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March 7, 2013 7:35:23 AM

Hey guys need a bit of a help :) 

i just purchase my hd 7970 matrix platinum and i was wondering what are good components to be build upon it
case: corsair 800d

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March 7, 2013 8:19:15 AM

Here my recommendations Core i5 3570K. With plenty of performance, top notch overclocking capability and enough horsepower to run any game you throw at it, the choice is a no brainer.

Those thinking about purchasing a processor with a bit more horsepower for video editing or other multi-threaded applications, be sure to take a look at the Intel Core i7 3770K.

Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

$35 cooler that will work magic. Seriously though, at this price, there’s no cooler out there can that beat this thing.




Motherboard - Gigabyte Z77X-D3H

Ever since Intel’s introduction of the Z77 chipset, motherboard giant Gigabyte has made huge leaps in in improvements on their motherboards all the way from the budget end to the extreme high end and the Z77X-D3H is a perfect example of what kind of top quality products can be achieved.

With support for PCIe 3.0, SATA 3 6Gb/s, 8 channel integrated audio, Gigabyte’s fully digital power delivery system, and ultra durable 4 features, it’s got a lot going for it.

Storage - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
we’ll be going with a Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM hard drive, which if you asked me one or two years ago would’ve probably been my ideal choice when building a new gaming computer.

Nowadays, I think every PC should include an SSD period. They’re waaaaaaaaay faster and they draw less energy, but unfortunately they do cost a significant amount more than a traditional hard drive.

Those who have some extra budget laying around, I’d definitely suggest going with a 128GB Samsung 840 Pro or 128GB Crucial m4 in combination with a 1TB Seagate Barracuda. This will allow for plenty of hard drive space for storage while OS and application files may be placed on the SSD for that extra top notch performance.

Memory – 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 Low Profile 1.5v

I'm back to my usual memory configuration, and sticking to it! With excellent reliability, great performance, a low profile and an amazing price, there really isn’t a better option on the market.
Once again, i will be falling back on our trusty Corsair TX650. High quality Seasonic made power supply for a great price to boot.


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $847.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-07 05:16 EST-0500)
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March 7, 2013 9:07:23 AM

Thanks for the suggestion mate!
love all the things, tho
i was thinking of getting the noctua d-14
and for the mobo
MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA1155

would that be a good fit?
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March 7, 2013 9:18:28 AM

I'd skip MSI boards tbh. Heard nothing but problems from them.

A Noctua D-14 is excellent and is extremely quiet, however it can and will warp the motherboard if not installed correctly. T.H just released an article with a Z77 Extreme4 in their $1600 build, and even though the D-14 was installed correctly, it warped the board enough to create issues.

If you want the performance but not the strain of the heavy D-14, a CLC might be worth it, but it can be a tad louder and less reliable (Because heatsinks are just big metal blocks and can't really be faulty)
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March 7, 2013 9:21:55 AM

black9white said:
Thanks for the suggestion mate!
love all the things, tho
i was thinking of getting the noctua d-14
and for the mobo
MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA1155

would that be a good fit?
Yes that would be fine i just don't like MSI mobos but some are good.
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March 7, 2013 9:44:39 AM

JJ1217 said:
I'd skip MSI boards tbh. Heard nothing but problems from them.

A Noctua D-14 is excellent and is extremely quiet, however it can and will warp the motherboard if not installed correctly. T.H just released an article with a Z77 Extreme4 in their $1600 build, and even though the D-14 was installed correctly, it warped the board enough to create issues.

If you want the performance but not the strain of the heavy D-14, a CLC might be worth it, but it can be a tad louder and less reliable (Because heatsinks are just big metal blocks and can't really be faulty)



wow i didnt know about that issue o.o thanks btw,
would you recommend a liquid cooling? or i stick with aircooling? (now that im nervous with that d-14 lol)
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March 7, 2013 9:52:23 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Yes that would be fine i just don't like MSI mobos but some are good.


after a few researching about msi, im taking you suggestion of the gigabyte mobo, just one more question
how would an asrock extreme 4 par with the gigabyte ga z77x d3h (and would a ud3h be at better than the d3h?)
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March 7, 2013 9:59:53 AM

black9white said:
after a few researching about msi, im taking you suggestion of the gigabyte mobo, just one more question
how would an asrock extreme 4 par with the gigabyte ga z77x d3h (and would a ud3h be at better than the d3h?)
I would go with one of these mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 7, 2013 11:19:16 AM

Best answer selected by black9white.
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