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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by tropicmaster, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. tropicmaster New Member

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    Going to ask for one last check by the board on this build that I have been working on for the last week or so. Did a little tweaking here and there in an effort to get the total back down close to $900 and I think this is as good as I'm going to get without sacrificing something I shouldn't.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($78.24 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208BB DVD/CD Writer ($20.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.37 @ Amazon)
    Total: $906.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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    mad1394 New Member

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    I would get DDR3-1600 or DDR3-1866. Other than that the build looks good.
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    Keep in mind that Windows 7 64 Home Prem is limited to 16 gb ram
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    It is my understanding that only a benchmarking program could discern the difference between 1333 and 1866? Or a multi thread crunching operation which I dont do. I originally had a lot faster memory specd but earlier comments on a prior thread seemed to indicate that I was never going to realise anything from it and should spend the money elsewhere.
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    I just don't agree that 1333 has the best price/performance ratio. The next processors from intel will support 1600+ from the box so....I am not saying it would make a huge difference, but I would invest at least in 1600. ;)

    I take that back, the processor u chose is 1600 compatible too : http://ark.intel.com/products/65520/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz

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    DDR3-1333/1600
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    I went with the K because even though I am not going to OC right away I will likely do so at some point. The price differential between the locked and unlocked 3570 is only 5 bucks so that was pretty much a no brainer. I obviously don't totally understand what I am doing here but was going on some earlier advice, and some websearch. Thats exactly why I reposted my list, to get some last opinions before I start ordering. For the price differential I'll just reset the memory selection and if I can tell the difference great, if not it didn't cost me anything.
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    Nevermind - its updated now! Wow what a great deal. Looks like I will return the 3330 if I can pick this up for the same damn price.
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    I would double check microcenter for a bundle on the CPU and motherboard. You get the CPU for whatever the sale price is in addition to $50 off a motherboard.

    Save you some more money :D
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    I did just that, got the Z77 Extreme 4 for $84.99
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