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July 21, 2013 2:47:52 AM

After 2 weeks of research i came by with a list of components. I want the pc iam building to last me 4-5 years. Of course i will upgrade my VGA when the times come.
I never overclock before but from my research overclocking now is very easy on Asus motherboards and the z87. (ill go for 4.2ghz max, i want a stable,cool system) IF the evo 212 fails on temps after overclocking ill get the corsair h80i. But only if the evo 212 is not enough.I willl give it a try.

Purpose - Mainly gaming, some web surfing, some photoshop work and watching movies.
Budget - Around 1200 euros
Place - Cyprus, ill buy all the stuff from eshop http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/PER_pc_config_desktop.phtml
Monitor - 46'' 1080p
Ill buy in 1 week
Features i want: usb 3.0,sata 6Gb/s. i prefer the ASUS motherboards. Dint recommend other brand than ASUS.
OS: Windows 8 pro 64bit

What you guys think of this build?
Components i chose so far: (price in euros)

145 - CASE: CORSAIR CARBIDE SERIES 500R WHITE
204 - MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Z87 PRO or ASUS GRYPHON Z87 164euro
359 - CPU: INTEL CORE I7-4770K 3.50GHZ LGA1150 or I5-4670K 3.40GHZ 254euro
38 - HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
79 - KINGSTON 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ HYPERX BLACK SERIES
0 - Gigabyte Overclocked GTX 570 - already own
144 - HDD Primary: SAMSUNG W 840 PRO SSD 128GB
89 - HDD: Secondary: WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB CAVIAR BLACK
21 - DVD Burner: SAMSUNG DVD-RW
148 - PSU: CORSAIR HX SERIES HX650 Power supply
Sound - Creative Xfi Titanium fatality pro

Total: 1227 euros
Cheaper cpu and MB: 1080 euros

And if i ever decide that this time i will not get components with over clocking in my mind then the total will be : 1017 - i5-4670 non k version and Asus h87M pro
a b 4 Gaming
July 21, 2013 3:38:03 AM

4670k,msi z87 Gd65 would be enough. try to get a new gpu like the hd7970/gtx770/gtx 760 and u will see good increase in performance and lesser power consumption. if u plan to do SLI/Xfire in future,then get something like the corsair HS750 psu and if not a CX500/600W would be enough. :) 
July 21, 2013 3:47:17 AM

Agree with sourodip. Also you don't need such an expensive sound card.

Get a 4670k with an Msi gd45 or gigabyte dh3p mobo and 8gb of ram. Also get a 770
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July 21, 2013 4:48:02 AM

Iam very happy with the 570 gtx for now :)  IT runs everything on max. I just turn off AA and sometimes vsynk. All games are 45-60 fps. Except ofc crysis3. There idrop below 30 fps in ultra details. I will upgrate next year to a much better vga. Ill throw some money into it.

Why Msi gd65/45??? And not Asus z87 pro guys? From benchmarks and reviewers its not better motherboard than asus. At least what i think...

Edit: I also came across many posts with those MSI models failing....
I dont know...i feel safer with Asus.What you guys think?

Also i already own the sound card, and the gtx 570.
I dont plan to sli/crossfire.

July 21, 2013 9:26:11 PM

This year ASUS's boards have been crap, the gd65 offers much better performance and overclocking. IF you're not looking to get an msi board, get a Gigabyte Dh3p board.
July 21, 2013 9:47:25 PM

angaddev said:
This year ASUS's boards have been crap, the gd65 offers much better performance and overclocking. IF you're not looking to get an msi board, get a Gigabyte Dh3p board.


Where exactly its crap? From reviews and what people are telling are the best ever this year. Especially with the overclocking capabilities of the motherboard.

If you are talking about there price been hight this is another matter.

so..Where the gigabyte or MSI are better from ASUS?
July 21, 2013 10:04:06 PM

miltos2304 said:
angaddev said:
This year ASUS's boards have been crap, the gd65 offers much better performance and overclocking. IF you're not looking to get an msi board, get a Gigabyte Dh3p board.


Where exactly its crap? From reviews and what people are telling are the best ever this year. Especially with the overclocking capabilities of the motherboard.

If you are talking about there price been hight this is another matter.

so..Where the gigabyte or MSI are better from ASUS?


personally... the entire MSI or Gigabyte over ASUS thing i don't get. Where is the basis for choosing those over ASUS, especially considering the GRYPHON Z87
July 21, 2013 10:29:59 PM

ethermay said:
miltos2304 said:
angaddev said:
This year ASUS's boards have been crap, the gd65 offers much better performance and overclocking. IF you're not looking to get an msi board, get a Gigabyte Dh3p board.


Where exactly its crap? From reviews and what people are telling are the best ever this year. Especially with the overclocking capabilities of the motherboard.

If you are talking about there price been hight this is another matter.

so..Where the gigabyte or MSI are better from ASUS?


personally... the entire MSI or Gigabyte over ASUS thing i don't get. Where is the basis for choosing those over ASUS, especially considering the GRYPHON Z87


Price. And also the Maximus VI extreme is one of the worst boards ever made by Asus, horrible overclocking.
July 22, 2013 2:12:15 AM

Price. And also the Maximus VI extreme is one of the worst boards ever made by Asus, horrible overclocking.
said:
Price. And also the Maximus VI extreme is one of the worst boards ever made by Asus, horrible overclocking.


But you get what are your PAYING for. And the 20-30 euro difference is nothing anyway

July 22, 2013 2:32:23 AM

miltos2304 said:
Price. And also the Maximus VI extreme is one of the worst boards ever made by Asus, horrible overclocking.
[/msgquoted said:


But you get what are your PAYING for. And the 20-30 euro difference is nothing anyway

]Price. And also the Maximus VI extreme is one of the worst boards ever made by Asus, horrible overclocking.


But you get what are your PAYING for. And the 20-30 euro difference is nothing anyway


No you DON'T. There is no DIFFERENCE. Ok, CAPS man.
July 22, 2013 4:30:32 AM

angaddev said:
miltos2304 said:
Price. And also the Maximus VI extreme is one of the worst boards ever made by Asus, horrible overclocking.
[/msgquoted said:


But you get what are your PAYING for. And the 20-30 euro difference is nothing anyway


No you DON'T. There is no DIFFERENCE. Ok, CAPS man.
]Price. And also the Maximus VI extreme is one of the worst boards ever made by Asus, horrible overclocking.


But you get what are your PAYING for. And the 20-30 euro difference is nothing anyway


No you DON'T. There is no DIFFERENCE. Ok, CAPS man.
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Ok. In my case then. If not the maximus hero. Which motherboard is ideal for my build?
July 22, 2013 4:34:49 AM

Msi z87 g45 gaming or gigabyte z87 3hp
July 22, 2013 5:56:50 AM

angaddev said:
Msi z87 g45 gaming or gigabyte z87 3hp


The msi g45 is 20 euros cheaper from Asus maximus hero. From reviews and benchmarks Asus is better.
Is there a specific reason to convince me go MSI?
a b 4 Gaming
July 22, 2013 10:38:15 AM

well who said that the asus boards are crap,they are one of the best. but in terms of O.C ing and gaming and good power phase design,i'd have definitely gone with the GD65. get the Gd65 i recommended, ur gtx570 would serve u well for another 2 years. :) 
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