So I'm putting together new build for my brother as a birthday present. What do you think about something like this for under 800€/$?
- i5 3570k
- asrock z77 pro3
- gtx 660 twin frozr III
- g.skill ripjaws 8gb dualkit
- WD caviar 500gb blue
- bitfenix outlaw
Comes out at roughly 760€ (same in dollars give or take few bucks). Any constructive criticism? Could get a Windforce card for the same price as the Twin Frozr.. Also that case, any better alternatives for 40-50 bucks?
I can't. 7870 is 50 bucks more than 660. Valid point about that caviar black but I'm already pretty tight on the budget and trying to cut corners wherever I can. Aren't blue drives like blacks but cheaper components, shorter warranty and smaller cache?
Oh and forgot the PSU which was supposed to be XFX 450 core/pro. I have plenty windows copies already.
While this is generally true, I have no idea where Ghâzh is ordering from.
That said, I'd suggest a 2500k over the 3570k if the former is cheaper. You won't really notice one way or another, and if need be you can overclock to match.
Yeah, sure, but you can still add a few MHz. (Ala +200MHz is probably fine, and evens out the playing field.)
Additionally, I just don't think the few extra % are worth it if you have a tight budget anyway...
Last edited by Drunkenvalley; 2012-09-30 at 06:16 PM.
You can add a few MHz to both of them. It's not until extreme overclocks when IB really hits the temperature wall. It doesn't matter either way I think even if it sounds like and easy save (10€ difference). I think I'll still choose IB though for the theoretically newer tech, lower power consumption and marginally better performance.
All in all it looks pretty awesome I suppose. I'm still slightly concerned about picking Caviar blue instead of black as a system drive, brought up by Butler.. Maybe I'll just roll with this unless someone has last minute case suggestions I could take a look at. :-)
Started thinking actually.. If I should save 10€ by using 2500k like Drunken said, buy hd 7850 crap edition which would be 25€ cheaper. I could almost squeeze in half decent cooler and overclock the crap out of that 2500k. But then again I doubt the CPU is going to be the "bottleneck" anyway.
Oh. Right. Anyone here know some good software to test for graphical glitches? WoW is behaving a bit weird for me. A few randomly chosen models will either disappear outright or flicker in an out of existence depending on camera angle...