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October 19, 2011 8:58:27 PM

Hey guys, I'm going to be building a new system as my current one is incredibly out of date. Whilst I have done the occasional upgrade to my old system, I have never actually built a system from scratch before, so I could use a little advice.

I'm going to be using this rig for gaming (mostly I'm building it for Skyrim) however I'm not looking for an incredibly powerful top of the range machine.

So far the parts I have selected are:

Motherboard:
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=116...

PSU:
Corsair Builder Series CX 600W V2 '80 Plus' Power Supply http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

Graphics card:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=108...

RAM:
4.0GB Corsair DDR3 1600mhz XMS3 (2x 2GB)

Processor:
Intel Core i5 2500K http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=995

I'm going to be using my current hard drive which already has Windows 7 on it. I'm going to be following this guide which should (hopefully) allow me to use the same hard drive. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-i...

My current case is also fine.

So I guess my questions will be
1) Is all this compatible which each other?
2) Do any parts need to be changed?
3) This all works out to around £500, could I replace any parts for a cheaper alternative without my machine suffering too much?

Thanks a bunch!

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October 20, 2011 12:15:50 AM

Looks like a pretty solid system there and the parts you've chosen should work just fine. I would strongly suggest you to do a fresh install of Windows 7 though.
October 20, 2011 3:42:37 AM

Grab a 560ti. Some manufactures like Zotac and Gigabyte sell them for just a tad more than the GTX560. At least in the States anyways
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