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February 17, 2013 4:49:11 PM

UGH, I just noticed that I spelled "build" wrong in the title, lol.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E78k

CPU: i5-3570K
Motherboard: GA-Z77-DS3H
RAM: 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3
Case:Fractal Design Define R4
Power Supply: Corsair 600 Watt
Storage: 1x128GB SSD 1x500GB HDD (and possibly HDD from previous computer)
CPU Cooler: Stock with CPU (won't be over clocking)
Wifi Card: TP-Link PCI Express WiFi Adapter
Totals around $850

What I currently own:
HP p6210f (specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...)

Any suggestions are welcome.

Additional Info
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Approximate Purchase Date: this week (the closer the better)


Budget Range: $600-$850


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mac OSX, windows (office/iworks, photoshop, lots of web browsing)


Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: New computer, just re-using a 5670


Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Win 8 regular oem (whatever its called))


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon/tigerdirect I will buy from newegg or bestbuy if I must


Location: City, State/Region, Country - buying everything online, I live in the us


Parts Preferences: needs to be able to run osx


Overclocking: no


SLI or Crossfire: no (unless crossfire on a 5670 is a good idea)


Your Monitor Resolution: 1920*1200 (primary) and 1680*1050 (secondary)


Additional Comments: needs to be quiet (well, at least I'd like it to be)


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i want a hackintosh

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February 17, 2013 4:51:24 PM

WAY too expensive ram. Get some 1600mhz ram for $40

WAY too much PSU. Get a cx430.

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February 17, 2013 4:54:06 PM

I know, something's wrong with PCPartPicker... that ram actually costs $55.

I think i'll be upgrading my GPU... so I want a nice PSU... but I guess I'll go down to a 430.
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February 17, 2013 4:56:17 PM

You can get the cx500 if you want but the best PSU in that bracket would be the xfx 550w. I would get that if you are going to upgrade the GPU.
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February 17, 2013 4:56:55 PM

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WAY too much PSU. Get a cx430.


No, I will veto this suggestion. Having more watts than you need does not hurt at all, but having too few or bare minimum wattage can cause serious system instability. I've also had two CX430s fry on me so they're definitely not the best choice of PSU.

For $850 if you're not overclocking no reason to get the 3570K:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $766.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 13:56 EST-0500)
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February 17, 2013 4:58:37 PM

Okay.
I own a 7770, but it's not yet supported by osx.
Would a 430 be fine for that (I'm currently using it with a athlon x4 ii 620 + the 7770)


Also, what about the case. This site gave it #1, but it is a little pricey. What's a nice lower priced case?
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February 17, 2013 5:29:19 PM

g-unit1111 said:
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WAY too much PSU. Get a cx430.


No, I will veto this suggestion. Having more watts than you need does not hurt at all, but having too few or bare minimum wattage can cause serious system instability. I've also had two CX430s fry on me so they're definitely not the best choice of PSU.

For $850 if you're not overclocking no reason to get the 3570K:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $766.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 13:56 EST-0500)


I have to get the 3570k due to osx.
I also need an SSD for it.
I can't use the video card. (I will stick with my 5670 and upgrade to a 7770 when supported (I own both))

Why do you suggest that case?

Yeah, that's a better-priced DVD drive.


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February 17, 2013 8:37:43 PM

nnaatthhaannx2 said:
I have to get the 3570k due to osx.
I also need an SSD for it.
I can't use the video card. (I will stick with my 5670 and upgrade to a 7770 when supported (I own both))

Why do you suggest that case?

Yeah, that's a better-priced DVD drive.


I've never really worked with Hackintosh before. You might want to consult one of their forums.

I suggest that case because it's an excellent value and Corsair is one of the best case manufacturers on the market.
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February 17, 2013 9:09:23 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I've never really worked with Hackintosh before. You might want to consult one of their forums.

I suggest that case because it's an excellent value and Corsair is one of the best case manufacturers on the market.


I have, and everything seems right on the hackintosh side, but that will just be a project of mine. I came here to check how things would work with Windows 8.
Windows will be my primary (unless I really like OSX).

Do you know how loud the stock fan is on the i5-3570k?
I really want a pretty much silent computer.
How's the sound with that case?

What's your suggestion on 8GB vs 16GB?
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February 27, 2013 11:37:35 PM

Best answer selected by nnaatthhaannx2.
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