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Im going to build a computer for my friend and I need help deciding one the mobo and psu, the parts ive picked are

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066 - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121651 - ASUS HD7850 Graphics Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 - Intel Core i5-3570K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB Ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767 - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 - ASUS DRW-24B1ST Dvd Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 - Windows 7

The two mobos I need help deciding on are the

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837 - ASUS P8Z77-V LK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 - Asrock Z77 Extreme4

Also I cant decide on whats a good psu around 700w and around $90 - $100.
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  1. Both mobo's are very good pick which ever is cheaper imo

    For PSU id look at corsair or seasonic or some of the newer antec models. I always look to see how many different protections they offer (more the better) and 12v amp power.
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    hunterp said:
    Im going to build a computer for my friend and I need help deciding one the mobo and psu, the parts ive picked are

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066 - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121651 - ASUS HD7850 Graphics Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 - Intel Core i5-3570K

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB Ram

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767 - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB Hard Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 - ASUS DRW-24B1ST Dvd Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 - Windows 7

    The two mobos I need help deciding on are the

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837 - ASUS P8Z77-V LK
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 - Asrock Z77 Extreme4

    Also I cant decide on whats a good psu around 700w and around $90 - $100.


    I vote for the ASUS P8Z77-V. This is a good PSU (Corsair), and on sale right now too:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    The 750W model is here, and with a rebate comes to your budget range:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    I should mention that either one of the 2 PSUs I suggested will power your system, and then some. If you plan go go dual GPU, either PSU will suffice in the future.
  3. I built a similar computer in June:

    Micro center combo: Just under $300 for CPU & Asrock z77 (had to pick it up at the store for the deal)

    Thoughts:
    1. I went with PC Power and Cooling Mk III, 600 Watt psu. Silent and thrifty w/ reabate. Modular too. A little less power than I was thinking / wanting but,
    2. After much thought, I decided NOT to SLI / Crossfire. Instead, I'll OC CPU & GPU until I buy my next updated GPU (1-2 years). Currently running a reused 6850 and it's doing everything I need it to
    3. SSD. Pls consider an SSD. I have an Intel 330, 180 GB. Cruicial M4 & Samsung 830 are both great as well. Once you use and SSD, you will not ever use an HDD for your OS. It's just that simple. i would not go below 120 GB.
    4. Corsair & Seasonic are great PSU brands as well

    Good Luck !!

    This just in from Tom's: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-ssd-upgrade-deal-sale,17288.html

    $100 for an Intel 520, 120 GB ... I'm just saying - it might be the work of a higher power.
  4. Best answer selected by hunterp.
  5. I think im going to go with the ASUS P8Z77-V LK and the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 . Thanks for everyone's help.
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