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Thoughts on Intel Build for General Use

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August 14, 2013 1:44:05 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week
Budget Range: 600-700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop, Quickbooks, Surfing...NO GAMING

Are you buying a monitor: NO

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Seattle, Washington

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: NO

Additional Comments: Quite PC. Already have a 500GB HDD

What I have so far... Thoughts/Comments would be great! Thanks

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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a b å Intel
August 14, 2013 4:28:29 PM

If you are not overclocking then dont buy the K sku cpu . Save the money and just buy a 3570 .

You also dont need a Z77 motherboard . Use an H77 chip set board instead . A smaller m-ATX board is probably all you need , since you wont need the expansion slots

Spend some of the money that saves you to upgrade to 2 x4 gig of RAM . 1600 MHz and rated 1.5 volts or less , with the lowest timings

ie 7-7-7-21 is better than 9-9-9-24
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