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August 30, 2012 7:21:32 PM

Looking for a check if this will be a good build and that it will all fit? (Lol it's my first build but I'm pretty sure it's all compatible based on my research and advice).

Intel Core i5-3550 Quad-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155 - $195

Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 -$60

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $115

APEVIA X-TROOPER Series X-TRP-GN Black / Green Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $55

XFX Double D HD-685X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX - $130

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $45

Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $103

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM - $15

Total: $718

My budget was shooting for under 700$ but if I sign up for newegg and the amazon card I get an instant 50 off which puts me in budget.

Any advice or additional thoughts? I appreciate the help!

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August 30, 2012 7:54:10 PM

Couple of minor points to consider. Assuming this is for gaming. If you are using a Z77 motherboard, you had just as well get the unlocked "K" processor, even if you don't "plan" to overclock. Same price, extra option. Also, if it's a similar price, get Samsung 830 SSD. Tom's Hardware has just done latest update of "Best SSD's", which rates 830 as best, in price range (assuming same, where you are). Either way, system is certainly OK to go.
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August 30, 2012 8:17:56 PM

Are you only going to use an SSD hard drive? I would recommend getting a regular hard drive as well. You can fill 120 GB pretty fast.
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August 30, 2012 8:34:20 PM

I have external drives and NAS for movies and music, but I'll probably add another hard drive in the future when I have more money.

I'll look to see if I can find a samsung 830 for the same price as well.
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August 30, 2012 8:37:02 PM

Solid build. My two cents:

1. I5 3570k. Small price increase for much potential.
2. Micro center usually had a combo deal: i5 3570k & your Mobo for $300. You have to pick up at story is the only down side.
3. I have the 180 GB of your SSD. You'll love your SS !!!
4. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-ssd-upgrade-deal...
above link is to Intel 520, 120 GB for $100
5. Pls consider an MSI PE/OC 6850. ($160 NCIX.com)
6. PCPartpicker.com and amazon.com are also great places to look at prices.
7. CM HAF 912 is a nice, basic case (very large) for approx $50

Good luck !!
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August 30, 2012 8:44:58 PM

Alright, if you have outside this build hard drive space... then you should be just fine. Everything looks good. : )
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