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February 7, 2013 12:05:56 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BUze

I also plan on buying a second 670 in the future. Would my psu be good enough?

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February 7, 2013 12:19:24 PM

If this is for gaming, you could get 8gb of RAM as you wont use 16gb.

You have an unlocked processor and Z77 mobo but don't have a CPU cooler which you'll need for over clocking. If you're not over clocking then a H77 or B75 mobo and 3470 is a better choice.

You will want to go with a better choice of SSD also.
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February 7, 2013 12:38:08 PM

If it's a gaming rig the 3470 is a better choice. Otherwise your paying $40 extra for hyper threading that'll never get utilised.

If it's for a use that can utilise hyper threading then it may be worthwhile.
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February 7, 2013 4:18:06 PM

mikerockett said:
If this is for gaming, you could get 8gb of RAM as you wont use 16gb.

You have an unlocked processor and Z77 mobo but don't have a CPU cooler which you'll need for over clocking. If you're not over clocking then a H77 or B75 mobo and 3470 is a better choice.

You will want to go with a better choice of SSD also.


I definitely agree about the RAM and SSD - not to mention that RAM is 1.65V, it won't work well with Ivy Bridge. You will need 1.5V.

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3470 is not better choice. Intel xeon 1230V2 is better choice.


No Xeon needed for a gaming rig. Get the 3570K instead.

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If it's a gaming rig the 3470 is a better choice. Otherwise your paying $40 extra for hyper threading that'll never get utilised.


Finally someone else agrees with me! I'll shoot down the suggestion of a Xeon every single time because you're overpaying for a server CPU that will be under utilized for a gaming rig.

Here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($157.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($383.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1447.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 13:17 EST-0500)
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