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700$ build, will this work, suggestions

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-Z90-CP 62.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($169.00 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $645.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 18:16 EDT-0400)
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  1. Best answer
    A much better build, with good formatting.

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    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($169.00 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENEWI-1XN42 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $653.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 18:25 EDT-0400)

    You don't need a CPU cooler if you won't overclock, mATX is a waste in an ATX case, the memory was too slow, and the PSU sucked.

    Sorry, though the other thread was the primary one. Guess I was wrong.

    EDIT: Also, PCI is much faster than USB 2.0.
  2. As you won't be overclocking, you won't need a new cpu heatsink, unless the stock one is too loud for you. Then as always, I recommend the Cooler Master 212 EVO. For memory, you should at least get a speed of 1600mhz as 1066 will limit your bandwidth. I have two of those gpus in SLI and like them a lot, I recommend it highly. As for the power supply, I only go with Seasonic and only recommend them. You will not regret buying a good one. Do you already have a copy of Windows? If not, don't forget to get one (a OEM 64 bit of 7). I think you if you can change those things and stay within your budget you will have a solid build.
  3. Thanatos Telos said:
    A much better build, with good formatting.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($169.00 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENEWI-1XN42 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $653.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 18:25 EDT-0400)

    You don't need a CPU cooler if you won't overclock, mATX is a waste in an ATX case, the memory was too slow, and the PSU sucked.

    Sorry, though the other thread was the primary one. Guess I was wrong.

    EDIT: Also, PCI is much faster than USB 2.0.



    This should be able to play movies and pretty much all games without a problem?
  4. Thanatos Telos said:
    A much better build, with good formatting.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($169.00 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENEWI-1XN42 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $653.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 18:25 EDT-0400)

    You don't need a CPU cooler if you won't overclock, mATX is a waste in an ATX case, the memory was too slow, and the PSU sucked.

    Sorry, though the other thread was the primary one. Guess I was wrong.

    EDIT: Also, PCI is much faster than USB 2.0.


    thinks to self: yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. hmm no problems here, next post.
    But honsetly hes right. while 1066 vs 1600mhz wont make a difference to fps or whatnot, but its just good to have. its only what £3 more expensive anyways.
    and dont get bad psus they can damage system parts or just not work, best is that they are less than given rates
    listen to this guy OP, hes got it right
  5. You should be able to play most games at decent settings at 1080p or less. Have you checked out the budget builds articles here on Tom's? They are a decent starting point.
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