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February 28, 2013 4:57:01 PM

Hey, i need a new PC. I will have mainly basic use, but sometimes I will try out some gaming (the reason for this mid-class video card)
I searched for parts on my own, and this is the result:
CPU: intel core i5 3470 3,2 GHz
Mainboard: Asrock Z77 PRO 3 or Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H (the Gigabyte for my thought to dual boot it as windows-hackintosh)
RAM: Crossair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R 2x4GB
GPU: Sapphire HD 7850 1GB
HDD: Segate Barracuda 2TB
SSD: SanDisk 64GB or maybe samsung 840 120GB
power supply: Antec VP450P- EC 450W or Cougar A400 400W
cooler: Enermax T40-TB
optical drive: Asus DRW-24B5ST
case: cooler master rc-912p-kkn1 or zalman z9 plus or cooler master silenzio 550

I'm around 770-800€
I have some questions:
1) Would the Gigabyte mainboard be compatible and is it better/worse than the Asrock?
2) Do you know the power supplies? On amazon the one with 50W less costs 10€ less? Is it worse?
3) I like the cooler master silenzio 550 case, but has it enough airflow?

Generally I would like to ask if there are no compatibility issues.
If you want to give me any advice your welcome :)  It's my first build ..

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February 28, 2013 5:00:58 PM

With that processor just get a motherboard with a h77 chipset. it will be cheaper. Also the 7850 is a great gpu you will be able to do more then light gaming. I Would also get a a little higher wattage power supply if it was me. Just to be safe. Both cases are fine budget cases.
February 28, 2013 9:50:01 PM

What is your country of origin and what is your overall budget? If you post that it will help to suggest parts. If you don't know a store for your country the link in my signature will point you in the right direction.
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February 28, 2013 11:48:46 PM

tenaciousk said:
With that processor just get a motherboard with a h77 chipset. it will be cheaper. Also the 7850 is a great gpu you will be able to do more then light gaming. I Would also get a a little higher wattage power supply if it was me. Just to be safe. Both cases are fine budget cases.


There is no need for a higher power PSU. The Antec VP-450 is already more than enough for that system.
March 1, 2013 11:52:14 AM

g-unit1111 said:
What is your country of origin and what is your overall budget? If you post that it will help to suggest parts. If you don't know a store for your country the link in my signature will point you in the right direction.

I'm from Italy. I don't wrote it because i found most/all of the parts on the italian amazon for good prices. But I will see the links in your signature, thanks :)  My budget is around 800€
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