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May 14, 2012 3:20:07 AM

Hello there genius brainers!
I am about to get a new PC, but I don't have enough knowledge so I would like to ask help here.

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible since Diablo 3 is coming out real soon.

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) : $900, include tax.. so around $850 would be the best.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, video editing, and websurfing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speaker.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: would be good :) 

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : I would like to use i5 3550 ivy bridge.

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: I am going to use 32" LCD TV for now, then will get a new monitor since I am short of the money.

Additional Comments: I don't know how to check the compatibility for each part. So... could you review my current build? and could you tell me if my build is good enough? or which parts I should change?
This build is a little over my budget, but I could hand this so, any comments would be good.

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
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Grand Total:$985.34

Thank you very much.

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May 14, 2012 3:41:31 AM

You will need an OS and a monitor on top of that. In total, it will cost roughly $1300, unless you have a monitor of course (you didn't mention it so i'm assuming you have it).

Otherwise, its a strong build. I'd probably suggest getting a z77. The ASRock z77 Pro3 is roughly the same price and offers more value ;) 

The 560 is probably sufficient for Diablo 3. But if you're planning to play other games (BF3 in mind), then you'd wanna get a better GPU.

May 14, 2012 3:49:38 AM

Thank you for the reply. Yes I have OS, and a TV instead of monitor.
Is motherboard very important?
Could you please give me a brief explanation between ASRock z77 Pro3 and the gigabyte one?