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First ever build: Chess analysis machine under $800. Part swaps and other suggestions

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November 1, 2013 10:04:36 PM

I want to build a system which i will often use for chess analysis along with some movie watching and everyday tasks. I will be running the system for chess for 1-2+ days with high load on the cpu so i would like it to be very stable and cool. Preferably on the quieter side if possible since its gonna be in my bedroom. I am not planning on playing any graphic intensive video games. I would prefer not messing with water cooling or thermal pastes if possible. Needless to say, the lower i can get this price the better without sacrificing performance and stability. Any part swap suggestions would be appreciated!

I am also not sure if i have too many/few fans for my case.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1WbS9 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1WbS9/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1WbS9/benchmarks/

*CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.97 @ SuperBiiz)
*CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
*Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
*Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
*Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.48 @ SuperBiiz)
*Wired Network Adapter: Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($28.51 @ Amazon)
*Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
*Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
*Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
*Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
*Monitor: Acer S201HLbd 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
*Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($10.59 @ B&H)
*Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6800 Wired Optical Mouse ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
*Total: $888.45 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 23:56 EDT-0400)
November 1, 2013 10:12:22 PM

Since chess analysis will be CPU intensive, I upped you to an i7. I dropped the motherboard and power supply down since you didn't really need what you had chosen. Finally, switched the HDD to the WD Blue, which is considerably faster and more reliable, not to mention cheaper.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Wired Network Adapter: Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($28.51 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Acer S201HLbd 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($10.59 @ B&H)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6800 Wired Optical Mouse ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $882.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-02 01:10 EDT-0400)
November 2, 2013 2:58:45 AM

Thanks. I also wasn't sure how much the computer will heat up given the load its gonna be under. Do i need a different set of cooling apparatus?
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