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#1 fredzfrog

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

Hi all, so im looking at building a new pc, just the inner essentials. Allready purchased Win7 home premium 64bit seagate 1tb hdd 620w antec 80+ psu case, dvd burner, and all externals. Getting (hopefully) i7-2700k quad channel 4gb 1600 corsair xms HD7850 saphire Gigabyte Z77m-d3h or Z77mx-d3h all from msy except the ram (pccg) Thoughts? Any known clashes? Thanks folks :-)
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:40 PM

No. Get a 2500k to save yourself $100 and put it towards a faster GPU, unless you specifically need hyper threading? Also, any particular reason why you're after an M-ATX board? If you go for the 2500k instead of the 2700k, you will have $120 to spend elsewhere, like on a faster GPU. Oh and as for ram, just get some cheap stuff, you should be able to get 8gb for about $50 these days.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

No particular reason on the board just that i trust gigabyte, and they are in my budget. Lol. Everyone has a 2500. I want to get something a little faster to last me a few years Later in the year i hope to get a ssd :-)
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

Its not worth buying something a little faster when the 2500k typically overclocks better than the quads with HT anyway. You're better off putting more money into the GPU and future proofing that more, as the 2500k won't be a slouch at stock any time soon and it certainly won't be a slouch overclocked any time soon. As for the boards, fair enough, if you don't need the extra expansion slots and stuff then M-ATX is fine and can often look quite neat. Although I would be suggesting ASUS over gigabyte as I and several others on here agree that the GB boards have been a little less reliable when it comes to the BIOS as of late.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:31 PM

Get an i5 2500k and the cheapest 1600 MHz RAM that comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

CPU depends on what your doing with the PC. If your just gaming and doing simple web stuff the 2500k is fine. now if your doing other stuff (Photoshop, video editing etc) go the 2600k. With that said the 3770k is not far off.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

I don't see any topless midgets for the mini sauna in the case?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

I don't see any topless midgets for the mini sauna in the case?

Im guessin gb you think this will run a little warm, well, winter is coming amd my room doesnt have a heater. :p
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

my old comp used t be like that fred, 5 HDDs + 7900GT + slightly overclocked amd athlon 4600+ and not enough air flow >_<
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

Fredz, can I please just point out, that if you do still decide to go the 2700k route, you're not paying for extra speed, you're paying for the hyperthreading. You know what the extra 200mhz stock clock is going to get you? Not $120 of improvement, thats for sure. So once again, unless you specifically need Hyper Threading, don't get the 2700k. You could always wait to see what Ivy bridge prices are like, but thats entirely up to you. Remember, if you're buying the 2700k for the 3.5ghz stock clock and 3.9ghz turbo, you're paying more than half of the price extra of a 2500k for a measly 200mhz. Especially when most 2500ks seem to almost consistently hit 5ghz when OC'd.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

IMHO the 2700k is a waste of time, i would go with a 2600k or 2500k unless you are have specific needs for hyperthreading. You are still getting a great processor that is just as overclockable (i am assuming that at some point in time you shall overclock) and cost's less. Like NukeJockey said, the extra cash could be put towards a slightly better GPU and i agree that it would be money well spent, i reccoment you maybe go for a nvidia 7950 or possibly two 6950's for SLI but i would go for the first one. Hope your build goes well.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:04 PM

Fine. If it'll shut you all up... :p ha ha i'll get the 2500k, then when ib is out and my brother wants to upgrade, i'll give him the chip and get myself something sporty. :)
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:25 AM

Who is Fredzfrog again? :P
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

IMHO the 2700k is a waste of time, i would go with a 2600k or 2500k unless you are have specific needs for hyperthreading. You are still getting a great processor that is just as overclockable (i am assuming that at some point in time you shall overclock) and cost's less. Like NukeJockey said, the extra cash could be put towards a slightly better GPU and i agree that it would be money well spent, i reccoment you maybe go for a nvidia 7950 or possibly two 6950's for SLI but i would go for the first one. Hope your build goes well.

You mean AMD, not Nvidia?

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:47 PM

Why not a single gtx680 instead? Then add a second one in the future if you need more graphics power. Its the fastest gpu available yet. The cheapest is $590 from Kickstart Computers, SA according to staticice. This gpu is totally worth while.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:28 PM

I'd personally get an ASROCK board, gigabyte and asus have both had significant failure rates lately from what I read, asrock makes a very solid product at good prices so win win.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:25 PM

Fine. If it'll shut you all up... :p ha ha

i'll get the 2500k, then when ib is out and my brother wants to upgrade, i'll give him the chip and get myself something sporty. :)


IB isn't as sporty as we thought, the promised 77w TPD has turned into 95W and it is running way hotter than the SB chips.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:04 AM

fairly sure the chips under 3770k are still 77w tdp and from test someone has done the 3770k still uses well under 77w but id say they are having some trouble with 22nm and the v on some chips is higher than they would like
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:03 AM

Oops, sorry fajw, i did mean AMD

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

fairly sure the chips under 3770k are still 77w tdp and from test someone has done the 3770k still uses well under 77w but id say they are having some trouble with 22nm and the v on some chips is higher than they would like


Nope. I checked the 3570K and lower are still stamped with labels indicating 95W TDP. So I'm guessing something has gone horribly wrong for the 22nm shrink.
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