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I am a first time builder. I am considering an intel boxdh77eb , an intel I5-2

I am a first time builder.
I am considering an intel BOXDH77EB , an intel I5-2500K and corsair vengeance memory, Model CMZ8GX3M2A8
My case is rosewill ranger mid tower.

1. Do these components seem good to you? (no gaming)

2.The M/B is micro atx and the case is mid tower? Would I be better with a mid tower M/B? Is there an equivalent M/B that is mid tower? Would cooling be better if the M/B was larger physically?

I chose a Rosewill ranger mid-tower case.

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  1. 1. Maybe. What are you doing with your computer? Also, how much memory are you getting?

    2. Mid tower cases will generally support micro ATX motherboards. Between a micro atx motherboard and a full size one, I would go with a full size one if possible.
  2. Why are you getting an Intel Intel H77 chipset motherboard and an unlocked i5-2500K CPU?

    If you're expecting to be able to overclock the CPU you're not going to be able to do that with the Intel BOXDH77EB. Look for an Intel Z68 or Z77 chipset motherboard.

    If you weren't planning on overclocking the CPU then just get a non-K suffixed CPU (i5-2500) and save yourself some money.
  3. Chairman Ray said:
    1. Maybe. What are you doing with your computer? Also, how much memory are you getting?

    2. Mid tower cases will generally support micro ATX motherboards. Between a micro atx motherboard and a full size one, I would go with a full size one if possible.


    Memory 8GB, (2 X4). 1600 DDR3.

    No complex gaming. Internet, quicken, simple games, Photoshop elements, music recording, word and recipe system.

    Is there an equivalent M/B that is full size? What do you suggest.
  4. Memory 8GB (2 X 4 GB)

    Use: Internet, quicken, simple games, word, a recipe system, photoshop elements and music recording and burning.

    Can you suggest another motherboard that is full size with this configuration?
  5. The 2500 is only 10.00 less than the 2500K on newegg and is not boxed. Does that mean that it does not come with a heatsink and fan?

    I am still searching for a equivalent mother board but for a mid tower. Any recommendations?
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    JoshK_19 said:
    The 2500 is only 10.00 less than the 2500K on newegg and is not boxed. Does that mean that it does not come with a heatsink and fan?

    I am still searching for a equivalent mother board but for a mid tower. Any recommendations?

    Where do you see that the i5-2500 is not boxed?

    Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072


    The newer Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge is the same price as the Intel Core i5-2500 so it is also an option if you're ever planning on using a PCIe 3.0 discrete graphics card in the future.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116505


    The Rosewill RANGER ATX Mid Tower case can handle any Micro-ATX or full size ATX motherboards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600093976%20600315497%20600311010&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Order=PRICE&PageSize=100
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