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Hi there I am trying to build a mid range gaming PC by buying parts seperate and putting them together. I have found these parts:

Graphics= http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181039581731?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Processor= http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330943783762?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

RAM= http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231014087186?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Motherboard= http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310691962810?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Case + PSU= http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300879187394?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

I already have a HDD and a DVD drive. Please could you tell me if these parts all fit together, if it can be overclocked, if you can find better parts for arround same price and also what PSU wattage it needs
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  1. The parts will fit together physically, but can't be overclocked, and there are a number of problems:
    1. an H61 motherboard will often need a BIOS update to support Ivy Bridge cpus like that 3350p.
    2. the ram is a single stick - you'd be better off with 2 sticks of 4GB each for dual channel operation, and you might be better off with 1600mhz ram instead of 1333.
    3. PSUs included with cases are often overrated weak garbage, especially when the PSU specs aren't available (the details you need are the amperages on the different voltage rails). There's more to choosing a PSU than just the number of watts.
    4. That video card barely qualifies as entry-level for gaming, and I don't think your budget supports a mid-range gaming pc - the total I come up with for your parts is £263.98, but a mid-range gaming PC is more like US$800 which comes to £536.09. If you let me know what your real budget is, I can try to assemble a list of parts for you later.
  2. MauveCloud said:
    The parts will fit together physically, but can't be overclocked, and there are a number of problems:
    1. an H61 motherboard will often need a BIOS update to support Ivy Bridge cpus like that 3350p.
    2. the ram is a single stick - you'd be better off with 2 sticks of 4GB each for dual channel operation, and you might be better off with 1600mhz ram instead of 1333.
    3. PSUs included with cases are often overrated weak garbage, especially when the PSU specs aren't available (the details you need are the amperages on the different voltage rails). There's more to choosing a PSU than just the number of watts.
    4. That video card barely qualifies as entry-level for gaming, and I don't think your budget supports a mid-range gaming pc - the total I come up with for your parts is £263.98, but a mid-range gaming PC is more like US$800 which comes to £536.09. If you let me know what your real budget is, I can try to assemble a list of parts for you later.



    Really my buget won't be any more than £400 so if you can help me decide some parts for that budget it would be great. I don't mind not having a graphics card or having a rubish one for the moment as I could always upgrade that anytime. But really I would like it as cheap as possible.
  3. Best answer
    With that budget, I suggest these parts:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£138.69 @ Dabs)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.06 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£50.13 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card (£97.08 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Zalman ZM-T2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£17.94 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.25 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £396.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-11 13:28 BST+0100)
  4. MauveCloud said:
    With that budget, I suggest these parts:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£138.69 @ Dabs)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.06 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£50.13 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card (£97.08 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Zalman ZM-T2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£17.94 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.25 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £396.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-11 13:28 BST+0100)


    Thanks, I found this RAM as it much cheaper is this one okay? http://bit.ly/10Ot9zr
  5. No, that's ECC memory. Note this line in that posting:
    Quote:
    this memory is designed for servers and a selection of high end pc's. Please do not purchase for the purpose of installing in a pc unless you are certain it is compatible. Refunds will not be given.

    I don't think the i5-3350p supports ECC memory, plus that's not one of the well-known good brands for memory.
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