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

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January 30, 2013 11:15:29 AM

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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January 30, 2013 6:37:11 PM

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.
January 30, 2013 7:45:37 PM

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
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January 30, 2013 8:03:11 PM

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-ex...
- http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/bundkort/asus/p8z77-v-...
- http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/bundkort/gigabyte/ga-z...

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

Then add a cooler like this: http://www.fcomputer.dk/gamer/hardware/processor-k%C3%B...

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-...
January 30, 2013 8:17:19 PM

Im gonna buy the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H-WB and i5

Thanks alot g-unit! But why not go for watercooling?
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January 30, 2013 8:21:41 PM

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.
January 31, 2013 6:45:23 PM

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January 31, 2013 6:52:12 PM

swisz said:
Will the http://www.fcomputer.dk/hardware/bundkort/asrock/z77-ex... ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - ATX LGA1155 - Be good for some overclocking? including the cooler you suggested? http://www.fcomputer.dk/gamer/hardware/processor-k%C3%B...

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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