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December 12, 2011 5:22:09 AM

I'll be building my first computer soon and I've compiled a list of components and I need to know if they are all
compatible. My components are as follows:

Case: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Elite-430-supply/...

PSU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-RS650-ACAAE3-UK-P...

Motherboard: http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-M4A89GTD-PRO-Socket-PCI-/d...

Processor: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-HDZ965FBGMBOX-Phenom-II-965...

RAM: (Just one stick) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX4GX3M1A1333C9-XMS3-D...

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

Hard Drive: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST2000DL003-Barracuda-3...

Optical Drive: http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-GH22NS50-AUAA-SATA-DVDRW-Dri...

OS: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-OEM-software-intended...

Will all of these components be fully compatible? I'm a bit anxious as this will be my first ever build and I am only 15 so it's a bit daunting at the moment.

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December 12, 2011 6:16:09 AM

yes they all are compatible don't worry.
December 12, 2011 6:49:22 AM

G'day mate,

Its all Looking operable. Now There is one problem it should all work but you may want to look into a different Hard drive. They are a bit costly now but you will be happier with a fast spinning hard drive. The green drives an't to good for main use, at a the Business collage I studied at they were always replacing them.

I love AMD but on your Kind of budget maybe an intel solution would serve you better... I Praise you support for the resistance tho. Intel fan boys may not admit it but without AMD you wouldnt get a computer cause they would still be running something like the last gen i-7 and paying a arm and a leg for it that said. (NOW Intel boys dont come scare the Kid were all friends here, anyway I love computers. Intel and AMD are both nice I have both I love both like puppies (you read me) we all know that the compertion has yeilded better prices).

If you would like some help picking parts drop me a MAX price and we can look into it. The case and power supply are good finds I will scout around Amazon UK soon for you see what I can find, and good it will all work. But we may be able to squeze more performance out of your pennies and thats what we all want.
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December 12, 2011 7:19:33 AM

Thanks for the replies everyone, @CaptainKall my budget is £600-700 (£700 being the absolute maximum).
December 12, 2011 7:22:19 AM

NinjaPenguin said:
Thanks for the replies everyone, @CaptainKall my budget is £600-700 (£700 being the absolute maximum).

intel cost you much higher so stay with AMD.
December 12, 2011 7:40:19 AM

@Xtreme5 don't worry I am because Intel motherboards are expensive too, therefore I'll be adding at least £40 for an Intel CPU and probably the same again for a motherboard.
December 12, 2011 1:24:13 PM

Okay... I am looking at things... £715... now that is not quite finnished... You would need a better heat Sink. But here it is.

CASE: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003O8J11E/ref=ox_sc...

PSU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-RS650-ACAAE3-UK-P...

HDD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004HBAGSO/ref=ox_sc...

DVD DRIVER: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0048027MW/ref=ox_sc...

CPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004FA8NX2/ref=ox_sc...

MB: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0050AQAPE/ref=ox_sc...

GPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004K8R8DA/ref=ox_sc...

It will still run but If you want to over clock that is a better heat sink is needed.

Its got 8gb of OC'd ram and i5 2500k on the Z68 all tops stuff.
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December 12, 2011 2:46:58 PM

NinjaPenguin said:


Will all of these components be fully compatible? I'm a bit anxious as this will be my first ever build and I am only 15 so it's a bit daunting at the moment.


Yes - you don't need to worry about compatibility - everything has been standardized for the most part.

However I'd switch the motherboard out for a 970 or 990FX-based system as it's a bit more current than the 890 is. It will provide you with better support for current CPUs like the X6 and FX-4100 and future CPUs as well.

Quote:
I love AMD but on your Kind of budget maybe an intel solution would serve you better... I Praise you support for the resistance tho. Intel fan boys may not admit it but without AMD you wouldnt get a computer cause they would still be running something like the last gen i-7 and paying a arm and a leg for it that said. (NOW Intel boys dont come scare the Kid were all friends here, anyway I love computers. Intel and AMD are both nice I have both I love both like puppies (you read me) we all know that the compertion has yeilded better prices).


I both agree and disagree with this. Sure the Intel solutions are quite a bit more stable and will give you better performance in the long run, but AMD certainly is more cost effective. I use and own both a Z68 system and a 990FX system - which I upgraded from X58. I really like the 990FX and its' ease of use so far, the Gigabyte board I have has one of the easiest to use BIOS systems around.

My one suggestion for this would be to cut the HD to a 1TB or 500GB - do you really need a 2TB hard drive with the prices the way they are right now? And then I'd increase the RAM to 8GB for dual channel, and invest that difference in getting a good CPU cooler. I'd also pick EVGA over Asus if they're available in the UK - they're a much better NVIDIA maker.
December 12, 2011 9:34:51 PM

captainkall said:
Okay... I am looking at things... £715... now that is not quite finnished... You would need a better heat Sink. But here it is.

CASE: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003O8J11E/ref=ox_sc...

PSU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-RS650-ACAAE3-UK-P...

HDD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004HBAGSO/ref=ox_sc...

DVD DRIVER: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0048027MW/ref=ox_sc...

CPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004FA8NX2/ref=ox_sc...

MB: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0050AQAPE/ref=ox_sc...

GPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004K8R8DA/ref=ox_sc...

It will still run but If you want to over clock that is a better heat sink is needed.

Its got 8gb of OC'd ram and i5 2500k on the Z68 all tops stuff.


The reason I'm sticking with AMD is because the Intel motherboards are also A lot more than an AMD equivalent, so for the meanwhile I'll be sticking with the 965 processor. I like the HDD you found though.

Oh and my budget is £700 at the most INCLUDING an operating system, I don't mind lowering the specification a little bit although I was certain I wanted the 560 ti.


December 12, 2011 11:53:12 PM

D'oh! I forgot to list the os I use your one with the rest of that sorry mate. It was late for me. But yes £720 coverd that the extra £20 you wont regret. 8gb gives you alot better performance for games and stuff.

I am really sorry mate I cant believe I didnt add the os on the list but inclueded it on the price what dope I am.
December 13, 2011 6:33:53 AM

captainkall said:
D'oh! I forgot to list the os I use your one with the rest of that sorry mate. It was late for me. But yes £720 coverd that the extra £20 you wont regret. 8gb gives you alot better performance for games and stuff.

I am really sorry mate I cant believe I didnt add the os on the list but inclueded it on the price what dope I am.


Hmm, to be honest I'd like to be closer to £600 if possible. Do you think this would be good value?

Case: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-RC-430-KWN1-Elite...

Motherboard: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-M5A97-PRO-Motherboard-Sock...

PSU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-600CXV2UK-Builder...

CPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-HDZ965FBGMBOX-Phenom-II-965...

RAM (I'll get a second identical stick in the near future): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX4GX3M1A1333C9-XMS3-D...

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

OR maybe to save some money

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11180-00-20R-HD6850-GD...

Hard Drive: http://www.amazon.co.uk/SEAGATE-Barracuda-Internal-Hard...

DVD Drive (I''ll also get the necessary SATA data cable and SATA power cable too): http://www.amazon.co.uk/LiteOn-IHAS122-18-Internal-SATA...

OS: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-OEM-software-intended...

If I'm right that's about £625 with the 560 ti and £575 with the 6850. One thing though, is the 560 ti definitely compatible with the motherboard? Also, if I get the 6850 I'm tempted to go for this case: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-CM-Storm-Enforcer... What do you think?

January 22, 2012 1:47:27 AM

Sounds great mate.
September 26, 2012 1:48:17 PM

How did it go?
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