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Old 12-08-2012, 01:14 AM   #1
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Prices taken from Amazon.com
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 $85.99
  • Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 $215
  • Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H $165
  • Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) $35.99
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $32
  • NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Case $69
  • Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus - 600W Power Supply $63.20
-- $669

Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) $21.79
Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB $98
-- $790

Will this work nice together? The last two aren't 100% and maybe add in the future (to keep costs down.)

Do any products stand out as not being reliable?

The big question: it should be *nix/Linux compatible right?
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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It is a nice system, IMHO.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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Erm, I'd go with a better PSU than that. I'm not a big fan of those CoolerDisaster Extreme power series. I'm surprised Gabriel didn't pick that up

I'd go with a http://www.amazon.com/Bronze-650W-Ca...179823&sr=1-51 (OCZ ZS 650W)

EDIT: If you're using the Integrated graphics, then 650W is overkill. http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ProSeries-...179985&sr=1-12 (an XFX Core edition 450W) would do fine.

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Ok cool.

What's your opinions on the SSD for a system drive? Some people seem to jump up and down over it but honestly does speeding boot time by 10 seconds really make a difference?
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You are right, I overlooked the PSU, thanks for catching that...
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