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I've decided it's finally time to finally replace my Q6600 that I have been keeping going for a long time now. Decided to go ahead with IB 3770K, not really wanting to wait for Haswell. Want to keep it simple but OC it as much as possible on a H100i, it will be a gaming rig and the OC is pretty much just because it's fun thumb.gif

I'd like some feedback on this setup:

Corsair 650D: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UDH5: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545
3770K: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501
* G.Skill X 2133 16GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231571
GTX670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130843
H100i: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032
AX860i PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139041
SSD 840 Pro 256GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193

I spent a lot of time going back and forth between ASUS Sabertooth Z77 and P8Z77 mobos before reading a lot of good things about the Gigabyte UDH5. I'm almost always an ASUS mobo guy, have only used them and had great experiences with them, but for some reason I'm leaning toward the UDH5 for this rig mainly based on what I've read on the forums.

If anyone has any different recommendations or personal experiences I'd like to hear them!

-Kilzon

* - Updated from original post
Edited by Kilzon - 5/27/13 at 9:33pm
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I would highly recommend the UD5 over any similarly priced ASUS boards...

That said I would also recommend the 7950 over the 670. I have the 670 in my PC but I bought it nearly a year ago when it was leading over the 7950 and the 7950 wasn't $300... now at $300 with awesome game bundles, faster than the 670 and more ram I would def recommend it or if you wanna spend a little more the 7970.

That is an awesome awesome PSU!

and that is the WRONG ram for your computer... that is for an X79 chipset. Your motherboard will not have the same power available for the ram and is not quad channel capable. The ram will not be able to OC as far or run as tight of timings as (2) 8GB ram DIMMS.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231589

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231571

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313325

Probably all of those kits would run the 9 latency that the kit you had linked would since the 2 that are rated at 10 are rated for DDR 2400. The 2133 kit is rated at 9.
Edited by givmedew - 5/27/13 at 8:24pm
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I would highly recommend the UD5 over any similarly priced ASUS boards...

That said I would also recommend the 7950 over the 670. I have the 670 in my PC but I bought it nearly a year ago when it was leading over the 7950 and the 7950 wasn't $300... now at $300 with awesome game bundles, faster than the 670 and more ram I would def recommend it or if you wanna spend a little more the 7970.

That is an awesome awesome PSU!

and that is the WRONG ram for your computer... that is for an X79 chipset. Your motherboard will not have the same power available for the ram and is not quad channel capable. The ram will not be able to OC as far or run as tight of timings as (2) 8GB ram DIMMS.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231589

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231571

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313325

Probably all of those kits would run the 9 latency that the kit you had linked would since the 2 that are rated at 10 are rated for DDR 2400. The 2133 kit is rated at 9.

Thanks for the input! Unfortunately I am really stuck on an NVidia GPU, and I understand what you are saying about the RAM, but honestly the set that I listed is on the QVL for the ASUS 1155 boards I mentioned in the original post, as well as the Gigabyte QVL for the UDH5. I'm not sure how picky Gigabyte boards are about RAM, but I know from reading other posts that the ASUS Z77 boards are recommended to run RAM that is on the QVL. I will look over the 8GB sticks, which I was originally leaning towards until I looked over ASUS and Gigabyte's QVLs.
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Why are you set on a nVidia card? A 7950is a great card.
    
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Why are you set on a nVidia card? A 7950is a great card.

Personal preference really. I've had probably 11-12 different Nvidia cards over the years, and 2 Radeon cards. Both Radeon cards I had nothing but hardware and driver issues with (granted it was 5 years ago), and I've never ever had one problem with an Nvidia card, even overclocked ones that were folding 24/7.

After mulling over the other post I think I'm going to go back to my original plan of 2x8GB, these sticks that you linked were still in my wishlist:
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I'd say ditch the 3770K unless you absolutely need H.T, and get a 3570K, and buy an SSD or a bigger HDD. I agree with the other posters, the 7950 provides a better value and is only 3-6% slower than the far more expensive 7970. If you can get a used 7970 for cheap (good luck getting one that cheap), I'd say get that- but otherwise, grab a 7950. Don't get the 860i either, the 860 is actually a far better value, but you're still getting the Corsair quality and warranty, you can ask some of the PSU gurus around OCN, I did the same and they advised me away from the "i" series of PSUs.

Other than that, it looks like an awesome rig!
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Why are you set on a nVidia card? A 7950is a great card.

Because NVidia has better frame rates. Maybe he likes NVidia because of the games he plays, sometimes NVidia cards can be better for certain games. (not all) thats why some people go with nvidia
post #8 of 14
There are legitimate tests, videos, graphs ect. ect. that prove that a 7950 not only outperforms the 670, but it also provides a much more compelling value. I will recommend a 7950, 7870 Tahiti LE, or a 7970 over any nVidia card any day unless you need the Cuda cores, to me they just don't provide the same value AMD cards do. But frame rates? You're gonna have to elaborate into that a little more, frame rates vary from rig to rig, game to game.
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I'd say ditch the 3770K unless you absolutely need H.T, and get a 3570K, and buy an SSD or a bigger HDD. I agree with the other posters, the 7950 provides a better value and is only 3-6% slower than the far more expensive 7970. If you can get a used 7970 for cheap (good luck getting one that cheap), I'd say get that- but otherwise, grab a 7950. Don't get the 860i either, the 860 is actually a far better value, but you're still getting the Corsair quality and warranty, you can ask some of the PSU gurus around OCN, I did the same and they advised me away from the "i" series of PSUs.

Other than that, it looks like an awesome rig!

Already getting an SSD, 256GB Samsung 840 Pro. I have 4 1TB drives between the 2 rigs I have now which will be going in the new rig for MP3s and storage so I don't really need any more drives. Good info on the 860i, I have been reading up a lot on the PSUs and I have also heard some people complaining about the 860i, but overall it has pretty good reviews. I'm up in the air on this one for now. I may change my mind on it again (I originally planned using the HX850 actually). Corsair has way too many similar PSUs in the market right now

Also gonna stick with the 3770k, since price really isn't an issue and it has 2MB more cache. I have no real reason to step down
Edited by Kilzon - 5/27/13 at 9:52pm
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If you're set on an Nvidia card, I recommend getting either the MSI GTX 670 Power Edition or the EVGA GTX 670 FTW (It's basically a 680 in disguise). thumb.gif
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