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July 20, 2012 4:56:25 PM

Thanks for taking time to review! I choose bundles for the CPU/motherboards but feel free to go a different route.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next 48 hours (7/21)
Budget Range: $400-600 USD after rebates - if I'm building more machine than I need will drop to pentium gxxx and 400ish
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web Development, Gaming (Diablo, Warcraft)
Are you buying a monitor:No
Parts: Have Radeon hd7770, win 7 ult/8, 1 TB 7700rpm - Building Box - mb, memory, cpu, psu, case, ssd
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg - Location Tulsa, Ok USA
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU
Overclocking: Maybe Crossfire down the road; nice to have but not important
Your Monitor Resolution: ( one of these 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)
Additional Comments: Building new box for home workstation and gaming. Tend to play MMO style games (Diablo, Warcraft, Guild Wars, etc) Normally have quite a few windows open (Game +5, Develop 15+). Looking to build a box that will get me through the next 4-5 years (with any luck). Prefer a smaller setup that's easy to move but I like fans LOL.

$69.99 LIAN LI PC-V351A Silver Aluminum MicroATX Desktop Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$59.99 SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$54.99 Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Above isn't final have decide cpu for sure. 4-8GB will go about as high mhz as 50 bucks and board will allow)

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

*** I want an aftermarket cpu cooler not sure what would be a good fit with the case***

$287.98 Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450 bundled with: 1x ASRock Z77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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$292.98 (15 mail in also) Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450 bundled with: 1x MSI Z77MA-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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$242.98 - Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450 bundled with: 1x ASRock B75M LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...







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July 20, 2012 5:14:35 PM

The middle combo is the only one that supports CrossFire/SLI properly. Get that if you're really going to Xfire, otherwise get the third, cheapest one.

Other parts look fine.
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July 21, 2012 1:39:13 AM

Thanks Finneous. Any thoughts on a good aftermarket cooler that's not too large for a microatx desktop?
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July 21, 2012 8:47:17 AM

Well I don't think you really need one since you can't OC. Coolermaster's cheaper models are bettern than Intel boxed coolers though.
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July 21, 2012 7:45:06 PM

Is an i5 overkill for what I use a pc for? I don't believe the games I play are too intensive but I probably do utilize multiple cores in development. Not too much of an alternate.
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July 28, 2012 2:51:18 AM

Best answer selected by mchljrdn.
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