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kenjinx

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Hello! My native lang is Greek so, sorry for bad english :)
im making a new set

Case: Coolermaster HAF 932 Advanced 133.90 €
CPU: Intel i5 3470 Tray 174.91 €
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO 35.23 €

Im looking for Mobo

Asrock z77 Pro4 98.87 €
Asrock z77 Extreme4 126.8 €
Gigabyte GA-z77X-D3H 130.92

Which one should i choose and why?
You think any other to check? I want many Sata3 + usb3 and pci-e 2.0 16x

How you see the prices? Its from greek stores with NO ship fees

Thanks in advance ;)
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:welcome: kenjinx

I like the Extreme4 and often use it in builds but as an alternative have used the MSI Z77A-G45-THUNDERBOLT which is a good value and specification MB, it cost around 131 € http://www.ebuyer.co...g45-thunderbolt

You have not told us what video card you have or intend purchasing and the good thing about the MSI MB is that it is both Crossfire and Sli capable which means whichever brand of card you have AMD or Nvidea you would be able to add a second card in the future should you wish to, it has three PCI-E 3.0 slots which are backwards compatible with 2.0.

Cautionary note !
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO 35.23 €

Your aftermarket cooler, a very important thing I must make you aware of is that you do not need the additional heatsink and CPU fan and if you did use it you would void your CPU warranty - Intel are clear on this, see below;

damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing;


Full Intel article available @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm
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:welcome: kenjinx

I like the Extreme4 and often use it in builds but as an alternative have used the MSI Z77A-G45-THUNDERBOLT which is a good value and specification MB, it cost around 131 € http://www.ebuyer.co...g45-thunderbolt

You have not told us what video card you have or intend purchasing and the good thing about the MSI MB is that it is both Crossfire and Sli capable which means whichever brand of card you have AMD or Nvidea you would be able to add a second card in the future should you wish to, it has three PCI-E 3.0 slots which are backwards compatible with 2.0.

Cautionary note !
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO 35.23 €

Your aftermarket cooler, a very important thing I must make you aware of is that you do not need the additional heatsink and CPU fan and if you did use it you would void your CPU warranty - Intel are clear on this, see below;

damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing;


Full Intel article available @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm


First thanks for answer!
I forgot about vga, i dont want second vga card so i think z77 chipset is waste of money. also i will not do OC..
Now i have a ATI Radeon™ HD 4770, but im not going to upgrade soon..
If you can suggest me some mobos without crossfire and OC options.. and more cheaper ofc :P


About cooler i really hate all intel's cpu coolers with push-pins.. you think coolermaster 212 evo is overrated for this CPU ?
My case is HAF 932 adv so i got the space to install it!

Thanks for answer again :)
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You are welcome and thanks for the update kenjinx :thumbsup:

CPU: Intel i5 3470 Tray

Is this an OEM processor that is supplied without an Intel HS and cooling fan.


It is hard to find computer hardware that cannot be overclocked or MBs that cannot have a second video card added these days + what you can find is often only around the same price and only entry level which offers poor performance;
€113.85 http://www.amazon.co...O/?tag=pcp0f-21

I have not used the evo cooler myself and so cannot give you an answer based on personal experience, what I do in this sort of situation is suggest that you read the reviews of people who have purchased and used the item, you will get honest opinions this way which will then help you make a more informed decision;
Cooler reviews http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103099
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Reviews is good, only cons the big size of cooler, but i'll get HAF 932 ADV case so no problem for that.

About Asrock H77 pro4/MVP newegg's reviews says many DOA boards, and BSOD..

Anyone have personal experience ?
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