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May 4, 2012 6:13:26 PM

Hi, this is my 1st time building a gaming pc. I have looked at some specs but im not sure if they are any good, any feedback would be good, or if anyone want to help me out with putting together some parts that would be great. My budget is about £500-550. I already have a Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card but not too sure if it is any good. I only want to build the tower as i have everything else.
The parts i looked at are:

Asus P8Z68-V LX Socket 1155 Onboard graphics output 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V

Intel Core i3 2100 3.10GHz Socket 1155 3MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler

CM Storm Enforcer Case with Coolermaster 650W GX PSU

Pioneer DVR-A18LBK 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM with Labelflash IDE Optical Drive- Retail Box with Software

Seagate 1TB Barracuda 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache

That is about £420, so if ive missed anything out or anything better i can get can you guys please let me know.

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May 4, 2012 6:16:38 PM

You can ditch the CPU Cooler. The 2100 can't be overclocked, so the stock cooler will work perfectly for it's needs.

Also your Optical Drive is an IDE sonnection. The Motherboard you have selected does not have an IDE Connector on it, so you will need to find a SATA connection Optical Drive, like this one:
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May 4, 2012 9:41:17 PM

Can anyone else give me any info as i would like to buy the parts tomorrow. Thanks
May 4, 2012 10:30:00 PM

If you buy the 2500k than keep the aftermarket cooling fan, but that would only be if you are interested in overclocking. If not than buy the 2400 and save some cash, as the 2400 can't be overclocked so no need for the cooler and it is cheaper than the 2500k.