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post #1 of 18
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Hey,

My mate is building his PC and I thought i'd seek the advise of some real professionals.

Basically he wants a gaming PC that can run games pretty well, a lot of storage space and a future proof PC. Can someone just run over these and make sure everything is compatible or any changes that should be made.

Current price is around £660, but his max is £750:
(He already has a monitor, keyboard etc).

Case: Antec 300
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854...edium=products

Mobo: MSI P67A-C43 Intel P67 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=44290

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=43216

RAM: Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-%...-9-24-xmp-165v

HDD: 2TB Hitachi Deskstar
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=44306

GPU: Palit GeForce GTX 550Ti 1048MB GDDR5
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=44057

PSU: Corsair 650W
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=43905

DVD Drive: Samsung SH-S223C 22x Internal DVD±R/RW SATA Drive
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=38547

Only thing im unsure about.

The case is okay, im pretty sure it'll fit everything.

PSU + GPU : Not too big with that GPU, like is there enough power for it etc? Or can anyone recomend a better one. Also that PSU, ive only ever been with Corsair so no idea how good that make is.

Thanks Guys.
Edited by Oo Alias oO - 4/23/11 at 2:26pm
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I've been using a silent pro 700w since oct 09 with this build with no problems, funnily enough I bought from ebuyer too
    
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post #3 of 18
erm that ram aint right, you need dual channel on that mobo/cpu


infact.. just buy (below) , most them components u have there on that list are are waste of space "not future proof PC". gpu is trash, motherboard msi<asus, psu crap, case value/money = low, HDD why that big, use the money on something else, he can add more drives in later hes better spending the money on the other components.



500 GB Samsung HD502HI EcoGreen F2, SATA 3Gb/s, 5400rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ28 day installation damage insurance with Scansure available on this product£26.15 £31.38
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb...ache-89-ms-ncq

850W Corsair HX Series, Modular, 80 PLUS Silver, 90% Eff', SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, 7 Year Warranty
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-...-year-warranty

4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.65V
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-(...-9-24-xmp-165v

Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, 1155, Sdy Bridge, QuadCore, 3.3GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...che-95w-retail

NZXT BETA EVO, Black, Mid Tower Case w/o PSU
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-...r-case-w-o-psu case owns the antec

Corsair Hydro Series H70
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsa...66-am2-am3plus


Asus P8P67-M Rev3, Intel P67
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...gb-s-raid-matx


1GB EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-e...dvi-i-minihdmi


Total
£772.39

You can take the H70 off, and then its £700. But he needs a good cooler for a max oc.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 4/23/11 at 2:47pm
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post #4 of 18
That's a triple channel memory kit, and sandy bridge is dual channel, so either 2x2gb or 2x4gb would be optimal.

A 1tb samsung F3 would probably be enough and cheaper.

Spend a little less on the PSU (that link doesn't work for me) and get a better graphics card (either a 560 or a 6950).

Can't comment on the motherboard as I've never used it.
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post #5 of 18
Personally, I would replace the 550Ti with the 560Ti. But that's me.
Not sure about the PSU though, I did find this review.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html
post #6 of 18
Ram is incorrect, 2500k requires dual channel ram while the kit you have is for triple channel x58 setups. I would suggest going on the manufacturers website of the motherboard you want and they will list the best working ram with the motherboard. Also, Skip the gtx 550. You can get a gtx 460 768mb for around the same price and get at least 30% more performance.
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post #7 of 18
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Cool i'll tell him about the RAM, thought 3 sticks was abit weird.

Also with the HDD, I've told him about the sizes but he still wants the 2TB one.

What would use the minimum wattage be do you think for that build?
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post #8 of 18
The new gen of i5/i7's are quite good on power. So you shouldn't see too high of power draw.
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
Okay, what about this RAM?
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=40598

And this PSU:

http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=43905

Thats saved some money already, which could be splashed out a better GPU
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Originally Posted by Oo Alias oO View Post
Cool i'll tell him about the RAM, thought 3 sticks was abit weird.

Also with the HDD, I've told him about the sizes but he still wants the 2TB one.

What would use the minimum wattage be do you think for that build?
600 (good psu)
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