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New HAF X, p8z77v,i5 3570k build help

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January 22, 2013 2:37:02 AM

ok building my first computer here is what i have so far
HAF X tower, p8z77v, i5 3570k, 8gig ram, western digital velociraptor 1t, corsair pro seies 850 atx.
my ? is what else do i need befor i begin putting this thing together this computer will be used for gaming and as a all around home computer, kids in too (WOW) . what graphics card do use recomend for under 350 whats a good dvd/cd drive and blue ray, what else do i need
thanks shane

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January 22, 2013 2:59:05 AM

1. You can cut down cost by getting z77v-LK board and not z77v.
2. Dont forget a cooler once you plan to overclock.
3. 850w may be too much. You can get a 750w if your planning to go dual video card. or 500-600w. If your planning to have only single video card.
4. With 250 budget, the best you can have I think is a 7870.
5. Any dvd drive will do.
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January 22, 2013 3:08:05 AM

ok have upped my graphics card budget to 350 and i already have everything on my list to late to change it now lol
January 22, 2013 3:27:17 AM

racines346 said:
ok have upped my graphics card budget to 350 and i already have everything on my list to late to change it now lol


That's what I thought. :lol: 
If you an nvidia fan, go 670. else go if you can afford a 7970, go with it. but if not 7950 would be you best bang for your buck.
January 22, 2013 5:50:13 PM

ok 670 it is any body got any thoughts on a cpu cooler (air) no heavy oc'ing but some and what about a fan controler i got a lot of empty bays on the front some things to fill them wouldnt hurt :-)
January 23, 2013 12:29:31 AM

ok checked out the 212 evo looks good, i know it cost more but is there any thing negitive about the v6 besides price looks to perform about the same but has a better look and i know looks dont make it work better. and what do you think of the asus 670 gpu? thanks for the help Shane
January 23, 2013 12:56:58 AM

If your looking at the 670 top, it is pretty good. It even had a perfect 10 on some reviews. So performance wise, no problem with it, it all comes down to your budget.
January 23, 2013 3:18:29 PM

racines346 said:
ok checked out the 212 evo looks good, i know it cost more but is there any thing negitive about the v6 besides price looks to perform about the same but has a better look and i know looks dont make it work better. and what do you think of the asus 670 gpu? thanks for the help Shane



There's plenty of good 670 gtx out there, i wouldn't say the asus is the best one, only in terms of acoustics, the asus is the most quiet one.
But there're also the gigabyte windforce 2x/3x, msi power edition, evga ftw and signature 2 and of course the asus.
You can't go wrong with either of those.

Also if you're going to spend 50$ for a cooler get a better one :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002N2JVEE/
January 25, 2013 4:42:48 AM

sold my ram to a buddy thinking of going with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM •Timing 8-8-8-24 •Cas Latency 8 •Voltage 1.5V what yous think will thay work with my board (p8z77v and my cpu i5 3570k should i just order up another set CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8R
January 25, 2013 1:06:46 PM

That ram that you mentioned is compatible with the board, it's 1.5v, so no worries, and it's a dual channel kit, 8GB is fine for gaming, if it's for editing 16GB might be better.
The only con of that corsair ram is the tall heatsink, it could block some larger coolers, it's better to have low profile ram, corsair has it has other brands.
Here's some e.g. :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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