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Windows 7: Building a Gaming PC, is this good?

02 Jun 2013   #11
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Like mentioned above you should have a good look at Haswell and Z87 mobo's.


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02 Jun 2013   #12
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

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If you decide against one of the new 700 series Nvidia cards, I would replace the 660Ti with the GTX 670 for about $20 more. Also, like others said, Haswell is out and might be the best option.
Ah, so it was a right choice to announce my newly revamped PC build before purchasing next month. These Haswell processors, can you recommend me one that's nearly the same price or even cheaper as the i5-3570k if possible? Thanks.

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Like mentioned above you should have a good look at Haswell and Z87 mobo's.
Are these Z87 motherboards going to be more expensive than the P8Z77-V and compatible with all the components I listed in my original post?
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02 Jun 2013   #13
TwoCables

 

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Yes, I'm planning to overclock the i5-3570k up to around 4.3GHz or something like that. I've never overclocked before though, so I better be prepared.



Guess I'll wait for them to announce the price of GTX 760 Ti, hopefully within this month, if not I'll go with the GTX 660 Ti or if it's too expensive. Thanks!
You should be able to get 4.5 GHz with this build.
Really? That's great to hear! I hope I won't fry my CPU while trying to overclock, though.
As long as you ask for assistance along the way and don't do anything that you're not told to do, it'll be a piece of cake. Lots of people consider 4.5 GHz to be a bit more of an average overclock with this CPU on a motherboard like yours.

I recommend going to Overclock.net for the best overclocking help because you'll have many more people at your disposal to help you than on here. After all, that's their specialty while the focus of SevenForums is help and support as it relates to Windows 7.
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02 Jun 2013   #14
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

This is the direct replacement for the i5-3570K: Intel Core i5-4670K
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02 Jun 2013   #15
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

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This is the direct replacement for the i5-3570K: Intel Core i5-4670K
Replaced the i5-3570k in my "wishlist" with the i5-4670k. Thanks a lot!
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02 Jun 2013   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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02 Jun 2013   #17
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

4.5GHz on a 3570K is a healthy overclock. Anymore and you will start to need a much better cooling solution......in my opinion.
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02 Jun 2013   #18
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

And going with the Intel Core i5-4670K will require a different motherboard too. I just built my rig a few months ago and this thread makes me want to build another
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02 Jun 2013   #19
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

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And going with the Intel Core i5-4670K will require a different motherboard too.
Yes, the i5-3570K is Socket 1155, and the i5-4670K is Socket 1150. Two different platforms.
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02 Jun 2013   #20
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Alright I would like to give a big thanks to you all! If I wouldn't have asked for help on SevenForums I would probably had wasted my money on old components. Now I'm sure I got the best of the best I can get with my money! Here's my revamped build:



Any more advice? There's still one month until ordering! I plan on getting the GTX 760 Ti but my "shopping system" hasn't found an entry for it. Also the Asus Z87-PLUS doesn't have prices listed yet.
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