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Build for my girlfriend, opinions and advice please

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August 16, 2012 12:19:55 PM

Hi,
I just wanted to post this new build i'm doing for my g/f and get any opinions or advice you think might help.
I will not be overclocking but may consider crossfire down the track.

USE - gaming (1920 x 1080 with reasonably high detail), Internet, music, movies etc
BUDGET - no more than it already is ...lol
COUNTRY - Australia (so no newegg suggestions please)

BUILD - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lists&wlcId=61195&action=wish_lists
CPU - Intel Core i5 3470
GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD7770 1GB GHZ Edition OC
M/B - ASRock B75 Pro3 Motherboard
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3
PSU - Corsair CX-500 V2
SSD - SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive 120GB
HDD - Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EARX
CASE - NZXT Guardian 921RB Blue LED

Many Thanks
August 16, 2012 12:55:48 PM

Decent. Except you want at least a Caviar Blue for the HDD or else it may be a little too slow for your liking. You might not also need 2TB lol, 1TB is fine.
August 16, 2012 4:57:53 PM

As long as the HDD isn't a boot disk, the RMP shouldn't contribute to the speed of the PC. When I open programs or other files on my SSD and my HDD, which 5900rpm, I can't really tell the difference in speed between them. That HDD is really good if you think you need that much space.
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August 16, 2012 5:34:55 PM

msi g45 z77 mb onsale for 104.00 on new egg. it has two 6g ports not one on the lower end mb.
August 16, 2012 8:35:25 PM

Thanks for the replies. Yeah the 2TB is essential. Correct me if I'm wrong but the WD Green at 5900rpm should be just as quick as the Seagate Barracuda 2TB at 7200rpm, which is my other available option in the price range.
This is just what i read so does anyone have any first hand experience to share?
August 16, 2012 8:46:34 PM

smorizio said:
msi g45 z77 mb onsale for 104.00 on new egg. it has two 6g ports not one on the lower end mb.


Thanks but my budget is already maxed out. And, as stated originally, no new egg!
I don't think is wise to buy PC parts from overseas and last I checked newegg didn't ship here anyway.
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August 16, 2012 11:04:51 PM

you could save your self some money buy a cheap white case and spray paint it pepto bismal pink then toss 10-15 my little pony stickers on it... :D  :D  :D 
August 17, 2012 2:40:20 AM

If it was only that simple ...lol ... my girl's a genuine gamer and knows what she wants.
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