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August 5, 2012 1:19:07 AM

Hello,

I have been trying to put this build together for a while now, but am having issues.

here is my build so far:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 1155pin Boxed CPU
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7186

Video Card: Powercolor 1GB 6870 PCI-E VGA Card
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=6839

Case: Coolermaster SGC1000KWN1 SGC-1000 case without PSU
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8530

Power Supply: No clue how much I need. I would like a modular one if possible.

Storage: At least 500GB


Now, the parts I'm not sure of:

Memory: Cant find any suitable

Motherboard:
Gigbayte GA-H61MA-D3V H61 DDR3 USB3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard - $63
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8754

OR

ASUS P8H61-M DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard(EOL) - $59
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7435#

I'm not sure what the difference is, they both look fairly similar. Also, is there a huge difference between ATX and mATX? Should I be getting an ATX for my build or is an mATX sufficient? Thanks for your help!

Oh, and I have to buy everything off http://www.msy.com.au so I don't have to pay shipping. Thanks!

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August 5, 2012 2:00:48 AM

Anyone please? I really need help with this. I have done more research and it looks like the Gigabyte one has usb 3.0 things, but im not sure.
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August 5, 2012 2:48:23 AM

I like the Gigabyte better it has USB 3.0 which is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and a lot faster. It has 6 sata ports (4-SATA 6 two of which have raid support and 2-sata 2)

The Asus doesn't have USB 3.0, sata 6 or raid support. It only has usb 2.0 and 2-sata 2 ports but it can use faster Ram.

I would buy the Gigabyte and if you go to their (Gigabyte's) site http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4... Click on the memory support list on the right

As far as ATX and mATX it wont make a difference. :sol: 
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August 6, 2012 8:17:34 AM

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