New Build! Tags: New Build New Build Systems Last response: January 20, 2012 8:05 PM in Systems Share chaarlie January 20, 2012 7:08:26 PM I'm about to make a new build within the next week!! Here's some stuff I'm thinking of buying for it: Case: Coolermaster Elite 430 CPU: i5 2500k Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3-B3 H61 Socket 1155 7.1 Channel HD Audio mATX Motherboard Ram: G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX PSU: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80+ Bronze PSU Hard Drive: Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Barracuda Hard Drive 7200RPM 16MB Cache Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222AB 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA I already bought the GPU which is the EVGA 560 ti SC All I'm going to use the Pc for is gaming so is there anything I should change?? More about : build Uther39 January 20, 2012 7:12:19 PM Do you intend to overclock ? If not then save some cash and just buy the 2500 If you do then you may wish to buy a P or Z rated Mobo. Such as the MSI Z68MA-G45 MATX chaarlie January 20, 2012 7:14:27 PM Not to sure if I will overclock. Will I be able to with the Mobo i chose? Related resources New build help, budget of around $1,500 - Forum New build im working on - Forum New Build looking for opinions and advice. - Forum New Build w/ Many Problems Need Help - Forum New Build w/ Many Problems Need Help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Uther39 January 20, 2012 7:18:34 PM No im afraid not. Uther39 January 20, 2012 7:19:34 PM And the normal i5 2500 will be perfectly capable of playing any game you can throw at it at stock speeds, so just buy the cheaper CPU. chaarlie January 20, 2012 7:20:00 PM Damn is there any motherboard in the same price range as the gigabyte one that can OC? Uther39 January 20, 2012 7:21:17 PM How much you paying for it? chaarlie January 20, 2012 7:22:53 PM £49.11. The only reason I picked the 2500k was because its only £10 more than the 2500 .... Uther39 January 20, 2012 7:30:01 PM I see the case your buying can accept full ATX mobos, in which case you may wish to look at this one Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z68ap-d3-int...(x16)-vga-on-board-atx While not as cheap as the H61 board its only another £25 and well worth the extra. chaarlie January 20, 2012 7:35:45 PM It looks good thanks for that! I'm just thinking will I really need the i5 2500k? Will I if all I'm playing is games ? Uther39 January 20, 2012 7:48:12 PM If i was you i would buy this board. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z68ap-d3-int...(x16)-vga-on-board-atx With this CPU http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-2400-s1155... That CPU again at stock speeds will play any game you can throw at it and will never bottlekneck your gtx560ti in fact it will not bottlekneck a gtx580. The mobo will enable you a clear upgrade path in the future as it will happily accept the yet to be released Ivy Bridge CPUs when you wish for more power. So this is your total price list all from Scan.co.uk Intel Core i5 2400, S1155, Sdy Bridge, Quad, 3.1GHz, HD2000 IGP 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail £125.15 £150.18 Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), VGA On Board, ATX £65.68 £78.82 Coolermaster Elite 430, All Black, Mid Tower Case with Side Window 120mm Front LED Blue Fan w/o PSU £31.45 £37.74 650W PSU, OCZ Technology ZS Series ZS650W-UK, 86% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, 135mm Quiet Fan, £46.65 £55.98 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V £32.80 £39.36 500GB Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.5ms, NCQ £53.33 £64.00 Samsung SH-S222AB/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM £10.89 £13.07 Total£455.93 including VAT and delivery chaarlie January 20, 2012 7:51:22 PM My bad ... Its £475.74 chaarlie January 20, 2012 8:05:45 PM If I keep everything the same as I first posted, but changed to i5 2500 will everything be compatible ? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New Build with Old HDD?? Forum New Build video card help Forum New gaming pc build £700 ($1050) budget Forum Building a budget PC. Forum New £700 first build check Forum New $2500 build Forum New build help Forum New build help Forum New build, been out of the "game" for a while Forum New Build Won't Boot OS from Thumb Drive Forum [Solved] New Build, Sufficient Power Supply/CPU Cooler? Forum New Build won't turn back on Forum [Solved] New Build -Final Check Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !