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hi
i want to build a PC (for gaming mostly i play FIFA and NFS)
the parts i already have are
Power supply: 450 Watt (can upgrade this is suggested)
Optical drive, storage, case.
Video card i'm not planning to buy at present.

i have a budget of $450 for motherboard, CPU and Memory.

i'm planning to buy an i5-3570k CPU, not not sure which motherboard should i choose with it and also Memory.

the motherboard and RAM which i shortlisted are:

motherboard: ASRock z77 pro 3 or pro 4 (or any other suggestions in budget)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 8 GB (2*4 GB)

any suggestions.
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Hello, welcome to Overclock.net!

Also, you shouldn't double post. We are very strict about enforcing the rules around here. Don't worry, if you post in the Intel section the AMDs guys will see it, and vice versa.

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CPU - The i5-3570k is an excellent choice. It's some of the most bang you can get for your buck.

PSU - This entirely plans on your video card. You really should decide on what video card you want now, (even if you can't buy it right now) so we can plan your build accordingly.

What is the make and model of the power supply you are using? Not all 400 watt power supplies are actually good up-to 400 watts.

Motherboard - There is 1,000 good motherboards on the market right now. It will be easier to help narrow down a good motherboard if we know what you want most in a motherboard. Excellent sound quality? 6+ Sata ports? A good motherboard for SLi/Crossfire? Price? ect... Also, it would be nice to know what size case you have. Some of these bigger motherboards don't fit in the smaller cases.

The ASRock z77 pro 3 is a excellent motherboard. ASRock products have treated me very well.

RAM - 8 or 16 Gb is what most people choose. 8 Gb is best for your budget, and G.Skill Ripjaws X is really good stuff.

Heatsink - If you plan on overclocking, your probably want a aftermarket heatsink. If you not OC'ing the intel one will do just fine. If you are looking at a aftermarket heatsink, we need to make sure your RAM will fit under the heatsink.

Case - Tell us what your putting it into?

Video Card - Weather your going single GPU, or crossfire/SLi....you should tell us what GPU you are thinking about. This might effect which motherboard and power supply is best.

It's a solid build, i don't see any problems so far.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 11/2/12 at 9:54am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 580M Dell 0R1203 NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M Samsung 4Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  DVD-Rom HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU40N Windows 7 Professional 
Audio
Dell Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Fami... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Athlon 64 X2 6400+  Asus M2N-E Nforce 500 SLi 8800GT  9800 GT 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
OCZ ReaperX WD LG lightscribe Multilayer DVD burner Windows 7 
PowerCase
Antec 500W Smartpower 2.0 Aspire X-Navigator 
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Deus Ex Machina
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 580M Dell 0R1203 NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M Samsung 4Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  DVD-Rom HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU40N Windows 7 Professional 
Audio
Dell Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Fami... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Athlon 64 X2 6400+  Asus M2N-E Nforce 500 SLi 8800GT  9800 GT 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
OCZ ReaperX WD LG lightscribe Multilayer DVD burner Windows 7 
PowerCase
Antec 500W Smartpower 2.0 Aspire X-Navigator 
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