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December 3, 2010 1:48:10 PM

Hey people, planning on buying a new system sometime next week and only a budget of around £600 give or take.

Ive picked out most of the things i want but would quiet like a second opinion so heres what iv have so far:


Intel Core i5 650 3.20GHz (Clarkdale)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...



HIS IceQ 5 Turbo ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...


Asus P7P55D-E Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...


OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...


Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...


Xigmatek Asgard Midi Tower Case - Black
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


OcUK Swift 650W Silent Power Supply
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...


Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD...




I will say, i dont need monitors/ os/ keyboard/ mouse.
So what you see above is all i need.


If i have missed something would be very grateful if you can tell me on your personal opinions on what you think about the components. If you have feel i can get something better for the money can you please recommend.

Thanks people

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December 3, 2010 1:54:05 PM

Switch the PSU to a better known brand like Corsair, Silverstone or Antec.

Why are you getting a dual core I5 when you can get the quad core for like £140?
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-i5-760-s1156-lynnf...

If you're gaming, the quad core will be much better. It is very OC capable to 4GHz too.

Apart from that everything looks fine.

Maybe use this thermal past instead of the stuff that comes with the Freezer, will shave a few more degrees off your CPU temp: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/thermalright-chill-facto...(4g)-thermal-paste-the-paste-that-rules-them-all-just-got-better
December 3, 2010 1:55:50 PM

Can't edit for some reason so will have to DP.

www.scan.co.uk have more competitive prices than Overclockers UK in a lot of things so always check their site. They do some great bundles too that will save you a bit of money instead of buying all separate.
December 3, 2010 1:58:31 PM

Thanks, will look into that.
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