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February 15, 2013 2:27:01 PM

Hi everyone. I'm building a computer for MCSE studying purposes. I'll be using it to run anywhere from 2-5 VMS (2-3 servers and 1-2 workstations) at a time on my host OS. I tried to choose parts that would allow me to upgrade later down the road as I would like to do some gaming on it eventually. I'm a light gamer and don't mind running settings on medium. I have a 3 day weekend this weekend and was thinking of jumping by my local fry's tonight to pick up these parts. Let me know if everything is compatible and will work. I have all peripherals and extra storage for machine, only missing critical component is video card which I plan on buying next month, for the time being I will use Integrated Graphics.

OS: Windows 7 x64

CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz LGA1155 Processor
http://www.frys.com/product/7263383

Mobo: MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.frys.com/product/6980177

RAM: Corsair Vengeance? LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 240-Pin Desktop Memory, Model# CML8GX3M2A1600C9W
http://www.frys.com/product/6719155

HDD: 128GB SanDisk SATAIIISSD
http://www.frys.com/product/7161782

Case: Antec One Hundred Window ATX Case
http://www.frys.com/product/6909367

PSU: Corsair HX650 650 Watt Power Supply
http://www.frys.com/product/7253043

GPU: Will use Integrated graphics for time being.

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February 15, 2013 2:51:37 PM

If you don't plan to overclock, which you can't with that CPU then you could get a cheaper mobo, B75 or H77 is sufficient.

I would prefer to see a better SSD such as OCZ vertex 4, samsung 840 pro or 830.

A 650w PSU is more than you need, 500w from a decent brand would be fine and enough for if and when you come to put a GPU in it.
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February 15, 2013 3:45:26 PM

Thanks for the replies. I swapped my mobo and psu for cheaper options and upgraded my SSD. Overall I save $35 from original build. Let me know what you think.

OS: Windows 7 x64

CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz LGA1155 Processor
http://www.frys.com/product/7263383

Mobo: MSI Z77A-G43 Intel Z77 LGA 1155 Motherboard
http://www.frys.com/product/7054491

PSU: Antec HCG-520M 520w Modular ATX Power Supply
http://www.frys.com/product/6977437

SSD: Samsung 128gb 2.5" SSD 840 Pro Series : MZ-7PD128BW
http://www.frys.com/product/7395094

RAM: Corsair Vengeance? LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 240-Pin Desktop Memory, Model# CML8GX3M2A1600C9W
http://www.frys.com/product/6719155


Case: Antec One Hundred Window ATX Case
http://www.frys.com/product/6909367


GPU: Will use Integrated graphics for time being.
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February 15, 2013 6:49:41 PM

You still have a z77 board, you can get cheaper with a b75 or h77, the rest looks better though.
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