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gamekraze August 3, 2012 01:47 AM

Advice on Ivy bridge build
CPU:Intel 3570K
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V formula
Cabinet:NZXT Switch 810 Black
Cooler: CM Hyper 212+ EVO
Graphics Card: Gigabyte 670 Windforce
Hard Drive: 1TB Seagate
PSU: Corsair HX 650watts
Optical Drive:Asus DVD Drive
Mouse & keyboard: Already have it.
Please let me know if any changes are required. Should i go with p8z77-v pro or Asus maximus v formula ?

Dzzope August 3, 2012 04:51 AM

All looks good... either board is good... Though the maximus has got much better sound (you'll need a headset / speakers that will be good enough to tell the difference)

Pick either and you'll be happy.

P.S. No RAM selected..

gamekraze August 3, 2012 06:53 AM

oh yea i forgot that :P i've chosen Gskill 2x4GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

devilhimselff August 11, 2012 08:01 AM

Hmm looking at similar ivy Build....hopefully........ Nice setup :)

gamekraze August 11, 2012 09:51 AM

thanks :)

BryceBooth August 11, 2012 11:01 AM

Nice build, also those Asus ROG boards include Asus Premium Service and their excellent cross-shipping, and awesome support if needed.

Overclocking.ca August 11, 2012 12:49 PM

That sounds like a very good build, I would go with the ROG board as well. If you plan on overclocking that board will help.

486 August 11, 2012 02:19 PM

Get cheapest Z77 MB from ASUS, a direct saved money towards 120GB SSD. You will thank me later.

BigPhatPaulie August 11, 2012 02:32 PM

Or he can get the good mobo now and get the ssd later when a sale hits or something like that.... Also the cheapest? that doesnt sound like a good idea just to get a ssd

dandelioneater August 11, 2012 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by 486 (Post 647953)
Get cheapest Z77 MB from ASUS, a direct saved money towards 120GB SSD. You will thank me later.

agreed. An ssd is a must. Something like a 120GB vertex 3 would be something to look at. You can save about 60-70 bucks on the motherboard if you were to switch to the z77 sabertooth.

ROG is $300 and the sabertooth is $232 for two very similair boards.

You can even buy the sabertooth and ssd from memory express, use their uber pricematch system, and you will get a further reduction of 25 percent of the difference between theirs and the competitors.

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