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Micro-ATX System Upgrade
Dec 20, 2012, 6:45 PM
I'm currently running a Q6600, EVGA GTX 275, 8GB Kingston HyperX, Creative Fatal1ty 5.1, and a WD Caviar Black 1TB.
I'm looking to come out of the Stone Age and purchase a new i-series and the associated MB. I'll be looking to build on a micro-atx board to fit in a Fractal Arc Mini.
What I'm thinking...
Upgrade CPU/Board/GPU and RAM. It doesn't have to break the bank...I do casual gaming, so I don't need the latest-and-greatest of GPUs.
Opinions on a good after-market CPU cooler would be appreciated as well.
Let's set a budget of $500...but, seeing as I've been out of the loop for a few years, this will be flexible.
Dec 20, 2012
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Dec 20, 2012, 6:47 PM
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Dec 20, 2012, 6:53 PM
PCPartPicker part list
Price breakdown by merchant
Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
($179.99 @ Amazon)
ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
($89.99 @ Amazon)
Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
($33.99 @ Newegg)
XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card
($149.99 @ Newegg)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 15:52 EST-0500)
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Dec 20, 2012, 6:58 PM
I've always built with Gigabyte boards. I'm assuming ASRock is a reliable manufacturer? I'm willing to flex my budget for a workhorse of a board that will last.
Dec 20, 2012, 7:00 PM
I too like Gigabyte boards. ASRock is a reputable and reliable manufacturer and will not give you and problems. The board listed is one of the better micro-atx 1155 boards out now.
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