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Friday, Friday, gotta get dow... err umm never mind that...

Okay so I was pretty much set on making a water cooled build in my Fractal Arc Mini. But for anyone here who knows me, I can't seem to sit idle and stop wasting my money. So I got to thinking of making a Z77 rig but ITX because my old ITX rig was freaking awesome. So here is what you need to know:
-Anything with a price of $0 means that I already own it and will be reusing it. I am not opposed to buying some things used but I have priced this using amazon, newegg, and projected used market prices. The price of -$50 for Z77 ram is because I have 2 kits and can sell one for that much imo.
-I have Shoprunner and Prime so shipping costs and tax are negligible.
-I will be building this rig in 1-2 months so things like the GPU are up in the air if I hear of something new and shiny.
-I have some water cooling parts and other parts for the Z68 build which I could sell to offset the costs of some of the Z77 bits.

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There is my price chart. OCN I ask you, what should I do?
Edited by voklskier4452 - 4/23/12 at 4:50pm
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go for the 2600k/2700k build.

Unless the numerous reviews of the 3770k and indeed 3570k were not set in stone across the board, I would stay away from ivy bridge unless you dont plan on doing much overclocking past 4.5/4.6ghz. Regardless of the facr your gonna be watercooling, the temps will still be really high when the 3770k is pushed past 1.3v, which doesnt leave much room for overclocking.

Nice power suply with the seasonic x560, I went with the x650 just to have little bit of headroom but you should be ok. As for RAM, do you need 16gb? if not id suggest going with the samsung 30nm green 8gb kit, it will easily overclock to CL9 and 2133mhz, up from stock of 1600mhz and CL11 wink.gif Its dead cheap too, like $50.

2600k vs 2700k, id go with whichevers cheaper, the old wifes tale of the 2700k being cherry picked 2600k's isnt true, I had to find this out first hand.
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3770k is limited to 5 giga texel per second very far from
Latest and greatedt gpu.as a medium rig it will do fine
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yes, i agree, go with the z68, not only by then you could be looking at further price reductions but IMO the Tock hardware always seems to be the better performer smile.gif
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I goofed and switched the prices of a few items redface.gif Fixed those now

I don't need to OC a lot, my last rig with an X3440 was only OC'd to like 3.2ghz

The PSU is awesomesauce and I loves it. But I also have the 450w silverstone sitting around so the PSU is a non-issue to me

I already have the 16gb of ram purchased so I figure if I go Z68 I use it all because I have it...
If I go Z77 ITX I will sell the second 8gb kit (2x8 = 16 biggrin.gif) and offset some of the cost

It is 2600K/2700K because I would use whatever I can get at a better price that clocks decently.

Thanks for the responses so far.

PS:
I will use this rig for school work, watching HD video/hulu, gaming on a 2560x1440 monitor, and I will use it to run solidworks.
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^good ol stu. I agree, Ivy bridge could be good for us enthusiasts with a new stepping in 6 months time but for now the temperature issue is too worrying.
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Originally Posted by drbaltazar View Post

3770k is limited to 5 giga texel per second very far from
Latest and greatedt gpu.as a medium rig it will do fine

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Originally Posted by voklskier4452 View Post

I goofed and switched the prices of a few items redface.gif Fixed those now
I don't need to OC a lot, my last rig with an X3440 was only OC'd to like 3.2ghz
The PSU is awesomesauce and I loves it. But I also have the 450w silverstone sitting around so the PSU is a non-issue to me
I already have the 16gb of ram purchased so I figure if I go Z68 I use it all because I have it...
If I go Z77 ITX I will sell the second 8gb kit (2x8 = 16 biggrin.gif) and offset some of the cost
It is 2600K/2700K because I would use whatever I can get at a better price that clocks decently.
Thanks for the responses so far.
PS:
I will use this rig for school work, watching HD video/hulu, gaming on a 2560x1440 monitor, and I will use it to run solidworks.

Well then I would say go with the 2600k build definitely then, as by sounds of it you might be in need of some decent computational power (i.e high overclock)?
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The 2600K + Z77 was a thought that occurred to me as I was walking from class just now. You need a third generation processor in order to take advantage of pcie 3.0, correct?

I would imagine that could be an ideal setup since the 2600K should be cooler at overclocked speeds and have the advantage of having a solid Z77 board vs those crappy Z68 Zotac boards.
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The 2600K + Z77 was a thought that occurred to me as I was walking from class just now. You need a third generation processor in order to take advantage of pcie 3.0, correct?
I would imagine that could be an ideal setup since the 2600K should be cooler at overclocked speeds and have the advantage of having a solid Z77 board vs those crappy Z68 Zotac boards.

yes on the 1155 socket you need an ivy CPU to take advantage of PCIe 3.0 as the controller is on the CPU smile.gif
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
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Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
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