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I need help/adivce upgrading some of my components?

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July 4, 2012 6:31:48 AM

After googling and asking stuff on the internet for 2 hours I have come to a conclusion of upgrading my system like this and I want to know what you think and if this is a good choice (links are random):
Current system:
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
GIGA-BYTE MB G41
Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6ghz
Radeon 4850 1GB - passive cooling 1x
3GB DDR2 RAM
320GB HDD
FORTRON CASE PSU ATX 400W 12CM FAN ATX-400PNR
2500RPM case fans 2x
Planning:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (Big question about this one!)
ASUS P8B75-M LE - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8B7...
INTEL CORE I3 2120 3.3GHz 3M S1155 - http://www.mousetech.com.au/index.php?act=viewProd&prod...
Radeon 4850 1GB - passive cooling
4GB DDR3 RAM
320GB HDD
Fortron FSP HEXA 500W ATX v2.3 - http://skinflint.co.uk/eu/633646
2500RPM case fans 2x

Suggestions? Comments?
Thankyou :) 
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July 4, 2012 10:36:23 AM

H77 is generally better than B75.
http://www.techspot.com/guides/502-intel-ivy-bridge/pag...

The ASRock H77 has;
4 memory slots, asus b75 has 2
4 x SATA 6Gb/s, " has 1
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s on its rear panel.
The onboard audio chipset seems better too.

Although these features might be useless to some/you, but its seems like a good deal when you're getting these extra features for the same price, which just might come in handy in the future. :) 

July 4, 2012 10:46:31 AM

bartholomew said:
H77 is generally better than B75.
http://www.techspot.com/guides/502-intel-ivy-bridge/pag...

The ASRock H77 has;
4 memory slots, asus b75 has 2
4 x SATA 6Gb/s, " has 1
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s on its rear panel.
The onboard audio chipset seems better too.

Although these features might be useless to some/you, but its seems like a goo deal when you're getting these extra features for the same price, which just might come in handy in the future. :) 


This is getting to a spam, sorry for this, first time here but uh, it seems the PSU u recommended is not sold in my country. Why did you recommend that anyway?
So far your answers are great, thanks.
July 4, 2012 10:51:43 AM

Because its an excellent PSU. A high quality unit.
Anyways, are Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, OCZ or any reputable/popular brand PSUs available?
July 4, 2012 11:05:22 AM

bartholomew said:
Because its an excellent PSU. A high quality unit.
Anyways, are Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, OCZ or any reputable/popular brand PSUs available?


These are links from my country's shop, the number 1 store in our country. The page is not in english but all the models/specs/info is so there should be no problem for you to check them out. I listed only the 400-500W because it's certain I wont buy over that.

Seasonic:
http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/Otsing/Seasonic/172
http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/Seasonic/SeaSo...

Corsair:
http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/Otsing/Corsair/172

OCZ:
http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/Otsing/OCZ/173 (500W)

You can really help me by also checking these out: http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/ARVUTIKOMPONEN...
The farther you go the higher the price. Max price is 70 EUR for me.

Thanks man :) 
July 4, 2012 11:41:31 AM

bartholomew said:
For your rig the Corsair CX430V2 or the Seasonic S12ii 430w are quite sufficient.
http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/Seasonic/SeaSo...
http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/Corsair/CORSAI...

Seasonic S12ii 430w is a little better
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
Its the same unit, just higher wattage.


I guess I'm gonna go with: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
But the motherboard you recommended is ASRock? Everywhere I read they say it's fair/low. ASUS is sayed to be a far better brand and I myself have more ASUS than ASRock, no ASRock brands at all. I am gonna go with the one I was and still am planning. I don't really care about those extra slots either yea.
July 4, 2012 4:12:15 PM

David_Chrisp said:
SSD for boot?


Sorry, what? :pt1cable: 
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