Good i5 and motherboard? And does it fit?

Hey, I wanna know if this build is good and fits (Note: I don't wanna change the GTX 660 to a Radeon 7870)
I am not going to overclock.


Intel Core i5 3470 / 3.2 GHz = CPU
http://azerty.nl/0-2532-528633/intel-core-i5-3470-3-2-ghz-.html

MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC = GPU
http://azerty.nl/0-4360-554020/msi-n660-tf-2gd5-oc-.html

ASRock ZH77 Pro3 = Motherboard
http://azerty.nl/0-4924-554124/asrock-zh77-pro3-.html

Cooler Master Elite 430 = Case
http://azerty.nl/0-1044-321431/cooler-master-elite-430-.html

Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB = RAM
http://azerty.nl/0-750-361602/corsair-vengeance-.html

Corsair Builder Series CX600 Bronze = Power supply
http://azerty.nl/0-1073-555978/corsair-builder-series-cx600-bronze.html

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB = HDD
http://azerty.nl/0-857-397470/seagate-barracuda-st31000524as-.html

Samsung SH-224BB = DVD reader
http://azerty.nl/0-862-557195/samsung-sh-224bb-.html

Site where I am going to buy this: www.azerty.nl

Greetings, AncientBro
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  1. This build works and will be fine.
  2. tiny voices said:
    This build works and will be fine.

    I know I made several posts about my build, but is this really a good build for gaming? It's my first build so I wanna be sure I don't waste any money or do anything wrong.
  3. I know this was covered in your last thread, but a 7870 will be better for basically the same money. But you have said you don't want to do that so, this is a good gaming build.
  4. Anyone else think I should take another motherboard or i5?
  5. tiny voices said:
    I know this was covered in your last thread, but a 7870 will be better for basically the same money. But you have said you don't want to do that so, this is a good gaming build.

    Ok, I saw some video's and I got to say, the 7870 is in-between the GTX 660 and the GTX 660 Ti. So if this card is available for the same price as the GTX 660, I might consider buying it :)
    Btw, will this one do?
    http://azerty.nl/0-3921-493345/msi-r7870-twin-frozr-2gd5-oc-.html
  6. you can save some money here with this
    http://azerty.nl/8-750-520185/crucial-ballistix-sport-gehe.html
    not really any difference besides the huge heatsinks that vengeance have

    would change the PSU into this
    http://azerty.nl/8-1073-196032/be-quiet-system-power-bqt-s6-.html
    you will not need 600W, most you might even use is 300 but this gives you some leeway(can also go for a 500W if wanting to

    and i would get this board
    http://azerty.nl/8-4924-556607/asrock-b75m-dgs.html

    does not let you SLI/CFX in the future but with a 400W you probably shouldn't SLI/CFX anyways
  7. boulbox said:
    you can save some money here with this
    http://azerty.nl/8-750-520185/crucial-ballistix-sport-gehe.html
    not really any difference besides the huge heatsinks that vengeance have

    would change the PSU into this
    http://azerty.nl/8-1073-196032/be-quiet-system-power-bqt-s6-.html
    you will not need 600W, most you might even use is 300 but this gives you some leeway(can also go for a 500W if wanting to

    and i would get this board
    http://azerty.nl/8-4924-556607/asrock-b75m-dgs.html

    does not let you SLI/CFX in the future but with a 400W you probably shouldn't SLI/CFX anyways

    I actually have this motherboard now: http://azerty.nl/producten/product_detail/4924/496950/asrock-z77-pro3-moederbord-.html
    And, I don't need to save money, this computer is already under my budget, so I stick with the Vengeance. Btw, with a 600w PSU I am able to upgrade my GPU later when I want too. Also, you are the only one who ever says that 450w is enough for this system. I personally think you have too little space for any adjustments with that amount of watt.
  8. computers do not take as much power as people think anymore. it used to be at least 750W to have a clean SLI/CFX setup with a lot of overclocking abilities. Now all you need is about 600-700W(hopefully a good brand like corsair, XFX, or seasonic which under rates their watts) and a clean setup for SLI/CFX.

    If you are under budget then i suggest getting a modular PSU around the 600-650W mark. will make cable management a whole lot easier.
  9. boulbox said:
    computers do not take as much power as people think anymore. it used to be at least 750W to have a clean SLI/CFX setup with a lot of overclocking abilities. Now all you need is about 600-700W(hopefully a good brand like corsair, XFX, or seasonic which under rates their watts) and a clean setup for SLI/CFX.

    If you are under budget then i suggest getting a modular PSU around the 600-650W mark. will make cable management a whole lot easier.

    I have a Corsair 600w Bronze Edition selected. Good enough :)
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