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November 16, 2011 9:13:01 AM


Can u help me with my new build, i have never built a computer
before so any advice would be most helpful.

Firstly can u tell me if i will run into any problems with componets, i
believe they r all compatable but i would like to make sure.

The computer will be for gaming only and i will be overclocking the
ram/cpu/graphics card, although only a bit. I will use the auto
overclocking on the mobo and then MSI afterburner in windows.

I am awhere that my graphics card is not the best but in has 2gb on
vid ram and i can add a second in the near future. I am also
awhere my psu is over the top but i wanted 1 that will last and be
able to run 2 580 in a couple of years when i can afford them.

The system will cost about 1500 pounds all links r to overclockers

but i will but sourcing parts from Novatech, Ebuyer, Overclockers
and Dabs as im in england.
I already have the case, psu and ram

Computer Parts

Case Cooler Master HAF X

Mobo Asus SABERTOOTH P67 R3 P67 Socket 1155

Cpu Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB

Cpu C Noctua NH-C14

Ram Corsair 16GB ((4x4GB) DDR3 1666MHz

Gpu MSI GeForce GTX 560Ti OC 2048MB X1

Hdd Crucial 64GB M4 SSD X2

Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 6Gb/s X1

Dvd Sony Optiarc AD-7280S 24x DVD±RW X2

Psu Corsair HX1050W

Kboard Corsair Vengeance K60 Gaming Keyboard

Monitor Samsung S23A350H 23" Widescreen LED Monitor

Thank u for help u can give

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November 16, 2011 9:53:38 AM

Everything is compatible.

Couple of comments.

- The Noctua NH-D14 would cool better than the C14, cost is about the same.

- You most likely would do fine with 8GB of ram instead of 16GB.

- Unless you have special need for 2 SSD's you would do just fine with a single 128GB SSD instead of two 64's.
Although didn't check prices so 2x64 might be cheaper than the 128.

- Since you are refering to keeping the machine a few years and possibly upgrading it later, i highly recommend getting a Gen3 PCIe enabled motherboard.
The one you have selected is quite nice, but doesn't support PCIe Gen3.
Recommended options:
Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3 £149.99
Asus P8Z68-V Gen 3 £144.99
Asus P8Z68-V Pro Gen 3 £169.99
MSI Z68A-GD65 Gen3 £149.99

- For the case, possibly consider the smaller Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced as well.
But this is generally just a preference in looks and size that you want. Both are great cases.

Otherwise the choices seem to be nice.

November 16, 2011 12:56:34 PM

Thank you for ur surgestions,

I must admit i did not 4 whatever reason think on 1 ssd. As 4 the case i already have it and yes its massive but since i work in the shop fitting trade i have built a desk to house the tower.

Ram again i already own but i must admite i brought it on offer i think it was 95 pounds 4 16gb.

I have read on tom's hardware and else were that PCIe 3, is not going to make a large impact on gaming 4 2-3 years, in which case i should be ok with the mobo i want as in can run 2 graphics cards @ x16 and when the PCIe 3 become the norm i can buy 2 powerful PCIe 2 cards and keep my system running for a extra few years by which point i will need a new mobo and G cards.

With the ssd's i was going to use the first as a boot and main program's and eve online then the second as games only. I believe i need windows 7 pro 4 that much ram and i will be building the system in the spring.

November 16, 2011 2:03:51 PM

1500 Pound desktop? That is one heavy gunner! Woohoo! Bring a tractor with you to haul it!


Looks like a good build. One thing though - I would not get one of the ASROCK motherboards - they seem to have issues at the moment (reliability issues).