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July 10, 2012 6:18:20 PM

Hello,
Im looking to buy a new MOBO, a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H. Can I squeeze that in a HP Pavilion a1130 case?

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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 6:31:34 PM

I'd have to see a picture of the case to know if it would fit or not.

You'll most likely need a new PSU as well.
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July 10, 2012 7:01:02 PM

Yes I plan to buy a new PSU to support my Graphics card (Radeon HD7850), as well as a CPU and Ram to go along with the MOBO. Thanks for the tip guys, you think i can use the same hard drive and dvd drives that came with my old PC or do I have to buy new ones? Thanks again for help.
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 8:16:39 PM

if you are not going to overclock or get a "K" series cpu:
GA-B75M-D3H $75.99
same model but w/o HDMI
GA-B75M-D3V $64.99
also has just 2 DIMM slots for 16 gig of RAM instead of 4 for 32 gigs of RAM

as long as you hard drive/DVD is SATA II it will work (which does look like it.)

depending on the cpu of your choice you *could* get away with:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 $44.99
$24.99 after mail-in rebate card
if you are getting an i5 and overclocking it maybe for a little room:
Silverstone Strider Essential ST50F-ES 500W $57.24
$47.24 After Mail In Rebate
LEPA B550-SA 550W $59.99
$49.99 after mail-in rebate card
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 8:42:57 PM

Cecena_5 said:
Yes I plan to buy a new PSU to support my Graphics card (Radeon HD7850), as well as a CPU and Ram to go along with the MOBO. Thanks for the tip guys, you think i can use the same hard drive and dvd drives that came with my old PC or do I have to buy new ones? Thanks again for help.


If you're gonna do that you might as well just buy a whole new case on top of that - you can get like a HAF 912 for $50. You can definitely reuse your old HDs, I'm not too sure about the optical drives if you can use those or not but new ones are only $17 - not that much of a drop in the bucket.
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July 10, 2012 9:32:56 PM

Yes I do plan to overclocking it by getting the i5. So my build will be:
1) ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard.
2) LEPA B550-SA 550W PSU
3) Intell Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge CPU
4) 2 4gig DDR3 Ram
5) And most possibly a HAF 912 Case.
Ill be using the same hard drive and dvd drives
This is my first time putting together a computer so is there anything else I need? Im trying to spend less than $1000. Thanks in advance!
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 9:48:41 PM

a windows DVD since the license you have now woun't carry over to the new motherboard.

what about graphics? the intel HD 2000 is ok but a discrete card if you want to play WoW or D3 but not a worry for something like farmville.
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July 10, 2012 9:57:16 PM

Haha, playing D3 without any lag is the reason why im upgrading (and also to update my comp since its very old). I have an HD Radeon 6850 which i forgot to add to the list. What do you mean by the Intel CPU being 'ok'. Is their better? I want this system to last me many years so im trying to get the best of stuff.
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 10:10:26 PM

actually HD 2000 sucks for games.

to be sure, when you mentioned overclocking, you know that would be a i5-2500K right? and if so a aftermarket heatsink is better than the stock one from intel.
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $22.99 <--- ok
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $34.99 <--- better

but what case were you thinking of to make sure that it fits.
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July 10, 2012 10:33:39 PM

Oh I see, In that case I will buy the i5-2550K and a separate heatsink as you mentioned.
Out of curiosity since your more knowledgeable about this stuff, what kind of build would you have if you have a $1000 budget (excluding the graphics card and its cost)?
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 10:38:24 PM

Cecena_5 said:
Yes I do plan to overclocking it by getting the i5. So my build will be:
1) ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard.
2) LEPA B550-SA 550W PSU
3) Intell Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge CPU
4) 2 4gig DDR3 Ram
5) And most possibly a HAF 912 Case.
Ill be using the same hard drive and dvd drives
This is my first time putting together a computer so is there anything else I need? Im trying to spend less than $1000. Thanks in advance!


Do not get that PSU, that will not be good. Read this about what happens when you use cheap PSUs: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-pow...

For that price, get a Corsair CX600 - it will be a far safer bet.
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July 10, 2012 10:55:31 PM

Ok ill get the Corsair CX600 instead. Is their anything else you would change on the list or maybe an upgrade from an item I have all ready listed? I still have about $400 extra to spend. Thanks for your help guys.
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 11:02:48 PM

Cecena_5 said:
Oh I see, In that case I will buy the i5-2550K and a separate heatsink as you mentioned.
Out of curiosity since your more knowledgeable about this stuff, what kind of build would you have if you have a $1000 budget (excluding the graphics card and its cost)?

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W $89.99
Intel Core i5 2500K $199.99
Savings Code 57962-1015. SAVE $14.93 off our regular price of $214.92 if you buy today! Special price ends 07/11/2012. Limit 1 per customer
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Now: $134.99
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB $45.99
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 120GB SSD $94.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB $64.99
Antec Eleven Hundred Performance Gaming Case $94.98
Valid from Jul 09, 2012 to Jul 31, 2012.
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $34.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $99.99

$860.91 excluding keyboard, mouse and monitor.
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 11:04:01 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Do not get that PSU, that will not be good. Read this about what happens when you use cheap PSUs: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-pow...

For that price, get a Corsair CX600 - it will be a far safer bet.

are you aware LEPA is enermax? a tier 1 manufacturer?
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 11:14:04 PM

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are you aware LEPA is enermax? a tier 1 manufacturer?


Actually I wasn't.

Cecena_5 said:
Ok ill get the Corsair CX600 instead. Is their anything else you would change on the list or maybe an upgrade from an item I have all ready listed? I still have about $400 extra to spend. Thanks for your help guys.


If you're getting a HAF 912 get the full ATX board. You should also invest in a good GPU like a Radeon 7850 / 7870 if you're doing any gaming at all.

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Oh I see, In that case I will buy the i5-2550K and a separate heatsink as you mentioned.


Don't get the 2550K as you lose onboard video - it's helpful in diagnosing GPU problems. Stick with the 2500K.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($246.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($20.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $942.87
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 11:22:02 PM

g-unit1111 said:
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are you aware LEPA is enermax? a tier 1 manufacturer?

Actually I wasn't.

however upon checking myself, it is the B & P series; not the G series i recommended, those are CWT.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page22979.h...
thanks for saying something, i do need a little more cation from time to time.

:love:  ya G!
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July 10, 2012 11:33:39 PM

Thanks for your help guys, I will invest in a Full ATX case and grab items from both of your lists that will create a good computer within my budget. Cheers and have a good day.
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 11:35:21 PM

glad to help and take care.
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