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7th of June 2013 0

Custom Computer & motherboard choice, somewhat confused…?

Question by YodaExpert: Custom Computer & motherboard choice, somewhat confused…?
I have chosen parts for my custom computer (not purchased yet) and are as follows, but I’m not entirely sure on the motherboard yet [I was told to go with a Z77 that it was the newest & UEFI because I need a simpler BIOS]

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

OS Drive: SSD #GB (amount to be chosen later)
Storage Drive: HDD 500GB – 1TB (depending on prices)
OS: Win7 Home Premium OEM (marked @ $ 99)

I will choose the case later, but would like at least support on the motherboard for mininmum of 2-3 USB on the front and 2 optical drives and 2 internal drive bays for the drives described, and the audio jack.

The graphics card will need to “match” the CPU so that it does not bottleneck and so that the PC can handle 3D games on med/high.

The power supply is important and I definitely need one that is efficient where I live, meaning I would like it 80 plus certified or similar… $ $ BILLS$ $

I’d like RAM memory to be greater than 4GB, prefferably 8GB.

I will be purchasing an aftermarket cooler (fan) for the CPU.

I would like to use a Blu-ray drive and a DVD burner (DVD Burner minimum, but would like 2 bays)

Thanks for reading I appreciate it & I would love to keep the build under a grand (USD)

Best answer:

Answer by Kevin
Most Z77 motherboards have all of what you described

The i5-3570k will not bottleneck even the best of graphics cards out there today. I have that processor paired with a GTX 570 currently, and it handles anything. If you get a GTX 660 ti or GTX 670, it will be even better.

As for the motherboard, I have an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 with my 3570k, it is outstanding, Easy BIOS and setup, easy overclock if you choose, and has everything you listed.

Not sure what you mean by USB 3.0 on the “front”? You mean the front of the case? If so, you need a case with front USB 3.0 ports, preferably coming with an adapter for USB connections and the new motherboard standard connection, so you don’t have to route the front usb 3.0 ports around the back of the case.

I have the CM Storm Enforcer, which has exactly that. It is all pre-set up, you just put in your motherboard, and connect the adapter to the motherboard. Easy as that.

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