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January 31, 2013 9:14:38 PM

First rig ideas what do you guys think

intel i5-3570k
Asus p8z68-v/gen 3
Gigabyte AMD Radeon hd 7850 2gb
Corsair Vengeance 8gb
corsair Enthusiast series 650w
Rosewill Thor v2 case

hows this as an outline i would relly appreciate your thoughts and feedback
plan on picking up a heatsink later on down the road before OCing havent picked out an Optical drive or storage yet
thanks a lot guys

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January 31, 2013 9:18:23 PM

what is your budget, were are you located, do you need anything like a monitor or keyboard/mouse? optical drives are all basically the same unless you want like blue ray or whatever. how big do you need the hard drive, and what are you going to be using this system for mainly?

ill start working on it, but get back to me with this
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January 31, 2013 9:21:51 PM

thanks a lot for the speedy response i have extra monitors and the human interface items sitting around. using it for mainly video editting and gaming. trying to stay below 950 for the core components. im in california
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January 31, 2013 9:55:00 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.20 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $876.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 18:52 EST-0500)


i would get something like this. i did not put in a case because that is your choice on what you want your computer to look like, but everything else is good. the PSU is bigger than you need but if you plan to upgrade in the future you will always have the power you need :) 

i dont know if you need an OS but i added one, and if you are getting the 3570K i am assuming your OC, so i added an aftermarket cooler

the mobo is pretty intense for what your putting on it but it has the option to SLI or Xfire in the future, and has a ****load of SATA ports for extra hard drives, SSDs, and optical drives
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January 31, 2013 10:13:41 PM

this mobo could hadle OC and the power supply should allow the GPU to go full blast on this set up?
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January 31, 2013 10:16:05 PM

im not sure if the mobo can do overclock (lol i was rushing a bit) but for the price range it would be INSANITY not to have OC on this thing, ill reserch the mobo more and let you know

as for the GPU, yes this PSU could handle basically whatever you can give it, it would run the GPU on full, and probably even an OC'ed GPU a bit also


EDIT: yes this mobo can overclock. some dude got his 2500K up to 4.5 GHz stable
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January 31, 2013 10:17:46 PM

ok. Just need to know about the mobo. like you said it would be crazy not to OC this thing lol. gotta make sure the mobo can do that
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January 31, 2013 10:23:21 PM

ANY Z77 motherboard can overclock a K series processor.
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January 31, 2013 10:27:07 PM

i edited my last post, you can OC, now all you have to do is select a case (ATX mid tower) and then your done.

if you want to get a second pair or eyes on this make a new like "final conformation before buying" thread and see what others think, thats just what i would do. two brains (or more) are better than one
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January 31, 2013 10:30:43 PM

You think a mid tower vuild would allow enough air flow with this build
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January 31, 2013 10:32:38 PM

As long as its a good quality tower, it won't be a problem at all.
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January 31, 2013 10:35:33 PM

with this rig you can play all recent game in high ?
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January 31, 2013 10:38:32 PM

greepnat01 said:
with this rig you can play all recent game in high ?


yes, with the 3570K you can OC, but with stock its still pretty good.

the 7870 is a great card, you can get some pretty good frames with that
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January 31, 2013 11:11:28 PM

Asrock z77 or asus z77 which do u recomend
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January 31, 2013 11:14:09 PM

Casper jurdi said:
Asrock z77 or asus z77 which do u recomend


either or, i have used ASRock for awile, i just like ASRock.
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January 31, 2013 11:19:16 PM

Get the ASRock. Asus has had some recent quality control issues.
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February 1, 2013 12:18:05 AM

tiny voices said:
Get the ASRock. Asus has had some recent quality control issues.


didnt know that, thanks, i have just always liked ASRock, but now i actually have a real reason to go ASRock instead of Asus
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