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post #1 of 14
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($359.99 @ Memory Express)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($230.89 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.79 @ DirectCanada)
Hard Drive: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($185.73 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($279.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($189.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $2111.35
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-07 17:31 EDT-0400)

This is my current plan is to overclock the 3770k to 4.7 or 4.8Ghz for 24/7 use.

I'm new to building PC's and I was wondering if the motherboard I picked is good for overclocking.
Also any advice you can give overall that can help my build would be appreciate.

Thank you very much for your help.
post #2 of 14

What are you planning on using this system for?

 

Also, I assume you're planning on using the SSD to boot from and the HDD as a storage drive?

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post #3 of 14
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I plan on using it for gaming mainly and everyday use.

Yeah I'm planning on using the SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage.
Not sure if I should go Crucial M4, Intel 520 or Vertex 4.
post #4 of 14
Do you really need the i7?

Hyperthreading sometimes affects your max overclock and heat, not sure if this is the same with the ivy bridges.

Will you be doing video encoding of your gameplay or livestreaming? If not then an i5 should be more than enough. You may then be able to set up real water cooling.

As for the SSD always go for the M4. They are amazing. I would also suggest not using the green drive and maybe going for an older samsung made spinpoint if you can find them or a black. I have a 500gig green and it really affects performance.

EDIT: Are you also in need of a monitor? And does that price include any tax that you may incur?
Edited by Crim427 - 5/7/12 at 3:32pm
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post #5 of 14
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I do plann on streaming games if my internet can handle it.
I won't be doing much encoding but mainly just playing games and streaming.

I already have a 2TB black that I will be putting my games on. The 3TB 6200rpm will only be for video storage and music. Will the performance still be affected if I only use that for media?

I already have 2 monitors that I will be reusing smile.gif
post #6 of 14
for $2000 i'd be going 2011 and a 3930k

I could do it for $1300....but I have some parts already. biggrin.gif

Mobo http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD7582&vpn=P9X79&manufacture=Others $240
CPU http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1784&vpn=BX80619I73930K&manufacture=INTEL $585
Case http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_111&item_id=019666 $90
RAM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094 x4 =$96
PSU http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_443&item_id=040600 $115
GPU http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=69799&vpn=02G%2DP4%2D2680%2DKR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=1067 $500
SSD http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1088&item_id=039183 $130
dvd http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3_61&item_id=042959 $22
HDD http://ncix.com/products/?sku=50895&vpn=WD1002FAEX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD&promoid=1018 $109 Yeah..now is not a good time to buy HDD ..should hold you til the fall..when prices should stabilize.
Cooling http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33765 $110

^This is kinda nice biggrin.gif

Comes out to $1997

It's really not hard to build your own..study up on it biggrin.gif
8-9 screws for the mobo and follow the diagram for the power button/hdd led/reset switches and good to go! :thumb.gif:
Edited by Schmuckley - 5/7/12 at 4:34pm
 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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post #7 of 14
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The motherboard and CPU itself is more expensive than 1155 + ivybridge.
Also I don't need the 8 ram slots I feel that is just a bit too much for me.
post #8 of 14
There would be 4 things I would change, just to save you money really.

3570k - $249 Canadacomputers
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H - $195 Canadacomputers
Vertex 4 128GB - $139 Canadacomputers
Corsair HX850 - $149 Canadacomputers

Saves you $260.

I personally have all of these pieces and I love them all! biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 14
I would wait until the gtx 670 drops next week if I were you.
post #10 of 14
Ok ,,so,,Asus z77 board..The p67 sabertooth wasn't as good of a clocker as the pro..not sure about this release..
I've read a lot of threads where Gigabyte boards had bad vdroop/weird LLC

2500K/3570K

8GB of RAM is plenty.That Samsung RAM is nice and versatile.

ssd

hdd..I wouldn't go big here right now..barely enough to get by til fall..prices will come down

.and as was posted above me..670 drops next week...You may want to wait..

Good Luck and have fun with build! :thumb.gif
 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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