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January 24, 2013 8:27:20 AM

Hello,
I'm building a new gaming system which I will overclock the CPU, memory and GPU (none of them to the extreme but trying to reach a reasonable high limits).
Still not sure about some of the parts and would like to read your opinions:

CPU : Core i5 3570k
CPU FAN : Scythe Mugen 3 rev B
mother board : (where I'm most confused)

Gigabyte Z77X-D3H
MSI Z77A-GD55 (same price as above)
ASUS P8Z77-V (31$ higher than D3H)
MSI Z77A-GD65 (4 SATA3) (15$ higher than P8Z77-V)
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (24$ higher thann GD65)
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH (best sound chip) (7$ more than UD5H)
What will give me best features and OC for the price? MSI specs seems rather thin(?) to me.

RAM : G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz PC3-12800 Kit CL9-9-9-24
GPU : ASUS GTX660-DC2-2GD5 or MSI GTX660 N660 TF 2GD5/OC (the MSI is 28$ cheaper. is it possible to overclock a factory-overclocked GPU?)
SSD : Samsung 840 Series 2.5'' 250GB or Transcend TS256GSSD320 (256GB) (both about the same price)
DVD : some LG
PSU : Seasonic 650W Gold X-Series X-650 (12cm fan, 80+ gold) or Corsair TX650M 650W Modular Active PFC 14cm Fan (80+ bronze) (the gold costs about 9$ higher than the bronze)
case : Corsair Vengeance C70 Gunmetal Black Case or Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case (same price)
side-fan : orsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition High Static Pressure 120mm Fan

Thanks ahead :) 

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January 24, 2013 9:07:13 AM

All Z77 motherboards will perform the same . Choose one based on the balance of features and price . And if that fails buy one the same color as your RAM .
Id go with Gigabyte or ASUS rather than MSI

Yes you can OC a factory OC graphics card .

Either PSU is fine . You probably dont need 650 watts though . Even 450 watts would be enough for a single graphics card
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

The scythe Ninja is awesome . Its also HUGE , but it should fit your cases . I have mine set to never run higher than about 950 rpm and its completely silent too

The Antec 1100 would be my choice of performance gamer case . There is an excellent review at anandtech
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5730/antec-eleven-hundred...
But either of the cases you list are good too
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January 24, 2013 11:25:06 AM

Thank you very very much :) 
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