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July 10, 2011 8:47:54 PM

Hey,
so i have almost decided on all my parts but since this is my first time (heh) i need some help so i don't buy all my parts when there not actually compatible.

Case: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/antec-100-one-hundred-bl...

Motherboard: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/267506

OR

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8z68-v-pro-intel-z...(x16)-ddr3-2200(oc)-sata-6gb-s-raid-atx-hdmi
please say which is better

CPU: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-2500k-unlo...

Graphics card: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-GeForce-560TI-DirectCUII-G...

RAM: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-jet-black-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-150v

Hard drive: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-samsung-hd103sj-spin...

PSU: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/700w-fsp700-80gln-sata-p...

Fan 4 case slot: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm-bitfenix-spectre-a...(fdb)-1000rpm

Monitor: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/23-lg-w2361v-pf-black-wi...

Mouse: http://www.shop.bt.com/products/logitech-mx-518-optical...

Optical drive: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sony-ddu1681s-0b-18x-dvd...

Keyboard: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/colors-it-act-kb-8108-mu...


I think that is it so read and reply. (please be truthful, rip apart my list if you have to i just want a good PC, thanks)

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July 10, 2011 10:31:36 PM

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/261255 £113.73 inc. vat Free Delivery
Asrock P67 EXTREME4 V3 1155 Socket 7.1 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1... <---Review on that Asrock motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... <----- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-xfx-p1-750s-nlb9-pr... £71.98 Inc VAT
XFX Core Edition P1-750S-NLB9 750W Power Supply (PSU) XPS-750W-SEW

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie... £69.95 inc. VAT
XFX Pro Series 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Single Rail

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/263935 £149.89 inc. vat Free Delivery
Asus VE247H LED 2ms LCD 23.6" HDMI Monitor
July 11, 2011 2:31:19 AM

That looks solid with Why_Me's suggestions. I'd get a different case myself that comes with more fans but at least an Antec case is well built.
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July 11, 2011 11:15:08 PM

Size definitely matters ("That's what she said!"). A lot of cases tend to have info (or you can Google it if they're popular) about inside clearance and all fans list their height somewhere--usually the Newegg page has it.

As far as coolers go though--there's a lot of crap out there and a lot of good stuff. A lot of fans have reviews. They really vary in quality (noise and cooling performance) so it's worth it to do some research. You can always start with the stock cooler and upgrade to an aftermarket one later though--so you shouldn't let the cooler hold up your build.

Frostytech's one of my favorite cooler resources: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

EDIT: I haven't heard of the cooler you linked, but that doesn't mean it's bad--just not widely available in North America.
July 12, 2011 4:36:35 PM

Who is she and why does she say these things?! heh
i looked at the frostytech website but i couldn't find anything really for socket 1155 cpu's but looking at the reviews for the one i hyperlinked it's actually pretty good.

i have finished my list and it looks really good

here it is:

Case: Antec 100 £41.81

CPU: Intel CPU Core i5 Unlocked 2500K Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor £163.40

MOBO: Asrock P67 EXTREME4 V3 1155 Socket 7.1 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard £107.67

Graphics card: Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card £179.44

System ram: Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop £63.79

Hard drive: Samsung 1Tb Spinpoint F3 Hard Drive – HDD £38.95

Monitor: Asus VE247H LED LCD 23.6" HDMI Monitor £149.89

PSU: XFX Core Edition P1-750S-NLB9 750W Power Supply (PSU) XPS-750W-SEW 71.98

Fan: BitFenix Spectre £3.52

Mouse: Logitech MX 518 Optical Gaming Mouse - 8 Button Wired USB £23.98

CPU cooler: Akasa AK-CCX-4002HP Venom CPU Cooler £35.87

Optical Drive: Sony Optical DVD-ROM, DDU1681S-0B, SATA, OEM £12.11


July 12, 2011 11:13:28 PM

That looks pretty good.

I don't know if your case will need the extra fan--but I'm not familiar with the Antec 100 (Newegg only sells the 200, 300, 600, 900, & 1200). I'd consider Z68 for that motherboard. Z68 is worth it if it's the same price and not worth it (for gaming) if it costs more. Aside from some parts possibly being able to be found cheaper (GTX 560Ti, 8GB 1600CL9 DDR3), it's good to go. If you've already searched around for prices, then go ahead and pull the trigger.
July 13, 2011 11:11:51 PM

FSP tends to be good, but I don't know them as well as XFX and I would still need a review to recommend one. Out of laziness, I say go with the XFX.
July 18, 2011 3:57:17 AM

Sounds good. All you really need out of a case is enough space for an ATX board, a bottom mounted PSU, space for graphics, and decent airflow.
July 18, 2011 6:38:55 PM

so I think I'm good to go. Thanks so much for your help and information it was all very useful and I'm sure bill gates will give you the internet if you ask. (just tell him I said you could have it)
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