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December 20, 2012 1:02:26 AM

i5 3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz 6M L3 Cache LGA1155 Processor
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D2V Intel B75 mATX Ivy Bridge Socket 1155 2xDDR3-1600 PCI-E3.0 USB3.0 SATA3 Onboard VGA DVI
STRONTIUM HYNIX 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Single Module PC12800 w/ Lifetime Warranty
Western Digital Blue Edition 1TB 3.5" SATA3 Internal HDD 7200RPM 32M CACHE 2 Year Warranty
LG GH24NS90 24X SATA INTERNAL SATA DVD WRITER Black colour , OEM package
COOLER MASTER Gladiator 600 black w/ 500W Peak PSU Blue 12cm Led Fan Cable management PSU bottom fan Top and side improve airflow

Is this build good for the price of $580 USD without the graphics card? (Ill buy seperate gfx card)

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December 20, 2012 2:20:33 AM

A few things:
1. I dont like your choice of a MOBO. I would spend a little more and something like this:
ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA $104

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI $104

Choose better RAM like this:
Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $59
December 20, 2012 2:38:15 AM


Once you are paying $200 or so for a 3470, you might as well pay 10% more for a 3570K which, when overclocked is about 35% stronger.

If you are paying $200 for a cpu for gaming, are you going to budget $400 for an appropriate graphics card like a GTX670 or 7950?

I doubt that a 500w peak psu would be of sufficient quality or power.
What brand/model is the psu> Coolermaster is generally poor.

I would not buy just 4gb today, and certainly not a single stick which will operate only in single channel mode.

WD blue is not as fast as the black. Regardless, with this budget, you should use a SSD for the os and a few games.