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ITX build for my wifey

post #1 of 14
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i5 3570k (Already Own)
350gB HDD (Already Own)
Monitor (1280x1024 resolution, already own)
PSU 500w (Already own)

ASRock Z77E-ITX ($149.99)
SAMSUNG 8GB DDR3 SDRAM ($44.99)
Bitfenix Prodigy (White)
Mouse and Keyboard ($40.00)

Looking for feedback, trying to build my wife a computer for her to do homework, Photoshop and basic gaming (Sims3, WoW)
and some Facebooking. Nothing to daunting, how does this build look?
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CORSAIR 750TX 750W Lian Li k62 
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500gB x2 in Raid 0 LITE-ON Black 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 47" LCD HDTV 1080p 
PowerCase
CORSAIR 750TX 750W Lian Li k62 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k AsRock Pro4-M EVGA GeForce GTX 670 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hyper 212 Windows 7 64bit Achieva Shimian 27" 2550x1440 LED 
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post #2 of 14
Looks good. And what about the gpu? If she will be using that resolution get a 6870,or a 6850. Those cards are enough and cheap. Be sure to get a quality psu

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post #3 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tabinhu View Post

Looks good. And what about the gpu? If she will be using that resolution get a 6870,or a 6850. Those cards are enough and cheap. Be sure to get a quality psu
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Thanks but 12801024 isnt real demanding for what she will be doing the integrated should work just fine for awhile. I know people running 2 monitors at that res on the integrated so I think unless she wants to do anything more demanding itll be alright for now tongue.gif Thanks for the advice though
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I7 875K Asus Maximus III EVGA GTX 460 in Dual SLI G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (2gbx2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500gB x2 in Raid 0 LITE-ON Black 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 47" LCD HDTV 1080p 
PowerCase
CORSAIR 750TX 750W Lian Li k62 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k AsRock Pro4-M EVGA GeForce GTX 670 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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OCZ Fatal1ty 750W  Fractal Design Arc Mini 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500gB x2 in Raid 0 LITE-ON Black 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 47" LCD HDTV 1080p 
PowerCase
CORSAIR 750TX 750W Lian Li k62 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k AsRock Pro4-M EVGA GeForce GTX 670 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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post #4 of 14
Im just saying, those cards are really cheap atm. My pentium4 socket 478 needs to be upgraded....
I envy you all xD

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post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yeah they are cheap no doubt about that just not needed tongue.gif
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I7 875K Asus Maximus III EVGA GTX 460 in Dual SLI G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (2gbx2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500gB x2 in Raid 0 LITE-ON Black 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 47" LCD HDTV 1080p 
PowerCase
CORSAIR 750TX 750W Lian Li k62 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k AsRock Pro4-M EVGA GeForce GTX 670 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hyper 212 Windows 7 64bit Achieva Shimian 27" 2550x1440 LED 
PowerCase
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W  Fractal Design Arc Mini 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500gB x2 in Raid 0 LITE-ON Black 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 47" LCD HDTV 1080p 
PowerCase
CORSAIR 750TX 750W Lian Li k62 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k AsRock Pro4-M EVGA GeForce GTX 670 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hyper 212 Windows 7 64bit Achieva Shimian 27" 2550x1440 LED 
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post #6 of 14
i think the build is overkill like the cpu.
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post #7 of 14
Seriously overkill. Pop in a good graphics card and you have my gaming rig. On the other hand since the cpu is already owned I can vouch for it running like a top if not gaming.

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post #8 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kelvintheiah View Post

i think the build is overkill like the cpu.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cavey00 View Post

Seriously overkill. Pop in a good graphics card and you have my gaming rig. On the other hand since the cpu is already owned I can vouch for it running like a top if not gaming.
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Originally Posted by kelvintheiah View Post

i think the build is overkill like the cpu.

I own the same processor so I know how it performs (3570k and 670 as well with 2560x1440 monitor) reason we have two is because I ordered mine it came DOA didnt know it was only replacement not refund so I bought a new one and then mailed the other in and when I got it back I figured may as well use it for my wife. tongue.gif I know its overkill for what she does but itll last a long time.
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I7 875K Asus Maximus III EVGA GTX 460 in Dual SLI G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (2gbx2) 
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500gB x2 in Raid 0 LITE-ON Black 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 47" LCD HDTV 1080p 
PowerCase
CORSAIR 750TX 750W Lian Li k62 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k AsRock Pro4-M EVGA GeForce GTX 670 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hyper 212 Windows 7 64bit Achieva Shimian 27" 2550x1440 LED 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500gB x2 in Raid 0 LITE-ON Black 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 47" LCD HDTV 1080p 
PowerCase
CORSAIR 750TX 750W Lian Li k62 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k AsRock Pro4-M EVGA GeForce GTX 670 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hyper 212 Windows 7 64bit Achieva Shimian 27" 2550x1440 LED 
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post #9 of 14
Looks solid. All I can say is that you might want to get a stronger GPU in the future. Other than that it looks good.

Off topic: BTW, what mouse and keyboard are you getting? I am looking for a good USB keyboard and USB mouse.
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[Intel] 520 120GB [WD] Green 1TB SATA II [SAMSUNG] SH-222BB [NOCTUA] NH-U12P-SE2 
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[MICROSOFT] Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit [ASUS] VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 [BENQ] A800  [CORSAIR] AX750 
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[NZXT] Switch 810 Microsoft Windows Optical Mouse 
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Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 2 BENQ DVD DD DW1640 ATA Device IDE Windows Ultimate 64 Bit ASUS VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 
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post #10 of 14
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My build I have a wireless Cherry keyboard and mouse and they just recharge no batteries and they are classy and work really well not alot of features if your looking for programming but for basic featuers and a slick look I like it alot
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 875K Asus Maximus III EVGA GTX 460 in Dual SLI G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (2gbx2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500gB x2 in Raid 0 LITE-ON Black 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 47" LCD HDTV 1080p 
PowerCase
CORSAIR 750TX 750W Lian Li k62 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k AsRock Pro4-M EVGA GeForce GTX 670 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hyper 212 Windows 7 64bit Achieva Shimian 27" 2550x1440 LED 
PowerCase
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W  Fractal Design Arc Mini 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 875K Asus Maximus III EVGA GTX 460 in Dual SLI G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (2gbx2) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500gB x2 in Raid 0 LITE-ON Black 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 47" LCD HDTV 1080p 
PowerCase
CORSAIR 750TX 750W Lian Li k62 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k AsRock Pro4-M EVGA GeForce GTX 670 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hyper 212 Windows 7 64bit Achieva Shimian 27" 2550x1440 LED 
PowerCase
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W  Fractal Design Arc Mini 
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