New build, please rate and/or comment

It's been about five years since my last build. I have not kept up with the technology so I have had to play catch up. Looking at a new build as shown below. I am open to any recommendations or comments concerning my picks. I'm not a gamer and do not intend to overclock at this time. Video selection left out until I try the Intel HD4000 graphics. I am mainly concerned about having stable and quality build with good components at a reasonable price. I am particularly interested in comments and recommendations on the power supply. I have always used Antec power supplies and have never had any issues. I realize that this is more computing power than I need but since I only do this every five years, I might as have more than I need for now. Thanks for your comments.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.17 @ Amazon)
Other: Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port
Other: Antec 30300 Three Hundred 3.5" To 5.25" Drive Bay Adapter Assembly
Other: 3 - Antec TrueQuiet 120 Cooling Fan
Total: $817.08
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-17 15:07 EDT-0400)
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  1. Pointless to get an unlocked CPU if you're not going to overclock.

    The extra case fans will be useless until you get your build up and running, and get a better card reader as that one is junk.
  2. Sblake said:
    It's been about five years since my last build. I have not kept up with the technology so I have had to play catch up. Looking at a new build as shown below. I am open to any recommendations or comments concerning my picks. I'm not a gamer and do not intend to overclock at this time. Video selection left out until I try the Intel HD4000 graphics. I am mainly concerned about having stable and quality build with good components at a reasonable price. I am particularly interested in comments and recommendations on the power supply. I have always used Antec power supplies and have never had any issues. I realize that this is more computing power than I need but since I only do this every five years, I might as have more than I need for now. Thanks for your comments.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.17 @ Amazon)
    Other: Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port
    Other: Antec 30300 Three Hundred 3.5" To 5.25" Drive Bay Adapter Assembly
    Other: 3 - Antec TrueQuiet 120 Cooling Fan
    Total: $817.08
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-17 15:07 EDT-0400)


    What exactley do you plan to use this computer for because you can save a lot of money for this build. it almost looks like a gaming rig without a discrete graphics card and like you said way more then you need.
  3. General use with heavy business financial programs. Some video editing. May want to do some gaming at some point but not heavy.
  4. Sblake said:
    General use with heavy business financial programs. Some video editing. May want to do some gaming at some point but not heavy.


    You could drop that to an i5-3450 and then add in a Radeon 6850 as your GPU - that will handle some light gaming and video editing.
  5. This morning Newegg has the Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770 on sale for $289.99. Since I do not plan to overclock I am thinking of buying this and save $50.
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