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Look over my 1st ever build please!

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August 2, 2012 1:02:00 AM

Right been putting this together and have had some help from some guys in the graphic display forum advising me that the hd 7870 card is real nice and better than the 7850 worth the money so I've got this together, can someone check its good and all compatible for me and I won't run into any problems, thanks

Antec 300 Tower Case
XFX Radeon HD 7870 Graphic Card
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
Kingston HyperX Genesis 2x4GB 1600MHz
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Desktop Motherboard
Samsung SH-S222AB 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX PSU
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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August 2, 2012 1:05:05 AM

I'd be getting an IB processor with a Z77 board, no reason not to at this point.

i5-3570K
Extreme4, UD3H or something similar for the mobo.
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August 2, 2012 1:17:48 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Go with this for your motherboard and CPU instead:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Make sure your RAM is 1.5V, anything else will have stability issues.

And then swap your PSU with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Otherwise everything else looks good.


Is AsRock Extreme4 Z77 good motherboard? It has all the features but does it have quality to last like an ASUS or Gigabyte board?
August 2, 2012 5:28:37 AM

It uses the same capacitors, so yes, it will last just as long.
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