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January 25, 2013 9:34:36 PM

I want to get started on my build and from checking prices online, Frys is very competitive in pricing and they are around the corner from me.
I am still unsure of what Mobo and PC I want (more because of my lack of knowledge) but all I know is that I want an Intel build. Help me avoid any mistakes please.
Is a modular PSU too complicated for a 1st time builder?
Is this ram enough, good?  7_FRI%20date:012513" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.frys.com/product/6709205?site=sa:adpages%20p...
Do I want 7200RMP or Can I settle for 5400RPM for a lowe price?
Where can I get Windows 7 at a reasonable price?

I want to get the build started but not planning on buying it all today, just get me going.

So far this is what I got:

Case
http://www.frys.com/product/634846 [...] IN_RSLT_PG

CPU
http://www.frys.com/product/752808 [...] IN_RSLT_PG

Ram
http://www.frys.com/product/670920 [...] ges%20page7_FRI%20date:012513

HD
http://www.frys.com/product/647345 [...] IN_RSLT_PG

Cooler
http://www.frys.com/product/679993 [...] IN_RSLT_PG


Planning on getting a GTX660 ti 2GB


Need help with what PSU and Mobo PLease.

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January 25, 2013 9:47:52 PM

There is a i5-3570 and a i5-3470 and a i5-3570k. They are all $10.00 gap. Which one should I get?
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January 25, 2013 9:49:05 PM

That RAM should be enough; there aren't many uses for ordinary people that require more than 8 GB. I'd stick with the 7200 RPM hard drives.

As far as mobo or CPU help it would help to know your budget and what you want to do with the build.
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January 25, 2013 9:50:58 PM

If the 3570 is within $10 of the 3470 it's a good deal for a bit of extra clock speed. The k version is fully overclockable but if you don't intend to do that it's otherwise identical to the non-k version.
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January 25, 2013 9:53:23 PM

If you're getting Z75/77 motherboard then get the 3570K, if you're getting H77 or worse, get the 3470, difference being, non K/Z75/Z77 can't overclock.
5400 RPM drive is a poor choice for a drive that isn't primarily used as media storage.
7200RPM is required for a system drive loaded with OS, applications and games.
The RAM you linked is fine and the Windows 7 Home Premium costs $100 everywhere.
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January 25, 2013 10:11:02 PM

Soda-88 said:
If you're getting Z75/77 motherboard then get the 3570K, if you're getting H77 or worse, get the 3470, difference being, non K/Z75/Z77 can't overclock.
5400 RPM drive is a poor choice for a drive that isn't primarily used as media storage.
7200RPM is required for a system drive loaded with OS, applications and games.
The RAM you linked is fine and the Windows 7 Home Premium costs $100 everywhere.



So far this is what I got:

Case
http://www.frys.com/product/6348461?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

CPU
http://www.frys.com/product/7528086?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Ram
 7_FRI%20date:012513" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.frys.com/product/6709205?site=sa:adpages%20p...

HD
http://www.frys.com/product/6473452?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Cooler
http://www.frys.com/product/6799935?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...


Planning on getting a GTX660 ti 2GB


Need help with what PSU and Mobo PLease.



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January 25, 2013 10:23:40 PM

Mak702 said:
Thank but I should of mentioned that I Have a 900 Budget. That would put me way over.


Well it always helps to know the budget!

SO, a good value board http://www.frys.com/product/7189212?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

A board with good features (USB3 and SATA 6GB/s) and a good price (rebate)
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January 25, 2013 10:27:20 PM

SchizTech said:
Well it always helps to know the budget!

SO, a good value board http://www.frys.com/product/7189212?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

A board with good features (USB3 and SATA 6GB/s) and a good price (rebate)


Thats better for my budget. I could spare $20-30 more if it was worth it. You thing the H77 chispset would be good?
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January 25, 2013 10:29:25 PM

Mak702 said:
Are modular PSU's much more complicated?


Not really: just plug in the cables you need and the rest can be left out.
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January 25, 2013 10:31:42 PM

Mak702 said:
Thats better for my budget. I could spare $20-30 more if it was worth it. You thing the H77 chispset would be good?


H77 is a bit more basic, without the "power" options in Z77 but as far as performance it should be otherwise fine. 7 series chipsets were made for the third generation i series chips.

http://www.pugetsystems.com/blog/2012/04/12/z68-z77-and...
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January 25, 2013 10:37:45 PM

SchizTech said:
H77 is a bit more basic, without the "power" options in Z77 but as far as performance it should be otherwise fine. 7 series chipsets were made for the third generation i series chips.

http://www.pugetsystems.com/blog/2012/04/12/z68-z77-and...


Thank You very much. Last question. What is this Vista 7 OEM how is it different from the full version?
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January 25, 2013 10:39:05 PM

Here's another option

http://www.frys.com/product/6639874?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Z68 is compatible with third gen i series also, provided the BIOS is up to date. This chipset retains more advanced features but since its a bit older it seems to have fallen in price. It also has USB3 and SATA 6.
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January 25, 2013 10:40:52 PM

Mak702 said:
Thank You very much. Last question. What is this Vista 7 OEM how is it different from the full version?


The software itself is identical; the OWE license is offered for a lower price because it's tied to the system it is first installed on (MSFT officially doesn't support transferring OEM licenses to other systems)
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January 25, 2013 11:07:44 PM

SchizTech said:
The software itself is identical; the OWE license is offered for a lower price because it's tied to the system it is first installed on (MSFT officially doesn't support transferring OEM licenses to other systems)

Ordering this online, is it a physical copy or digital with cd key??
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January 25, 2013 11:11:36 PM

Probably a physical DVD package
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