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Old 07-15-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Hi this is my first build & I was looking for some advice, I've managed to ask around to get together what I think would be my ideal computer but would like some more input ? If anyone could help I would appreciate, my part I've chosen are:
CPU:Intel i3-2120 Sandybridge Core i3 Dual-Core Processor 3.30GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155

MOBO:ASUS P8H61-M Rev.3.0 Intel H61 1155 Motherboard (PCI-E 2.0 x16, DDR3 1333, SATA, On Board Graphics, Micro ATX)

RAM: x2 Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 Desktop Memory 4GB

PSU:OCZ OCZ-ZS550W-UK 550W ZS Series 550W 80+ Bronze PSU with 135mm Fan & single +12V Rail

SSD: OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G Agility 3 60GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD

HDD: Seagate ST31000524AS 3.5 inch Barracuda 1TB GB 7200rpm SATA Drive with 32MB Buffer

I have already purchased my Case & my Graphics Card, which I am very happy with after talking to someone who previously built his own, any advice would be great cheers
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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It all looks good, what are you going to be using it for? Also, did you know your motherboard is micro-atx and do you know what it means?
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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Everyday use really, I tend to do a lot of downloading, abit of photoshop & football manager. Im often using a lot of program's at once aswell so that's why I gone for the more memory. I have no idea what it means ?
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It means is smaller than the regular boards, which means you won't have access to a lot of pci(e) slots. There are also some other differences but they're quite minor
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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Is they another asus board you could recommend then with a price range to 70-80 max ? Another question the processor I have chosen is that the best I3 intel there is ?
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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The Asus P8H77-V LE is a good board inside your budget, and the Asus P8H77-V is even better but is slightly outside your budget.

Currently the 2130 is the best i3 CPU, but the 2120 isn't far off
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:33 PM   #7
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Great thanks for the advice, where's the best places to shop for these items ? Just to be nosey what do you have in your computer ?
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I tend to go to ebuyer.com or scan.co.uk (or a mixture of both), but if you're in the US I'd maybe check out Newegg.

As for my rig, well here it is:

CPU: i5-3570k (OCed at 4.5GHz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
GPU: MSI 7850 Twin Frozr (or II or III - I can't remember)
RAM: 8GB (2x4) G Skill Ripjaws X (OCed to 1866mhz (from 1600mhz))
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D14
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
SSD: (Soon to be getting) 128GB Crucial M4
Case: Fractal Design Define R3 Artic White (With 2x120mm intake, 1x120mm back extake, 1x140mm top extake, 1x140mm bottom intake)
PSU: Corsair 750w TXM

Edit - With Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Feel free to ask any questions (if you have any)
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