New System: Requesting a Build Check

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.82 @ Adorama)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.96 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $625.29
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-08 12:12 EDT-0400)
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  1. Using the keyboard, mouse, and monitor from my previous computer. I'm planning on adding a video card at a later time.
  2. looks ok i guess.

    the thing id suggest is probably get a better board like the extreme4 or the gigabyte z77x-ud3h. id also suggest a hyper 212 evo if you are overclocking

    newegg has a promo going on where the samsung 830 is selling for 89.99 after a promo code. today is the last day. the samsung 830 is a much better SSD
  3. TheBigTroll said:
    looks ok i guess.

    the thing id suggest is probably get a better board like the extreme4 or the gigabyte z77x-ud3h. id also suggest a hyper 212 evo if you are overclocking

    newegg has a promo going on where the samsung 830 is selling for 89.99 after a promo code. today is the last day. the samsung 830 is a much faster SSD

    Fixed. :P
  4. Thanks guys. I'm planning on picking everything up from the local micro center as they are offering $50 off a z77 mobo with purchase of the i5-3570k.

    They have the samsung 830 for $10 more than the crucial m4, I'll definitely pick that up instead.
  5. Those are about the only things I'd pick up. Everything else at microcenter is expensive after (even before) taxes.

    Good idea. The Pro3 is like $60 after the deal. :)
  6. I thought so too, but even with the taxes it looks like I'll come out better going to the B&M.

    i5-3570k - 190
    Asrock Z77 Pro 3 - 45
    Crucial 8GB - 43
    Mk.III 600w - 70 (50 after rebate)
    Z9 ATX mid tower - 40 (30 after rebate)
    optical drive - 18
    windows 7 - 100
    samsung 830 128GB - 116

    ~$622 in hardware/software + ~$50 in taxes still comes out a bit cheaper, and I have the benefit of picking it up this afternoon.

    Outside of the pick-up option at micro center I haven't seen the i5-3570k for less than $230.
  7. seems good
  8. Thanks for your help, I forgot to add that I won't be overclocking initially. I'll be saving up for a nice graphics card and might upgrade the HSF in order to overclock in the future.
  9. you will need the hyper 212 evo eventually. get it when its 24 bucks or lower
  10. I like your build - 'cause it's a lot like mine :)

    Microcenter is the place for 3570k & mobo combo's. I got mine (3570k+ASRock z77 Extreme 4) for just under $300 and that's with tax. I love my / your PSU too. Great price and warranty - it's silent.

    Of note: I have a intel 330 180 GB SSD. I'd suggest it if you have the cash. If not - then try the Samsung 830 or Crucial M4 - both will be great and should run around $100. I assume you have an HDD laying around. My 180 GB is 1/3 full with win7, world of tanks, and Diablo III.

    I also waited for the GPU. I reused my MSI PE/OC HD 6850.

    This machine is awesome. I've not overclocked yet - no need. My SSD is a constant source of a grin - off to on just under 30 sec w/ password entry. Surfing & game play are awesome and that's with my very average GPU.

    You'll love it !!
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