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Need Final Advice On First Custom Built PC! €~1300

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June 9, 2012 1:07:49 PM

Hello! :hello:  I need some help with my fist build. I am a bit worried about doing it so I came here for help. I hope you can help me, I've done some work myself (spent a few weeks) but I am not 100% confident if it will be fine. I hope you will be kind enough to help me out a bit.

I'll start off with some information, then I'll mention what I have and lastly
I will put up some questions that I am unsure about.

Approximate Purchase Date: In a week or 2.

Budget Range: upto about €1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: playing games, and everyday things such as using the internet or writing something in wordpad + maybe programming in the future. :D 

Parts Not Required:
  • Monitor, i have Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM 23 inch IPS LED Monitor
  • speakers
  • headset

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.Co.Uk, Scan.Co.Uk - - - I live in Ireland, Co.Cork, but there are nearly no shops that sell computer parts so i need to order online, and the shops i know of are these 2, if you know any other shops i could look into, please let me know. :) 

    Parts Preferences: I've no really any preferences with the companies but I'd like an intel processor and a GeForce graphics card. The companies after that don't really make a difference to me aslong as they have good reputation.

    Overclocking: Maybe in the future

    SLI or Crossfire: Most likely no, but you can never be sure of that.

    Monitor Resolution:
    Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM 23 inch IPS LED Monitor 1920 x 1080

    Additional Comments:
  • I would like a quiet enough computer (doesn't have to be silent)
  • I'd like everything staying at low temperatures
  • I'd like the computer to last a good few years
  • I don't live in a very hot country so the temperatures should stay low enough (if i am wrong on this then please correct me)


    ~~~~~~~~~~ Parts I have Picked myself~~~~~~~~~~


    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO

    RAM: Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9B LP Vengeance Memory 8GB (4GB X 2) 1600MHz CL9 DDR3

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM

    Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3

    Processor: Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU

    Processor cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO

    Graphics Card: Asus 2GB GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II

    PSU: Corsair AX 650W Professional 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply

    Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow

    Mouse: Razer Deathadder Re-Spawn 3500DPI


    Things I am unsure about:
  • Is the motherboard worth getting? Or are there better ones for similar price or lower?
  • Is the HDD worth getting, or should i get like 2TB for the same price but the 2TB will be those eco-friendly.
  • Will everything fit in the case?
  • Is the graphics card i put up good? or should i go with maybe EVGA or a different company?
  • Will the PSU be enough for the build? I probably won't be adding much in the future, maybe extra storage but that's about all.
  • Will the parts stay at a safe temperature?
  • Do You Have Any Other Suggestions?!?
  • Can you also suggest a cheap Optical drive, i will probably use it to install games and the OS and maybe burn a CD once in a while.
  • does it matter which thermal paste i get?


  • I hope you can help me with that much (and I didn't bore you with all the writing). I am looking forward to your reply and ideas!

    Thanks In Advance! :) 
    June 9, 2012 1:17:32 PM

    Looks good. Only thing I would add is a SSD.
    June 9, 2012 1:23:21 PM

    tdoughtony said:
    Looks good. Only thing I would add is a SSD.

    Thanks for the Fast reply! I've looked at the SSD's and the price is huge. I don't think i can throw in one for another €100 or €150 for now, but maybe in the future.

    other than that, is everything else fine?

    Thanks!
    June 9, 2012 1:28:46 PM

    Sorry! I counted it wrong! It will be about €1400 and not €1300 (but if you could arrange the things for it to be €1300(or even less) and working really good, I would be really thankful)!

    SORRY about that!
    !