First Rig Build.

Hey Guys.
As the title say I'm looking into build my first rig and just wanted to hear if the parts I was looking into are up to much and if not possible alternatives.

I was hoping it to be a mid-ish range gaming rig.

So here goes!

Motherboard - Asus P8H67 ( http://www.ebuyer.com/260485 )

CPU - Intel Core I3 2100 ( http://www.ebuyer.com/254976 )

RAM - Corsair 4GB DDR3 ( http://www.ebuyer.com/251754 )
Looking to upgrade to 8GB though

HDD - Western Digital 500GB Sata 6GB ( http://www.ebuyer.com/241715 )

PSU - Arctic Power 700W ( http://www.ebuyer.com/124927 )

Disk Drive - Just a basic DVD drive ( http://www.ebuyer.com/251743 )
Will this take video game discs?

Case - Cheap And cheerful ( http://www.ebuyer.com/239059 )
Although would this fit the slot I.E Audio jack, USB slots?

Lastly what brand of Graphics would you suggest in the £100 range?

Please tell me if I've missed anything and a massive thanks for taking the time to check this out!

Andy
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  1. andyh360 said:
    Hey Guys.
    As the title say I'm looking into build my first rig and just wanted to hear if the parts I was looking into are up to much and if not possible alternatives.

    I was hoping it to be a mid-ish range gaming rig.

    So here goes!

    Motherboard - Asus P8H67 ( http://www.ebuyer.com/260485 )

    CPU - Intel Core I3 2100 ( http://www.ebuyer.com/254976 )

    RAM - Corsair 4GB DDR3 ( http://www.ebuyer.com/251754 )
    Looking to upgrade to 8GB though

    HDD - Western Digital 500GB Sata 6GB ( http://www.ebuyer.com/241715 )

    PSU - Arctic Power 700W ( http://www.ebuyer.com/124927 )

    Disk Drive - Just a basic DVD drive ( http://www.ebuyer.com/251743 )
    Will this take video game discs?

    Case - Cheap And cheerful ( http://www.ebuyer.com/239059 )
    Although would this fit the slot I.E Audio jack, USB slots?

    Lastly what brand of Graphics would you suggest in the £100 range?

    Please tell me if I've missed anything and a massive thanks for taking the time to check this out!

    Andy

    Everything looks ok other than wouldn't sli or crossfire and the power supply will not work it says it only has 1x PCI-Express 6pin Connector and any gpu for gaming uses 2 my gtx 460 uses 2 and all cards newer do for a gpu. i would shoot for a gtx 550 ti they seem like a very solid card and its around 120 at newegg. the dvd drive idk about it not running game disks but it probably does case question i dont know what that means lol.
  2. Ok cheers for that.
    Sorry but whats sli / crossfire?
  3. andyh360 said:
    Ok cheers for that.
    Sorry but whats sli / crossfire?


    in basics 2 gpus running in harmony
  4. andyh360 said:
    Ok cheers for that.
    Sorry but whats sli / crossfire?

    It means that you could use 2 or more GPUs in your system, but for a mid range gaming rig one will do fine, and I support what ScrewySqrl suggested.
  5. ScrewySqrl said:


    That psu is not good 450 with a higher end gpu will not work he needs 600 at least not to mention it only has 1x PCI-Express 6pin he needs 2 6 pins to run a newer gpu and even year old 1s use 2.
    also stick with the asus mobo. asus is a good company and the mobo he suggested wont run the corsair vengence which i have and its very nice ram.
  6. the 450 will run the HD 6850 just fine. 6850 needs a PSU with 22 amps on the 12v line, that has 30.
  7. i would like you to take notice at the - 500W PSU Requirement
  8. The maximum wattage that the 6850 will consume in full load is just less than 140w.

    i3 2100 max TDP is less than 70w.

    HDD and others would likely be less than 50w.

    so yeah a quality 450w 80+ is enough.
  9. I'm running a 6850 on this machine right now on a *430W*, I've seen it run on the antec earthwatts 380W
  10. ^^Seconded, 6850 with an Antec 430W here. 600W would be a bit on the overkill. And I'd agreed, if you can find it in your budget somewhere, the leap to an i5-2400 will make a significant difference over the i3-2100 (4 physical cores>2 physical cores+2 virtual cores)
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