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Whole New build Option #2

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  • Started 4 years ago by Assassin2050
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My option for second build (Not too over budget :) )

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68X-UD3H Z68

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

GPU: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 1TB

SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SATA III [[Currently out of stock ]]

Memory (RAM): CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 1600mhz DDR3

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750W 80 PLUS GOLD Modular

Simple DVD Burner:

And Finally with Windows 7 OEM 64bit h

Thats pretty much it. 200$ More than the other build but I should be able to squeeze it in :) Its going to look beautiful with All the DARK parts and case with RED led fans with cable management...The worst FPS on BF3 ULTRA 1920x1080 would be 40Fps. Perfect Gaming PC for just over 1K but under 1.5k With all the sales & Rebates. :)

Since I changed everything up once again...It would be nice to get some confirmation or point outs if theres some sort of issue...problem..or something else :) Thanks


Posted 4 years ago
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You definitely don't want to be pairing a 3rd gen i5 with a second gen motherboard. The Z77 boards (compared to the Z68) are better optimized for the 3rd generation. They have support for PCI-E 3.0 (which is actually not controlled by the CPU) as well as native USB3 and host of other features. It's also a far better option if you're looking into overclocking your CPU. The Z68 will let you do that, but not the same degree as a comparable Z77. You should also look into a decent cooler if you're going to be doing any overclocking (something along the lines of Cooler Master Hyper 212+)

I see that most of your parts are from - if you're in Canada, you might want to look at Thats where I've bought all my parts for my last couple builds from. Even if the Newegg price is higher, just put a link to that in your final step and they'll price match it. (I also think they have free shipping for order over $35, but don't quote me on that. I always pick it up from my local store).

That said, I'd suggest a board like a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H (basically the same as your Z68, but a newer chipset). or

As for the hard drive, if all you're going to be using it for is data storage, I'd get a WD Green series instead of a blue. They're lower power consumption and generally have higher capacities for lower prices. They're pretty much on par with the Blue drives, but can be a tiny bit slower. If you're going to be running programs or any disk heavy operations, green is definitely not the way to go. For pure storage (for music/movies/ even games), its more than enough. In fact I use multiple green drives for my storage on all my PCs, and I've yet to have one fail on me. Thats a 1.5TB WD Green for ~$10 more than the 1TB blue or or Thats a 2.0TB WD Green for also the same price - $10 more

Other than that, everything else looks great. Have fun with your build!

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 58

Thanks alot! Hahahhaha funny thing is that I chose the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H almost the same thing you recommended right? It's still good and slightly cheaper than the one you linked. As for the Hard drive I don't truly need a 1TB it would be nice but from many reviews I saw so many HDD's are untrustable..I just went with a simple 500GB storage WD Blue and hope it will last at least a good 3 years( Il check out green too ^_^ ). Il also check out last thing, I was able to squeeze a corsair CWCH60 for good spacing and temps while ocing from 3.4ghz to atleast 3.8. Im just scared about when the time comes to remove it, or when I have to do an external build before putting everything in case too make sure it works -.-''


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