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post #1 of 5
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Finishing my build and considering either

  • Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA
  • Gigabyte 1155 Processor GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB


or
  • Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA,
  • ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX
  • Radeon HD 7770 or GeForce GTX 650 Ti

This is my first build and I dont plan on overclocking. I'm not sure how to.
post #2 of 5
overclocking that CPU is easy and especially for a very mild OC.

The Extreme4 has a 8+4 phase which is good

I don't know what the prices you have found are but the Extreme4 is $100 on newegg open box...

Don't know if OB is a problem for you or not.

If you can afford you may want to grab a 7850 but anyways in my opinion the extreme4 or gigabyte UD3H instead of DS3H is worth the extra money and so is the 7850... If you can go without a graphics card for long enough to get the difference to buy both then the i5 has built in video.

If you are hard set on $400 exactly then compromises must be made... I would probably make it in the motherboard department but that's just me... and that is only in this case... I usually grab a decent motherboard myself. The graphics card is going to make a much bigger difference than the motherboard even when considering overclocking.
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Thanks for the reply.

So how about
  • Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA
  • Gigabyte 1155 Processor GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX
  • Radeon HD 7850 2 GB GDDR5
post #4 of 5
Why must some you insist on building ivy? When its time to upgrade you have to buy a new motherboard. Do it right the first time.

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Use the igp till you can afford a real video card
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Ignore our resident Intel rep Stay Puft and stick with Ivy if you want to get Intel.

Thinking about it rep is not quite the right word as he just gave terrible advice in this thread. Haswell performs equally to or even worse than Ivy and is hotter. It would be a bad idea to get a 4xxx series Intel as they don't overclock well and their IGP is still terrible.

If you want to get an APU get an A10 5800K, as their IGPU is superb compared with anything Intel could possibly muster.
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