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MiCrOz
10-14-2012, 08:14 AM
Here's my parts list so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kilJ

Was debating between i5 and i7, but couldn't justify an i7 just for the extra cache. Also need advice on memory, was going to get DDR3-2666 but I was told to just go DDR3-1600. Planning on OC'ing to around 4.7ghz. Also need some advice on a smaller SSD, maybe around 60gb+

Sandman
10-16-2012, 07:56 PM
4.7 might be pushing it with that CPU. I haven't done a ton of reading on it but according to this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-overclocking-core-i7-3770k,3198.html
Ivy hits the heat ceiling pretty quickly. But yours is an I5 so maybe the lack of HT will make it run cooler. With a quick Google search I found a few guys running the 3570k at 4.5 and 4.6 on air cooling, hitting a little over 80c under full load.

And here's a handy Ivy OC guide:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1247413/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-with-ln2-guide-at-the-end

For the SSD, you can't go wrong with the Samsung 830. Here's the 64gb version: click (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147162&name=Internal-SSD).

StarteR2
10-18-2012, 11:07 AM
really? A AMD gpu card? ppl just dont get smart.


thats like going to a twilight movie with a dildo instead of anal beads u know wat i mean? wrong tool for the right job

gamepin126
10-18-2012, 02:42 PM
damn thos don't get smart ppl

Abrupt
10-18-2012, 04:51 PM
wut iz dis smart

StarteR2
10-18-2012, 05:33 PM
smart = nvidia/intel combo
smart = amd/radeon

gamepin126
10-18-2012, 06:59 PM
'splain why smart

hypn
10-19-2012, 03:06 AM
AMD now owns ATI (who makes the Radeon cards), so would make sense to keep your hardware super duper compatible.

As an ATI (AMD) card owner, I'd also recommend Intel + nVidia rather.

StarteR2
10-19-2012, 06:48 AM
AMD now owns ATI (who makes the Radeon cards), so would make sense to keep your hardware super duper compatible.

As an ATI (AMD) card owner, I'd also recommend Intel + nVidia rather.

thank you.

edit: wow ****ed up i am an evangelist now that is sick.

edit2: I had i7 + ATI mobile on a laptop previously. I was getting BSOD after BSOD while watching youtube(flash)
I mean it was a pain in the ass.

Now, i bought a clevo with an i7 ivy and 675M. No BSODs, just a few games who cant detect my ****ing dedicated GPU and use intel graphics instead. granted optimus techonology is a piece of ****(cant disable it, no such option in BIOS, and no way I am changing my BIOS), but the system is stable. 7970M came out, which is supposed to beat 675M twice in fps on SC2. So i wanted to get one, sell me 675M for about 400 and buy the ATI for 500. I contacted the place that sells them, and the guy told me its a hit and miss, they did many refunds because its a POS card. Granted, it is a performant card, high end, but it is not stable. same story all over again, and its all over the forums, people point it as a mistake of AMD design.

Mookster
12-11-2012, 12:08 PM
If you look around long enough you should be able to find a 7950 for about $250. Newegg had Sapphire "Boost Editions" for that price last month.

The 660ti is a good choice for that price range too if you can find one.

arcanise
12-11-2012, 01:11 PM
the Comp in my sig can to this day handle games at max detail at 1920X1080 with full AA. my Rig was expensive when i built it but its pretty much out-dated and you could probably get a similar machine for a decently good price

MasterX
01-03-2013, 09:10 PM
Not sure if you're still looking to build this rig or have already completed it. My first question would be, how long do you plan to use this rig before you build another? System like this should keep you going for 2-3 years befor you have to start running games on lower settings.

Also a GTX 660 permforms in the same range as the 7870 but you can keep the Intel/nVidia combo going.