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The motherboard I've gone for there is the Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H. This board features Intel's Z77 Express chipset and comes with everything you'd expect from a modern motherboard, including UEFI firmware, HDMI and USB 3.0.
This is a good, all-round, capable motherboard.
- Socket: LGA 1155
- CPU: Core i7/i5/i3 (LGA 1155)
- North Bridge: Intel Z77
- USB: 2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
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The Ballistix Sport Series was created for mainstream users and enthusiasts. These modules feature heat spreaders for thermal performance. These modules make use of standard timings and voltages, making this a reliable, quality RAM option that’s ideal for maximum stability and compatibility.
- Speed: DDR3-1333
- Latency: CL9 (9-9-9-24)
- Voltage: 1.5V
- Bandwidth: PC3-10600 (10.6GB/s)
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I've gone for the Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB drive. This is a 7,200 RPM drive and features 64MB of cache.
- Capacity: 1TB
- RPM: 7,200RPM
- Cache: 64MB
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