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November 4, 2012 1:25:33 AM

I am going to try a first time build. In the end I am trying to achieve the following:

Boot from SSD for the faster speed loading applications and faster boot times, with regular drives HHDs as internal storage.
Dual DVI monitors for graphics and family movie editing.
Sound not important.
Looks not very important
Multiple SATA ports so I can swap in a new OS and boot from it.
Not to noisy (for home office)


This is what I am planning:


Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
Model #:BlackHawk
Item #:N82E16811147107
$99.99 -$10.00 Instant $89.99

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:GA-Z77X-D3H
Item #:N82E16813128546
$149.99 -$20.00 Instant $129.99


EVGA 01G-P3-2631-KR GeForce GT 630 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Model #:01G-P3-2631-KR
Item #:N82E16814130792
$64.99 -$5.00 Instant $59.99

Rosewill FORTRESS Series FORTRESS-550 550W Continuous@50°C,80 PLUS Platinum Certified,Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ...
Model #:FORTRESS-550
Item #:N82E16817182082
$139.99 -$40.00 Instant $99.99

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
Model #:BX80637I73770
Item #:N82E16819116502
$299.99 $299.99

CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX16GX3M2A1600C11
Model #:CMX16GX3M2A1600C11
Item #:N82E16820145357
$68.99 $68.99

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #:MKNSSDCR120GB
Item #:N82E16820226236
$99.99 -$10.00 Instant $89.99

GEAR HEAD 24x DVD Burner Black SATA Model 24XDVDINT
Model #:24XDVDINT
Item #:N82E16827269008
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$26.29 $26.29

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Model #:GFC-02050
Item #:N82E16832116986
$99.99 $99.99

Subtotal: $965.21


Any compatability issues that one can see? Also do I need a mSATA port on my motherboard to be able to boot from a SSD? The motherboard above (GA-Z77X-D3H LGA) does not have the mSATA but the GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard has one for $50 more.

Lastly money is not a huge issue +/-25% so if you see something where some extra $ would make a big difference, please let me know.

Thanks.
November 4, 2012 1:46:10 AM

Is there any reason you need the i7 you will notice no difference in real world use unless you Encode, or do a lot of Video Editing it looks like a nice build you got going so far but in my opinion I would definitely drops the I7 and get the I5 3570k/I5 2500k and use the $100.00 dollar savings and buy a better graphics card like a 650ti or 660ti 2GB. If you do any gaming at all you will be able to max every game with a i5 and 660ti not with the i7 and GT 630 because the GT 630 will Bottleneck and only hold your beast behind. Also the i7 is a awesome benchmarking Cpu but very few games use hyperthreading so its kinda useless at this point in time in the gaming world. Only trying to help best of luck with whatever you decide have fun gaming ma dude.
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November 4, 2012 1:47:21 AM

Rosewill is fine for the case, but not for the power supply. Try corsair, ocz or seasonic . You do not need mSATA for an SSD, just regular.
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November 4, 2012 2:01:40 AM

abbadon_34 said:
Rosewill is fine for the case, but not for the power supply. Try corsair, ocz or seasonic . You do not need mSATA for an SSD, just regular.


You're about 5 years out of date. Rosewill has been selling high quality PSUs for several years, and is highly ranked in reviews. Id def take then over OCZ

www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Rosewill/FORTRESS-550W/10.h...

Granted I wouldn't waste money on a platinum unit or spend $100 on a 550W supply, but platinum ratings aren't cheap
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