Ready to build first PC, would like opinions please

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=150587854898&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Processor:
Intel Core i5 2500k Unlocked Retail CPU 1155 Processor
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170620982681&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Motherboard:
ASUS SKT-1155 SABERTOOTH P67 REV 3.0 (B3)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260767563996&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Memory:
CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 - Corsair Vengeance memory - 8 GB
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140521436841&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Graphics Card:
PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1 GB GDDR5
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390306510849&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Hard Disk:
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 64MB 7200
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130489353482&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Power Supply:
Coolermaster GX 750W PSU - 80plus Certified
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140528477011&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Processor Cooling:
Akasa Low Noise Intel Heatpipe Cooler
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290490015901&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Optical Drive:
LITEON 24x BLACK SATA DVD±RW DUAL LAYER OPTICAL DRIVE
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140373017401&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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.aspx?id=d2f44024ecdc4daeb7bedaa23234e799


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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  1. Your build is not awful but the other one is better mostly for better GPU at the compromise on the motherboard.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. Quote:
    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.
  5. arkarin said:

    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)
  6. thanks rolli59, i went for the 2x4 GB.

    sorry for the thread :(
  7. I've made a few changes and here is a screen shot of my basket:
    http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/3408/unled4v.jpg

    Is that better that what I originally planned?
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. I have been advised this build:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/savedbasket/20fa08c4df3b43ff9f609ba38c7edc3e

    Is it better than what I planned. I was told I could add/upgrade the graphics card at a later date without changing the PSU, should I go with it?
  12. that 850 could drive *two* of those 570s with plenty to spare. Its also 80+ Silver, so REALLY power efficient.
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