012 2:19:45 AM

+1 bartonovak.

I can't remember the last time someone actually spec'd out ram that the mfr says will work with their motherboard!
Kudos to you for this. You have just saved yourself a lot of headaches.

Much of the noise you will hear may be valid, but not really important.
Looking at the $$$ you are spending, it appears you have room to adjust things a little.

I have 3 recommendations.

1. Cooler Master is not a bad PSU supplier, but is not the best either.
I have not kept up with the current best deals, but camohanna recommends a good alternative. Sorry I can't do better. I will bet others may chime in with good deals on PSUs as this thread goes on. Corsair makes good stuff, but so do Seasonic, PCP&C, Enermax and a few others...

2. 16 GB of ram is not a waste of money. Ram is cheap, really cheap. You will thank me later. Just as a "duh" use 64 bit Windows. Keep in mind that with 4 dimms you are done given your system. 16GB is good.

3. Any SSD, and I mean ANY SSD will provide speed dividends you will notice, feel and appreciate.
Find a way to buy a solid state drive to house your operating system and most used programs.
Like memory, SSDs are cheap right now. I just bought a Vertex 4 128GB for $80, and a Samsung 840 250GB for $155.
Maybe you can do even better. The internet is our friend.

I don't know whether you can make use of a 680 video card. If gaming with the best current games on a very large monitor, (or multiples), is important then go for it. With the 22-24" monitors most of us use it is overkill. You can best be the judge of that. I think this is why DarkSable is so against it. In any event, a small improvement in the best performance does cost big $$$. Look at current reviews in terms of what cards can do and evaluate further.

Optical Drive: Who cares? Look at reviews if you must. Nobody runs programs off them. All of them play video just fine. If you need BlueRay then pay attention, otherwise get what is on sale.

Newf.

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December 29, 2012 2:28:19 AM

Get the K edition CPU (3570K), give you overclocking head room later
December 29, 2012 2:30:50 AM

DarkSable said:
It'll work, but 16 GB of RAM is a waste of money. (With photoshop, battlefield 3, and 20 tabs in chrome, all at once, my computer doesn't even hit 7GB used.)

The 680 is also a waste of money - it's only 5% faster than a 670, while being $100 more expensive. When the cards are overclocked, it's only about 2-3% faster.

As for SSDs, order of preference should be something like this:

Samsung 840 PRO, samsung 830, OCZ Vertex 4, Intel 520, Crucial m4... and don't buy the 840 non-pro.

Why not buy a 840 "non-pro"?
Is this a spec matter?
Is this a reliability issue?
Yes, the fastest cost more. For the money an 840 "non-pro" is a great deal. Why? Not the fastest.
Compare ANY SSD, even the old ones to a spinning hard drive and there is no contest.
Don't be spec bound. Money counts too... That's why you are pushing a 670 over a 680.
Gee, what's wrong with a 660ti then?

Newf.

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December 29, 2012 2:39:26 AM

Ok so with what has been contributed I have made some adjustments. Still debating on the gpu. Would this 680(399 at newegg right now) be considered "low end" enough that the downgrading is worth it? Also read about running two 660 ti in sli(one now and if I feel as though I want more another later). Also in terms of the network adaptor I am clueless. Any thoughts appreciated.
Thanks for all the help.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP ATX Full Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119160

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116504

CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128544

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231429

GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130768

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: SSD : SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Network Adaptor: BUFFALO AirStation HighPower N150 Wireless USB Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 29, 2012 2:52:12 AM

A 680 GPU is NOT LOW END. It is KICK ASS.

Only go with a 660ti if money is an issue, or if that is all the performance you need.
Counting on SLI later is a fools game.

A $20 wireless network adapter? I am clueless as well...

You have just spec'd out a Killer Computer.
If you are comfortable spending the cash, this is a great choice of components.

Newf.

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