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Are the parts compatible?
Any advice?

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Gday Sickman, Posted Image
Your parts are compatible but could be tweaked a little, saving you money without effecting performance.

A little information Please.

What will be the main use for the computer?
In which country will you be purchasing part? If US/Ca, please give your post code.
What monitor will you be using?
What is your Budget?
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What will be the main use for the computer?
Gaming
In which country will you be purchasing part? If US/Ca, please give your post code.
02151
What monitor will you be using?
ASUS VH236H Black 23
What is your Budget?
1,520
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1,500 USD
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Gday.
A gaming configuration for you to consider.

> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JN3I Opens in Overview, see also top right. Price breakdown by merchant.

Before a final decision on a GPU, please do some comparison with the GTx 670. One will play a particular game better than the other, so choose on the games you play the most.

There is no call for an i7 nor an after market cooler.
Info. Where a boxed Retail CPU includes a stock cooler and you install a after market one instead, you will void the warranty, this from both Intel and AMD. I advise use the stock cooler first, it is more than capable of keeping the CPU within it's thermal footprint, if not satisfied with the performance, then change it.
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Hi.
Just some alternative case to look at, > http://www.newegg.co...119-240:$$$$$$$
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Gday.
A gaming configuration for you to consider.

> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JN3I Opens in Overview, see also top right. Price breakdown by merchant.

Before a final decision on a GPU, please do some comparison with the GTx 670. One will play a particular game better than the other, so choose on the games you play the most.

There is no call for an i7 nor an after market cooler.
Info. Where a boxed Retail CPU includes a stock cooler and you install a after market one instead, you will void the warranty, this from both Intel and AMD. I advise use the stock cooler first, it is more than capable of keeping the CPU within it's thermal footprint, if not satisfied with the performance, then change it.

Why do you think an i7 is not necessary

Edited by Sickman, 15 March 2013 - 03:26 PM.

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We had the same question with the Sandy Bridge CPUs and for gaming the i5 2500K was the winner.Hyper-Threading on most games make hardly any differenced and in a few games is detrimental.


"Where hyper-threading was able to make less of a mark, the Core i5-3570K was only slower by the slightest of margins - a paltry 54 points in the image editing test and 46 points adrift in the multi-tasking test for example. The difference was even smaller in our game tests with barely single frames between the two CPUs at stock speeds." Please read the whole Review,, > http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2012/05/01/intel-core-i5-3570k-cpu-review/1

Another, > http://www.techpower...mparison/8.html

The extra $$$ elsewhere in a system would make a huge difference in gaming performance, and most forget all about the monitor.
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I asked for your Post Code to see if you were near to a Micro Centre. See link.
Should you decide that you do want an i7 3770K, just $40 more than the i5 Pick up Prices > http://www.microcent...Processors-CPUs

https://maps.google....ridge, MA 02139
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Gday.
How is your build going? An update would be appreciated.
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Gday bendeli>

The build is for a gaming rig. Please see Post #8, Also, most games only use one core of a CPU, the video card is the main factor. A much less powerful CPU could be used but then you miss out on the better performance in applications.
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I would highly suggest a higher quality power supply. Seasonic or perhaps XFX. Otherwise very nice part selections. Nice mATX moerhboard. Remember that your power supply is the heart of your system, and the reliability - and of course your gaming stability depends on it.
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