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New prebuild spec, need recomendation on fan and heatsink...

Hello, comments on enthusiast build are welcome...

Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB - LGA1155 Intel Z77
Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 GC 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
ADATA XPG SX900 64 GB SATA III 6 GB/sec SandForce 2.5 Inch SSD
Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD /-RW
Heatsink & Fan ???
Koutech Multifunction SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Samsung Sincmaster 226BW - Native Resolution - 1680 x 1050
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
$1,000.00
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  1. Have much money would you like to be spending, hun? Because that CPU and GPU could do with an upgrade for gaming.
  2. 1.why such an expensive motherboard get an asrock h77 motherboard if you plan to get an i3.
    2.what are you going to do with the system and what is your budget.
    3.OMG 2400Mhz ram that must cost $125
  3. devilofdeaths said:
    1.why such an expensive motherboard get an asrock h77 motherboard if you plan to get an i3.
    2.what are you going to do with the system and what is your budget.
    3.OMG 2400Mhz ram that must cost $125

    And that CPU can only use 1333Mhz Max.
  4. YES

    Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt <good
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB - LGA1155 Intel Z77 < overkill for i3, cheap H77 will do
    i3-2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 3 MB Cache < i3 sandy bridge, get i3 ivy bridge 3220 :) or i5 3470
    8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-19200 2400MHz Trident X < dude..... get regular ddr3 1600MHz
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 1GB GDDR3 < is it for game> get gtx 660 or 670
    ADATA XPG SX900 64 GB SATA III 6 GB/sec SandForce 2.5 Inch SSD
    Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD /-RW
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 < lga775, old pentium cooler
    Koutech Multifunction SuperSpeed USB 3.0
    Samsung Sincmaster 226BW - Native Resolution - 1680 x 1050
  5. MatildaPersson said:
    Have much money would you like to be spending, hun? Because that CPU and GPU could do with an upgrade for gaming.


    a $1000 to 1200 right now, upgrade next year...when more money is available....
  6. devilofdeaths said:
    1.why such an expensive motherboard get an asrock h77 motherboard if you plan to get an i3.
    2.what are you going to do with the system and what is your budget.
    3.OMG 2400Mhz ram that must cost $125


    1. to be able to upgrade later, and saving 50 or 60 bucks on a mother board does'nt seem to pay in features.

    2. home system for fun (simpler games), home accounting, spreadsheets, photo's, surfing, the usual.

    3. Ram is the most dificult part for me (inexperienced) to choose, 2400 over kill?
  7. MatildaPersson said:
    And that CPU can only use 1333Mhz Max.



    upgrade CPU next year...
  8. are you in US/canada?
    what is the PC for?gaming?video editing?
    what games do you play?
  9. AMD Radeon said:
    are you in US/canada?
    what is the PC for?gaming?video editing?
    what games do you play?


    US - Chicagoooo

    Simple Games, I'mm 55 not 25, lol

    video editing would require much higher CPU and video.....just doing simple photo editing, family pics...
  10. AMD Radeon said:
    YES

    Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt <good
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB - LGA1155 Intel Z77 < overkill for i3, cheap H77 will do
    i3-2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 3 MB Cache < i3 sandy bridge, get i3 ivy bridge 3220 :) or i5 3470
    8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-19200 2400MHz Trident X < dude..... get regular ddr3 1600MHz
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 1GB GDDR3 < is it for game> get gtx 660 or 670
    ADATA XPG SX900 64 GB SATA III 6 GB/sec SandForce 2.5 Inch SSD
    Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD /-RW
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 < lga775, old pentium cooler
    Koutech Multifunction SuperSpeed USB 3.0
    Samsung Sincmaster 226BW - Native Resolution - 1680 x 1050



    MassCool 8WT15-38 CPU Fan For Intel LGA775 ........ok ???
  11. AMD Radeon said:
    YES

    Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt <good
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB - LGA1155 Intel Z77 < overkill for i3, cheap H77 will do
    i3-2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 3 MB Cache < i3 sandy bridge, get i3 ivy bridge 3220 :) or i5 3470
    8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-19200 2400MHz Trident X < dude..... get regular ddr3 1600MHz
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 1GB GDDR3 < is it for game> get gtx 660 or 670
    ADATA XPG SX900 64 GB SATA III 6 GB/sec SandForce 2.5 Inch SSD
    Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD /-RW
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 < lga775, old pentium cooler
    Koutech Multifunction SuperSpeed USB 3.0
    Samsung Sincmaster 226BW - Native Resolution - 1680 x 1050



    GT 640 vs gtx 670, $80.00 vs $400.00 big dif for photo editing.....
  12. i believe 800-900 will do :) no need for spending above 1000 mark
  13. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($172.60 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $915.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 09:38 EST-0500)

    from different store... or you want it only from 1 store?
  14. AMD Radeon said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($172.60 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $915.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 09:38 EST-0500)

    from different store... or you want it only from 1 store?


    WOW, ty
  15. the same build with newegg only

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($183.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $997.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 10:02 EST-0500)
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