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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.
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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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May 25, 2013 11:10:29 AM

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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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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