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So after parting out my sigrig thanks to bills (god how I hate bills), Im over to Intel land to build a mid-range, desktop, M-ATX, mini-case Rig!

I have a WD Cav Black 500Gb already, just need the rest;

Heres my current build idea (I liked the case, im sick of gigantic cases, want a tiny m-atx case to sit nicely on my desk!)



Any thoughts or suggestions? Not going for a crysis killer by any means, just a solid little rig of doom!
post #2 of 13

You haven't chosen a CPU. Why is that?

You're missing an OS. Unless you have a copy of Windows already or you're going to run another OS, then you'll need to include that, as well.

I'm not familiar with that monitor, but in that price range there is some stiff competition. You can probably do better. Have a look at the

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Your power supply is a bit too much. Save some cash on a quality 400-500w unit.

EDIT: And that Velociraptor needs to go. They're crap, and you can get a beter drive for less money. Look for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB.

Also, what website are you shopping?
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post #3 of 13
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Well... id like to say that ascent has a great pc spec sheet list thing, but it decided to change what i chose lol. Core i3 2100, no hard drive, i own Win7 Pro & I was sure that the 560 would need ~550w psu atleast?
post #4 of 13
What is ascent? Are you having the computer built for you?

i3 2100 is a great CPU, but depending on budget there are better options.

As for the PSU, please see this thread.
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post #5 of 13
Your motherboard is a H61 chipset which wont allow you to do any overclocking, go fo a P67 or Z68,

You would need to stick a (k) series cpu in the board so either a 2500k or 2600k would do fine, If you are mainly a gamer the 2500k is a monster, Once again the non k cpus have locked multipliers with very little overclocking headroom.

Go for a samsung spinpoint f3 1tb HDD its much cheaper than the velociraptor with much more storage space and almost exact same performance. You could also buy a small SSD drive and use as a boot drive.

I would drop the 1333mhz corsair ram and go with g-skill ripjaws X, 1600mhz ram this is the sweet spot for sandybridge and costs a little bit more but is known to be one of the best ram available.

Video card is ok, perhaps look into the gtx 560Ti as an improvement.

psu is ok.

Hope this helps
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post #6 of 13
If you're looking at spending about $1300USD you can get a i7 2600k, or even an i5 2500k if you're just going to game, a great motherboard, 8GB of RAM, a SSD for your OS and a 1 TB for other stuff and still have plenty of money for a 23 inch LCD.
post #7 of 13
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oh sorry, ascent is a newzealand pc compenent store, building myself, prices in NZD, my budget sits at $1500 NZD (roughly $700-800USD?).
post #8 of 13
Gotcha. That's a very workable budget given the parts that you already have. For $900USD, you can have a very capable system with a quad core processor, but for less than $800USD, your best option is to go with the i3. That means that you don't need to worry about an 'overclockable' mainboard because that chip can't be overclocked.

Take some time to look around here at others' build threads. Lots of people ask the same question that you did, as I have in the past myself, and you can learn quite a lot from the decisions they make and the reasons behind them.

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post #9 of 13
Wow, that motherboard, don't do it.
Get Asus P8P67 Pro or ASUS P8Z68-V PRO.
As for cpu, 2500k is way to go.
Power supply can be cheaper, I'd go for XFX 650w or Corsair 650.
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by kremtok View Post

EDIT: And that Velociraptor needs to go. They're crap, and you can get a beter drive for less money. Look for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB.
I respectfully , completely , disagree! The Velociraptors are not crap, there good very fast hdd.s Why do people love the samsungs here?? Because there cheap? They are not the best choice for a operating system? And definetly not better or faster than a velocorapter? Why not Get a ssd for your operating system , there faster than the 1000RPM veloraptors.

velocorators=100rpm mechanical drive
spinpoint=7200rpm mechanical drive
ssd = faster solid state drive

I have had two SPINPOINTS go bad on me, one just two weeks ago and that system was new with very light usage? ? Do you want that one? I cant recommend samsungs f3,s I believe Western digitals blacks or even blue's are much better. They are a little more money, but i believe you get what you pay for. If you want a cheap storage drive, sure buy a spinpoint!

PS . you said intell build, the 2500k is dropping in price and i have seen it for as low as $150 us man how can you go wrong with that?
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