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I am looking to build a new "everyday" PC for web browsing, photo/video editing, etc... While I would like to think I would game on it on occasion I doubt I would so the discrete card may not be needed

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=26537388

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  1. It's a good start but Thermaltake makes horrible PSUs and ditch the mATX board - your expansion options will be really limited. I'd also say ditch the blu ray burner for a cheap DVD burner and invest the difference in upgrading your GPU to a GTX 560TI or Radeon 7850.
  2. Thanks. Suggestions for the PSU and the mobo?

    The blu ray I am mainly looking at as a means to be able to copy blu ray disks. With two young kids it would be nice to be able to have back-ups.
  3. If you use blueray, keep it. For your use, I would only buy 4 gigs of ram. You also would be fine with an I3.
  4. spectreone3 said:
    Comments and suggestions for build...

    I am looking to build a new "everyday" PC for web browsing, photo/video editing, etc... While I would like to think I would game on it on occasion I doubt I would so the discrete card may not be needed

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=26537388

    :D

    Since your going with a Ivy Bridge cpu then you want an H77 board so you can use that 1600hz RAM. H61/67 boards do not support 1600Hz RAM and are targeted for Sandy Bridge cpu's.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600093976%20600315499&IsNodeId=1&name=Intel%20H77 <----- H77 boards

    Change your psu to this down below.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194102 $54.99 - $34.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    LEPA B550-SA 550W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    Either keep that discrete video card or step up to the 3570K so you have use of the Intel HD 4000 graphics. The 3450 comes with the Intel HD 2500 graphics which aren't nearly as good as the HD 4000 graphics.
  5. spectreone3 said:
    Thanks. Suggestions for the PSU and the mobo?

    The blu ray I am mainly looking at as a means to be able to copy blu ray disks. With two young kids it would be nice to be able to have back-ups.


    PSU: Seasonic S12 II 520W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128550

    The bad thing about copying BD-R discs is that a lot of those discs have copy protection already which is why most come with the digital copy and DVD disc anymore.
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