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November 8, 2012 8:27:58 PM

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How reliable are my parts?
will they last for 4 years or so?
any advice?
Can you check if there are any other hard drives that are like mine but more reliable?
Help me make the price a little bit closer to my budget... which was $1000
Finally if you can find some nice cheap speakers to go with the computer

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a b 4 Gaming
November 8, 2012 8:39:58 PM
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It needs some changes

Get the 3570k instead of the 2500K . Its the updated model

The H77 motherboard has a limited number of PCI-e lanes and limits expansion , and you will not be able to overclock the 2500K processor . You would be able to OC a 3570K on most H77 motherboards but.......
Ideally get a motherboard with a Z77 chipset

If you install one memory stick it will only be in single channel . use a 2 x4 gig kit of RAM and you will be getting 6-10% extra performance from the system


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November 8, 2012 8:42:25 PM

agree with outlander_04
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a b 4 Gaming
November 8, 2012 8:50:10 PM

If you want to overclock the 2500K, get a Z77 based motherboard, at least one that supports cpu overclocking:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155
If you live near a microcenter, they will sell you a 2500K for $160 or a 3570K for $190.

Om the ram, buy a 2 stick kit of 2 x 4gb(not a single 8gb stick). Otherwise you will run in slower single channel mode.

Otherwise... very good.
a b 4 Gaming
November 8, 2012 8:50:38 PM

You have last generation UNLOCKED processor and a non-overclocking mobo. You need either this
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($81.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($47.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1236.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 17:43 EST-0500)

or this
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.27 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($47.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1148.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 17:47 EST-0500)

I've left your case, although you could use cheaper. Don't claim to know anything about wi-fi cards, so left that out.
Prices for processors are based on walk-in deals at Microcentre. If you don't have access cost $40-$50 more, elsewhere.
November 8, 2012 8:52:37 PM

Agree with Outlander_04. You could probably save a few bucks by dropping down to a 5400 rpm hdd since you are using an ssd (assuming for os and frequent progams). Also, even if overclocking, you could probably drop down the PSU to a 550. Savings could then go towards a cooler for overclocking, or just to drop the overall cost if you don't plan on OCing.
November 8, 2012 9:06:00 PM

Best answer selected by AssassinAzn.
November 8, 2012 9:56:59 PM

Should I buy most my parts except the motherboard (switch out for z77) and switch out cpu (i5-3570k) over clock later on? And when I decide to overclock, then I should get a new Cpu cooler?
a b 4 Gaming
November 8, 2012 10:31:02 PM

If getting Z77 and i5-3570K, for overclocking, then you need to fit aftermarket cooler to do so; stock cooler, supplied with CPU isn't adequate for OC. The CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo, is good low cost choice.
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