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Need help selecting components

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January 13, 2013 6:30:22 AM

First time building a computer looking to spend about $1400 on it and just not sure if this is the right way to go or not so any ideas would be greatly appreciated. this is what i was looking at getting.

also on the motherboard should i go asus p877-v pro or the sabertooth z77

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January 13, 2013 6:56:14 AM

You could save $100 on the motherboard and have the exact same performance . All motherboards with the Z77 chipset will have near identical performance .

Spend the money you save on a better graphics card ?

A cpu cooler like the CM Hyper 212 will let you overclock and/or make the pc quieter

why not windows 8 ?
January 13, 2013 6:59:26 AM

Get the P8Z77-V (not Pro).
The Sabertooth doesn't give you any real benefits over the P8Z77, Z77 is already made for OC'ing. Furthermore, the only difference between Pro and non-Pro P8Z77 is 2 extra onboard USB3.0 connectors on the Pro.

Save the money and buy a CPU cooler, which you will need for the 3570K.
I'd go with Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, popular and inexpensive.

The savings from Motherboard will pay for the cooler and a bump up to this video card...
Basically the same but 3GB RAM vs 2GB (only $10 difference with rebate)
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January 13, 2013 7:03:30 AM

Just heard that its not the greatest. so would you say go with the asus p8z77-v which is 139.99 or the asus p8z77-v pro which is 199.99. i wanna be able to game on it mostly and run on high graphics. thanks for the help
January 13, 2013 7:08:57 AM

The P8Z77-V LK is 139 and that's a lower-end version with 2 less SATA 6Gb/s ports and weaker LAN chipset.

Go with the P8Z77-V and the Hyper 212 Evo and change to video card I mentioned above...
January 13, 2013 7:13:36 AM

Thanks for the help been frying my brain trying to get the best i can for my money
January 13, 2013 7:15:54 AM

The $50 you'll save from Sabertooth to P8Z77 pays for CPU cooler and graphics card upgrade so you're all set. Nice system!

You may have noticed I am steering you away from the P8Z77-V LK but you can see in my signature that's the board I'm using.
There is nothing wrong with this board if you want to save some money!! Just be aware of the 2 less SATA 6GB/s ports, and no WiFi Go! (board comes with Wi-Fi add-on and antenna).
January 13, 2013 7:21:23 AM

so the rip jaws will work wit the CPU cooler
January 13, 2013 7:28:12 AM

Yes, because you load them in the blue slots on the board, plenty of clearance from the cooler. However, I've read that the 212 will cover the first DIMM slot so if you plan to buy more RAM later, may want to try your luck with that low profile RAM now....or get the GSkill but get a different cooler. I have the Zalman CNPS9900 max and none of my slots are blocked.
January 13, 2013 7:35:19 AM

Ok man thanks again for all the help i really appreciate it i really do, it was either the asus p8z77-v or the sabertooth z77 so you just made my mind up for me i'll leave you alone now.
January 13, 2013 7:41:37 AM

Ha problem, that's why we're here.

Again, you can save even more with the LK as long as you don't need more than 2 SATA 6GB ports or WiFi....another $50