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Advice on Gaming/General use PC.

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March 21, 2011 8:05:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Whenever

Budget: £650 (about $1000)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, General Use, etc.

Parts Not Required: Screen, speakers, mouse etc.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Scan or Overclockers

Country of Origin: UK

Overclocking: Yes

Here's the list of parts I have, I was just thinking about issues of compatability and best stuff for the budget. This is my first major build but I've had previous experience of digging around in computers and rebuilding.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.80GHz (Sandybridge)

Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Intel P67

Memory: OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX 600W

Graphics: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460

Harddrive(s): Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB (x2)

Like I said, This is my first major build so its was a bit slap dash. Any advice would be fantastic!

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March 21, 2011 8:52:09 PM

Any comments or advice?
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March 23, 2011 4:19:48 AM

Hello jcb3000;

Already have a case and DVD burner? A copy of Windows you can use on the new build?
March 23, 2011 4:34:50 AM

The OCZ Gold says 'low voltage' but it's not quite as low as the 1.5V RAM we like to see for Sandy Bridge builds.
G.Skill DDR3 1600 4GB £40

If you want to say with the i5 2300 CPU and skip the ability to overclock the CPU you can go with one of the H67 motherboards.
Asus P8H67-M Pro Intel H67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 MicroATX Motherboard £90
This is not a SLI motherboard which means only 1 GTX 460 video card.

And with just a single video card you can use the Corsair Builder Series CX 500W Power Supply £48 and have plenty of power in reserve for upgrades, including a future more powerful graphics card replacement.