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Will this Case Work temporarily?

Hey all,

So i have an old ultra aluminus case from my old computer. Here is a link to the case.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1215768&CatId=1521

only difference is the color of mine.

I also have an ultra x connect 2 power supply that is 550 watts. Here is the link
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2974488&CatId=1079

Below are the parts I am considering putting in this case if anyone could advise if they should work temporarily till i am able to avoid a better power supply and case.

Processor:
I want to put in the case this processor or this one. Any other Recommendations appreciated

i-5 3540
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388579

or this one

i-5 3570K
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577

Motherboard: Kind of partial to asus motherboards because of my past one, their warranty, and overall build quality. Other recommendations welcome

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0390655

or

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0366623


Ram:

Doesn't really matter much to me. Probably will only put in 8gb to start out.

Video Cards: Need Recommendations

Just need a simple low end one that will run guild wars 2 at a decent frame rate.

Overall looking for a motherboard that will allow for upgradeability in the future.

Thanks All!
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  1. What is your budget?

    The case is fine.

    The Z77 based motherboard will work fine, but it is a smaller M-ATX size. It will fit in your case, and handle either cpu chip.


    The second motherboard is for amd cpu's and will not work with ivy bridge cpu's.
  2. There is no real set budget im just trying to make a basic pc that can do some gaming and is upgradeable for the future. I'll probably end up spending around 600-700 before I update case and power supply in the future. I don't game as much as I used to, but miss pc gaming over console gaming. Such a big difference.

    Thanks yeah my bad about the second motherboard didnt realize it said amd at first. I think im looking towards these asus boards now. with microcenter $50 rebate.

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387156
    or
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0386887

    Thanks for your assistance geofelt.
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    Jglitch said:
    There is no real set budget im just trying to make a basic pc that can do some gaming and is upgradeable for the future. I'll probably end up spending around 600-700 before I update case and power supply in the future. I don't game as much as I used to, but miss pc gaming over console gaming. Such a big difference.

    Thanks yeah my bad about the second motherboard didnt realize it said amd at first. I think im looking towards these asus boards now. with microcenter $50 rebate.

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387156
    or
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0386887

    Thanks for your assistance geofelt.


    For upgradeability, I would suggest the 3570K instead of the 3540. The "K" will allow you a simple multiplier overclock to the 4.3 range.
    This looks like a good reasonably priced (after rebate)Z77 ASUS motherboard.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0393422
    It has sli capabilities, not that I recommend dual cards for expansion.

    The wattage of your ultra x2 550w psu is sufficient for a GTX670.
    But it looks like it is a tier 5(not recommended) unit on this list:
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    If it has been working ok, then use it. But, think about replacing it sometime with a known quality brand.
    Seasonic, Antec, PC P&C, XFX, and Corsair to name a few.
  4. thanks geofelt yeah I think im pretty set on the 3570k


    and now trying to decide between these two asus boards

    The 2ND one is similar to the one you pointed out just some small upgrades, but i think im leaning towards the 1ST one i listed ( the sabertooth) if I can get $50 off of it.

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388088

    or

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0395444

    I believe I can get $50 off either one with the cpu mobo combo runs, but I am going to verify that today when I go look at them and purchase hopefully.

    Thanks for the info on the psu I plan on changing it in the future just not immediately.
  5. Best answer selected by jglitch.
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