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ASRock vs MSI

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  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

The ASRock mobo is the wrong socket

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel i5 3xxx series of processors are called "ivy bridge" and they are LGA 1155 and so you should go with Z77 board.

Also regarding the HDD, WD EZEX are the best performing 1TB HDD, http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I made quite a number of adjustments that bring you in at the same price point but offer better performance and experience.

  1. Haswell based CPU for better IPC and power effiency. It is not the overclocking SKU but the stock performance is very good

  2. Newer Z87 motherboard with better features and functionality. Additionally it integrates dual band wireless onboard 2.4GHz and 5Ghz 2x2. with Bluetooth support

extensive features some are noted below

Fan Xpert II - Advanced fan control offered per header as well as offering 3 and 4 pin support. The advanced control parameters are offered in both the UEFI ( BIOS ) as well as with the OS. There are also great automatic profiling options which will automatically measure the fans for their min and max levels of operation. This allows for ideal profiling of the fans ( such as quiet or standard ) which are based specifically on your fans

USB 3.0 Boost - A feature that allows the bus protocol for transmission to be shifted to different operating modes. This can allow flash drives or high speed external devices to have much higher levels of performance.

USB Charger+ - An advanced quick charging option for mobile devices ( tablets, smartphones, eReaders etc ) It works under varied S states ( so sleep, hibernation or even with the system power off ). In addition it provides quicker charging times.

USB Bios Flashback - A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) “flashing” updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without a CPU, Memory / RAM or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

AutoTuning Overclocking – A hardware based firmware/software utility. This application can auto overclock your CPU through a carefully developed automated routine which includes stability testing, voltage adjustment and temperature monitoring. This means your overclock is specific to the margin of your CPU as well as the thermal performance of your CPU cooling solution. When tied in with optimized voltage policies which maintain an adaptive vid for superior efficiency and as well as cap the voltage that can be supplied you end up with a very balanced and efficient overclock that also offers improve performance and optimally takes advantage of your investment in a Z87 board, K series CPU and solid cooling solution.

  1. A 250GB SSD which will add a much faster and much more responsive experience to your system

  2. ASUS GPU with GOP UEFI VBIOS allowing for quick post and boot speeds when paired with an ASUS board and enabling of fast boot in the UEFI

Additionally it is offer a more advanced VRM design and dust proof fan design.

  1. The Phantom is a good chassis but I changed it to the GHOST which offers great usability points looks good has great airflow as well but smaller and a bit cheaper. You can of course go back to the Phantom

Based on your system specs I do not feel you need such a large chassis and the additional fans are not need the ones that come supplied will provide more than enough airflow to provide a cool level of operation.

Hope this helps and best of luck with your build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor €165.65 @ Amazon Deutschland
Motherboard Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard €167.43 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory €61.31 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk €150.89 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €53.75 @ Amazon Deutschland
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card €292.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Case BitFenix Ghost (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case €90.20 @ Amazon Deutschland
Power Supply SeaSonic M12II 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply €89.90 @ Caseking
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer €19.04 @ Amazon Deutschland
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) €87.90 @ Caseking
Monitor Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor €162.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. €1341.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 18:13 CET+0100

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