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September 4, 2011 9:57:23 PM

Right guys, I'm looking to build a computer in a couple of weeks, ordering the parts in about a week. The uses will be internet browsing, office stuff, Sibelius (music notation software), light gaming, Photoshop and some (probably non-HD) video editing.

I've got the specs here, but I just wanted to check them across you guys. What I want to know is a) if any of you have used any of these parts together before, and b) if you would make any changes/recommendations.

Thanks!

Gigabyte Z68A-D3-B3 motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500
Corsair 1600MHz XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200 500GB SATA 6GB/s (16MB cache)
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W
LiteOn IHAP122-19 DVD+-RW
Cooler Master Elite 430

Any comments/suggestions would be fantastic!

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
September 4, 2011 10:13:55 PM

Looks good to me

If you dont plan on overclocking [ which you cant with that processor ] you could save money by buying an H67 motherboard
September 4, 2011 10:16:37 PM

Thanks for checking it over! I was going to go for a H67 motherboard but most of them are actualy more expensive than the £72 I found thar one for. The only one that was cheaper (an MSI H67 board) didn't support 1600 MHz RAM and only had two DIMM slots.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 4, 2011 10:22:08 PM

overall, not bad. However:

for $10 more you can get a 2500K, for future overclock. There's a combo with 8 GB that covers the price difference ($257.98):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

For about the same price as the Modstream Pro, you can get a higher quality SeaSonic S12II 520W PSU ($59.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you can get the DVD & HDD in a combo that should save a few bucks ($53.48)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

For the same price as the Coolermaster Elite, you can get the Rosewill Challenger, which comes with 3 fans, instead of just 1. It also has free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
September 4, 2011 10:37:57 PM

_Mark_ said:
Thanks for checking it over! I was going to go for a H67 motherboard but most of them are actualy more expensive than the £72 I found thar one for. The only one that was cheaper (an MSI H67 board) didn't support 1600 MHz RAM and only had two DIMM slots.



Then you are good to go

If you let us know which site you will be buying from it can help .
Squirrels suggestions are good , but shipping from the US might suck!
September 5, 2011 9:39:27 AM

I was thinking of buying from Amazon UK, overclockers UK, pixmania, ebuyer or something like that. While researching, I've been choosing the cheapest price across all of them.

Do you guys have any recommendation for good websites from the UK? Or any bundle deals?
a b B Homebuilt system
September 5, 2011 12:14:51 PM

those are all reasonable. and as long as shipping doesn't erase the gains in price, there no reason not to use multiple sites.
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