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February 24, 2013 10:03:05 PM

Hi, I am looking to do my first pc build and have picked out all the parts that I would like to use. I am not a gamer or anything where i need a hard core graphics card or anything. I was just wondering if you guys could tell me if all the hardware will work together and is compatible. As far as I can tell it is but just want to make sure before I buy it.

Here is what I am planning on getting.

BitFenix Prodigy Midnight Black / Black Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
GIGABYTE GA-Z77N-WIFI LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
GEAR HEAD 24x DVD Burner Black SATA Model 24XDVDINT
StarTech Model TX3SPLITTER 6" TX3 Fan Power Splitter Cable F-M

If you could get back asap that would be great!

Thanks

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February 24, 2013 10:20:01 PM

Wrong forum section

It looks like everything should work fine. If you want feedback on components then you should probably provide more info about your intended usage. For a non overclockable processor you don't really need a Z77 board.

I own a Prodigy myself and your main concerns are clearance issues with PSUs, but the CX430 has plenty of clearance.
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February 24, 2013 10:20:29 PM

If you're not going to be using hard core graphics then just get an APU, it will ahve better grpahics and OS UI responsiveness and offering enough cpu power

You can swap for a faster a10 5800k and a 500gb HDD if you want
I left out the DVD and fan power stuff out

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Mini ITX FM2 Motherboard ($105.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $464.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 19:19 EST-0500)
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February 24, 2013 10:21:02 PM

What's the purpose of this PC?
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February 24, 2013 10:49:44 PM

If this is for general productivity use, scrap the i7 - get an i5-3470. You won't notice a difference between the two.

You can then get an h77 motherboard, which will save a little bit more money.

Take that money and put it towards an SSD to put windows and programs on. It'll make your computer feel twice as responsive. (They're expensive, but YES they're worth the money.)
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February 24, 2013 11:11:43 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows 7 to section Systems by SR-71 Blackbird
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