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post #1 of 17
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Hi all, this is my first post on this forum, and one of my first posts on any forums so please forgive any mistakes I make regarding whatever

Anyway, Im looking to build a computer for christmas. If possible, id like to spend about 500 euro on just the basics, and then get a graphics card after christmas so I can play things like Bf3, Skyrim and shogun 2. Other than gaming Ill mostly just be using the computer to browse the net.

Ive done a bit of research on the best place to get parts in Ireland but im still not really sure on that, I think the best place might be
http://www.dabs.ie/ It seems to have lots of variety and reasonable prices but im open to any suggestions.

The build i was thinking of is this:
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz LGA1155 6MB
Asus P8Z68-V LX S1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 ATX
Kingston ValueRAM Memory/4GB 1066MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL7 DIMM
OCZ Technology PSU, ModXStream Pro, 500W
Antec Two Hundred V2 Ultimate Gaming Case
Sony DVD-ROM 18X SATA DDU1681S-0B BLK
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 32MB SATA-300

I dont need a monitor, speakers, mouse or keyboard, i have some left over from an old dell dimension 3000, will these work with this new build until i can afford new ones?

thanks in advance for any and all help.

Tl;dr Looking for a pc for about 500 euro, dont need any peripherals or a graphics card.
post #2 of 17
Everything looks good except for the ram you selected. Now, it WILL work but will severely limit your overclocking if you do any and won't be very fast if you don't. You can get quality 1600MHz G.Skill, Corsair, or Mushkin ram kits for under $40 (30 euro?) quite easily.
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Everything looks good except for the ram you selected. Now, it WILL work but will severely limit your overclocking if you do any and won't be very fast if you don't. You can get quality 1600MHz G.Skill, Corsair, or Mushkin ram kits for under $40 (30 euro?) quite easily.
Yeah, there is a G-skill deal on Newegg about every other day. You can definitely grab a 4gb set for about $30.
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Alright, thanks lads, am I right in assuming that any 1600mhz ram from a decent brand will be alright?
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Alright, thanks lads, am I right in assuming that any 1600mhz ram from a decent brand will be alright?
Prety much yes but what is important is the 1600mhz

+1 for g-skill ram
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Alright, thanks lads, am I right in assuming that any 1600mhz ram from a decent brand will be alright?
Grab some GSKILL.... esp if u can get 4gb for $30 !!!
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cheers, i cant seem to find gskill on the website I linked, are there any other decent alternatives?
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You could probably get a DVD RW for a couple of quid more than the DVD drive.

Also the Asus P8Z68-V LX only has one PS2 socket so if the your old keyboard and mouse are PS2 then you will only be able to use one or the other. If there USB you should have no problems.
    
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You could probably get a DVD RW for a couple of quid more than the DVD drive.

Also the Asus P8Z68-V LX only has one PS2 socket so if the your old keyboard and mouse are PS2 then you will only be able to use one or the other. If there USB you should have no problems.
Thanks, they are both PS2 I think, but im thinking about getting a new usb mouse anyway. Do you know if using the old monitor will be a problem?
Thanks for your help
post #10 of 17
If your not planning on getting a graphics card straight away the motherboard only has a DVI and HDMI output. Suspect your old monitor cable will be an SVGA cable. If it is you will need a DVI to SVGA adapter.

edit ignore above it looks like it has a D-Sub so you should be ok.
Edited by just4funuk - 11/1/11 at 3:51pm
    
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