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Teadora

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I am gathering parts to build a new rig. But having a problem with Motherboards, went to Frys and well reminded why I just dont go there anymore.I am an avid gamer online.

I would love and be so grateful for any help/opinions you all might have.

My Current System Parts I have are:


CPU: Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor [/b]

Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 Series 600 Watt ATX Power Supply

Case: Corsair Carbide 330W Window Edition.




Parts Considering.

Storage: 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal @60.00 OEM

Card: Will be a Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card

Optical Drive: Lite On 24X SATA DVD Burner OEM @ 17.99 (want a dvd/cd/rw with perhaps a blu ray rw)



Motherboard Considering

Tiger Direct

ASUS P8Z77-M Intel Z77 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z77 Chipset, 2400MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCI-E 3.0, CrossFireX Ready

http://www.tigerdire...2291&CatId=6976

121.21



ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel 7 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z77 Express, 2400MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, CrossFireX Ready

http://www.tigerdire...6888&CatId=6976

115.00



Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 DDR3 LGA 1155 Motherboards

http://www.amazon.co...t?ie=UTF8&psc=1

117.99



ASUS P8Z77-M PRO Intel Z77 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z77 Chipset, 2400MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCI-E 3.0, CrossFireX / SLI Ready

http://www.tigerdire...2292&CatId=6976

143.99


I just get so confused in the woods of motherboards...I also see many on Amazon as a Prime Member sometimes shipping is free.



Video Card.One that goes well with the motherboard.??

Bad Reviews
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814202010
SAPPHIRE 100354OCL Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

239.99




Thank you all sorry for such lengthy post.
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Gday Teadora. Posted Image
Please supply us with a some more information.
What is your budget?
Are you thinking of running duel video cards?
will you be purchasing parts in Canada?
Do you have a OS? if window, it must be a Retail ver for this new build, an OEM ver is not transferable.
What monitor will you be using? brand and model please.

You are missing RAM, (memory) from your list.
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Thanks for responding.

I have 8G of Ram should be enough for my online gaming habit.
Already purchased estimating in buying one of the motherboards listed. I am in the US and will only be purchasing within the US. Just to save on shipping etc.

Will be using only one video card more than likely the one I listed below or close to it.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814202010
SAPPHIRE 100354OCL Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card estmated cost: 225.00-255.00

I have a fully purchased and license Windows 7

At this time I am in search of a new monitor 27" if I can find one between 180 to 235. My current one is an Asus.

The Motherboard I would like to remain in the area of 150.00 or less.


My total budget has teetered up and down as items come up on sale or more then when cost was figured. Org. 700 to 800 for complete system was my goal.
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Thanks for the information.

Please give the brand/model of your RAM so we can check the QVL for which every Mobo you decide to purchase.


The Sipphire gets good pro reviews but after looking at user reviews (for 4 different 7870 models, I would be reluctant to take the risk of buying. Perhaps it is just this model because they normally do not stand out from the crowd with so many negative reviews.

Review, > http://uk.hardware.i...--7870-round-up
My choice, the XFX Radeon HD 7850 Double Dissipation Black Edition

Motherboards. You usually pay a little extrafor a macro board wit the same features.
The cheaper board have only 1 PCI Express 3.0 x16.
All 5 boards shown are very similar until you get to Audio Ports
For a gaming rig I nealy always select the Asrock Extreme4 as I think it has the best alround features.
> http://www.newegg.co...3^13-131-833-TS

Monitor. I would rather spend $200 on a quality 24 inch than a cheap 27 inch, but that's a personal opinion. If possible, consider going to a store so you can do some comparison before making a decision. this site may be of use, and a suggestion for what I would be looking at > . http://www.tftcentra...dell_s2740l.htm
I woud be looking for someting like this in a 24 inch, 120Hz and 3D Support > http://www.tftcentra...enq_xl2420t.htm

Parts list. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GKA1
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CORSAIR XMS 3
Dual Channel Processor
8 GB
DDR3
http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG


Also I maybe not seeing it but each time I pull this up it is saying AMD.

XFX Radeon HD 7850 Double Dissipation Black Edition

The motherboard link bring up a page full so unsure on that list which one is the one you listed above.

Think I am just not seeing the two items when the links come up.

Edited by Teadora, 01 March 2013 - 01:33 PM.

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The first link > http://uk.hardware.i...--7870-round-up is a round-up of nine AMD based video cards, 7850 red bars, 7870 blue bars, scroll down the page to, Table of Contents.

The Mobo I suggest is the Asrock Extreme4. The browser used was Chrome so you may have to scroll across the page,
> http://www.newegg.co...3^13-131-833-TS

When you have decided on a Mobo, I will then check the RAM compatibility.\

Sorry about the links for the Monitors, realized later, way outside your allotted budget.

Somewhere to start looking. The Hanns gets the best reviews. > http://www.newegg.co...3^24-254-093-TS
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Will Video/Graphics cards with AMD in their names work such as the you listed above work with the processor I already have purchased and posted above?


My Current System Parts I have are:


CPU: Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor [/b]

Edited by Teadora, 02 March 2013 - 12:04 PM.

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How about this one for the motherboard


http://www.microcent...tel_Motherboard

Edited by Teadora, 02 March 2013 - 12:25 PM.

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Will Video/Graphics cards with AMD in their names work such as the you listed above work with the processor I already have purchased and posted above?

Your CPU will work on any Socket 1155 Z77 Motherboard and yes, AMD video cards as well as NVIDIA video cards will work with the Motherboard and CPU.


How about this one for the motherboard


yes, that is the correct Motherboard.
Download you user manual as it could be more up to date than the one in the box and you can get to know it.
> http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.us.asp?cat=Manual&Model=Z77%20Extreme4


Your RAM is OK to use on the Asrock Extreme4 Motherboard.
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Hi.

How is your selection of parts progressing?
2 items I recommend for building.
An anti static wrist strap Like this, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899261005
A mini internal system speaker, this is controlled by the BIOS at POST and gives warning error codes, (if any.) > http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html
Tutorial, Thanks to Troy and Artellos, > http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/
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Those are some things I didnt think about thank you.

I am down to needing to choose

A new internal HD

I have been looking at these on sale:

Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DM001
http://www.amazon.co...2/ref=pd_cp_e_0
$98.00


Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001
http://www.amazon.co...rnal hard drive
132.00

They also have a good deal on a NAS HD but have never worked with one before and wasnt sure if it is something I really need.

Also need a new drive of course cd/dvd rw-/rw+

Is it any better to buy the more costly of these I have always spent around 30 for them but see alot more bells and whistles amongst them and not sure if I should even try to venture into rw-/rw+ BluRay
Any experience on that front?


((On a side not invested in a great entertainment system with a blu ray so far other then all the extras it doesnt make me gasp in wonder at the graphics even on a 52".


New sound card.

Also, still looking for a rechargeable mouse that actually recharges, new monitor and speakers but those I can take more time.


Wishing I had not purchased Windows 7 before my accident could have had 8 now but hey saves me a couple hundred and it has remained sealed tight.

Thank you again for your help and apologize for just responding back one of those months you cant wait to be over with. :wacko: :blink:
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Hi.'Good to hear back from you, and your welcome.
A 2TB drive used as a single partition Boot drive is not the best use of your money, (if on a budget) you would only use a fraction of it's size. If you create a OS/Program partition and a DATA partition you will impact the performance of the system
Consider using a 1TB drive for the oot drive, about the best option money and performance wise and a second 1TB drive for DATA storage.



They also have a good deal on a NAS HD


Not suitable for your build.


If you only need the Optical drive for general purpose, then the one selected will do. Burning to Blu Ray is still expensive due to the cost of the disks.


The quality of sound on todays Motherboards is very, very good, I would start off with the onboard, saving $$, and you can buy an add on later if not satisfied with the quality.


> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/M5Xt




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