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May 15, 2012 4:12:07 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8hTm - PC Part Picker list.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory : Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card : XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card
Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive : LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Acer V203HLBJbd 60Hz 20.0" Monitor

Note: The main reason why I chose the cpu and mobo is that they're paired together for 30$ off. Along with the i5-3570 not coming with a stock heatsink so I decided to pick up the TX3.
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May 15, 2012 4:14:53 PM

your weakest part of this config is the GPU
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May 15, 2012 4:16:04 PM

That looks pretty decent but Diablotek is a brand that produces a lot of garbage. I wouldn't touch their products with a 10 foot pole.

This would be a better build based on what you've picked out:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Seasonic M12 II 620W - $89.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 - $129.99
CPU: 3.2Ghz Intel Core i5-3400S - $199.99
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $42.99
HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST 7200RPM - $99.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $249.99

Total: $900.92

Add an OS license and a monitor and you're good to go. Never go mATX on a full desktop build as you forfeit a number of expansion options. Things like monitors, keyboard and mouse are all personal preference which is why I usually don't include them on builds.
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May 15, 2012 4:25:48 PM

great build you have the same mother board as me and cpu um like they said bad case id go for this. keep you're power supply its just fine
case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

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

Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Optical Drive : LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

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



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May 15, 2012 4:41:30 PM

machinetime123 said:
If I were to avoid mAtx and go ATX how would this mobo look?

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

It's another mobo that gets 50$ off when paired with the i5-3570.


That looks a lot better - just make sure your board has two x16 lanes for Crossfire/SLI and you're good to go, mATX is never a good idea on desktop builds because your expansion options are quite limited when compared to that of a full size ATX board.
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May 15, 2012 5:00:42 PM

machinetime123 said:
If I were to avoid mAtx and go ATX how would this mobo look?

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

It's another mobo that gets 50$ off when paired with the i5-3570.


I recently took advantage of this deal and got the 3570k with the ASUS p8z77-v PRO. Put everything inside the Rosewill Thor V2 Full Case. I really like this case and it's very quiet and has good airflow. Only thing I overlook was it didn't have a case speaker for the POST beep. I just bought a mobo speaker for $5.00 off newegg for the fix.

BTW the OP states the 3570 does not come with a stock heatsink, when in fact it does. But since you're buying the unlocked version and probably intend to overclock you'll want an aftermarket heatsink/fan anyways. I'm using the CM Hyper 212 EVO.

Good luck with the build!
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