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First Custom PC Build Help Needed!

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May 26, 2011 5:24:09 PM

Okay here are the specs for the PC im making. Its a first timer so i'd like your help. Post your comments on what i should upgrade on or what i should make better. I've got a budget of around £800 but i can go over if its not by too much. The PC is designed primarily for gaming:

http://postimage.org/image/1rtv8pf2c :hello: 

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May 26, 2011 5:32:46 PM

i would defintely look into buying from ebuyer, free shipping, although they dont have an OEM 2500k, you do know that you cannot overclock with a H67 chipset motherboard?
May 26, 2011 5:38:24 PM

Well the biggest issue I see is you picked an H67 motherboard with the i5 2500k. The 2500K is unlocked for overclocking, but the H67 chipset doesn't allow overclocking. You should buy either P67 or Z68, ideally get one with 8x/8x SLI/Crossfire PCIe support (some are 16x/4x which is worse).

Otherwise I like it, though the 600W PSU won't allow you a lot of headroom - for example you can't crossfire 6950s in the future without upgrading it. For the system as is, it's fine.
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May 26, 2011 5:57:55 PM

wolfram23 said:
Well the biggest issue I see is you picked an H67 motherboard with the i5 2500k. The 2500K is unlocked for overclocking, but the H67 chipset doesn't allow overclocking. You should buy either P67 or Z68, ideally get one with 8x/8x SLI/Crossfire PCIe support (some are 16x/4x which is worse).

Otherwise I like it, though the 600W PSU won't allow you a lot of headroom - for example you can't crossfire 6950s in the future without upgrading it. For the system as is, it's fine.


Yeah, i didnt want to overclock, but on that website they don't have a 2500 non K although the one there has a free game and is therefore more expensive and i dont what that :D 
May 26, 2011 9:09:56 PM

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