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Fast, moderate ($$ non-gaming system

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July 11, 2012 1:17:38 PM

This is for a non-gamer, but wants fast. I will get this from microcenter. What do you think?


Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor
Price Each: $189.99

TP-Link USA TL-WN851ND Wireless N PCI Adapter
Price Each: $19.99

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
Price Each: $89.99

Crucial m4 CT128M4SSD1 128GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Price Each: $119.99

Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Price Each: $62.99

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules)
Price Each: $44.99

Cooler Master GeminII S524 Universal CPU Cooler
Price Each: $39.99

Corsair Builder Series 600 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply
Price Each: $72.99

July 11, 2012 1:19:33 PM

looks good, but you won't need that 600W PSU. without a video card at all, you only need a 300-400W PSU. get the Corsair 430W
July 11, 2012 1:28:26 PM

yeah, I did think about that. But this will allow for an upgrade to video card if there is a change of mind in future. Plus Microcenter did not have the 430 in stock :) 
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July 11, 2012 2:14:50 PM

ok, you are right, I could save a couple of bucks if I get the Antec Basiq vp450 for 40 ($30 after mail in rebate).

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July 11, 2012 3:22:18 PM
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that should work fine, and should take up to a 6850/7850 AMD video card, or up to 550ti/560SE from NVidea (maybe the 660?)
July 18, 2012 5:53:47 PM

My system is complete and I couldn't be happier with the experience. The only thing I would have done differently is install Linux only instead of dual Windows/linux. I never use Windows now that I have Ubuntu installed.
July 18, 2012 5:54:10 PM

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