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January 7, 2013 2:14:50 PM
January 7, 2013 9:43:15 PM

What's it going to be used for? If it's gaming you will not benefit from going X79 - the i7-3820 isn't really better than the i7-3770K is, and you don't even really need that good of a CPU for that. Plus you need a cooler for X79 - these CPUs do not come with a fan as Intel assumes people buying this one have their own already.

Try this instead:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Total: $1088.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 18:42 EST-0500)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Total: $1055.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 18:43 EST-0500)
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January 8, 2013 2:06:08 AM

I like your second option. I am interested in have 16GB of ram and am going to further upgrade it to keep it modern (i guess you could say) which is why I was thinking i7 and the 16gb of ram.

just wondering but why the case change? I picked the one I had because I liked the look of it and it should fit everything just fine.
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January 8, 2013 2:21:28 AM

Strikepv said:
I like your second option. I am interested in have 16GB of ram and am going to further upgrade it to keep it modern (i guess you could say) which is why I was thinking i7 and the 16gb of ram.

just wondering but why the case change? I picked the one I had because I liked the look of it and it should fit everything just fine.


The original case is fine.

You can't really future proof a build - LGA 1155 is nearing an end, and LGA 1150 is just around the corner. IB-E isn't going to be *that* future proof over SB-E and SB-E isn't really future proof to begin with.
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January 8, 2013 2:57:27 AM

g-unit1111 said:
The original case is fine.

You can't really future proof a build - LGA 1155 is nearing an end, and LGA 1150 is just around the corner. IB-E isn't going to be *that* future proof over SB-E and SB-E isn't really future proof to begin with.



Could you dumb that down for me? xD
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January 8, 2013 5:08:12 AM

Strikepv said:
Could you dumb that down for me? xD


New chipsets are coming out late next year, so this is the end of the line for the current ones. And with that you can't really future proof a build because of that.
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