Mid Range PC, ths ok? Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 30, 2012 10:06 PM in Systems Share psv 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: dabs.com Country: UK Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: Have a Dell st2410 This is what I have picked out Processor Intel Core i5-2550K 3.40GHz LGA1155 6MB Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V PRO S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX Graphics Card Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti 830MHz 1GB PCI-Express HDMI PSU Corsair Memory TX650 V2 650W ATX Enthusiast Series RAM 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 SSD Samsung 128GB 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Thanks for your input in advance More about : mid range ths xtreme5 June 30, 2012 6:14:09 PM i don't want to exchange anything cause you have already pick the right components. g-unit1111 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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Save money on the board: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77x-d3h-int... Money saved goes towards a much better GPU: http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-ati-radeon-7850-870mh... Save money on the power supply but get similar performance: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-psu-ocz-technology-... azeem40 June 30, 2012 6:44:25 PM Maybe you misunderstood, but that is what I said in my previous post. psv 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... psv June 30, 2012 6:49:41 PM aznshinobi said:^ The i5 2500K can't even use PCI 3.0 now anyways. Save money on the board: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77x-d3h-int... Money saved goes towards a much better GPU: http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-ati-radeon-7850-870mh... Save money on the power supply but get similar performance: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-psu-ocz-technology-... get this stuff instead? aznshinobi 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? psv 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? aznshinobi June 30, 2012 7:01:23 PM Nope you're set! GL. psv June 30, 2012 7:02:05 PM thanks! psv 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? aznshinobi June 30, 2012 9:59:32 PM The ram you selected is fine. psv June 30, 2012 10:01:06 PM perfect and for upgrade later on? aznshinobi June 30, 2012 10:06:49 PM Upgrading later really isn't needed as you have 8GB but if you wanted to yes. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed a mid range gaming PC build Forum SolvedMid-range PC Build Forum SolvedMid-range gaming PC ($900-1100) Forum SolvedI am wondering if my build is good for a mid range gaming PC? Forum SolvedBuilding cheap mid range settings pc Forum SolvedEntry-Mid Range Gaming PC Forum SolvedMid-range Gaming PC below $1000 Forum SolvedLooking for a mid range PC with SSD and HDD Forum SolvedFeedback for mid-range gaming PC build Forum SolvedNew GPU for mid range gaming PC. 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