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Anyone check my build please?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
My build is:

Fractal Design Define R3
Zalman 1000W
Samsung Internal Black DVD RW Writer,SATA Connection,SH-S223C/BEBE
Media Card Reader
Asrock Z68 PRO3 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V
Intel Core i5*2400, Socket 1155,*Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.1GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail
Sapphire Xtreme Radeon HD5850
OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB 2.5" SATA-II
2x 500GB 7200RPM HDD

Under my calculations...this is coming in at a total of £713.93.

I don't particularly game. I used to, but I haven't in a very long time... I'd like the machine to be capable of it mind you, but not necessarily for regular hardcore gaming. I use dual screen 24" and have it plugged into my TV too. I don't do intense photo/video-editing nor use highly complex software... I just like to have a fast, modern, up-to-date and responsive PC.

Are there any particular parts you feel should be upgraded (that isn't at significant cost?) or for that matter, downgraded as I won't use it/won't need it for future upgrading possibilities.

My concerns:
  • Is this a QUIET PC? I'd really like it to be rather quiet, hence the case. I've never really concentrated on a quiet build before and thus am unsure as to whether I should be spending lots of money on quiet components too?
  • Should I be getting a 2500K CPU at only about £15 more?
  • Should I be getting a SATAIII SSD?
  • Is the Motherboard too much for what I need?

Thanks
post #2 of 5
Get a 2500k and a 560 Ti.

Also, I'd recommend a 64GB Crucial C400 as your boot drive, and a nice 2TB Hitachi as your storage drive.

If your not going to be OCing or running a Multi-GPU setup, get a cheaper P67 motherboard.
post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by SerenityKill3r View Post
Get a 2500k and a 560 Ti.

Also, I'd recommend a 64GB Crucial C400 as your boot drive, and a nice 2TB Hitachi as your storage drive.

If your not going to be OCing or running a Multi-GPU setup, get a cheaper P67 motherboard.
^ This.
Why i5 2400 when 2500k is 20$ more expensive.
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I have to agree to serenity killer and shame . You can also dump that z68 MB for an p8p67 from asus or something ...
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Spinpoint F3 500GB Corsair Force 3 60GB Asus DRW-243ST-RET Megahalems rev. B + Silverstone AP121 
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Spinpoint F3 500GB Corsair Force 3 60GB Asus DRW-243ST-RET Megahalems rev. B + Silverstone AP121 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1 21" Dell P1130 1800x1440 Ducky KB9008G2-A ADATA HM 850W Modular 
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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I was thinking of the Z68 mainly for the USB3.0 but is this a silly reason to go for the Z68? (I'm not actually sure not much an improvement USB3.0 is...)

I heard the only advantage of a 2500K CPU was for OC'ing... I've never OC'ed in the past so wasn't really considering it to be honest.

What's a 560Ti sorry?

Also, why would you recommend the 64GB C400? Are you saying this in preference of the OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB 2.5" SATA-II? I thought that would do as a good boot drive?
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