Ivybridge & 670 GTX

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Ivybridge & 670 GTX

Postposted on Thu May 10, 2012 8:33 am

My build:

ASUS Z77 Motherboard - P8Z77-V PRO $264
Fractal Design Define R3 Black $150
Nvidia 670 GTX $580
Intel 3770k $370
Cooler Master Hyper 212 $45
Arctic Silver tube $12
Corsair 850W AX-850 Gold $269
2TB WD Caviar Black $215
2TB WD Caviar Black $215
Corsair Force 3 240GB 2.5" SSD $309
DDR3 ram 2133mhz 16GB (2x8) $120

Grand-total: $2,549

All prices are in Australian Dollars... (hence why they might seem high compared to US dollars, cause we get butt raped on technology fandangled stuff here [combination of tax + import mark-ups + b+M price hikes)

Anything look off? Any late-night tech-splurge brain farts?

Cheers everyone for giving this a once over. :)
Core i7 4770K | eVGA GTX770 SC ACX | 16GB DDR3 2133mhz | Asus Z87-PLUS | Corsair HX650 | Fractal Define R4 | Samsung 840 Pro 256GB | Windows 8 x64
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Re: Ivybridge & 670 GTX

Postposted on Thu May 10, 2012 6:34 pm

Looks like an excellent build.

yogibbear wrote:Corsair Force 3 240GB 2.5" SSD $309
The Force GT might be a better choice, if priced very close. Also, if you're concerned about SandForce, you have the Crucial m4, Plextor M3, Samsung 830 etc. as alternates.

yogibbear wrote:DDR3 ram 2133mhz 16GB (2x8) $120
Not sure if such overclocked memory would make a lot of difference.
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Re: Ivybridge & 670 GTX

Postposted on Thu May 10, 2012 6:52 pm

integer wrote:Looks like an excellent build.

yogibbear wrote:Corsair Force 3 240GB 2.5" SSD $309
The Force GT might be a better choice, if priced very close. Also, if you're concerned about SandForce, you have the Crucial m4, Plextor M3, Samsung 830 etc. as alternates.

yogibbear wrote:DDR3 ram 2133mhz 16GB (2x8) $120
Not sure if such overclocked memory would make a lot of difference.


I'd just straight up recommend the Samsung 830, if you're not going with an Intel 520.

The faster RAM will get you NOTHING but a bigger hole in your pocket- 1600MHz is all you need outside of AMD APUs.

The rest, in order:
Motherboard: only if you need two x8 PCIe 3.0 slots. If you're at 1080p and have no intention of up-sizing, you don't (though it's nice). Get the entry level.
Case: I love mine, just make sure you get the USB 3.0 version or attachment that upgrades it (I had to do this, works great).
GPU: Just ordered one myself, can't be beat today.
CPU: Consider the 3570k, after overclocking there really isn't a difference.
Cooler: there's an 'EVO' version out with an updated fan.
Paste: Your choice, I've stopped using the special stuff (but it's cheap!).
PSU: Waaay overkill. Drop it to a Corsair/Silverstone modular ~650w, and you'll still be good for a second GTX670, with some to spare.
Spinners: Why two spinners? Why the expensive/loud Blacks? I'd just get Samsung Greens and call it good- linear transfers will be in the same ballpark compared to the Blacks, and you might be able to afford a third if you need that much space.
RAM and SSD discussed above.
Canon 6D||[24-105/4L IS USM|100/2.8L Macro IS USM|70-300/4-5.6 IS USM|40/2.8 STM|50/1.4 USM|85/1.8 USM|Samyang/Bower 14/2.8 Full-Manual Rectilinear Wide-angle|
Canon EOS-M|11-22/4-5.6 IS STM|22/2 STM|EF-M 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS STM|
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