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Windows 7: Making custom built pc but which motherboard to choose?

17 Feb 2013   #31
paulpp

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Motherboard and processor
Intel Core I5 3570K 3.4Ghz Quad Core Asus P8Z77-V LX USB 3 Motherboard Bundle | eBay

Graphics card
Asus GTX 660 DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI.. | Ebuyer.com

Total price so far 455.63


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17 Feb 2013   #32
paulpp

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17 Feb 2013   #33
paulpp

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17 Feb 2013   #34
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

So I believe all that leaves now is power supply / fans / case
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17 Feb 2013   #35
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
Excellent I'm presuming the higher the number in graphics card the better a nvidia gtx 660 is better than the gtx 650?

Regards Paul
If you believe this:

AnandTech - Bench - GPU12

the 660 is much better than a 650.
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17 Feb 2013   #36
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
So I believe all that leaves now is power supply / fans / case
Optical drive.

Third-party cooler for the CPU, if you ever intend to overclock. (It'd be almost a sin to not overclock a 3570k, at least a little.)

120-128GB SSD for the OS. (Not really helpful for gaming, but de rigeur for enthusiast systems these days.)
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17 Feb 2013   #37
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

paulpp add up all your choices and let us know how the budget is doing.

I still think the case and power supply in my post# 16 is a good choice.
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18 Feb 2013   #38
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

Considering I only have 110 left to spend on the pc ye case would take up at least half the price of that

Is it still possible to get a decent psu and fans for this price budget as well?

Regards paul
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18 Feb 2013   #39
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My post #16 selection come to $170.00. I think we are on the money.
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18 Feb 2013   #40
paulstung

7 home premium 64bit
 
 

For psu try a coolermaster 550gx about 50 , it's a good solid unit . As for fans it all depends on your final choice of case . It might need 120mm , 140m , some even have 180mm up front . But the norm is 2 x 120mm up front and one rear exhaust so a pack of corsair sp/af 120mm and a single about 35 for the 3 , With your case lets say 50 it adds up to 135 a little over budget.
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