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I5 build suggestions needed

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January 17, 2013 6:33:50 AM

Here is my proposed i5 IB build:

Intel Core i5 3570K LGA1155 CPU 3.4Ghz 6Mb Cache Ivy Bridge
Internet Price: $232.00

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w Transparent 12cm
Internet Price: $35.00

Asrock Z77-EXTREME4-M Z77/4 x DDR3/2 x PCI-E3.0/4 x SATA3/4 x USB3.0/HDMI/D-Sub/DVI-D/7.1CH/GBLAN/RA
Internet Price: $114.00

Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) CML16GX3M2A1600C10 DDR3 1600MHz CL10 LP Vengeance Unbuffered DIMM Memory with X
Internet Price: $99.00

SilverStone ST60F-P 600W PSU 80+
Internet Price: $108.00

BitFenix Shinobi Mid-Tower Case, Black With Window Side Panel, 4x USB2.0, 2x 120mm Fan, 3x 5. USB3.0
Internet Price: $79.00

CoolerMaster 12CM Rifle Red Led Case Fan
Internet Price: $11.00 x4

Samsung 120GB SSD 840 Series SATA III 6Gbs 2xnm Toggle DDR 2.0 NAND 3-Core MDX Controller, 256MB
Internet Price: $105.00

Western Digital 1TB SATA3 HDD 64M Caviar Blue WD10EZEX
Internet Price: $69.00

LiteON SATA DVD-RW 24X Black
Internet Price: $19.00

Scythe KQ01-BK Kaze3.5" Fan Controller
Internet Price: $19.00

$923 without GST and Postage

I may plan to overclock, but if i am happy with how it runs stock i wont bother. I currently have a month old 7850 2GB in my current machine so no gfx card is needed. This machine is mostly used for gaming (BF3, FC3, SC2 and any modern game) but i would also like to be able to multitask 10 or more programs without it slowing down too much atleast.

If anyone has suggestions on the parts above (motherboard especially) , please let me know. Thanks.
January 17, 2013 7:04:52 AM

I found the i5-3470 for $185 at tiger direct. It is LOCKED, but, you'll not gonna need to over clock this, AND it is savings of $50 that you can apply to your vid card. But you mention GST so maybe it cost more in Canada??
January 17, 2013 7:44:20 AM

dragonlord12832 said:
I found the i5-3470 for $185 at tiger direct. It is LOCKED, but, you'll not gonna need to over clock this, AND it is savings of $50 that you can apply to your vid card. But you mention GST so maybe it cost more in Canada??



Nah i live in aus so no tiger direct support unfortunately, Honestly i would rather get an unlocked one instead so if i want to i can overclock it in the future if needed.
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