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Need aproval on build.

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February 10, 2013 11:57:38 PM

Hey guys, first PC build here.

These are the components I have decided on so far.

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz Desktop Memory
Gigabyte MVP ATX Motherboard
Corsair 650W PC Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXV)
zalman z11 case
intel i5 3350p

Some questions:
Do I need a Z77 chipset if I dont plan on overclocking the CPU, but would like to overclock RAM + GPU? I would like to save money and buy a B75 chipset instead if it will not bottleneck me.

Is there any bottlenecks in this system? I heard the i5 3350p will be fine if im not intending on OCing.

Are there any small increases or decreases in price on certain components to get a much better part?



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February 10, 2013 11:58:56 PM

Try H77. B75 is intended for business computers.

It should be fine. You could go with a 660 ti and save some $$ It shouldn't affect your framerates too much.
February 11, 2013 12:02:41 AM

Well the i5 3470 will be better and is pretty cheap too and less chance to bottleneck a 680 and turbos higher

z77 board gets you SRT, usually more board options and overclock via turbo/multi depending on your chip

Get the Zalman z11 plus if you want USB3 front headers on the case
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February 11, 2013 12:04:06 AM

i'm not 100% sure which motherboard you're talking about, could you link to it? otherwise the system looks good.
February 11, 2013 12:09:52 AM

Thanks for the responses.

intel SRT is for increasing the speeds of HDDs right? it would be of no use if i already have an ssd?

Also to explore all of my options, if I get an H77 chipset (aprox 40$ cheaper) and buy the k version of the i5 (+40$) would i be able to overclock it with that chipset?

basically its the cheapest mobo that is z77 that i could find on futureshop (where i get a disc)

February 11, 2013 12:50:02 AM

You cannot overclock using the h77 chipset

SRT uses your SSD to cahce the HDD (useful for small SSD's)