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January 7, 2013 11:57:30 PM

ok so i already asked but i just wanna double check since i will start buying parts tonight

Approximate Purchase Date: all parts will be bought by January 31

Budget Range: 575 max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: case, mobo, cpu, hdd, ram, os, optical drive

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any that ship to canada for a reasonable price

Location: Ontario, Canada

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire:no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080


i currently own a

xfx 6870 1gb
xfx 550w psu 80+


i plan on buying

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO
http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/superbiiz/asrock-motherboard...

STORAGE
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...

CASE
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcaco...

DRIVE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
http://www.outletpc.com/zj5117.html?utm_source=zj5117&u...

so just to double check does everything look good and should i begin to buy these parts or should i change some things. this should get me at least 30fps+ ultra in bf3 right?

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January 8, 2013 12:37:03 AM

Hi. Yes everything looks good and ready to go. I took the liberty of compiling the list on pcpartpicker for you here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($176.48 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.72 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $383.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 21:36 EST-0500)
January 8, 2013 1:19:54 AM

thanks a lot for that it really helped. quick question is the case too small. i know its a micro case but will everything fit and have enough room to breath?
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January 8, 2013 2:22:41 AM

oh, i dont think its to small but my friend said that it might get too hot and fry the components is thar true?
January 8, 2013 2:34:00 AM

Well this is what Anandtech had to say in their review:

"Once again the Core 1000's fan speeds are offering performance roughly comparable to the more expensive Corsair 550D, but look at the noise levels. While idling both enclosures are at the noise floor of our sound meter, but under load the 550D is far more graceful. That's what you're spending the extra money for. There's no way around it: the Core 1000, even at stock settings, is noisy, and the gulf between fan speeds on the Core 1000 and Antec Eleven Hundred demonstrates that the less expensive enclosure also doesn't have anywhere near as much thermal headroom to work with.

It's better to get this out of the way ahead of time: the Fractal Design Core 1000 is not a case for serious overclockers. Mild overclocking and tweaking is fine, but if for no other reason than that it's incredibly small, the Core 1000 really shouldn't be used for anything too extreme. There are budget enclosures out there that have a little more of the headroom the performance-sensitive users are going to be looking for.

The Core 1000's smart thermal design continues to pay dividends. At idle there just isn't that much here to make noise, so if the cooling on your processor and graphics card was pretty efficient and quiet to begin with, the single 120mm fan included with the Core 1000 isn't liable to make things any worse. Under load we still see just a little bit of headroom, but the Core 1000 is definitely noisy."
January 8, 2013 2:36:51 AM

1. Not not really since your not into oc. unless you oc your gpu/ or oc it to a point that hot air is too much in your case..

2. With your gpu, i doubt to make it on ultra. especially on that res. I would prefer buying newer gen gpu since you still have the budget I guess. a 7850/7970 will do or if you can bump it up to 7950. would be better, 60 fps all the way.

3. Im not a fan of b75 boards, i prefer h77. but it would come down to your budget/preference.
January 8, 2013 2:41:40 AM

whats the main differences between a b75 and h77
January 8, 2013 2:44:42 AM

hows this

MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Motherboard
January 8, 2013 2:48:44 AM

Rebel_Justin said:
hows this

MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Motherboard

That motherboards doesn't have USB 3.0 and you will probably need to flash the BIOS so it will support Ivy Bridge CPUs. Here's a comparison of the chipsets: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155
January 8, 2013 2:50:17 AM

ok will any h77 mobo be fine?
January 8, 2013 2:55:54 AM

ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard does this sound good to you guys?
January 8, 2013 2:57:03 AM

yes, go for it.
January 8, 2013 2:58:29 AM

There's nothing wrong with the ASRock B75M-GL and either board will suit you fine.
January 8, 2013 3:16:53 AM

ok almost done guys thanks for your help but i read reviews and a lot of people say there boards ore DOA how common is that

also last comparrison

Gigabyte
GA-B75M-D3H

or

ASRock B75M-GL

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January 8, 2013 3:21:57 AM
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They're very similar but the Gigabyte board has 4 RAM slots while the ASRock has 4 USB 3.0 ports. Here's a comparison: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-157-326^13-157-326-TS%2C13-128-555^13-128-555-TS
January 8, 2013 3:32:15 AM

Best answer selected by Rebel_Justin.
January 8, 2013 3:32:22 AM

thanks for all your help
January 8, 2013 3:58:08 AM

You're welcome and good luck with your build.
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