PC built in 2012 - Choosing Components

The intension is to build a PC for software development and general computing but not specifically for gaming.

So the computer needs to be reasonably powerful but I would also like it to be small, quiet and power efficient.

The plan is to first order the basic components to get the system working and then get some Additional bits and pieces at a later stage, for now I will use my existing hard disc/optical drive/monitor/keyboard/mouse.

My original plan was to build a small mini-ITX system but, when I looked into it, this would involve too many compromises. So I decided to build a larger micro-ATX system.

Case

Silverstone Blk TJ08B-E Temjin USB3

Power Supply

430W BeQuiet BN180 PurePowerL8

CPU

Intel Core i7 3770 s1155

Arctic AC-MX-2 THERMAL PASTE

Motherboard

Asus P8H77-M PRO H77

RAM

Corsair Memory Vengeance Low Profile Black

16GB 4x4G CML16GX3M4A1600C9 LP

I took a risk with this memory as it is not listed for the ASUS motherboard 'Qualified Vendors List'

The CAS Latency is given in the spec as 9-9-9-24



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