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First Time builder, thoughts and suggestions needed

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May 17, 2012 7:39:00 AM

Providing the Newegg.com information, but prices could be from newegg or microcenter...

CPU-Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo-ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU-GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU-Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply $38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD-Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case-NZXT Source 220 CA-SO220-01 Black Steel / Aluminum-like finish ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD-ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Grand Total Be4 taxes/shipping: $838

Wouldn't mind chipping off some money off this build, but I don't plan on buying it all at once so it really doesn't matter. Like I said, this is my first build ever, so if i made some blatant mistake, please forgive me.
May 17, 2012 7:40:12 AM

From the looks of it, no mistakes!
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May 17, 2012 8:13:59 AM

Not sure about MoBos

Im either looking at

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard for $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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ASRock Z77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard for $60(when I buy this with the processor i was looking at)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't know enough about motherboards to know if the difference will be noticeable...
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May 17, 2012 8:38:22 AM

Are you planning to overclock? You can get almost identical gaming performance with a i5 3450 ($175) and decent H77 board ($100).

Are you planning dual graphics cards any time soon? If not, get an Antec VP450 from Amazon ($35). It's a quality PSU with more than enough power for a HD7850 and overclocked i5.
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May 17, 2012 8:57:25 AM

1. what is this build for...

2. why are you copying me? lol jk
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May 17, 2012 9:19:26 AM

Zero_ said:
Are you planning to overclock? You can get almost identical gaming performance with a i5 3450 ($175) and decent H77 board ($100).

Are you planning dual graphics cards any time soon? If not, get an Antec VP450 from Amazon ($35). It's a quality PSU with more than enough power for a HD7850 and overclocked i5.


Thanks for the reply!

I don't plan on overclocking....as I said, i'm brand new at this kind of thing(my current computer is a pre-made dell with an upgraded video card{I did install the video card though!}) so I'm not brave enough to try anything to hi-techy. Also, I don't plan on crossfiring any time soon, but I wasn't sure what wattage I needed, so I figured over kill is under rated.

Would the i5 3570 and the ASRock Z77 Pro($250 together) be better then your suggested i5 3450 ($175) and decent H77 board ($100)?

Also, I used your $1000 build as a kind of cookie cutter type thing, if it looks semi-similar, just wanted to thank you for that.
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May 17, 2012 9:21:39 AM

Azok said:
1. what is this build for...

2. why are you copying me? lol jk


Great minds think alike! And I pretty much plan on gaming...Right now just the basics(Diablo, WoW, I'm completely addicted to LoL) but I want to keep my options open.
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May 17, 2012 9:40:41 AM

Zero_, I was also hoping you could tell me a little about SSD's, would you suggest I got one for this build, and are they really crucial? I saw you put them in some of your builds, but most people leave them out.
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May 17, 2012 12:04:03 PM

rsheets1991 said:
Thanks for the reply!

I don't plan on overclocking....as I said, i'm brand new at this kind of thing(my current computer is a pre-made dell with an upgraded video card{I did install the video card though!}) so I'm not brave enough to try anything to hi-techy. Also, I don't plan on crossfiring any time soon, but I wasn't sure what wattage I needed, so I figured over kill is under rated.

Would the i5 3570 and the ASRock Z77 Pro($250 together) be better then your suggested i5 3450 ($175) and decent H77 board ($100)?

Also, I used your $1000 build as a kind of cookie cutter type thing, if it looks semi-similar, just wanted to thank you for that.



There is always the option of going sandy bridge like a 2500k and a asrock z68 extreme 3. That might save you some money and allow the option of overclocking down the road. Also, I like the gtx 570 over the 7850...you can find them for prob $250 and under
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