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December 17, 2012 10:38:36 PM

Hello, I am just looking for some suggestions and guidance on what else to pick up to finish off my rig. It is being built for some light gaming(Diablo 3/GW 2) at Medium settings and some internet surfing. I currently have an operating system, and most of the components just need a PSU/Motherboard. Right now I have these parts:

Case: Thermaltake Commander Snow Edition
PSU: >>>>?<<<
CPU: I3 3220 3.30Ghz
Motherboard: >>>?<<<<
Memory: Kingston Hyper X Genesis(2x4gb)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
Monitor: 24" Viewsonic 2ms Delay
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow(Should I get a different mechanical keyboard?)
Mouse: Tt Esports element gaming mouse
Operating system: Windows Vista/7 (Not sure yet)

Any and all help will be appreciated, that being said all my components are BNIB and can be exchanged and upgraded.

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December 17, 2012 11:00:53 PM

Your PSU should be the Corsair CX430 and the motherboard a ASRock H77 Pro 4/MVP
Both are very reliable products, and should last a long while. But if you plan on adding a decent video card, you would want a larger PSU. In that case, I'd recommend the XFX Pro 550w PSU.

And I'm not sure why you would even consider Vista. It's terrible. Even worse than Windows 8 if you ask me. Errors and bugs everywhere. Get Windows 7.
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December 17, 2012 11:10:04 PM

BreadWhistle said:
Your PSU should be the Corsair CX430 and the motherboard a ASRock H77 Pro 4/MVP
Both are very reliable products, and should last a long while. But if you plan on adding a decent video card, you would want a larger PSU. In that case, I'd recommend the XFX Pro 550w PSU.

And I'm not sure why you would even consider Vista. It's terrible. Even worse than Windows 8 if you ask me. Errors and bugs everywhere. Get Windows 7.


+1 Vista is horrible,but when I say horrible I really mean horrible.
December 17, 2012 11:57:58 PM

Thanks for the quick input!

I asked about Vista just because I had the cd's lying around and wasn't sure about size of the OS.

I see that everyone recommends the "77" Mobo's why is this?

One last question about PSU's though, I noticed a big difference in Price for a modular as compared to a non-modular PSU. What are the differences? just cable management?
December 18, 2012 12:45:05 AM

I don't see your graphics card, and if you haven't decided what is your budget for a gpu?
December 18, 2012 1:02:49 AM

I would go Seasonic for a psu. I can't really tell ya what wattage though as you have no gpu listed.
December 18, 2012 2:18:12 AM

kimmeleh said:
Thanks for the quick input!

I asked about Vista just because I had the cd's lying around and wasn't sure about size of the OS.

I see that everyone recommends the "77" Mobo's why is this?

One last question about PSU's though, I noticed a big difference in Price for a modular as compared to a non-modular PSU. What are the differences? just cable management?


Because they are the newest thing with motherboard chipsets. I'd recommend the B75 too, but H77 is a bit more suitable. I wouldn't recommend X79 because each motherboard is ~$200 at least and the cheapest CPU for that is the 3820, at around ~$300
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