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December 19, 2011 11:33:54 PM

Ok so earlier i posted threads about compatibility but got mixed answers so i decided to wait and give it another shot. So i jsut need to know what stuff will better.
Also i noticed the optical drive and hdd are oem will the psu or motherboard come with cables for them?

Motherboard:

ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

or

GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z68 Express, DDR3 2133MHz, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 7.1-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, CrossFireX Ready

CPU:

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

or

Intel Core i3-2120 BX80623I32120 Processor - Dual Core, 3MB L3 Smart Cache, 512KB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz, Socket H2 (LGA1155), 65W, Fan, Retail

Video Card:

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

HDD:

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical drive:


SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM

Ram:


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

PSU:

SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

or

XFX ProSeries P1-450S-X2B9 450W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Core Edition V2 Full Wired Power Supply

or

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500-Watt Power Supply

Case:

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm (18.50" x 7.48" x 17.08" dimensions)

or

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

OS:

Windows 7 64-bit

PSU links:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?cm_mmc=BAC-T...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b å Intel
December 20, 2011 12:43:30 AM

Just a warning, the Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus series power supply models should be absolutely avoided.
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December 20, 2011 1:07:17 AM

Grab the Core 3 2120, because you cannot overclock the core i3's, so you want to highest clocked one. As for the board, get the z68. Silverstone PSU will be best there, and the Rosewill case. Everything looks good! Have fun! :) 
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