Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Which processor and other components to chose?

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 18, 2013 3:10:17 AM

Hi guys,

So I'm going to be ordering my custom gaming/editing pc soon, and I'd really like your opinions on something, which build would be better, considering value for money. It's between:

Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache

ASUS® P8Z77-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX

8GB KINGSTON HYPERX BEAST DUAL-DDR3 2400MHz X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)

2GB AMD RADEON™ HD7870 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
120GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW)

2nd Hard Disk
1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE

24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

Corsair H40 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler (£39)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

AND THE OTHER BUILD, Which is:

Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3770K (3.5GHz) 8MB

ASUS® P8Z77-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX

8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)

2GB AMD RADEON™ HD7870 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE

24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

Corsair H40 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler (£39)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thankyou for your time!
January 18, 2013 3:56:37 AM

i would go for the i5, but i would get a higher rated psu at least a 550w, 600-700 if possible. with ssd of course
January 18, 2013 3:59:29 AM

Cons29 said:
i would go for the i5, but i would get a higher rated psu at least a 550w, 600-700 if possible. with ssd of course

Thanks for your answer, what's an ssd?
Related resources
January 18, 2013 4:06:42 AM

SSD's are extremely fast flash memory based hard drives. I would recommend getting the i5 build, upping the PSU to a 500w 80 plus bronze or above, and have you seen the 7870 LE its placed between the 7870 and the 7950 and performs well for 260USD. And also, the corsairs new H100i, and H80i are nice closed loop liquid coolers if your in to that kinda thing.
January 18, 2013 4:15:09 AM

Shawna593767 said:
SSD's are extremely fast flash memory based hard drives. I would recommend getting the i5 build, upping the PSU to a 500w 80 plus bronze or above, and have you seen the 7870 LE its placed between the 7870 and the 7950 and performs well for 260USD. And also, the corsairs new H100i, and H80i are nice closed loop liquid coolers if your in to that kinda thing.

Okay, I will do that thanks! Do you recommend me getting an ssd? (Bearing in mind I have now gone over my original budget)
January 18, 2013 5:22:47 AM

if budget permits, i would advise for an ssd, just make sure you do your research, some ssd's have issues.
as far as i know, intel has good reliability (im using one for almost 2 years i think), i think the vertex4 is also good (they fixed the issue), samsung 840 is kinda new but good so far (based on what i've read).

you have an ssd in you first post, look at the i5 build you posted.

i have an ssd for OS and some games (because of limited drive space). boots at around 18seconds, and always at the top3 when loading in bf3 :) 
January 18, 2013 5:49:42 AM

How long are you thinking of keeping this cpu without upgrading?
January 18, 2013 6:10:33 AM

stantheman123 said:
How long are you thinking of keeping this cpu without upgrading?

I wouldn't really be able to upgrade until Christmas :) 
January 18, 2013 7:46:06 AM

Well just for you to know that the lga 1155 socket is dead. so if you get a i5 3570k your stuck with it unless you buy a whole new motherboard. the am3+ socket will have steamroller which is a upgrade path. or you can wait for haswell
January 18, 2013 8:46:46 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
!