Help me out. New Mobo, CPU, Cooling. What to buy?

Hey guys.

For CPU, Motherboard, cpu water-cooling

I'm gonna do high end gaming, as well as streaming

Ive looked at:
CPU: i7-3770K - i5-3570K
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H, Socket-1155 - MSI Z77A-GD80, Socket-1155
Water-cooling: Corsair H100i Hydro Series CPU Køler

Budget at: 500-600$

Hopefully you guys can lightened me up, or come with any other suggestions that will make my build better.

Thank you in advance guys!
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  1. If you're going to do high end gaming you want the best GPU you can afford. You won't need the i7 for that, get the i5 instead. For gaming you want the best GPU you can afford.

    Don't waste money on the H100i - instead get a Noctua D14 or NH-U9B instead. What store are you buying from? That will help to suggest parts.
  2. I am buying my products in Denmark since i live here :)

    But i have a GeForce GTX 670. Running on PCI 2.0 atm. Since old motherboard: EVGA E758
    CPU is: QuadCore Intel Core i7 920, 2.8 GHz
  3. swisz said:
    I am buying my products in Denmark since i live here :)

    But i have a GeForce GTX 670. Running on PCI 2.0 atm. Since old motherboard: EVGA E758
    CPU is: QuadCore Intel Core i7 920, 2.8 GHz


    For motherboard these are what I would recommend:

    - http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/bundkort/asrock/z77-extreme4-atx-lga1155.html
    - http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/bundkort/asus/p8z77-v-lx2-atx-lga1155.html
    - http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/bundkort/gigabyte/ga-z77x-ud3h-wb.html

    For CPU definitely get the i5-3570K: http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/cpu/intel/core-i5-3570k-3.4-ghz-processor-lga1155(2).html

    Then add a cooler like this: http://www.fcomputer.dk/gamer/hardware/processor-k%C3%B8ling/cooler-master/hyper-212-evo-120mm-9-31dba.html

    You will also need new RAM too, that RAM won't carry over from your existing motherboard: http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/ram/crucial/ballistix-sport-2x4gb-ddr3-1600mhz-pc3-12800-cl9.html
  4. Im gonna buy the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H-WB and i5

    Thanks alot g-unit! But why not go for watercooling?
  5. swisz said:
    Im gonna buy the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H-WB and i5

    Thanks alot g-unit! But why not go for watercooling?


    Closed liquid loops don't really do anything that a strong air fan like a Noctua U9B will do. If you're going to do liquid cooling go for a full custom loop or don't use one at all.
  6. Will the http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/bundkort/asrock/z77-extreme4-atx-lga1155.html ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - ATX LGA1155 - Be good for some overclocking? including the cooler you suggested? http://www.fcomputer.dk/gamer/hardware/processor-k%C3%B8ling/cooler-master/hyper-212-evo-120mm-9-31dba.html

    My RAM 4x4GB DDR3. So i guess i can use them in the new motherboard?
  7. swisz said:
    Will the http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/bundkort/asrock/z77-extreme4-atx-lga1155.html ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - ATX LGA1155 - Be good for some overclocking? including the cooler you suggested? http://www.fcomputer.dk/gamer/hardware/processor-k%C3%B8ling/cooler-master/hyper-212-evo-120mm-9-31dba.html

    My RAM 4x4GB DDR3. So i guess i can use them in the new motherboard?


    1. Yes - that motherboard will work that cooler and is good for overclocking.

    2. As long as the voltages match - which ever mother board you buy make sure to go to your manufacturer's website and check the qualified vendor list - it will give you an idea of what works and what doesn't.
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