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August 7, 2013 12:39:35 AM

So I have spent a lot of time on this build and a lot of research into it, would like to know if anyone can spot something wrong with this, or any other thoughts?
Anything is appreciated, but im not changing my CPU to AMD ;) 

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1pcO0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1pcO0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1pcO0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($71.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($83.11 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($235.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($179.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $1147.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 17:35 EST+1000)

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August 7, 2013 12:56:41 AM

All the parts look compatible to me. Your motherboards supports the socket size of your chosen CPU (And I wouldn't change it to an AMD-processer either ;) ), your motherboard is a Micro ATX-sized one, which your chosen case supports. The components you've chosen seem to be at same scale of performance as well, so there's no obvious bottlenecks.

If you manage to squeeze another 50$, I'd probably recommend upgrading your CPU to an i5-3570K or investing in some fans into your case, so you can maximize the airflow cooling. I'd strongly recommend buying a non-stock CPU-fan regardless.
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August 7, 2013 1:17:34 AM

Februus said:
All the parts look compatible to me. Your motherboards supports the socket size of your chosen CPU (And I wouldn't change it to an AMD-processer either ;) ), your motherboard is a Micro ATX-sized one, which your chosen case supports. The components you've chosen seem to be at same scale of performance as well, so there's no obvious bottlenecks.

If you manage to squeeze another 50$, I'd probably recommend upgrading your CPU to an i5-3570K or investing in some fans into your case, so you can maximize the airflow cooling. I'd strongly recommend buying a non-stock CPU-fan regardless.


Would you think i could wait a few months for those upgrades when I have more money cause I really don't want to use it now.
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August 7, 2013 1:27:12 AM

Rohry27 said:
Would you think i could wait a few months for those upgrades when I have more money cause I really don't want to use it now.

That's up to you, I guess. The CPU-upgrade isn't crucial. What's more important is the CPU-fan and mayhaps some extra fans for your case. My personal preference would be upgrading your CPU-fan first.

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