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Building my first rig. Need opinions and/or guidance.

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April 6, 2014 8:26:01 PM

This will be my first build and I plan on doing a mild overclock on the cpu, maybe the gpu in the future if needed.

Here's a link. I just wanna know if it's pretty solid or if anything needs to be changed.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3nmax

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a b K Overclocking
April 6, 2014 8:29:51 PM

Change the i7 to an i5. That motherboard is pointless if you are just doing mild overclocking. You can shave $50 off and lose nothing.

Use the saved money for a gtx780.
April 6, 2014 8:33:21 PM

tiny voices said:
Change the i7 to an i5. That motherboard is pointless if you are just doing mild overclocking. You can shave $50 off and lose nothing.

Use the saved money for a gtx780.


Will the i5 be able to handle a lot of multi-tasking? I like to have a lot of windows and programs open at once and that's why i chose the i7. And which motherboard would you recommend?
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a b K Overclocking
April 6, 2014 8:35:56 PM

Yes it will be fine. Unless you encode HD 1080p+ videos, you have no use for an i7. "multitasking" like you are talking about can be handled easily on an i3. i7's are for rendering and encoding. The i5 is what you want.

This is a great board for the price: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87a
April 6, 2014 8:49:55 PM

tiny voices said:
Yes it will be fine. Unless you encode HD 1080p+ videos, you have no use for an i7. "multitasking" like you are talking about can be handled easily on an i3. i7's are for rendering and encoding. The i5 is what you want.

This is a great board for the price: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87a


Alright, thank you very much! This was exactly the type of help i was looking for!
a b K Overclocking
April 6, 2014 8:58:07 PM

Always glad to be able to help!
April 7, 2014 7:08:31 PM

tiny voices said:
Always glad to be able to help!


Hey, I'm back with another question, turns out someone got me a 8320 for a present, ( they had to tell me or i would have gotten the i5 lol). Would the 8320 be able to handle the 780? And this is the motherboard i was looking at for the 8320.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....
a b K Overclocking
April 7, 2014 7:14:16 PM

The 8320 will handle a 780, yes.

That motherboard is great.