Need help getting a Motherboard plus Ram for this build


Aug 7, 2010
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM 19.99

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM 59.99

SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version 169.99

Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply 59.99

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor 219.99

CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler 59.99

Case- Already have one...but not sure what it is. I know its a coolermaster with a 2.0 usb ports on the front. Its probably a midtower...with a blue led fan on the bottom front. The top has 2 fan holes where I would probably buy 2 extra led fans (10$) to suck out the hot air. :\

(Please make sure the Motherboard works with the Ram! I was going to get this but, then I read some reviews that the motherboard won't work with some ram. I got scare and decide its best to ask the community on what motherboard+ram I should get for this build before buying it.)

Purpose for Rig: Gaming+Streaming/Recording

I will not be Overclocking anything.

Need a motherboard and ram for this. Feel free to post any positive changes to the build I can make. Would really like some alternative parts with lower prices so I can upgrade GPU. (Want it to be under 900$)

Depending on the price of the motherboard and ram I will upgrade the GPU.
(Probably need a better PSU. I don't really trust this brand...)

Thank You in Advance!



Jan 3, 2013
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.49 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $718.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-14 14:28 EDT-0400)

No OC = H77 + 3470.

Gave you a better card + an SSD.