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CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon) (changed from Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg))
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg) (changed from ASRock Z77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg))
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($158.99 @ Adorama)
Keyboard: Microsoft ANB-00001 Wired Slim Keyboard ($12.98 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Microsoft Mobile Mouse 3500 Wireless Optical Mouse ($16.62 @ Amazon)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Some other questions:
1. I'm planning on using a hand-me-down Dell DHM case. Would this work with the components I have?
2. I was originally going to get an i5-3570 processor because I wasn't planning on overclocking my system. A deal on Newegg.com, however, has given my the opportunity to get an i5-3570K processor for the same price when I buy it with the ASRock Z77M motherboard. If I do decide to overclock at some later point, would the power supply I have listed be adequate? If not, should I scale back and get a different power supply with less wattage?
Thank you so much for taking a look at my build!
Edited by chronofreak, 30 September 2012 - 12:13 AM.