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Old 08-08-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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My friend has asked me to post his (in the making) PC build & would like some advice on his build. He already has a graphics card. He is looking to use his stock heat sink fan that comes with the CPU unless he can get a better one within his price range.
His build is as followed:

Case:
Cooler master Elite 430 Black Mid Tower Performance Case With Side Window With Coolermaster Elite 500W PSU 62.92

Optical Drive:
Samsung SH-B123L/BSBP 12x Blu-ray Player (Bare Drive With Software 56

Motherboard:
Asus P8H77-V Motherboard (Socket 1155, 32GB, DDR3 Support, ATX, Intel H77 Express, Quad GPU AMD CrossfireX Support, PCI Express 3.0, USB 3.0 Boost) 83.98

CPU:
Intel i3-2120 Sandybridge Core i3 Dual-Core Processor ? 3.30GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 year Warranty, Retail Boxed 89.99

RAM:
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Module Kit 39.52

SSD:
Samsung 64GB 830 SSD SATA 6GBPS 2.5 Inch Desktop Basic Kit 50.98

HHD:
1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm 64mb Cache 8ms NCQ OEM 49.59

Total: 453.09

if anybody thinks he could chnage things for the better that would be great, his budget is 500 & so he has another 50 to play with as his current total is 453.09.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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I'd personally change the 2nd gen i3 sandybridge to the 3rd gen i5 ivybridge as thats where he's gonna notice the most difference. I5 3rd gen 128.

The H77 chipset motherboard takes away the option of ever being able to overclock so i would go for a z77 chipset. i would understand if the h77 was much cheaper than the z77 motherboards, but its not.
Check specs of this board 80.
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well he was thinking about it but cant really afford to go over his budget getting the i5. Is the this i3 verison any good? and is there a difference, with the motherboards ?
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I'd go with 3rd gen i5 and get a z77, like my bro. Also, id get a cooler master hyper 212+ . Been rated good and has great performance
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any in particular z77? & how much is the cooler master hyper 212+ ?
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Hyper 212+ are about 30 and p8z77-v series, sabertooth, and if budget isn't a limit. A ROG gene V or IV.
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i posted the link for the z77 mobo above and its cheaper than the h77 you listed.

you said he had 50 left to spend on the budget so spend the extra 50 on getting the I5 3rd gen at 128 (which i also linked above)

don't bother with the cooler as that I3 you listed and the I5 i listed cannot be overclocked as they are locked.

(it has to have a k after the model number to be unlocked and allow overclocking, and its 170)

(for links, look in my post above for the blue underlined writing, then click on it)
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