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Is this a good build so far? Suggestions?

#1MercurysMessagePosted 8/13/2013 8:07:17 PM
I'm building a computer that I want to use for games and have for awhile, so far I have purchased an i5 3570k, a Acga geforce gtx 650 ti boost & a biostar Z77 microatx motherboard.
What would you reccomend for memory and storage? For memory I was thinking 8gb corsair vengeance, and storage I want something decent but not too expensive. Thoughts?
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 8/13/2013 8:10:29 PM
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#3sknmakPosted 8/13/2013 8:15:58 PM
MercurysMessage posted...

What would you reccomend for memory and storage?

For memory I was thinking 8gb corsair vengeance, and storage I want something decent but not too expensive. Thoughts?


Check out these:

Storage:
1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

Good price

Memory:
8GB (2x4) 1600Mhz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180
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#4MercurysMessage(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2013 8:27:20 PM
sknmak posted...
MercurysMessage posted...

What would you reccomend for memory and storage?

For memory I was thinking 8gb corsair vengeance, and storage I want something decent but not too expensive. Thoughts?


Check out these:

Storage:
1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

Good price

Memory:
8GB (2x4) 1600Mhz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180


That's a good price on the ram, there wouldn't be any compatability issues with my microatx though right? And do I have to buy certain cases for my motherboard? It's my first build haha
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#5phantasyPosted 8/13/2013 8:32:46 PM
curious, what made you to decide to get a micro atx board?
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#6MercurysMessage(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2013 8:37:46 PM
phantasy posted...
curious, what made you to decide to get a micro atx board?


I was browsing through hundreds on pc part picker and this one caught my eye for having good reviews, being a decent price and being compatible with my CPU. Other than that nothing really lol.
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#7sknmakPosted 8/13/2013 8:39:48 PM(edited)
No there will be no issues with your Micro ATX motherboard [unless it's using something other than DDR3 which is unlikely]. The memory bank[s] [240-pin DDR3] are standard. Nearly 6 years that DDR3 has been standard.

As for your PC Case question......yeah you need to make that the case you choose supports MicroATX. Most cases are universal and support several [ATX\ MicroATX \ ITX].

Personally I would have purchased a full ATX, but I people prefer the Micro.

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#8MercurysMessage(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2013 8:45:25 PM
sknmak posted...
No there will be no issues with your Micro ATX motherboard [unless it's using something other than DDR3 which is unlikely]. The memory bank[s] [240-pin DDR3] are standard. Nearly 6 years that DDR3 has been standard.

As for your PC Case question......yeah you need to make that the case you choose supports MicroATX. Most cases are universal and support several [ATX\ MicroATX \ ITX].

Personally I would have purchased a full ATX, but I people prefer the Micro.


Yes the specs for it are ddr3 so that's fine. Ok ill have to look for a good case that supports it now. Why do you prefer the full atx?
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#9sknmakPosted 8/13/2013 9:22:44 PM
Well the boards I want and purchase are ATX. They offer more expansion slots and rear+internal I\O's. I usually do a lot of overclocking to my CPU and GPU's so I feel better knowing certain brands go through some crazy test to prevent damage. Most reviewers focus on the ATX boards.

On the other hand MicroATX is great as well. It offer less of everything, but that doesn't mean they are bad. It just depends on what the person wants. You still get a lot of what full ATX boards get. The full ATX boards usually offers more features that I need personally. I wouldn't have went with Biostar since there are better brands. I don't think you'll have any issues though.
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