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Hello, i have been driving myself nuts reading post and trying to figure out what i need. This is my first ever build have bought factory dells in the past but my old dexktop is outdated bad and i want a new one for regular everyday use, internet, school and some games mainly wow, skyrim, d3.
Approximate Purchase Date:this week or next few weeks

Budget Range:700-800 give or take

System Usage from Most to Least Important:home, internet,gaming

Parts Not Required:keybord, mouse, speakers, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg, tigerdirect

Country: USA ,TN

Parts Preferences: Intel cpu

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no


Additional Comments: I would like to use an i5-2400 or i5-2320 05 2300. no ssd, gtx 560 card. need help with a good mobo though would like to use an atx instead of a micro atx but dont have to


I mainly need help picking out a motherboard to go with the I5-2400 and a gtx 560 card. I have gotten confused reading about all the different boards, the h61, h67, h77, p67, z77, so would love some help and info please

Here is what i have so far please look it over and see if it will work or if i should change anything, deff need mobo help


CPU
Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core

Memory
Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

Video Card
Asus GeForce GTX 560 1GB

Case
Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower

Power Supply
Antec 550W ATX12V

Optical Drive
Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit

$707.02 after rebates


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8qWT
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  1. Thats a nice Build you have there, Do you have a Micro center Near of you?, They have really good Deals. They were selling the I5 2500k at 180 last time i checked.

    If you Dont have a microcenter Near of you.

    A I5 2400+Gtx 560+ A H77 or Z77 Motherboard will Be Excellent for you, Nice Choice on the Psu Btw.
  2. chulex67 said:
    Thats a nice Build you have there, Do you have a Micro center Near of you?, They have really good Deals. They were selling the I5 2500k at 180 last time i checked.

    If you Dont have a microcenter Near of you.

    A I5 2400+Gtx 560+ A H77 or Z77 Motherboard will Be Excellent for you, Nice Choice on the Psu Btw.



    No sorry to say there is no micro center near me, so i will be using newegg, tigerdirect. would you recoment the H77 or the z77, and what brand? Yea the psu i knew i wasnt going to be overclocking or sli or crossfire so i knew i didnt need overkill power but wanted something safe reliable. Thanks for your help and input.
  3. Best answer
    For a non-k CPU, get the H77.
  4. azeem40 said:
    For a non-k CPU, get the H77.



    Can you use 3rd gen intel ivy bridge chips later on with the h77 if you wanted to upgrade later? What brand model do you recomend?
  5. H77 is an Ivy bridge chipset, so yes.
  6. is there a big cost difference between the h77 and z77?
  7. H77 is cheaper.
  8. oh ok awsome thanks for the info and the help. Is there a h77 board you would recommend?
  9. I believe it is the Pro3 Gen3 from ASRock.
  10. couldnt find that one on newegg will look around though all i saw was pro4
  11. Yeah, Pro4 is what I meant. Typo lol.
  12. ok thanks
  13. out of these 2 builds which one looks the best, is the ssd really that important, will i see that much of a difference?


    Total: $895.95




    CPU

    Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core

    $184.99


    Motherboard

    ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155

    $102.55


    Memory

    Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333

    $46.99


    Hard Drive

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM

    $72.99


    Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB 2.5" SSD

    $95.99


    Video Card

    Asus GeForce GTX 560 1GB

    $169.99


    Case

    Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower

    $52.99


    Power Supply

    Antec 550W ATX12V

    $54.99


    Optical Drive

    Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer

    $17.99


    Operating System

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

    $96.48


    CPU

    Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core

    $184.99


    Motherboard

    ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155

    $102.55


    Memory

    Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333

    $46.99


    Hard Drive

    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

    $84.99


    Video Card

    Asus GeForce GTX 560 1GB

    $169.99


    Case

    Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower

    $52.99


    Power Supply

    Antec 550W ATX12V

    $54.99


    Optical Drive

    Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer

    $17.99


    Operating System

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

    $96.48
  14. the first one is like $95 the second aroun $811
  15. sorry ment the first one is like $880 and the last one $811
  16. Best answer selected by pfloydhead.
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