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post #1 of 13
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Hi,

I'm building a new machine that will be used for gaming. It will drive a 22" 120 hz monitor, and a 27" 2560x1440. Will look to OC the CPU to ~4.7, and OC the GPU to ~1.2ghz.
Any comments/hardware conflicts would be appreciated. Thanks.

Newegg Wishlist
MSI R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC Radeon HD 7970 3GB
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
2500k
CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
NZXT Phantom 410
Crucial M4 128gb
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB x2
Noctua NH-D14
Noctua NF-S12B x2
Arctic silver 5
Edited by j0zef - 3/1/12 at 12:09pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k @ 4.5 MSI Z97 Gaming 5 EVGA 980 Ti 16GB GSkill 
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Evo 250 500GB, 2x 1TB F3 + 3TB Seagate GoFlex +... Optical Drive? You mean 5.25 Floppy drive? I go... Nh-D14 Win7 64. Diewin10die. 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
XB270HU My girlfriend stole my other monitor. Damn women! Celeritas Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
MouseMouse Pad
Cheap Sharkk gaming mouse. Last Mx518 died yea... Puretrak Talent 
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MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
XB270HU My girlfriend stole my other monitor. Damn women! Celeritas Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
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post #2 of 13
Dump the AS5 and get something a bit better like mx-4 or better. Don't see any conflicts.
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250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
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i5 750  Gigabyte P55 UD4P rev 1.0 HIS 6850 / SLI GTX 460 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2x4gb) 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
Mouse
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Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.2 Asus M3N72-D 9600 GSO G94 512 2x2 PNY XLR8 DDR2 
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post #3 of 13
If your spending that much dough on a machine dump the crappy Asrock board and get Asus or Gigabyte.
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post

If your spending that much dough on a machine dump the crappy Asrock board and get Asus or Gigabyte.

+1

I see AsRock boards only for tight budget builds biggrin.gif
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thks Hednik - did some research and that's a good idea. I'll get some IC Diamond. Not worried about application difficulties.

Regarding mobo - I was actually researching this prior to your comments. Why do you recommend to switch to a different board? I know Asrock used to make crappy stuff, but these new 1155 have great reviews all over and are highly recommended. They seem to have everything I need, and supposed to be reliable. What boards would you recommend and why?
Also, I wont be picking everything up at Newegg. mobo+cpu will be from microcenter, gpu probably from tigerdirect etc.
Thanks.

Something like this?
Edited by j0zef - 3/2/12 at 8:44am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k @ 4.5 MSI Z97 Gaming 5 EVGA 980 Ti 16GB GSkill 
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Evo 250 500GB, 2x 1TB F3 + 3TB Seagate GoFlex +... Optical Drive? You mean 5.25 Floppy drive? I go... Nh-D14 Win7 64. Diewin10die. 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
XB270HU My girlfriend stole my other monitor. Damn women! Celeritas Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
MouseMouse Pad
Cheap Sharkk gaming mouse. Last Mx518 died yea... Puretrak Talent 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k @ 4.5 MSI Z97 Gaming 5 EVGA 980 Ti 16GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Evo 250 500GB, 2x 1TB F3 + 3TB Seagate GoFlex +... Optical Drive? You mean 5.25 Floppy drive? I go... Nh-D14 Win7 64. Diewin10die. 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
XB270HU My girlfriend stole my other monitor. Damn women! Celeritas Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
MouseMouse Pad
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post #6 of 13
Its because Gigabyte and ASUS are on top of quality on motherboards, Asrock is still fine tho thumb.gif
post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aazelion View Post

Its because Gigabyte and ASUS are on top of quality on motherboards, Asrock is still fine tho thumb.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by j0zef View Post

Thks Hednik - did some research and that's a good idea. I'll get some IC Diamond. Not worried about application difficulties.
Regarding mobo - I was actually researching this prior to your comments. Why do you recommend to switch to a different board? I know Asrock used to make crappy stuff, but these new 1155 have great reviews all over and are highly recommended. They seem to have everything I need, and supposed to be reliable. What boards would you recommend and why?
Also, I wont be picking everything up at Newegg. mobo+cpu will be from microcenter, gpu probably from tigerdirect etc.
Thanks.
Something like this?


That would be a fine choice. I don't see anything wrong with the ASRock board you picked either, unless there are BIOS or support issues or something.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aazelion View Post

Its because Gigabyte and ASUS are on top of quality on motherboards, Asrock is still fine tho thumb.gif

I'd trust the Asrock over an MSI board anyday.

If you want to go Asus then then below would be best if you want to spring for it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
The Move
(13 items)
 
Son's Rig
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750  Gigabyte P55 UD4P rev 1.0 HIS 6850 / SLI GTX 460 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2x4gb) 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
Mouse
Logitech  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.2 Asus M3N72-D 9600 GSO G94 512 2x2 PNY XLR8 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 200 SATA2 Pioneer Lightscribe Thermaltake R1 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' Logitech Antec 500W Antec 300 Illusion 
Mouse
Logitech 
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The Move
(13 items)
 
Son's Rig
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750  Gigabyte P55 UD4P rev 1.0 HIS 6850 / SLI GTX 460 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2x4gb) 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
Mouse
Logitech  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.2 Asus M3N72-D 9600 GSO G94 512 2x2 PNY XLR8 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 200 SATA2 Pioneer Lightscribe Thermaltake R1 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' Logitech Antec 500W Antec 300 Illusion 
Mouse
Logitech 
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by hednik View Post

I'd trust the Asrock over an MSI board anyday.
If you want to go Asus then then below would be best if you want to spring for it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

At the time when i was going to buy the board for my build last year, i honestly was going to get the Extreme4 But it wasn't in stock so i just decided for the MSI i'm using now and its an awesome board, i don't regret buying it at all wink.gif
post #10 of 13
I like those Noctua Fans ! High CFM with comfort noise level:thumb:
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