Advice on a Budget Gaming PC Build ( i5 2500k )

Hi everyone,

I decided to start looking around the web for parts for a custom PC. I'm looking to spend around £500

I decided on these specs :

i5 2500k
MSi 560ti Twin Frozr ii
CM Storm Enforcer Case
Aerocool V12XT
NZXT Bunker ( Extra USB, Nice Features)
Optical Drive (Owned)
8GB RAM (Owned)
500w PSU (Owned)
Windows 7 Home Premium

My questions are :

What Motherboard will be compatible with the above components, Such as the Bunker and V12XT ? Preferably with up to 16GB Ram slot/support.

Will the Fans with the CM Storm Enforcer case work with he V12XT?


Any help would be much appreciated as I am new to PC Building. Any changes or advice would be awesome!

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 Month/ASAP

Budget Range: £400 - £600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing

Parts Not Required: PSU, Optical Drive, RAM

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon/Scan

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: Intel/Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes / Maybe

Thanks,

Luke
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  1. I would get the Asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 mobo. This it costs about $115 and has the best reviewes I have seen on a product.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
  2. adgjlsfhk said:
    I would get the Asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 mobo. This it costs about $115 and has the best reviewes I have seen on a product.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271


    Thanks, for the reply.
    Is there a one for about $80/$90? Would be more in my budget range.

    Thanks.
  3. you don't want a 80$ mother board here is a good asrock that may fit you're budget range...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157306
  4. For under $100 you will not have many choices for an overclockable mobo. This is the only one that I can recommend. It is the Biostar tz77b at $99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138352

    If this still is a little too high, you could save by downgrading your case to a CM HAF 912 for $59
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
  5. adgjlsfhk said:
    For under $100 you will not have many choices for an overclockable mobo. This is the only one that I can recommend. It is the Biostar tz77b at $99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138352

    If this still is a little too high, you could save by downgrading your case to a CM HAF 912 for $59
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233



    Hi,

    I was looking into the HAF 912, I want the PC to have a nice look and not just plain black. I could stick with Red LED fans which come with the majority of cases such as HAF912 and CM Storm Enforcer. Would you go with the HAF over the Enforcer?

    I like the look of this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRzx-Lq1gCg - Thinking of putting several Sickleflow Blue LED fans

    Do you have any experience in these Cases/Fans?

    Also thanks for the advice on the motherboard, but would the Fan Controller/Optical Bay devices i initially listed work with the motherboards you listed and/or this one? http://goo.gl/qlqec


    Thanks for your help,

    Luke
  6. I do not really like the look of the HAF 912 either. That said, it is one of the best cheap cases around. Another option would be the rosewill challenger.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    What type of connection does the fan controller use? The optical bay is sata so it is fine.
  7. adgjlsfhk said:
    I do not really like the look of the HAF 912 either. That said, it is one of the best cheap cases around. Another option would be the rosewill challenger.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    What type of connection does the fan controller use? The optical bay is sata so it is fine.


    Im not really sure sorry, Heres some links to Reviews/Product :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzScbc-D4NU&feature=related
    http://www.aerocool.us/peripheral/v12xt.htm

    Thanks :)
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