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Mid Range PC, ths ok?

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June 30, 2012 5:25:26 PM

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted some advice on what I have put together so far… do want a mid range spec pc. Will not be using it for gaming but possibly using it for photo editing.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: up to £800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: watching movies, editing photos, surfing web

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, tower case (have an antec 300 case)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: UK

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Have a Dell st2410

This is what I have picked out

Intel Core i5-2550K 3.40GHz LGA1155 6MB

Asus P8Z77-V PRO S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX

Graphics Card
Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti 830MHz 1GB PCI-Express HDMI

Corsair Memory TX650 V2 650W ATX Enthusiast Series

G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) ARES DDR3 1333MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 Orange

Internal Card Reader
Akasa 5.25" InterConnect Pro USB Panel Multicard Reader

Optical Drive
Sony 24x DVD-RW/RAM SATA Black LightScribe Drive

Samsung 128GB 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5"

Thanks for your input in advance

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June 30, 2012 6:14:09 PM

i don't want to exchange anything cause you have already pick the right components.
June 30, 2012 6:16:17 PM

You'll need the i5-3570K to take advantage of that Z77 motherboard but otherwise everything else looks good.
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June 30, 2012 6:17:55 PM

I am surprised you missed that he chose the 2550k over the i5-2500k, which isn't worth losing IGP for diagnostics.
June 30, 2012 6:25:17 PM

Great choices, except for the CPU/Motherboard. If you want a SB Processor, go no further than an i5-2500k for gaming as it gives you a valuable tool in diagnosing video card problems.
June 30, 2012 6:26:22 PM

Oh, and one more thing. If you get an i5-2500k, a Z77 board is a waste as the 2500k will not be able to make full use of PCIe 3.0 when it is saturated in a couple of years.
June 30, 2012 6:44:25 PM

Maybe you misunderstood, but that is what I said in my previous post.
June 30, 2012 6:46:59 PM

so best bet would be to get the i5-3570k processer instead rather than the i5-2500k?

would it be worthwhile to get a blu ray drive instead?

as before, i highly doubt i'll use it for gaming but if it has the capability to play games with the better processor then i guess its ok too...

June 30, 2012 6:54:06 PM

Yes would suggest it. And go i5 3570K to have PCI 3.0 in the future. For the Blu-Ray, it's up to you, but do you really use Blu-Ray dvds?

June 30, 2012 7:01:01 PM

i dont use blu rays dvds so i guess i can leave that then...

thanks for the help...

any other suggestions?
June 30, 2012 7:01:23 PM

Nope you're set! GL.
June 30, 2012 7:02:05 PM


June 30, 2012 9:56:48 PM

just another quick message regarding the RAM, will that be ok or should i get something better etc?
June 30, 2012 9:59:32 PM

The ram you selected is fine.
June 30, 2012 10:01:06 PM

perfect and for upgrade later on?
June 30, 2012 10:06:49 PM

Upgrading later really isn't needed as you have 8GB but if you wanted to yes.