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post #11 of 16
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So I have been reading your replies and they are great btw. But I just wanted to clarify first and for most I am building this computer for gaming. Hence if i do not need that good of a cpu I am more then willing to settle on something else, as long as it means I will have enough money left to upgrade the GPU to something better. Like I said I am thinking of overclocking, but its more of a unknown planet discovery thing then a full out inhabiting that planet. And if there are GPUs that are able to be overclock and unable to overclock I would prefer to get one that in the future I could overclock and make it a tad better. Also reminding you guys that I am seriously thinking of buying some water cooling, just because it is super cool looking and a lot quieter then the fans and the heat transfer from the cpu would be better. Great responses though thanks so much for the help you guys gave so far
post #12 of 16
You can do a lot better for $1200 without case:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3570K Quad-Core Processor ($218.90 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright CoGage True Spirit ($36.99 @ Frozen CPU)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ($131.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 ($59.50 @ Newegg.com)
SSD: SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB ($162.88 @ Amazon.com)
Storage 1 (Raid 0): WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon.com)
Storage 2 (Raid 0): WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon.com)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked with EVGA ACX Cooler ($419.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W G Series 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular ($104.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1265.22

Since you are gaming only, dropped the processor to a 3570k which is more than enough (and in turn gave you much better GPU). Better temporary cooler. Nice motherboard with tons of features and overclocking ability. Faster memory, much faster and since it's for gaming 8GB is more than enough. A nice sized SSD (enough for OS, some programs and games), that is very fast (as fast as 840 Pro) and very reliable. You get the same amount of storage, except now in a Raid 0 setup so twice as fast. You get a much better video card that is very solid. Lastly, you get a great PSU that will be more than enough power for another 770 in SLI and of course is very reliable.

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Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 7/3/13 at 1:18pm
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

Most definitely NOT true. The 3820 can overclock just fine. I would stick with that if you want to go socket 2011. They can overclock just as well as any "k" or "x" chip.

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Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

Please stop spreading false information. An i7-3820 can overclock to 5ghz+ just like any other "k" or "x" chip can.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1221208/i7-3820-overclock-club

Although the OP should be able to get a 3770k/4770k + mobo for a little bit cheaper than an i7-3820. And get the same or better performance.
My bad. It IS overclockable, with the base clock. That's not nearly as easy as moving an unlocked multiplier up though. smile.gif And as you say above, same or better performance from an ivy or haswell i7....wasn't trying to spread false information, was just trying to help make a more informed decision. Now that is accomplished. One thing remains though. The Enthusiast class from intel is horribly expensive, money could be better spent on GPU setup, even on an AMD rig. poke.gif
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3770k Asus Maximus V Extreme msi gtx 580 EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
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OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
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Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

You can do a lot better for $1200 without case:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3570K Quad-Core Processor ($218.90 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright CoGage True Spirit ($36.99 @ Frozen CPU)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ($131.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 ($59.50 @ Newegg.com)
SSD: SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB ($162.88 @ Amazon.com)
Storage 1 (Raid 0): WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon.com)
Storage 2 (Raid 0): WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon.com)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked with EVGA ACX Cooler ($419.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W G Series 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular ($104.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1265.22

Since you are gaming only, dropped the processor to a 3570k which is more than enough (and in turn gave you much better GPU). Better temporary cooler. Nice motherboard with tons of features and overclocking ability. Faster memory, much faster and since it's for gaming 8GB is more than enough. A nice sized SSD (enough for OS, some programs and games), that is very fast (as fast as 840 Pro) and very reliable. You get the same amount of storage, except now in a Raid 0 setup so twice as fast. You get a much better video card that is very solid. Lastly, you get a great PSU that will be more than enough power for another 770 in SLI and of course is very reliable.

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This build is pretty good.
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG BluRay Burner h100 Coolermaster sickleflow red x4 Windows 7 Ultimate x64  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Cougar powerx 700 Custom Test Bench (in progress) Gigabyte Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 960t ASUS m5a97 evga gtx 260 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
corsair f120 Western Digital 2tb green Seagate 2tb green lg drd rw 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Miracle Ram DDR3 2x4Gb 1866Mhz Samsung 830 Hitachi 2tb 7200rpm OCZ Vertex 3 120 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG BluRay Burner h100 Coolermaster sickleflow red x4 Windows 7 Ultimate x64  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Cougar powerx 700 Custom Test Bench (in progress) Gigabyte Gaming Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 960t ASUS m5a97 evga gtx 260 Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Hitachi Deskstar 7200 LG Blu-Ray Burner Corsair H100 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dynex 24" 1920x1080p TV XFX PRO 550w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon ii x3 440 msi 785gm-p45 EVGA GTX 260 G-skill ripjaws 2x4gb ddr1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
corsair f120 Western Digital 2tb green Seagate 2tb green lg drd rw 
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post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

You can do a lot better for $1200 without case:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3570K Quad-Core Processor ($218.90 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright CoGage True Spirit ($36.99 @ Frozen CPU)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ($131.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 ($59.50 @ Newegg.com)
SSD: SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB ($162.88 @ Amazon.com)
Storage 1 (Raid 0): WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon.com)
Storage 2 (Raid 0): WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon.com)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked with EVGA ACX Cooler ($419.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W G Series 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular ($104.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1265.22

Since you are gaming only, dropped the processor to a 3570k which is more than enough (and in turn gave you much better GPU). Better temporary cooler. Nice motherboard with tons of features and overclocking ability. Faster memory, much faster and since it's for gaming 8GB is more than enough. A nice sized SSD (enough for OS, some programs and games), that is very fast (as fast as 840 Pro) and very reliable. You get the same amount of storage, except now in a Raid 0 setup so twice as fast. You get a much better video card that is very solid. Lastly, you get a great PSU that will be more than enough power for another 770 in SLI and of course is very reliable.

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I think I actually might go with that build, it looks really nice. Thanks man I gave you some rep smile.gif. If there is anything else on that side you guys can upgrade or you think I should change something up from this above build let me know. Now my other part of the question is about the water cooling. This is the first time I will be doing something like that, but I tried to teach myself as much as I can about it from videos and forums. My problem is that there is so many choices and I dont really know which cooling kit to pick. So if anyone could help that would be awesome. I would prefer to buy it from XS PC - PC Water Cooling so if you guys see anything in there for me that would be awesome.
post #16 of 16
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This build is pretty good.

Thanks! biggrin.gif
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I think I actually might go with that build, it looks really nice. Thanks man I gave you some rep smile.gif. If there is anything else on that side you guys can upgrade or you think I should change something up from this above build let me know. Now my other part of the question is about the water cooling. This is the first time I will be doing something like that, but I tried to teach myself as much as I can about it from videos and forums. My problem is that there is so many choices and I dont really know which cooling kit to pick. So if anyone could help that would be awesome. I would prefer to buy it from XS PC - PC Water Cooling so if you guys see anything in there for me that would be awesome.

Thank you, I appreciate the rep. I really can't think of anything else I can modify, might be able to change PSU to help save some money perhaps. Don't think you can really change anything else though without losing some performance. Might be able to swap the cooler for something even cheaper maybe if you really aren't going to go crazy with overclocking temporarily like a COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3 for example.

I don't know anything about custom loops or basic water cooling kits so that's something you might want to go to the water cooling section to ask about. Except I know the XSPC Raystorm 750 RX360 kits are supposedly great for starter loops.
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