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November 29, 2012 12:34:00 AM

Hey guys. So I've spent quite awhile researching and comparing parts and have finally came up with something that is in my budget and I am pretty happy with.

I want this computer for gaming and personal use, life surfing the web or doing things for school. I'm pretty sure this build will meet what I want, but since it is my first build I just want to make sure all these parts are compatible and if this is an OK build. I'm especially unsure of the power supply and optical drive. I tried to calculate the wattage and I think the one I chose should be enough and the optical drive, even though I'm sure I'm way over thinking it, is just confusing to me for whatever reason. :??: 

tl;dr
Will these parts work together and will it be a decent gaming computer?
If I could just get some feedback, recommendations, or any advice really, that would be fantastic. Thanks!

Parts:

Mobo - Intel BOXDQ77MK LGA 1155 Intel Q77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121623]

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504]

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314]

GPU - ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121446]

HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767]

PSU - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V V2.2 Intel Core i7 Compliant Dual 80mm Fans Full Cable Sleevings Power Supply
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023]

Optical Drive - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204]

Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153]

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November 29, 2012 12:40:16 AM

i can build something better but id need your budget and if you are going to overclock or not.

also mention if you are going to do SLI or crossfire in the future with your video card
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November 29, 2012 12:47:20 AM

My budget is about $750 but I could probably push $800-$820. I would probably overclock but it isn't guaranteed. I also wasn't planning on doing SLI or crossfire, at least not in the near future.
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November 29, 2012 1:54:16 AM

well you are definitely not going to overclock on a q chipset board

this build does not have overclocking but is a lot cheaper than a build with overclocking
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q43s

i took out components that were crap or could be better for the price and switched them out for new ones
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November 29, 2012 2:05:26 AM

TheBigTroll said:
well you are definitely not going to overclock on a q chipset board

this build does not have overclocking but is a lot cheaper than a build with overclocking
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q43s

i took out components that were crap or could be better for the price and switched them out for new ones


That looks great, and is definitely cheaper than what I had. One question though, why the step down from the 3570K to the 3470?
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November 29, 2012 9:56:41 AM

because if you are not overclocking, what is the point of a k chip? if you want to overclock, you will have to pay a lot more
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