Build me a system, under 900

I'm looking to start building my own system here in a few weeks and need help. I'm looking to spend around $800-900, I already have a video card that I will use on it so no need for a new one. I plan to use it for gaming but super ultra graphics aren't really a priority for me, speed is everything. Thanks in advanced!
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  1. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard - $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $230
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133MHz Desktop Memory - $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468

    Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $73
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

    ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS - $27
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135240

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    Total: $790 :)
  2. 32GB SSD with Windows will have very little space left. Get 64 or 90 gigs. OP, are you overclocking? If you are, get a CPU cooler. A Cooler Master Hyper 212+ will help you overclock.
  3. While I won't recommend the Gigabyte case, he doesn't need a $100 case either.
    How about something more functional? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061&Tpk=NZXT%20Gamma

    The SSD isn't a great deal. Most standard SSD prices are nearing $1/GB, with
    recent deals bringing the price down to $.50/GB.
  4. Get a Samsung or Crucial drive.
  5. Samsung 830 Drives are faster than the M4 (Faster than a lot of SSDs actually), but coming from a Hard Drive the real world usage difference would probably be hard to notice in most cases. Here is a decent price on an M4:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

    By no means a great deal, but it is decent.
  6. I disagree. In boot-up, and opening apps, it's lightning-quick. However, if you are referring to games, you are right. SSD's do not have a performance impact on games. The games will load faster, but you won't get better FPS.
  7. Some basic components & sketch of the system have been posted but it will be easier to advice if you please fill up http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    Also thanks obsama1, Singingthroughthestorm for your advices & guideance. I've included them in the build.
  8. obsama1 said:
    I disagree. In boot-up, and opening apps, it's lightning-quick. However, if you are referring to games, you are right. SSD's do not have a performance impact on games. The games will load faster, but you won't get better FPS.


    I think you misunderstood. I am not saying an SSD won't improve performance in general usage of your computer.
    I am saying the difference between an HDD and an SSD is so night and day, that the difference between a Crucial M4 and a Samsung 830 in terms of real world usage might not be noticeable coming from someone who has only used HDDs.
  9. Correct, but you do want to get a reliable SSD. The Sandforce drives have a high-failure rate.
  10. No drive he suggested has a Sandforce controller.
  11. M4 uses the Marvell controller if I remember correctly.
  12. Yep, and so does the 830. :)
  13. I know. However, you do want to stay away from them.
  14. Uh no. The M4's are probably the most reliable SSD's I have used. And I have used plenty. Intel is winner for the pure stability and the 830 is second for stability+speed while the M4 is third for obvious reasons. I do not know where you get your information, but unless you have had "many" bad experiences with them then...

    Bottom line, if buying an SSD get the 830. If it is too expensive then the M4 is the next best choice.
  15. rocknrollz said:
    Uh no. The M4's are probably the most reliable SSD's I have used. And I have used plenty. Intel is winner for the pure stability and the 830 is second for stability+speed while the M4 is third for obvious reasons. I do not know where you get your information, but unless you have had "many" bad experiences with them then...

    Bottom line, if buying an SSD get the 830. If it is too expensive then the M4 is the next best choice.

    Or the Vertex 4, which combines the 830's fast speed and the M4's reliability. And btw, he said to stay away from Sandforce drives, not the M4/830.
  16. Yes, that's why I said get the Crucial M4 or Samsung drives. Just stay away from Sandforce ones. I was agreeing with you!
  17. And I was defending you! :)
  18. Thanks! *High-five*
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