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August 23, 2012 11:02:45 PM

This is going to be my 1st build i wan't to know a few things, but 1st things 1st will this build be compatible? Also any improvements you would make to it? Also im not getting the 3570k because im new and really i don't think ill overclock and will need to.

Budget 800-1000 not including monitor

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155

CPU: i5 3570

GPU: Sapphire Radeon 7850 2GB

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw series (8GB)

Case: Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded 2 x USB 3.0

PSU: hec ZEPHYR ZEPHY580MX 580W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.3 / SSI EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Hard drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

OS: Windows 95 (jokes)

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August 23, 2012 11:19:35 PM

If you don't plan on over clocking then look at a B75 board to save some money, and I would change up on the power supply to either an Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax or PC Power & Cooling.
August 23, 2012 11:21:44 PM

With your budget, it is short sighted not to spend an extra $15 to buy a 3570K. You need not overclock at all if you don't want to, but that is what the "K" is designed to do.
It is really very somple, just change the multiplier from the default 34 to 40-43 and you are done.
I would preserve that option.
If you live near a microcenter, they will sell you a 3570K for $190.

I do not recognize Zephyr as a psu. I would stick with known quality psu's.
My short list would include Seasonic, Corsair, PC P&C. Antec, and XFX.

You obviously own windows 95, but it is obsolete and no longer supported.
I would avoid any potential issues and buy a windows 7 upgrade kit.
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August 23, 2012 11:25:14 PM

geofelt said:
With your budget, it is short sighted not to spend an extra $15 to buy a 3570K. You need not overclock at all if you don't want to, but that is what the "K" is designed to do.
It is really very somple, just change the multiplier from the default 34 to 40-43 and you are done.
I would preserve that option.
If you live near a microcenter, they will sell you a 3570K for $190.

I do not recognize Zephyr as a psu. I would stick with known quality psu's.
My short list would include Seasonic, Corsair, PC P&C. Antec, and XFX.

You obviously own windows 95, but it is obsolete and no longer supported.
I would avoid any potential issues and buy a windows 7 upgrade kit.


I was joking about windows 95 i have windows 7 also ill check for a new PSU
August 23, 2012 11:33:21 PM

Ok the build is currently at 920$ if there any small things that can be added to make it up to 1000 i changed CPU to 3570k and PSU to

Seasonic SS-560KM Active PFC F3, 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified, Modular Power Supply
August 24, 2012 3:51:57 AM

dells17 said:
Ok the build is currently at 920$ if there any small things that can be added to make it up to 1000 i changed CPU to 3570k and PSU to

Seasonic SS-560KM Active PFC F3, 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified, Modular Power Supply


Very good changes.

I would add an aftermarket cpu cooler. It need not be expensive.
$30 will buy you a cm hyper212. The larger 120mm fan will keep your cpu cooler and quieter.
The backplate mount will be easier than the stock Intel pushpin cooler.

On the ram, buy a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb low profile DDR3 1600 ram.
Faster is useless, and fancy heat spreaders are mostly marketing.

If your budget can handle it, buy a 120gb ssd for the os and half a dozen games. Everything you do will seem quicker.
Intel 330 or Samsung would be best for reliability.
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