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January 29, 2013 6:12:17 PM

I wanted some opinions on this build, so i would appreciate any improvements that could be made, and advice.


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January 29, 2013 11:02:38 PM

Hi. That build looks good but you can save money with the i5-3470 and a H77 motherboard since it looks like you won't be overclocking. A good 550W PSU is sufficient but if you want that 650W PSU, you'd better order it by the 31st to use the $30 off promo code.

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January 29, 2013 11:18:58 PM

I would recommend getting a 1TB HDD just to be safe. It only costs $15 more.
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January 29, 2013 11:26:39 PM

That certain PSU you have chosen has a new revision which gives it 80 plus GOLD certification so when you order that, just watch out for it. Also you can drop the CPU down to a 3470 and grab a H77 motherboard like the ASrock H77M like johnsonjohnson has already said.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2013 11:45:45 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Line ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($73.00 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $852.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 20:45 EST-0500)