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Ready to build first PC, would like opinions please

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April 23, 2011 2:03:36 PM

I will be ordering my hardware very soon, I'm not sure if I should buy from Ebay or Ebuyer. Also I can't use newegg where I live (UK). Are all the components I have chosen compatible and have I over looked anything else such as not enough cooling, PSU leads to short or too small a case? I am also slightly nervous nervous about it, the most experience I've had with hardware in the past is changing a graphics card, network card, installing RAM and testing a power supply. I have watched tutorials on youtube and it seems easy enough, but they all seem to have disassembled the computer and reassembled it for the purpose of the video, so should I trust them?


Specs:



Case:
Coolermaster Elite 430 Mid Tower Gaming Case Black
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=15...

Processor:
Intel Core i5 2500k Unlocked Retail CPU 1155 Processor
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=17...

Motherboard:
ASUS SKT-1155 SABERTOOTH P67 REV 3.0 (B3)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=26...

Memory:
CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 - Corsair Vengeance memory - 8 GB
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=14...

Graphics Card:
PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1 GB GDDR5
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=39...

Hard Disk:
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 64MB 7200
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=13...

Power Supply:
Coolermaster GX 750W PSU - 80plus Certified
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=14...

Processor Cooling:
Akasa Low Noise Intel Heatpipe Cooler
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=29...

Optical Drive:
LITEON 24x BLACK SATA DVD±RW DUAL LAYER OPTICAL DRIVE
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=14...

Case fan:
Standard 120mm

Motherboard fan:
50mm


I've asked this question before on a different forum, was told the build was 'awful' and was recommended this:
https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Shop/SavedBasket/Show....


What build would you recommend? Is my build 'awful' or would it suit my needs, would mainly be using the computer for: video rendering, moderate gaming and virtual machines.

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April 23, 2011 2:10:01 PM

Your build is not awful but the other one is better mostly for better GPU at the compromise on the motherboard.
April 23, 2011 2:27:16 PM

you don't need the Sabertooth at all, spend half that on a decent P67 board: AS Rock Extreme 4 or MSI M45

Put the difference into a GTX 570 or HD6950 2 GB.

instead of the WD 640 drive, get a Samsung F3 1 TB drive.

I'd suggest the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ OR the Thermaltake Frio or Xigmatek Asgard cooler over the one you have.
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Anonymous
April 23, 2011 2:28:28 PM

rolli59 said:
Your build is not awful but the other one is better mostly for better GPU at the compromise on the motherboard.


If I got the recommended graphics card and motherboard, would the other components still be compatable?
April 23, 2011 3:00:04 PM

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If I got the recommended graphics card and motherboard, would the other components still be compatable?

Yes the recommendation to the Samsung SP F3 1TB is good as well.
April 23, 2011 3:03:10 PM

arkarin said:
i was wondering if somebody could look at my build and check if everything is compatible....

thank you in advance...

http://azerty.nl/winkelmandje/winkelmandje/?legen=1&pro...

(sorry for my bad english, i'm dutch :hello:  )

Apart from the memory being a triple channel kit for LGA1366 build it is compatible, I suggest getting either 2x2GB or 2x4GB to replace your selection.
(you should open your own thread)
April 23, 2011 3:23:21 PM

thanks rolli59, i went for the 2x4 GB.

sorry for the thread :( 
April 23, 2011 3:33:23 PM

yes. The Coolermaster GX models haven't been well reviewed however. I'll suggest the almost-the-same price Antec 620W model:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/246651

Plenty to handle a single 570 -- it has 48 amps, the 570 needs a 38 amp system
Anonymous
April 23, 2011 6:49:42 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
yes. The Coolermaster GX models haven't been well reviewed however. I'll suggest the almost-the-same price Antec 620W model:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/246651

Plenty to handle a single 570 -- it has 48 amps, the 570 needs a 38 amp system


Thanks, I read up on Antec and the reviews seem good. However will 620w be enough to power the system, I was advised when first choosing the parts that I should go with a 750w.
April 23, 2011 8:00:27 PM

yes. the Antec has 48amps across its 12v rails. the 570 needs a PSU with at least 38 amps for the whole system. This give syour whole system 48 amps, so plenty to spare
April 24, 2011 1:36:45 AM

that 850 could drive *two* of those 570s with plenty to spare. Its also 80+ Silver, so REALLY power efficient.
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