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June 16, 2012 6:50:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£177.11 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£148.97 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.51 @ Amazon UK)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£70.00 @ Ebuyer)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£139.98 @ amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£350.99 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£12.53 @ CCL Computers)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2001-BLON1 Wired Optical Mouse (£16.43 @ Scan.co.uk)
Other: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (£32)
Other: PSU - Seasonic X-660 (£124-amazon)
Other: CPU Cooler - Thermalright True Spirit 120 (£25)
Total: £1212.51
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

PSU link - Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004DRZI4Y/ref=ox_sc...

CPU Cooler Link - Overclockers UK - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...
June 16, 2012 7:02:50 PM

I would get a full ATX motherboard. A Micro ATX board will significantly reduce expandability and will have less area to work with.

Other than that, great choices!
June 16, 2012 7:09:21 PM

Looks fine.

If you're going to get a mATX motherboard how about getting a mATX case?

This Silverstone is very good. Sorry I couldn't find a UK link (maybe its not available there?)
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June 16, 2012 7:38:54 PM

Everyone, I am truly sorry for posting this unfinished thread, I'm typing on a new keyboard and accidentally pressed enter, automatically submitting the thread. I've tried to delete it but am having no luck. Can't direct reply to comments either. Thank you lov3, but could you elaborate briefly about what expandability I will lose.
June 16, 2012 7:41:59 PM

jsrudd said:
Looks fine.

If you're going to get a mATX motherboard how about getting a mATX case?

This Silverstone is very good. Sorry I couldn't find a UK link (maybe its not available there?)


WOW finally I can reply to posts. Been trying to do that for almost 40 minutes.
I'm pretty sure the Phantom 410 supports the MicroATX and I love the look.
June 16, 2012 7:56:16 PM

I'm sure that the Phantom 410 does support a mATX board, but sometimes you pay more for a mATX board then a similar ATX board because of the reduced size. If you're getting a ATX case then why not get an ATX board? For instance the ASUS z77 Pro has more features than the Gene including wifi, a PCI slot, and PS/2 port.

Most importantly, a large GPU might cover up one of the PCI-e slots on the Gene while it won't on the Z77 Pro.
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