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Hey guys. I'm new to the whole PC building thing. I've done my fair share of research and I'm pretty sure my build is compatible.



I also have a very cheap sound card and disc burner not worth mentioning.

That said, here's my issue. The case I'm buying (Blackhawk) has a whopping 5 molex plugs for its fans and such. Does the Power Supply I'm getting even have that many molex plugs to support the case?

Also, in terms of all the USB3.0 slots and LED's offered by the case, the motherboard has me covered right? And before I purchase, I'd love some verification that I'm good to go and nothings going to not fit.

Thanks so much in advance. I really appreciate any help
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  1. Also, would you suggest a lesser motherboard since i'm not OC'ing?

    Might go for the Gigabyte GA H87 D3H instead
  2. That's a pretty decent build but if you're not overclocking you could get this and save some money:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.88 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.86 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $860.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-20 20:07 EST-0500)
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    If you do not OC you can take cheaper B-85 mobo.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gab85hd3

    And better cpu non OC build is Xeon 1230V3.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646e31230v3

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E3-1230+v3+%40+3.30GHz&id=1942

    Rosewill is good case. Rosewill cappstone and lightning are really good psus.

    Buy cheaper seagate barracuda HDD you do not need WD black. WD bkue is better choise.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003

    This is good SSD.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdhp128gg25

    Id go with OC version like this.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho-120 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
    Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1016.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-20 21:02 EST-0500)

    But not OC looks like this.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $998.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-20 21:05 EST-0500)
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