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November 22, 2012 4:08:01 PM

Hey, I'm trying to finish building my PC, and with Christmas right around the corner I'm hoping I'll have all the components needed to complete my build. The questions are simply "What am I missing?" and "Are any of these items incompatible with another?"

My main focus is on the power supply which I bought not intending to upgrade any further and will it work with the new additions. Also, this is for gaming / work related things, and of course tons of downloading / youtubing.


What I want:

MOBO: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H

CPU: Intel Core i5 I5-3570K, OR Core i7 3770K (depending on how much money I have left over)

RAM: (Simply linking it) http://microcenter.com/product/383618/Vengeance_Series_...(PC3-12800)_CL10_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_8GB_Memory_Modules

SSD: OCZ Technology 128GB Agility 4 Series


What I have:

Case: NZXT Guardian (ATX)
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (I'm fairly sure this is it, can't find box, will open my computer later to check)

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Pentium E2140 @ 1.60GHz 38 °C
Conroe 65nm Technology
RAM
3.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0RY007 (Socket 775) 40 °C
Graphics
ZORAN (1280x720@60Hz)
SONY TV (1920x1080@60Hz)
1023MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Gigabyte) 49 °C
Hard Drives
233GB Hitachi Hitachi HDT725025VLA380 ATA Device (SATA) 29 °C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H493B ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


Also, does everything come with cables to connect or is it seperate?

Hope you guys can do this for me,

Thanks

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November 22, 2012 4:29:01 PM

The mobo and SSD will usually come with cables. I would not get the i7. Stick to the i5 and invest the cash into other parts.
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November 22, 2012 4:29:18 PM

Also, do not get 16GB. Stick to 8GB.
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November 22, 2012 4:45:34 PM

obsama1 said:
The mobo and SSD will usually come with cables. I would not get the i7. Stick to the i5 and invest the cash into other parts.



The i7 I found was only about 30~ more than the i5, you're saying it isn't worth it? Why?
(Just want to clarify it's not as much about questioning your decision as opposed to simply learning, thanks)

And, again, why stick with the 8BG as opposed to 16GB? Does it not help as much in terms of performance, or what?


And, thanks for the cables answer, it was bugging me. :) 
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November 23, 2012 3:32:27 AM

:hello:  Hellloooooooo
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November 23, 2012 2:14:47 PM

The i7 usually costs $100 more over the i5. But, for $30 more, I would pick up the i7. The i7 is essentially the same as the i5 except for hyperthreading and an extra 2MB of cache. In gaming, there will be no difference between them. However, in photo/video editing, the i7 will be much faster.

If you are just gaming, then stick with 8GB. The only programs that can make use of 16GB are photo/video editing programs.

So, to reiterate, get the i7. If you are just gaming, get 8GB. If you plan on doing heavier work, get 16GB.
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