New pc build with i7 3770K

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
ilysaml
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Re: New pc build with i7 3770K
In reply to philmar, Apr 22, 2013

Any Z77 Mid-Range board have decent Power phases to achieve your clocks easily, top end boards are meant for serious OCLers who break the records and yes OCing yields some performance gain especially in multi-threaded applications. Ivy Bridge CPUs get hot beyond 4.0 GHz than Sandy Bridges, however there's no worry about it if you wanna stay at the 4.1-4.2GHz range. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is the most pick for Z77 based systems, it was awarded and approved by many sites for quality/performance. The Deluxe, ASRock Extreme6, Gigabyte UD3H are sweet too, but as you said you don't need the extra features of Multiple PCIE and bla bla.

Almost all the Z77 boards can take up to 8GB per module, for easy OCing and adjusting proper latencies, besides you can determine easily which stick is faulty (If Any Found)

Since you're not a gamer, you don't need a high end card. Something like HD 7770 Ghz is perfect for your needs and also good gaming card if you wanted to play sometime.

Case is your own preference, but you're getting an expensive one.

Stay away from WD greens, you can get Seagate Barracuda, they are in 3TB as well, but 7200 RPM instead of 5900 with almost the same price.

Here's a list;

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SdiY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SdiY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SdiY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @Newegg)

Case: I like the CM Storm Enforcer.

Total: $1104.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-21 21:04 EDT-0400)

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