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TweakTown System Builders Guides updated with Ivy Bridge and new video cards

New AMD and Intel tech products means updated SBG systems!
By Cameron Wilmot from Apr 30, 2012 @ 14:57 CDT

So, Intel just got done releasing its latest round of new PC products recently and of course we're talking about the Intel Ivy Bridge platform which consists of new processors and Z77 Express based motherboards. Not only that though, but shortly before that AMD launched its range of new Radeon HD 7000 series video cards.




That means it was time to update our SBG systems to reflect the latest in required hardware changes. Starting off with the TweakTown Sub-lieutenant PC ($1000 USD), it got its video card upgraded to the new AMD Radeon HD 7770 and in this case we selected the Sapphire GHz Edition 1GB version, as we had some good success overclocking it during our testing.


The top-dog TweakTown Admiral PC (Unlimited Cost) didn't require any changes, but we did spend time updating the TweakTown Commander PC ($2000 USD). It gets the new Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core processor based on Ivy Bridge and a new motherboard was required because of that change. We selected the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe as it is one of the best Z77 mobos we have tested so far.


To finish things off the Commander PC also got a video card upgrade from the soon to be EOL Radeon HD 6950 to the new Radeon HD 7850. We selected ASUS Radeon HD 7950 2GB video card to be specific.


Head on over to the systems linked above. You can use them as a guide for building your next computer!

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