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My first build - any good?

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December 23, 2012 8:01:27 PM

Case: NZXT Source 210 White £36.12
PSU: Corsair 430W Builder Series CX 80+ Bronze ATX Power Supply £33.40
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 £63.77
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K S1155 3.4GHz 6MB £158.24
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 240-pin DIMM CL10 £54.99
SSD: Corsair 60GB Force GT SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive £47.22
HDD: Seagate 3TB Barracuda SATA 6GB/s 64MB 7200RPM 3.5" Hard Drive £81.22
Optical drive: Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-S223C £11.10
Total = £486.06 (would like to keep it under £500)

Will be used as a workstation, running multiple virtual machines, etc. I don't do any gaming at all but I want my PC to be as fast as possible and not need upgrades in the near future.

The case comes with just one fan. Do I need any more, even if I'm not overclocking?

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December 23, 2012 8:14:28 PM

if you're not overclocking then get i5-3470 and H77 chipset mobo.
Put more money towards ram and get CL9 one.
Anonymous
December 23, 2012 8:25:25 PM

butremor said:
if you're not overclocking then get i5-3470 and H77 chipset mobo.
Put more money towards ram and get CL9 one.

I just checked and the best price I could find on 3470 is only £5 less than 3570K. I won't be overclocking at the moment but it's still good to know that my CPU and motherboard support it if I need to do it in the future.

Is there such a big difference between CL9 and CL10 memory?
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