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post #1 of 6
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I'm building a basic, run-of-the-mill general-use rig based on stock clocks and need a little help with a couple parts before pulling the trigger. Parts that I'm certain of are bolded.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570
MOBO: Gigabyte B85M-D3H or MSI B85-G43
RAM: 2x4GB kit of DDR3-1600 CL9 @ 1.5v (whichever model's cheapest at the time of purchase)
HDD: WD Blue WD10EZEX (1TB @ 7200RPM)
DVD: 24x burner (whichever model's cheapest at the time of purchase)
PSU: Rosewill Capstone-450-M or SeaSonic G-450
CASE: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (already purchased)

Of course the major problem is that there's been literally no professional reviews on any non-Z87 Haswell boards, which is problematic for non-OC builds like that. Does anyone have any input to add?

BTW, I'm putting off acquiring / installing a video card and SSD until Black Friday rolls around in ~2 months, but here's what I have envisioned (if prices work out)...

SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
Video Card: GTX 760 2GB
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Everything looks good. I can't comment on the mobo though. Have you considered a WD black instead of blue?

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I know you know a little bit about PSU´s

But dont know if you know there is a new PSU in that price range other then the G and Capstone

The Cooler Master VS its called i was allowed to look at it a few weeks back and was rather impressed

Sould be on sale soon if you are not going to be buying right now

And you could get a WD Green if its not for the OS
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Most low end boards are just that low end. You forego sata and usb 3 slots and they use lower quality components. I would almost recommend buying a FX 8320 with a 990fxa board instead of the components you suggested.
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Originally Posted by rusky1 View Post

Have you considered a WD black instead of blue?

The thing is that the WD Blue WD10EZEX in question is a newer, single-platter drive that performs as well (or slightly better) than the older, multi-platter WD Black model WD1002FAEX while also costing $20-$30 less. I know it's counter-intuitive based on the branding segmentation, but the data's all there.

Now if I were looking for a 2+ TB drive, then the WD Black would be the way to go (as the WD Blue line tops out at 1TB and WD Green models are slow as hell for a main boot drive).
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Most low end boards are just that low end. You forego sata and usb 3 slots and they use lower quality components. I would almost recommend buying a FX 8320 with a 990fxa board instead of the components you suggested.

You might want to actually do some homework on Intel boards before you make uniformed comments aimed at promoting AMD products (especially in the Intel section of the forum). B85 boards come with 4 USB 3.0 ports and 4 SATA-III ports by default (along with PCIe 3.0, which AMD's outdated chipsets don't support).

Also of note is that I wanted a stock-clocked system, and FX chips are inherently worthless unless heavily OC'd.
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post #6 of 6
True the FX needs to be overclocked to make them viable. However I meant to say reduced number of sata 3

But at 100% stock Inel is the way to go. Why anyone would give up any ability to overclock is beyond me. Especially since the small percent of price difference you are paying and the great amount of performance you are giving up.
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