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Do I need to buy any extra parts?

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February 25, 2012 11:35:57 AM

Howdy folks,

I have never built a PC before, however I have finally decided to give it a shot. I will be using the system for Gaming (Skyrim, BF3 and Guild Wars 2), and am looking to run on medium to max settings. I've been getting a lot of input from people at work - but I still don't know if I have to buy extra parts? Can I use the parts below to create a working gaming PC ( I have a wifi dongle, monitor and keyboard ) - if not, what extra things will I need?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£145.71 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: MSI H67MS-E23 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£59.60 @
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£29.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint M8 320GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.07 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card (£166.99 @ Dabs)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.56 @
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply (£73.55 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£70.72 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £626.19
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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February 25, 2012 12:32:08 PM

1. A mouse
2. DVD drive
3. your psu is overkill, get a better hdd (at least 7200)
4. anti static wrist band £3 just to be safe
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February 25, 2012 12:32:50 PM

A phillips screwdriver, and you can check out the step by step,
section four here

I would question the choice of hard drive though, you really want a 7200rpm unit if not an ssd for O/s and a few programs then the use mechanical hdd for storage
but by and large its looking ok mate :) 
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February 25, 2012 1:54:26 PM

I highly recommend you to not get the samsung HDD
February 25, 2012 2:05:25 PM

C0MMANDO said:
I highly recommend you to not get the samsung HDD

Do you know of any alternatives at the same price? I kinda went for a cheap HDD and used the saved money to upgrade to an i5 instead of an i3.