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October 6, 2012 4:29:36 PM

Hi,


I am redoing my main PC at home. it is will be used primarily as the host for media for all home devices, remote desktop and HD Video editing.. I have never used it for gaming and dont forsee this changing. I would be really grateful if you guys can cast an eye and see if Ive got things about right.

I've got an i5 3570K on order. Ive also got Case, PSU,storage drives and GFX card which I am carrying over from my existing setup.

My current proposed shopping list (which I would like to submit ASAP) is as follows;

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro 4, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, D-Sub/DVI-D/HDMI, ATX - £84.92
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S222AB/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM - £11.96
USB 3 Panel & 2.5" Bay: Silverstone FP38B, 3.5", 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x 2.5" HDD Mount - £12.29
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V - £30.96
Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler Intel 775/1155/1156/1366 AMD 939/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ - £19.98

And finally, I would like to put in an SSD as my boot drive. I've narrowed it down to 3 which would you recommend?

128GB Crucial RealSSD M4, 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD, MLC-Flash, Read 500Mb/s, Write 175Mb/s *New Version* -£78.14
128GB Samsung 830 Series, SSD Basic Kit, Ultra Slim 7mm SATA III, Read 520MB/s, Write 320MB/s PC/MAC - £79.34
128GB OCZ Vertex 4, 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s, Indilinx Everest 2, MLC-Flash, Read 560MB/s, Write 430MB/s, 120k IOPS Max - £88.94

Thanks in advance guys :) 
October 6, 2012 4:48:16 PM

If you can cancel the CPU order, do so. Sounds like an i7-3770 would benefit you more considering what it would be for.

Will you be overclocking? If not, then there's not much use for a z77. Get the ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP instead.

Get the Samsung 830. It's for some odd reason, cheaper than the Vertex 4.
October 6, 2012 4:55:27 PM

I won't be doing much HD work, just home movies etc.

149.99 for the i5 was a steal!

Overclocking is something I fancy getting into so think I'll stick with the z77.

With the above in mind, everything fit together OK?
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October 6, 2012 5:09:47 PM

Oh. That's a great deal, nvm then. :D 

Yep, everything's good to go.
October 6, 2012 6:31:48 PM

Thanks dude, anyone else have any other opinions?
October 6, 2012 6:33:30 PM

Get the samsung830 for the ssd. Too bad you couldnt get the i7.

Nice build
October 6, 2012 7:30:57 PM

Cheers all.

I'm now a little unsure on the cooler. What would be good, and quiet, for the same kind of price point

Thanks again
October 6, 2012 9:14:22 PM

Sounds ok. Bit worried it might be loud

Final list looks like this (with the i5 coming from amazon for £149.99)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.88 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£84.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£79.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Other: USB 3.0 front panel with 2.5" hdd mount (£12.29)
Total: £410.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Ta
October 6, 2012 9:58:29 PM

Looks nice, i've never been a fan of asrock but its of course personal preference.
Good build nontheless, enjoy it!

The cooler isn't loud. it gets a little noisy when running at 100% fan speed but theres no reason to be running it that high even when gaming.
October 6, 2012 10:31:44 PM

Cool, thanks.

the thing with ASRock is that their boards tend to have more SATA ports. Ive already got 6 planned to be used from day 1.

also the price:feature ratio seems very good. If I could justify more, I would, but I think I would need a lot more to get similar specs on another brand. If this is not the case, please let me know of a decent board that isn't too much more.

thanks again
October 6, 2012 10:59:35 PM

For sure, if thats what your looking for then thats an awesome pick. Just like i said its all personal preference, iv always been a fan of Gigabyte boards but thats just me.

Good luck
October 7, 2012 3:13:19 AM

SlyTuk said:
Sounds ok. Bit worried it might be loud

Final list looks like this (with the i5 coming from amazon for £149.99)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.88 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£84.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£79.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Other: USB 3.0 front panel with 2.5" hdd mount (£12.29)
Total: £410.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Ta

Everything looks great. Happy building!

Gigabyte of course make really great boards. It's just that ASRock has the most bang for buck at the moment.
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