THis is what I got so far.

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? http://www.frys.com/product/6709205?site=sa:adpages%20page:P7_FRI%20date:012513
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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  1. There is a i5-3570 and a i5-3470 and a i5-3570k. They are all $10.00 gap. Which one should I get?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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_RSLT_PG

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

    Ram
    http://www.frys.com/product/6709205?site=sa:adpages%20page:P7_FRI%20date:012513

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

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


    Planning on getting a GTX660 ti 2GB


    Need help with what PSU and Mobo PLease.
  6. ASUS makes good boards, Z77 is a modern chipset made for the third-gen core I series...

    http://www.frys.com/product/7028851?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
  7. This PSU should be enough and has a rebate going

    http://www.frys.com/product/6708365?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
  8. SchizTech said:
    ASUS makes good boards, Z77 is a modern chipset made for the third-gen core I series...

    http://www.frys.com/product/7028851?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG


    Thank but I should of mentioned that I Have a 900 Budget. That would put me way over.
  9. 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_RSLT_PG

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

    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?
  11. SchizTech said:
    This PSU should be enough and has a rebate going

    http://www.frys.com/product/6708365?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG



    Are modular PSU's much more complicated?
  12. 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.
  13. 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-h77-whats-the-difference/
  14. 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-h77-whats-the-difference/


    Thank You very much. Last question. What is this Vista 7 OEM how is it different from the full version?
  15. Here's another option

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

    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.
  16. 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)
  17. 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??
  18. Probably a physical DVD package
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