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Help with an I5 2500k gaming build

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June 17, 2012 10:17:45 PM

Hello, I'm currently in the process of trying to design a desktop for myself. It will be used for gaming, word processing, Internet browsing and possibly some CAD. I have a budget of about £650 (about $1000)

The only part I have been able to reach a conclusion for is the CPU; the I5 2500K. I intend to overclock this a little (ie to about 4000) I may jump it up later but I have never built a computer or even learned about the parts.

What I'm asking for is some advice on the Motherboard, GPU, cooling and power.

Thanks for your assistance

PS. I'm sorry if this is in the wrong category, i'm new :) 

More about : 2500k gaming build

June 17, 2012 10:36:34 PM

CPU : £168 : i5 3570k : http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Inte...
MOBO : £140 : ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-int...
RAM : £40 : Corsair Vengeance 2x4Gb : Amazon
PSU : £52 : Corsair cx600 : http://www.amazon.co.uk/CORSAIR-Builder-Series-CX600-Po...
HDD : £70 : seagate 500gb : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Barracuda-500GB-Interna...
CASE : £ :
CPU Cooler: £0 : Stock


Total :£470 (£180 for a case, DVDR, GPU and a better CPU cooler if you want one).

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June 17, 2012 10:37:05 PM

Hi :) 

If you dont even know what computer parts are called.....go out and buy a Pc...

And IF you build one, forget overclocking..... you will know of course that if you overclock and get it wrong (easily done) then you will blow the processor and possibly motherboard and other parts as well....

All the best Brett :) 
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June 17, 2012 10:37:55 PM

mercer95 said:
CPU : £168 : i5 3570k : http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Inte...
MOBO : £140 : ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-int...
RAM : £40 : Corsair Vengeance 2x4Gb : Amazon
PSU : £52 : Corsair cx600 : http://www.amazon.co.uk/CORSAIR-Builder-Series-CX600-Po...
HDD : £70 : seagate 500gb : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Barracuda-500GB-Interna...
CASE : £ :
CPU Cooler: £0 : Stock


Total :£470 (£180 for a case, DVDR, GPU and a better CPU cooler if you want one).



Hi :) 

Operating system....?

All the best Brett :) 
June 17, 2012 10:41:48 PM

linux...
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June 17, 2012 10:46:46 PM

mercer95 said:
linux...



Hi :) 

Hehe...i doubt he knows what Linux or any flavour of it is :) 

Funny though...

All the best Brett :) 
June 17, 2012 10:48:21 PM

Sorry should make this clear, i know the parts now but i meant to say 'i didn't even learn about the parts until recently'. I have done ALOT of reaserch in to overclocking, i understand the process and risk. Thats why i only intend to go to 4k rather than the 'easy' 4.5 or even 5k. I will be using windows 7 professional.
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June 17, 2012 10:50:28 PM

Hi :) 

Win 7 pro aint cheap....add another £155 .... so thats around £800 so far...

All the best Brett :) 
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June 17, 2012 10:52:32 PM

Hi :) 

Also there is NO safe overclocking...some chips like it some dont , no matter how little you overclock....same risk...

All the best Brett :) 
June 17, 2012 10:57:33 PM

True, I'm researching the system builders version at the moment. A mate of mine who built an AMD based system said he was able to use that but I didn't realise what it was until now. Thats only £70 which is a lot cheaper :) 
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June 17, 2012 11:42:11 PM

B Newing said:
True, I'm researching the system builders version at the moment. A mate of mine who built an AMD based system said he was able to use that but I didn't realise what it was until now. Thats only £70 which is a lot cheaper :) 



Hi :) 

I own computer shops in the UK by the way but never sell to anyone here....

Pro OEM is around £100 ... Oem Home Premium is around £70.... if he can really get pro for £70...let me know where lol...

BUT...OEM versions are really intended for people like me who build and sell machines to the public....

Yes a lot of websites sell it, because Microsoft cannot be bothered to lean on them...

But an OEM will only ever activate on ONE machine as it locks to the hardware...so if you think you might build another machine in the future...its BUY another copy time....

All the best Brett :) 
June 18, 2012 9:44:28 PM

Okay thanks, I was looking at the wrong one lol!