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Please tell me if this build is compatible. Going to press buy Soon!

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November 1, 2012 10:55:24 PM

Hi, just need to know if this build is okay. Also, whether or not some components price im spending on can be change for a cheaper one.
Note i live in Aus.

o CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $188
o CPUCOOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $35
o Motherboard: AsRock Z77-Extreme 4 $138
o Memory: 8G Kit "1600" G.Skill Ares $47
o Storage: Seagate SATA3 1TB BARRACUDA $79
o Storage: 2.5 SSD OCZ VERTEX 4 128 GB $105
o Video Card: Gigabyte 7870 2GB WF OC $254
o Optical Drive: SATA DVD SAMSUNG $19
o PSU: Corsair TX 650 $111
o Case “Maybe”: NZXT PHANTOM 410 black $128
November 1, 2012 10:58:43 PM

I haven't finished my post...accidentally pressed submitted...
My budget for this desktop alone is $1100
And games i like to play in future is SHOGUN 2.

THankyou, ME
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November 1, 2012 11:01:56 PM

Unless you are planning to add a 2nd GPU, in crossfire (which would be "borderline" with 650w PSY), you gain nothing, from Z77 mobo. A H77 would be just as good. 550W PSU would be more than enough. Suggest XFX, or if you want modular, Rosewill Hive. The Gigabyte GPU is pretty good. The MSI TwinFrozr may be slightly better.
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November 1, 2012 11:05:27 PM

Everything looks fine, nice cpu, cpu cooler, case, and memory.

Only thing really iffy is the storage, which is a seagate hard drive. They tend to fail, and if you can shell out a little more, get Western Digital.

Also, the gpu is a little over priced. 254? Just get this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 1, 2012 11:14:02 PM

malbluff said:
Unless you are planning to add a 2nd GPU, in crossfire (which would be "borderline" with 650w PSY), you gain nothing, from Z77 mobo. A H77 would be just as good. 550W PSU would be more than enough. Suggest XFX, or if you want modular, Rosewill Hive. The Gigabyte GPU is pretty good. The MSI TwinFrozr may be slightly better.


Hi, will a GIGABYTE H77-D3H-MVP which is at $105 do?
And for the GPU, i only planning to use the one GPU. Don't know much about crossfire.
And for the XFX 7870, it doesnt sell at my local computer part shop :/ 
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November 1, 2012 11:19:33 PM

lchrisk said:
Everything looks fine, nice cpu, cpu cooler, case, and memory.

Only thing really iffy is the storage, which is a seagate hard drive. They tend to fail, and if you can shell out a little more, get Western Digital.

Also, the gpu is a little over priced. 254? Just get this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ive checked in most australia stores. That GPU cost more than the gigabyte.
Up to $270+ :/ 
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November 2, 2012 9:36:01 AM

uncooltin said:
Hi, will a GIGABYTE H77-D3H-MVP which is at $105 do?
And for the GPU, i only planning to use the one GPU. Don't know much about crossfire.
And for the XFX 7870, it doesnt sell at my local computer part shop :/ 

Yes, H77 is fine, for your needs. The only things, extra, that Z77 give, are processor overclocking, and better support, if you want to add a 2nd GPU, in crossfire, neither of which give any benefit, for YOU.
Whilst I have no direct knowledge of that particular GPU, gigabyte GPUs are generally good, and have no reason to suppose that's any different.
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