Inter Core i7, Motherboard, RAM, Sound Card, SSD Combos

July 8, 2012 at 22:17:50
Specs: Windows 7
I have read some articles on Tom's Hardware about Gaming CPUs and Motherboards, PCs in general.

However, I have not been able to figure the best or a good combination that I can make use of.

I am looking at Intel Core i7 (LGA 2011?) with a Motherboard that is best suited for this. Also a good sound card (5.1 or 7.1). Lastly, the type of RAM / brand and how this sits with the Motherboard.

I plan to use 1 or possibly even 2 Nvidia 670s. Do I need a cooler for this setup? If so, any recommendations?

Thanks heaps.


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#1
July 9, 2012 at 00:10:05
What are your plans for this new system?

Get high end board like ASRock Z77 Extreme9 Motherboard and forget about the sound card.
Type of ram depends on the motherboard and CPU(integrated mem controller), modern computers use DDR3, so start with DRR3 1600 1.5v and go up.

Do I need a cooler for this setup?
U don't need aftermarket cooler if u don't plan to OC. A good computer case come with two system fans(front & rear fan), these fans are enough to cool the tower.

Don't go cheap on PSU.

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#2
July 9, 2012 at 00:39:01
Thanks for the response.

To be specific

I would not be over clocking at all :)
But I intend to use this for heavy gaming, possibly for video editing as well.

1. CPU intel core i7 but Don't know which make. 3770K LGA 2011?

2. A motherboard which is best suited for the above CPU. Also prefer a motherboard that has a good on board sound card, support for 16Gb of memory, USB 3.0, a maximum of 2 nvidia 670 GPUs and one that does not end up being cramped for space.

3. Memory, I don't know the brand. But a DDR3 with a high transfer rate :)
16Gbs worth that will match my motherboard, doesn't cramp the space :)

4. Nvidia 670. But asus / gigabyte or any other?

5. No idea on the kind of power supply :(

Thanks.


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#3
July 9, 2012 at 01:27:33
-Intel Core i7-3770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

-ASRock Z77 Extreme9 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

-CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

-EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

-CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#4
July 9, 2012 at 02:21:22
Thanks :)

Just curious to know, would you know of a LGA 2011 CPU, Mother Combination?

Also, how would you rate Gigabyte's Nvidia 670?

Thanks heaps :)


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#5
July 9, 2012 at 03:12:12
LGA 2011 is for enthusiast, do u want hexa(6) or 8 core CPU?
Gigabyte is fine but EVGA has the best GTX 670.

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#6
July 9, 2012 at 06:07:24
I would lean towards a 2x8GB set like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
so if you decided that you needed more memory for video editing or other like Photoshop, you would have the option.
The recommended motherboard looks good, but I have had good results in the past with Gigabytes boards so if you do not want to spend that much, look at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
or:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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