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November 13, 2012 5:04:13 PM

Hello,

The following Desktop spec will use for software development.
I intend to install on it Ubuntu OS, and will happy to know what do you guys think about it?

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week
Budget Range: $1500 MAX
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Software development, Internet
Country: Israel
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: No

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H77M-D3H LGA 1155
Memory: Corsair 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 1600Mhz CL8
Storage (HDD): Western Digital Caviar Black 1000GB WD1002FAEX
Storage (SSD): Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Computer Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite Black Steel
Power Supply: SeaSonic X series SS-400FL Active PFC F3 400W ATX12V Fanless 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
2.5" to 3.5" Mounting Kit (for SSD): VANTEC HDA-250M 2.5" to 3.5" Mounting Kit
Peripheral Devices:
Keyboard + Mouse: Logitech MK120 Black USB Wired Slim Desktop
Monitor: LG E2241T LED
Speakers: Creative A60 2.0 Speakers
November 13, 2012 5:10:10 PM

It looks fine, except if you're going to use the 3570k on an h77 motherboard, you won't be able to take advantage of overclocking the CPU. You'll want to get a z77 motherboard instead. Otherwise, drop to a 3450 or 3470 instead and there won't be any need for the z77. Were you going to be using it at all for gaming, or was that the main reason to get the 3570k (the Intel HD 4000 iGPU)?
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November 13, 2012 5:34:22 PM

I'd trash that whole build. By pairing a 3570K with a H77 motherboard you forfeit the intended use of the CPU and that's overclocking. You should pay a bit more for the case - I've noticed a disturbing trend here lately with people recommending cheap cases on expensive builds and cutting corners on important parts like power supplies. Those people are flat out *WRONG*.

If you're buying from Isreal it will help to know a local site to suggest parts and pricing. If you don't know one check the link in my signature.
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