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Final components for my first build

Last response: in Systems
May 21, 2012 1:15:01 PM

Here are my final specs for my new build - Any comment will be greatly appreciated as i am new to this and im very keen to learn..

Mobo:ASUS P8H77-V LE S1155 Intel H77 DDR3 SATA 3 USB 3.0 ATX

Cost £ 79.00

CPU: Intel CPU Core i5 2400 Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor

Cost £146.58

RAM:Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop

Cost £ 40.56

Case:Zalman Z11 Plus High Performance Mid Tower Case

Cost £47.89

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 CMPSU-650TXV2UK 650W Power Supply

Cost £67.98

GPU: MSI HD7850 Twin Frozr OC AMD/ATI Graphics Card - 2GB

Cost £198.92

HDD: Seagate 1TB SATA 3 ST1000DM003 Performance Hard Drive OEM

Cost £68.38

Extra Cooling fan:Akasa AK-960V2 Intel LGA775/1155/1156 compact heatpipe cooler

Cost £16.67

Optical:Samsung DVD-ROM, SH-D163B/BEBE, SATA, OEM

Cost £11.75

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit "legit" - $0

Grand Total: £687.24

I have worked on this build for about four months, altering as things came out . Anyway, any suggestions to improve would be appreciated - thanks again. Cheers guys

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May 21, 2012 1:37:55 PM

Looking like a nice build, if you are looking to do any minor overclocking then paying the extra £10 or so is ideal as it keeps the options open for the future. Overall a very good build though. :)  :bounce: 
May 21, 2012 1:39:37 PM

Oh wait, H77s don't support 2nd gen overcloking. Dw! :) 
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May 21, 2012 2:23:44 PM

Thanks for the positive comments they are greatly appreciated...
May 21, 2012 2:39:59 PM

The review here on Tom's Hardware says that if you are upgrading to an Intel platform from something older, you should go ahead and get an Ivy Bridge processor. Just a suggestion, as Sandy Bridge is still awesome.