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First Build, Compatibility Check

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August 31, 2012 12:08:22 AM

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-r...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $119.18
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z68extr...

Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $40.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d...

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

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-threehundredill...

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

Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh22...

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

Total: $969.71, with rebates: $929.71
August 31, 2012 12:19:46 AM

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.
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August 31, 2012 12:34:11 AM

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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