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another 'Are these compatible?' threads purchasing tonight.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1t7YP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1t7YP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1t7YP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer S241HL bmid 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1390.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-17 19:16 EDT-0400)


*sorry for doubleposting a mod could delete the other thread*
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  1. Looks like a solid build
  2. go with either asus z77 or the asrock z77 extreme 4
  3. I assumed your not planning to OC with the processor you chose, but heres the same performance system with slightly different parts if your not OCing:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1136.37
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-17 19:53 EDT-0400)

    If you do plan to OC:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1236.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-17 19:56 EDT-0400)
  4. I'd lose the MSI mobo, poor QC and support, might look to the Z77 Asus P8Z77-V LK, much better mobo...or the Rock's Z77 EX 4
  5. Tradesman1 said:
    I'd lose the MSI mobo, poor QC and support, might look to the Z77 Asus P8Z77-V LK, much better mobo...or the Rock's Z77 EX 4


    Thanks much for the advice. I think I will lose the MSI then, it only had a 14$ savings when bundled with the GPU.

    Is the GPU fine or should I switch to the 7970?

    If anything else is wrong with my build please give me insight. I thought it was ready to buy but now I'm not sure. JackNaylorPE made this build and has 14.5k posts and almost tenure on the site so I figured his build would be solid but I am not for unrepuputable companies. I think my new mobo is the ASrock Z77 Ex 4
  6. The GPU is fine, it performs the same as a 7970 so its really down to price really.
  7. One last question about the CPU and sorry about so many but Tradesman1 posted a i5-4430 for 15$ cheaper than my i5-3470

    The 4430 looks better but it's cheaper? and which do I buy?

    I was also thinking of switching the GPU since you said the 770 and 7970 are same performance wise because the 7970 is 110$ cheaper. Will the 7970 fit with my build?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1t9K6

    I'll give you the solution pick after this final post. Thanks so much man.
  8. Why are you buying a Z77 if you are buying a processor that can't be overclocked?

    the 4430 is a haswell based (newer) processor than the 3470, so if your not overclocking, i would reccommend the haswell processor.

    Haswell introduced a new socket (LGA1150) and many new chipsets too.

    The 7970 would fit in your build easily :)
  9. It was suggested? I'm going off strictly what I'm being told on the forums.

    What mobo should I get if not a z77?

    I'm not overclocking so I'll get the cheaper 4430, and the 7970.

    I keep thinking of new questions, I'm sorry. but difference between the Corsair RAM and the Patriot? It's considerably cheaper and if the performance is the same, why not.

    edit: on pcpartpicker it said the z77 and 4430 is incompatible. just noticed the socket size was wrong. There is another extreme 4 with the correct socket size, but are they for overclocking? I need a good mobo that doesn't overclock and will last me a couple years.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ta75

    and sorry I didn't give you the best solution yet. I didn't expect to run into another problem.
  10. get a z87 chipset of course, go Asus since you will not be OCing
  11. If you go the 4430 could go with the H87 mobos, like the Asus H87M-PLUS/CSM, $100, and will support your video card
  12. z87 or h87?

    If I'm to get a h87 will it support new games, dual monitors and last a couple years at least?

    So z87s are for overclocking, but h87s has a limited number of ports and headers, limits your type of ram and sometimes a weird layout. Do I get a z87? Is it necessary? I'm cheap.. but I'm not that cheap, I want the chip to last.

    Could someone suggest a z87? I'm looking at Asus z87s but the Tom's pick is 200$ and that's a bit steep for a mobo. Hoping to keep it near 150 if possible..

    and I hope this goes without saying but thank you to everyone for your help. Besides my car this is my first 1k+ purchase so I'm trying to be very meticulous.
  13. Best answer
    Yes on the H87 if not OCing, dual monitor is always fine, that's the video card and the 7970 can support 2 with no problem
  14. Posting for approval, the real final build.

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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus H87M-Plus/CSM Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.00 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer S241HL bmid 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1220.36
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-17 21:42 EDT-0400)
  15. Everything there looks great, apart from the mobo, If your going for such a large case go for atleast an ATX mobo.

    But a mATX mobo will also work just fine, its just that it'll be a bit small inside such a huge case.
  16. Could someone find me a mATX case with good cooling? I am going to stick with the h87 4430

    I've gravitated toward the Fractal Design Define Mini Black Micro ATX Silent PC Computer Case w/ USB 3.0 support and 2 x 120mm Fractal Design Silent Fans. 90$

    Could I find something cheaper with the same performance?
  17. probably the third time I said it but I hope it's the last, my final build. If theres anything wrong, let me know.

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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Asus H87M-Plus/CSM Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.00 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer S241HL bmid 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1260.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 14:43 EDT-0400)

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  18. Okay, that'll never work...........just kidding, looks good ;)
  19. Only possible thing that i can think of is clearance for that CPU cooler, but I think there is enough clearance in that case :) so you should be fine.
  20. The cooler is no problem, the EVO has adjustable fans so can simply be placed slightly higher
  21. I looked up the cases specs and it looks like everything will fit, but it says I'll have to remove the HDD-bay. So will I have enough space for a HDD and SSD with maybe removing this HDD-bay? I'm already committed to this build but I'm curious.

    Supports graphic cards with lengths up to ca 260mm when removable HDD-bay is in place
    Supports graphic cards with lengths up to ca 400mm when HDD-bay is removed

    GPU - 11.02" (279.91 mm) x 4.72" (119.89 mm) x 1.57" (39.878 mm)
  22. Even if you do need to remove a HDD bay, you will still have space for up to 5 HDDs or SSDs and 1 external slot if thats needed.
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