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Can I pair an i5-3570k with EVGA Geforce GTX 560

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February 24, 2013 11:01:11 PM

I'm trying to build a gaming pc , I was wondering if i could pair a Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K with a EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1461-KR. Also if so what motherboard can I use, this is some what of a budget build. I appreciate help, as I am a new pc builder
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February 24, 2013 11:08:01 PM

The CPU is a bit overkill for that card. Its an older card. You should get something more modern like a gtx660 or an hd 7850.
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February 24, 2013 11:10:29 PM

yes ofc you can pair those together, but what are you doing exactly?

upgrading? new build?

for motherboard you can go with the very basic (since you took the k series CPU) it would be asrock pro3 ~ a z77 motherboard with some overclocking capabilities.

if you want to go for a very solid choice, then its the asrock extreme4 that you should aim for.
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February 24, 2013 11:12:20 PM

tiny voices said:
The CPU is a bit overkill for that card. Its an older card. You should get something more modern like a gtx660 or an hd 7850.

So are you saying something along the lines of this ? EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DP Graphics Card 02G-P4-2662-KR
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February 24, 2013 11:12:52 PM

price to gaming performance, the gpu should always be more expensive than the cpu, as its the major contributing factor to gaming performance.
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February 24, 2013 11:15:49 PM

gussrtk said:
yes ofc you can pair those together, but what are you doing exactly?

upgrading? new build?

for motherboard you can go with the very basic (since you took the k series CPU) it would be asrock pro3 ~ a z77 motherboard with some overclocking capabilities.

if you want to go for a very solid choice, then its the asrock extreme4 that you should aim for.
this is a new build, im new to pc building, i want to be able to games, stream shows in 1080p , and edit with art programs, or edit video
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February 25, 2013 1:07:17 AM

Uzumaki Karin said:
this is a new build, im new to pc building, i want to be able to games, stream shows in 1080p , and edit with art programs, or edit video

can you please list your budget and location
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February 25, 2013 3:16:38 AM

gussrtk said:
can you please list your budget and location

http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3K62QA2DL965X/r...
This is my build which is roughly around 900$
Now i've been edging on two motherboards, but can't really tell which is right for me, it's either the Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/ HDMI,DVI,DispayPort Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD3H or Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA1155 AMD CrossFireX W/HDMI,DVI Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77-D3H
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February 25, 2013 5:02:22 AM

Uzumaki Karin said:
http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3K62QA2DL965X/r...
This is my build which is roughly around 900$
Now i've been edging on two motherboards, but can't really tell which is right for me, it's either the Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/ HDMI,DVI,DispayPort Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD3H or Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA1155 AMD CrossFireX W/HDMI,DVI Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77-D3H

I wouldn't suggest getting the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H as it's old tech. Gigabyte recently released a newer version of that Z77 board with better digital voltage control chips (read: better overclocking and stability) and Thunderbolt connectors. The upgraded board is the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH (Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - currently $185) the UP4 is the gigabyte designation for their newer line of "Ultra Durable" products which used to go by the designation "UD". If you buy gigabyte make sure to snag a "UP" board, not a "UD" board.

If you need a cheaper motherboard you really can't go wrong with the ASrock Z77 Extreme 4 but personally, it's not a motherboard I'd buy. Too few features.
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February 25, 2013 9:10:25 AM

like mentioned in previous posts, the system that you have built is weak on the graphics card side, for a better experience and spending money on whats worth spending money on once is a better videocard paired with your set up. If you can put in another 100$ you can get 7870 which will pull off ultra on most games, and a bit bigger case (the nzxt 210 has 9.1inches of clearance, a lot of 7870 are around 9.5inches)

i know im saying spend more money, but it really is worth it, especially when your build is at this level already. but even if you drop the CPU to 3450 and get rid of cpu cooler you will end up with like 950$ for a build that includes a 7870gpu, so why not extra 50$ already to get the 3570k and a cooler for overclocking? i looked at your options.

if you have a hard drive somewhere which you could use temporarily to save the 100$ and put it to the gpu and buy an ssd later that could work (since ssd are getting cheaper you could get better deal later on and use a regular hard drive for a little while until you save up to buy ssd)



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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
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Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($236.78 @ DirectCanada)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.72 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.45 @ DirectCanada)
Other: Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb ($47.98)
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