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May 15, 2012 7:58:44 PM

Hello,

This is my first pc build and would really appreciate if someone could give me advice on whether I have made the right choices. The computer will mainly be used for gaming (Diablo 3, Call of Duty) My main question are:

Will this build be compatible / are there any problems I may run into while setting thing machine up or running it?

Is this setup easily upgradeable in the future?

Are there any changes you would make (either a part that is much better and would only a bit more or a part which is interchangeable and would cost less

MOBO: BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU : Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...

GRAPHICS: EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAM: ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G

HDD: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive THinking about upgrading to 1tb

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Optical: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

The combined cost is around $720
May 15, 2012 8:03:03 PM

Oh and thank you in advance for your time and advice. Very appreciated
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May 15, 2012 8:10:49 PM

Biostar is absolute GARBAGE, THEY DIDN'T EVEN TAKE THE TIME TO SPELL CHECK IN THE BIOS, so how much time did they take Engineering the board 0 %. stay far away from this brand.

aside from that its not that bad. Can u fit in a 60 gb ssd (Mushkin Chronos)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the Intel Core i5-2310 is the same price i would get this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 15, 2012 8:59:15 PM

Yep, go for Asrock - and get the i5-2400 for Pete's sake, it's $10 more for 200-300 more MHz. Not to mention the $10 off promo code.
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May 15, 2012 9:02:29 PM

Oh thanks s much for the suggestions guys. I cannot believe I overlooked the i5-2400! a big difference for only 10 bucks there. As for the Asrock vs Biostar I will just take your guys word on it and pick up the Asrock. Thanks again!
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May 25, 2012 5:23:40 PM

Best answer selected by gordy4.
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