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First Homebuilt Rig

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July 11, 2012 3:03:31 PM

Budget Max: $1000
Budget Ideal: $800-$900
I have a monitor
I will use the onboard sound card

Motherboard: ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $70

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K $230

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0 $100

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $70

RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT $40

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 120

Keyboard/Mouse: Microsoft 5SH-00001 Black USB RF Wireless Standard Desktop 800 for Business $21

Optical Drive: SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM $17

Video Card:EVGA 01G-P3-1361-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $150

Network Card: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe (RNWD-11011) IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCIe 2.0 Wireless Adapter Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA/WPA2 $12

Speakers: Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS (FTC) 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Black $27

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $100

Total: $957

Am I missing anything?
Are these parts compatible?
Is there anything overblown I can downgrade?
Is there anything that needs to be upgraded?

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July 11, 2012 3:10:27 PM

Do you plan to overclock that CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K?

K series are special because they can be overclocked, but to get the most out of it you need a chipset that is designed for it. The H61 chipset for that ASUS mobo isn't designed for an Ivy7 Bridge K series CPU. Better look into a Z77 chipset based motherboard, and an after market CPU cooler as well. If you're not interested in overclocking than get a CPU:Intel Core i5-3570 (no K) and an H77 based motherboard.

Edit: Check out the HD 6870 vs GTX 460 the HD 6870 is much better and can be priced for around the same.
July 11, 2012 3:13:08 PM

Thank You! And yes!