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January 13, 2013 4:54:32 PM

Hello guys, I'd like to know your opinions about this budget build:


MOBO
AsRock Z77 Extreme3 Socket 1155 Intel Z77 DDR3

CPU
Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Socket 1155

GPU
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD7850 OC GDDR5 5000MHz 2GB

PSU
Corsair Builder Series CX430 80Plus Bronze 430W

CASE
Fractal Design Core 3000

HDD
2.5" Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA2

RAM
DDR3 1333Mhz PC10666 4GB Corsair Value Select 1x4GB



Thanks in advance.

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January 13, 2013 5:09:44 PM

How much is your budget?
January 13, 2013 5:14:59 PM

I don't want to spend more than 650€
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January 13, 2013 5:16:48 PM

that mobo is just way off for your build.
i'd recommend getting asrock h77m motherbord and intel i5-3470 cpu
if it is out of your budget, then at least i3-3220 cpu and asrock b75m
January 13, 2013 6:15:57 PM

Unfortunately they are off my budget. But what do you think about the AsRock z77 Extreme 4 instead of the Extreme3?
January 13, 2013 6:39:36 PM

what? i3-3220 cpu and asrock b75m is out of budget? can't be
January 13, 2013 9:15:32 PM

I see that the i3 3220 is better than the 2120, so I'll probably get that one. But, the motherboard that you are suggesting me isn't better than the z77 extreme3. If we compare both of them, the z77 extreme3 has a Z77 Chipset, the b75m has a B75 Chipset which is worse.
The z77 has 4 Memory Slots and 32 GB DDR3, the b75m has 2 Memory Slots and 16 GB DDR3.

Why are you saying that the z77 extreme3 is way off my build?
January 13, 2013 9:28:15 PM

only case when you need z77 mobo is when you buy intel 'k' cpu which needs mobo that can make use of unlocked multiplier.
getting i3 cpu that is not made directly for overclocking on z77 mobo goes against general logic and you're just wasting money.
Also why do you need slots for 32gb ram it wouldn't make sense to put so much ram with dual core cpu.
January 13, 2013 9:48:10 PM

I understand what you mean. That using a z77 for my build would be wasting money since the b75m would do the job perfectly fine, right? So if I have to get the b75m, what do you suggest the B75M-GL or the B75M-ITX ?
January 14, 2013 9:03:58 AM

B75M-GL
But it would be better choice to get B75 PRO3-M if you can afford it
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