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Old 03-27-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Hi , can u tell me what do u think about these 2 config ?? thhx
msi B75A-G43
intel I5 3470
MSI 660 GTX 2GB OC
Corsair CX500W V2 bronze
4gb Corsair 1600 mghz 12800
Cooler Master 380k
seagate barracuda 500GB 7200rpm


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MSI B75A G43
Intel i5 3470
Gigabayte 7850 HD 1gb OC
4gbx2 corsair 1600 mghz 12800
seagate barracuda 1TB 7200rpm
Corsair CX500W V2 bronze
Nox Coolbay SX

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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This motherboard is not the most appropriate for your system. Pick one based on the Z77 chipset.
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This motherboard is not the most appropriate for your system. Pick one based on the Z77 chipset.
Thank for ur fast answer

but if i take another Mother board , i'll exceed my cash limit
What do u think about : asus p8b75-m lx ?? ^^"
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Why is B75 inappropriate for that build? IMHO it is actually the best option for budget gamer.
No need for Z77 for someone who has non K processor and won't OC.
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The B75 chipset is targeted to office computers: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/...s-chipset.html
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I've gotta agree with altec.gs on this one. Just because business use is Intel's target audience for B75 Express, doesn't mean gamers should shy away from it. Honestly, a business-oriented focus could potentially translate into better overall system stability. Think back to is all those AMD Opteron-based builds many gamers used several years ago.

For non-K-series CPUs, B75 makes a lot of sense. It's far less expensive than most Z77-based boards, and it has most of Z77's features. Z77 Express only truly makes sense with K-series CPUs that are going to be overclocked, and/or high-performance SLI/Crossfire configurations.
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Is hatchback automatically not a good sports car?
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Is hatchback automatically not a good sports car?
As an American, I'd have to say no. The "hot-hatch" craze didn't quite catch-on here in the US like it did elsewhere in the world. While hatches are generally popular here, the overwhelming majority are family cars, and cheap American muscle generally stomps 'em. We also love our pick-up trucks, too! LOL

To the OP: Sorry I never actually answered your question about the two builds. First, I have to say that if you're willing to spend $200-$210 on an i5-3470 a CPU, you may as well spend $220 and get a K-series i5-3570K. Otherwise, you should save even more money and stop at the entry-level i5-series CPU - the 3330P, which costs ~$180. There's so little performance difference between the 3470 and the 3330P that the $20 difference isn't justified. The same cannot be said about the performance potential of a 3570K, which when overclocked can typically scream through anything thrown in its pipelines at frequencies in the 4.2 to 4.5GHz range.

Of course, the K-series CPU would require a Z77-based motherboard, though, and good ones start around $100. I kind of like the $110 MSI Z77A-G45 at that price, or the MSI Z77A-GD55 for $130. ASRock, Gigabyte, and Biostar have some decent choices in that price range as well. ASUS's P8Z77-V-series boards start coming into play at ~$130, too. Of those, the P8Z77-V LK model is nice. (Of course, you may find boards on sale in that range, so feel free to throw examples back once you decide your platform path.)

Now, when it comes to the video cards, a GTX660 will outperform the HD7850-1GB card. But, 7870's are only about $20 more than the typical GTX660. That's where the a significant performance advantage shifts. A 7870 will typically offer better performance than any GTX660. There are some 7870's floating around at about the $220-$230 mark, or $200-$210 after Mail-in Rebate. Those are GTX660 prices, so you may as well get a slightly more powerful card.

If anything, stay away from the 1GB version of the 7850 if you intend to game at 1920x1080 or above, and instead opt for the 2GB version. (Though, again, the 7870 starts at only ~$40 more than most 7850-2GB cards.) 7850-1GB cards tend to suffer performance hits in some of the newest games when Anti-Aliasing is enabled. This is due to the smaller frame buffer (VRAM).

Lastly, there's another GPU option - the "Tahiti LE" or "Tahiti XT" models in the 7870-series. These cards are actually based on the GPU found in the 7900-series, not the 7800-series. They're somewhat crippled versions of those GPUs, but more powerful than the standard 7870. (Honestly, AMD should have called these cards the 7930...) They start at about $240. I think Directron.com has the Powercolor "MYST Edition" version at that price right now... It does: http://www.directron.com/ax78702g2dhp3e.html
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