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Build Advice New gaming build, need a few pointers !

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheLink, 28 Apr 2012.

  1. TheLink

    TheLink New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Will be building a new Ivy Bridge system shortly and would like some advice on a few components.
    Am based in New Zealand at the moment.

    Main uses of intended build: Gaming
    Monitor resolution: 1920*1200
    Will you be overclocking: yes, as achievable on air.

    Here are the compenents I have already ordered or owned from previous builds:
    Screen: Dell U2412M, 24", 1920*1200, IPS
    Graphic Card: Sapphire HD7950, Over Clock version, 3G GDDR5, PCI-E 3.0
    Case: Fractal Design Define R3 Black USB 3.0
    DVD drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST SATA Black 24x DVDRW Retail
    Storage: SSD Crucial 128GB M4 SSD
    Storage: HDD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit OEM

    Here is what I am decided on:
    CPU: i5-3570K
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK

    And what I would like some recommendation with:
    Ram
    PSU
    CPU Cooler
    Keyboard

    Does this Motherboard fit well with this build ?
    Always had asus boards and never had problems.

    -What amount/brand/timings ram would you recommend ?
    -What power/brand PSU would you recommend ? Would like a modular PSU if not too much pricier.
    -Whith regards to CPU cooler would like something as silent as possible with some reasonable cooling to be able to do a reasonable overclock.
    -Keyboard: usecd to have a Sidewinder X4, might go with it again, any other recommendations for a keyboard with a few macro keys and backlighting with a nice feel ?

    Thanks !
     
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  2. Bede

    Bede Well-Known Member

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    Motherboard is fine (it's P8Z77-V rather than -U I think).

    Corsair Vengeance @1600mhz would be fine, IB is the same as SB in that it doesn't make much difference what RAM you use.

    Gelid Tranquillo is a good and cheap CPU cooler, BeQuiet! Dark Rock ones are better and more expensive.

    PSU - anything branded above 500W would be fine. Get one with an 80PLUS gold/silver rating.


    Other than that, just look back through bit-tech's reviews.
     
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  3. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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  4. TheLink

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    Thanks for the replies.

    It is indeed Asus P8Z77-V LK.

    Had a look at PSUs and probably going to get Corsair HX-850 850W would give me headroom for further expansion, is modular, is of great quality ad has a 7 year warranty !

    Had a Gelid Tranquillo on my previous build which was great but cannot find it here in NZ ! Same for BeQuiet! Dark Rock and Arctic i30.
    Considering Noctua NH-D14, but it is £100 equivalent.
    What about Corsair Hydro Series™ H70 ? It is £70 equivalent over here.
    Any other suggestions otherwise ?

    With regards to ram, is it worth going for 1600Mhz ram ? And shoud I go for 4, 8 or 16GB ?

    Edit: Ram wise looking at this:
    Corsair Vengeance Low Profile DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 2x4GB 1.5V (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
    http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=916997
     
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  5. TheLink

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    Looking at COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO COOLER for £28 equivalent with thermal paste.
    Got some good reviews.
    Any thoughts ?
     
  6. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    That RAM is perfect, and the 212 Evo is pretty good :)
     
  7. TheLink

    TheLink New Member

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    Order placed, thanks for the input guys :)
     
  8. heir flick

    heir flick Active Member

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    The corsair psu is a good choice, i dont think you can go far wrong with them
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    i'd go with 8 gig of 1600 RAM and an Antec Kuhler H2O 620.
     

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