Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New build proposed spec, any suggestions?

Last response: in Systems
Share
March 9, 2011 4:25:31 PM

Hi folks, this is my proposed spec for my very first new build, getting close to buying(a few days) and just wanted any last minute critiques or suggestions any of you guys have?

CPU: Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596
£167

Motherboard: MSI P67A-C45 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/250065
£90

Video Card: MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/230557
£136

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124228
£30

RAM:G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600mhz Ripjaws Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240501
£42

Optical drive:Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145450
£15

Case and PSU: Coolermaster Elite 430 All Black Case With Elite 500W PSU
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/235611
£60

Comes to £540, 40 over budget but ah well.

Any input is much appreciated
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 11, 2011 1:08:36 PM

Hello nickbhoy172;

It's a compatible parts list.
As far as I know CM doesn't make a 'Elite 500W PSU'. So it's more likely a CM Extreme Power model which no one should be too thrilled about. But it should be 'OK'.
Usually, for a 2500K model CPU we see a CPU cooler included since the K is the CPU of choice for overclocking.
.
!