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Friend's first build ~€660 budget excl. Video card

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April 25, 2013 3:06:52 PM

A buddy of mine is about to build his first pc. I'm ordering the parts for him because he's gone for a few weeks.
He already has a video card, an EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti, but everything else needs to be bought.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: We're at around €660 at the moment and probably can't go much higher than that

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web browsing, MS Office

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Location: Ireland

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.komplett.ie www.amazon.co.uk

Overclocking: Probably just a little, nothing crazy

SLI or Crossfire: No

Games: Anything from Crysis to TF2, Don't need everything to be completely maxed out just close enough.

Here's that parts we're looking at:
CPU: Intel 3570k(£173.17 ~€205.46)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007RUZKK6/
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 412 Slim(€38.95)
http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_01com/80009...
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3(€81.95)
http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_01com/20157...
Memory: Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz CL9 8GB(£45.30 ~€53.75)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0037TO5C0/ref=gno_c...
HDD: Seagate 1TB 3.5" SATA-600 7200rpm(€64.95)
http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_01com/20098...
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB(€86.95)
http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_01com/20183...
Case: Antec One(€50.95)
http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_01com/20131...
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CXM 600W(£56.99 ~€67.62)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00ALYOTTI/
Thermal paste: Noctua NT-H1(€9.95)
http://www.komplett.ie/komplett/product/zkb_01com/15460...

Shipping is €9.99 onto total order at komplett
Komplett total:€333.74
Amazon total:£275.46 ~€326.82
Grand total ~€660.56

Just wanted to see what people had to say and make sure it was all ok before I go and buy everything.
I'm thinking the power supply might be a bit overkill?
Thanks for any help!

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a c 146 U Graphics card
April 25, 2013 3:36:13 PM

Get the coolermaster Hyper 212 evo. This cooler comes with good paste so you can drop that from the list. It is the best cooler for anything close to how much it costs.

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a b U Graphics card
April 25, 2013 3:36:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.91 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£104.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.98 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£56.88 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£15.95 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £566.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-25 23:36 BST+0100)

you don't need a thermal paste, also since you're not doing much of OC sticking to your Stock cooler will be fine, no problem.
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a b U Graphics card
April 25, 2013 5:04:04 PM

The extra thermal compound is a waste of money.

That Kingston RAM is rated at 1.65V, you will need 1.5V.

Otherwise everything looks good.
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April 26, 2013 11:29:41 AM

Thanks to all you guys for your help!
I feel a bit stupid now, I checked and the cooler does indeed come with its own paste so there was no need for it just like you guys said.
I'll swap the ram as suggested and should be good to go.
Thanks again guys!

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