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Hey everyone, I've been itching to build myself a system but i never had the need for it. So now, years later, it's about the time i upgrade from a slow, flimsy, overheating laptop to a basic, yet beastly, system... i have a rough $500+/- to dump for all the parts for a gaming pc that i can continuously add into through the future but i wanted to get some opinions for anyone that's willing to help which are as follows:

CPU : i5 3570k- $180
MOBO : AsRock Z77 Pro 4 - $110
CASE : Azza CSAZ-301 Toledo 301 Mid Tower Gaming Case - $60
RAM : Crucial Ballistix (2x4GB) DDR3- 1600MHz - $35
SSD : Samsung 830 64GB- $60
PSU : Corsair CX430 - $35
ODD : Asus drive- $17

Total: $497.

For now ill be running graphics from the MOBO and ill acquire in the future when more $ becomes available but for now thats what im looking towards. I'm mostly going to use it for gaming at the top of the list, surfing the web, listen to music/ videos, maybe some photo/video editing, etc. OC in the future mos definitely but thatll happen when i get a better cooling unit on the CPU. Sooo: what do you guys think?... Yay or Nay >.> and if you have any suggestions like for a case or something please toss it my way! I'm fiending to get cracking at this x]
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Hey buddy

 

Take a look into Cooler Master Haf XB case. It is 40 bucks more but I think it is an amazing case. Cube style but has enough room like a mid tower case

 

Other than that Can you get a Corsair CX500 t least?

 

Who knows maybe you will go SLI in the future after purchasing the 1st GPU.

 

Rest looks cool.

post #3 of 7
Internals look pretty good.
Case suggestion: Rosewill Challenger $50 @ Newegg.
Also, you don't have an operating system listed, but that will likely cost an extra $100
post #4 of 7
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Ya know, i was considering that case really bad! its a pimp lil cube and i do dig it, but there are so many cases that i cant pick one that i want to settle on (after reviews and all considered). Another one i looked at was the CM Scout 2 or the Enforcer... the CM HAF XB is tight tho: not everyday you see a cube as a pc lol

would there be a benefit to the 500? i just didnt want to get a higher wattage if i knew i wasnt going to maximize or brush the max output.
Thanks iArdas
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Ya know, i was considering that case really bad! its a pimp lil cube and i do dig it, but there are so many cases that i cant pick one that i want to settle on (after reviews and all considered). Another one i looked at was the CM Scout 2 or the Enforcer... the CM HAF XB is tight tho: not everyday you see a cube as a pc lol
would there be a benefit to the 500? i just didnt want to get a higher wattage if i knew i wasnt going to maximize or brush the max output.
Thanks iArdas

Haf XB is something else

 

I have a Corsair 800D case which is a great case but I am so in love with the Haf XB that I am waiting for it to arrive to Turkey so I can switch to it. Its adorable. Easy to carry around to the living room as well.

 

500 will not benefit you now. 430 will be plenty. 500 is a bit more future proof if you will get 2 GPUs in the future. But if you are a one GPU kind of a guy i believe 430 should do well.

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Originally Posted by Amateur OCer View Post

Internals look pretty good.
Case suggestion: Rosewill Challenger $50 @ Newegg.
Also, you don't have an operating system listed, but that will likely cost an extra $100

Ill definitely look into it! Overall i want a solid case that has an alright amount of cooling ability (bc im low on cash) and will allow me to make cooling upgrades in the future. but i don't want to go super cheap, skimp out on 10$ and regret it. just want to make one purchase without any worries.

The OS will probably be windows tho i may start with Ubuntu (never had it and i would like to) and then move to Windows....The new Win8 looks likes its more geared towards a tab (or you may get the most from a tablet) so i may stick with 7... Not really worried about this tho
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an i5 3570k is typically 215 on newegg but i can find it for like 180....
but now i found a i7 3770k for 245ish which typically goes for 320

is the juice worth the squeeze? for being pretty close to the lower models standard price?
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