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November 11, 2012 8:58:05 PM

Hello. I am building a new computer for our family. The main purpose of this build is some video editing, e-mail and web browsing, and basic gaming for the kids (Minecraft) and skyrim for my older kid.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nlof
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nlof/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nlof/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK100 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($22.49 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $813.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-11 17:57 EST-0500)

Thanks in advance!

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November 11, 2012 9:05:21 PM

You only need Z77 mobo if you plan to overclock.If not
THEN save some money and get B75 or H77 motheboard
November 11, 2012 9:30:25 PM

Get a B75 motherboard or a H77 motherboard as stated above.

Also, go for a Radeon HD7750 or HD7770. Since its a family computer, you might want more money into the HDD for storage.

You could get away with the Corsair CX500. Saves money.
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November 12, 2012 2:13:25 AM

Could someone recommend a good B75 mobo? Also, I found out the case I wanted only has 2 usb ports... can someone recommend a good $60 dollar case with usb 3.0 and cable management? Also, 500 gb is more then enough for all our needs. Our old dell had 240 gigabytes, and we just got a new hard drive 4 weeks ago, so we don't need a lot.
November 12, 2012 3:05:49 AM

Here is what it looks like now -
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/noMn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/noMn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/noMn/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($96.83 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ TigerDirect)
Keyboard: Logitech MK100 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($22.49 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $819.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 00:06 EST-0500)
November 12, 2012 3:15:08 AM

Are there any advantages or disadvantages to having a micro-atx board? As well the cable management doesn't look that good.

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November 12, 2012 3:24:15 AM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.13 @ Amazon)
Total: $695.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 00:25 EST-0500)

An all around cheaper but still great build for the price. Got the H77M board paired up with an NZXT Elite 210 case to make use of the USB 3.0. 7850 is a better performer than the 650ti.
November 12, 2012 3:31:32 AM

Well, considering this is just a home computer build, I think a 7850 is a bit high end to be putting in there personally. You can save alot of money and go for a cheaper card like a 7770 or 7750.

I'm assuming just light video editing, so that should be fine.

There really isnt anything bad about having a micro ATX board. I have many in my computers and all of my computers run fine. An ATX board is nice in a more expensive build, but I was stuck with this one, so I'm sticking with it.
November 12, 2012 3:32:12 AM

cutebeans said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.13 @ Amazon)
Total: $695.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 00:25 EST-0500)

An all around cheaper but still great build for the price. Got the H77M board paired up with an NZXT Elite 210 case to make use of the USB 3.0. 7850 is a better performer than the 650ti.

Do you know how good the cable management is on that case? And that build looks amazing.
November 12, 2012 3:39:08 AM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
Do you know how good the cable management is on that case? And that build looks amazing.


It should be good since it has a lot of cable management options for a budget case.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NZXT/Source_210_Elit...

This is one case that is recommended by techpowerup.
November 12, 2012 4:06:24 AM

Best answer selected by CheesyHotDogPuff.
November 12, 2012 4:45:51 AM

Check out the Cooler Master RC692 from Newegg for $60 after $20 mir. A step up from the NZXT.
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