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May 25, 2013 8:37:43 AM

Hello i was well trying to build a pc was wondering if this is a good one for 900usd max i needed..well the whole pc monitor mouse keyboard ect ^.^
Cpu:Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz
Mobo:ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155
Cpucooler:Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage:Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM
Gpu:Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
Case:Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU:Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V
Optical Drive:LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer
Monitor:Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor
also free crysis 3,farcry3,bioshock and tombraider
over all price of 879usd still need keyboard and mouse
is there anything else il need in the building process,do you have a better build?i need for gaming and good cooling a bit important since i live in the caribbean.
Thx in advance

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a b C Monitor
May 25, 2013 9:57:28 AM

You could probably lower the PSU to a 500W one and save some cash.

That cash could then be used on some case fans or whatnot.

Looks like a pretty solid build to me.
May 25, 2013 10:05:22 AM

Hey,

The CPU that you chose cannot be overclocked as it is not a "K" unlocked version, which makes the Z77 motherboard unnecessary. Get a H77 motherboard (those cannot overclock, but neither can your CPU) and save a few bucks. Or go with a i5 3570k, and the Z77 motherboard. Also if you are going with that CPU and the H77 motherboard, then you don't necessarily need a CPU cooler, and you could go with the stock one, but it doesn't hurt to have better cooling :) 



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a b C Monitor
May 25, 2013 11:10:29 AM
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fil1p said:
Hey,

The CPU that you chose cannot be overclocked as it is not a "K" unlocked version, which makes the Z77 motherboard unnecessary. Get a H77 motherboard (those cannot overclock, but neither can your CPU) and save a few bucks. Or go with a i5 3570k, and the Z77 motherboard. Also if you are going with that CPU and the H77 motherboard, then you don't necessarily need a CPU cooler, and you could go with the stock one, but it doesn't hurt to have better cooling :) 



Hope this helps!


Overclocking isn't really a necessity though. Sure it's helpful but not all builds need to be overclocked, and if you're going to save some money on a build that's what I usually recommend cutting. I'd suggest a Seasonic PSU on the original build and getting a 1TB Caviar Blue (only $5 difference from the 500GB model) otherwise it looks good to me.
a b C Monitor
May 25, 2013 11:15:14 AM

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then you don't necessarily need a CPU cooler

Notice they said that they live in the Caribbean and needs good cooling.
The stock cooler may very well be insufficient in very hot climates.
May 25, 2013 11:44:35 AM

smeezekitty said:
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then you don't necessarily need a CPU cooler

Notice they said that they live in the Caribbean and needs good cooling.
The stock cooler may very well be insufficient in very hot climates.

Sorry I didn't catch that, so yes, get the Cooler master hyper 212
May 26, 2013 5:56:10 PM

i think the mobo was the only thing i could lower i dont think il ever use 1tb of storage i like to delete stuff + with the 500gb one the 600psu is a combo and end up costing 49usd
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10hnM
a b C Monitor
May 26, 2013 6:49:31 PM

Keep in mind, you will almost always use more hd space then you think.
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