Total cost 1021.91, ($14 shipping, $30 rebates) Final cost 1005.91
I've been working on this build for a bit now (on another forum), I'm looking for:
-no interest in OCing, or running multiple cards in crossfire config.
-looking to last >5 years
-Also would like quiet operation (don't want it to sound like a jet taking off)
Anyone have any thoughts on the build? Anything where there might be issues?
Also what is the difference between the B75 and Z77 chipsets on the mobo? Will it be noticeable on the build?
In regards to the power supply I'm targeting to operate in the %40-%70 load. I might be closer to the 70% with the 500 w PSU.
You're b75 will be fine it supports pci 3.0 and ivy bridge. So it will do the job well.
Good luck with the build!
Ah, but the estimates for the power requirement have varied so much! One calculator tells me the system will draw about 360w; I've heard another estimate that calls for 550w, and as high as 700w... What's the best calculator you've come across online?
Check this out: 650 w PSU from corsair (solid manufacturer) and slight reduction in cost due to combo deal (system is now within budget)
CPU + Mobo combo
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard bundled with i5-3550 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] cvhvvq32ql
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231546
HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161404
PSU + Case combo
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply bundled with 1x Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic … http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] pfq74hfprx
HDD + Optical Drive combo
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive bundled with 1x LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 .. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.937166
Total cost 1023.91, ($9.01 shipping, $40 rebates) Final cost 992.92