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[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i73770k]Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($248.96 @ Microcenter)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77xud3h]Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard[/url] ($147.86 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-memory-997007]Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory[/url] ($57.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-drive-sh103s3120g]Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk[/url] ($97.41 @ Amazon)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r]Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii620bronze]SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply[/url] ($79.02 @ Amazon)
[b]Total:[/b] $768.63
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Hey guys, I'm building a new PC to replace my Phenom II X2 550 machine, mainly for heavy gaming and Photoshop work, with some [email protected] on the side, perhaps. I'm torn between the 3770K and the 8350 at this price, but I like the featureset on the Z77X-UD3H more than on the AMD system. Also, I have a 7870 I'll be lifting from my current PC. 


Thanks, guys, and if you want to see my AMD build, I can post that later on as well.

It says he has a 7870 in the bottom.

Anyways, go for the WD Caviar Black 1TB. 

This Caviar Black? It's $20 more, though. I can put things that I want to be speedy on my SSD, which will have like 105 gigs for me to work with. 


If I can get a 3770K for $20 more than the FX-8350, should I get the i7? I am really leaning towards the Intel offering at the moment because I'd like to use the more efficient part to open up some headroom for another 7870 should I want to add one down the line. Also, should I get another cooler to replace my Hyper 212 Plus that I'm moving to the new system from my current PC? Looking at a Havik 140, personally.

I have heard that the Caviar Black, yes the one you showed me, is faster than the Caviar Blue. Its much faster than the WD Blue in gaming, so go for that if you have some extra money. But yeah, you have an SSD, so...

Anyways, go for the 3770k. Its a beast of a processor and is better than the 8350. Logan's videos only showed the 3570k, and in that case, if you were going for the 3570k, the 8350 is the way to go. But not the 3770k. Its a beast.

Finally, I'm not up to date with the new CPU Coolers. I will have to look, but I have seen a-lot of people using the H100 and H100i. Look up some reviews on that and the Havik.

There you go!

looks pretty good, maybe go with a caviar black instead of the blue. the havik is a good cooler, but it's big... the hyper 212+ isn't bad, for a lower-end cooler... maybe take a look at the kraken coolers, if your case can fit them

Also, I was looking at the PC-7HX as a case as well, but I'm leaning towards the windowed 300R at this point, because of its price, window, and expandability. I don't plan on running an insane overclock, maybe just up to 4GHz to maximize power. 


Also, the Lian-Li case looks like a really expensive Antec 300.