First Build, Compatibility Check

Approximate Purchase Date: Tonight/ASAP!

Budget Range: Would like to get down around $850 if possible

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Running VM's and Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cheapest?

Location: USA

Overclocking: In the future

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1900x1200


Additional Comments: Will be running multiple VM's with CPU intensive programs running 24/7. Want a system that can handle this abuse.

Mostly concerned about the motherboard and PSU. I will be purchasing a better gpu and probably overclocking in the future, will this PSU be able to handle that?


My build so far:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g5Pp

Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $289.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80623i72700k

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.98
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr1

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $119.18
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z68extreme3gen3

Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $40.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d1609ds1s00

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-hd103sj

XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card $174.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-hd687azhfc

Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-threehundredillusion

Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $89.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu650txv2

Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh222bbbebe

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $90.62
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050

Total: $969.71, with rebates: $929.71
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g6Uf
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g6Uf/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g6Uf/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($216.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $898.94
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-30 20:18 EDT-0400)

    If you'tr willing to download a windows 7 ISO, which i did for the first time yesterday (SUPER easy) then you can get a better GPU, and CPU with my build. You don't need 650W unless your going to SLI. My PSU is actually Silver certified so it will run you super efficiently.
  2. All looks pretty good to go. Provided mobo's got all the features you need, that fine. PSU is plenty for what you have, plus a bit for expansion. You could, of course, go up to 750W, if you are thinking of adding something sustantial, but no point, otherwise.
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