Need advice on a motherboard

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fgZQ


this is my final build and I need to know if my mother board is adequate to run the pc
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  1. The case is really bad. Raidmax is terrible. Mobo is OK.
  2. why?
  3. Why are you getting an overclockable cpu with a motherboard that doesn't support overclocking?

    Also, I recommend the HAF 912 over the raidmax case. HAF 912 offers superior cooling and cable management.

    I also recommend you get the antec PSU over the coolermaster.

    Depending on your budget, I recommend this...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Antec 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: MSI DH-24AAS-17 R DVD/CD Writer ($22.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $768.36
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-05 18:45 EDT-0400)
  4. you see Im trying to stay with newegg only and my budget was $500 but this is better so im trying to stay under $800
  5. do I need a cpu cooler it comes with one and I was using the 2500k because its cheaper and i would overclock a long time from now so yeah
  6. The intel cooler that comes with it would be ok at stock speeds. But you won't be able to overclock until you purchase an aftermarket cpu cooler.
  7. O and spend $20 - $30 for a decent cooler like a Cooler Master hyper 212 ( read that as ANYTHING WITH DIRECT CONTACT HEAT PIPES AND A FAN)
  8. Hell, I hate to attack your build, you obviously are looking for budget build and the 2500k kicks ass... but consider an AMD cpu (phenomII 965) or a FX8120, then you can get a highend motherboard for a lot less, and look for atleast DDR 1600 and I'd even recommend 1866MHz... No reason at all a new system should have 1333 in it... finally... the budget video card (7770) is a bit of a terd too... look on Ebay for a decent 6870 or even a 6850... heck I've got 2 6870's I'd sell ya !!!
  9. I built one off that link you had... while the price is the same ball park... I think it's a better unit (I KNOW the i5 > any FX cpu) but I'm considering the entire build for better balance in components

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gEWE
  10. BTW this build is for a 16 year old that just wants to play high end games and make GFX
  11. nothing less and not more than $750
  12. well no less power than i specified price would be great
  13. no less power but lower price is great
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