First build

Hello,
Today I present to you my first ever gaming rig, and I hope'd you would tell me if all the parts were compatable or even suggestions to improve it.

GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 = £ 68.39

Antec 302 = £44.78

Intel core i5 2500k 3.30GHz Socket LGA1155 = £159.59

PALIT GeForce GTX 560 Smart Edition 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card = £99.96

8GB Exeleram Value series = £34.99

1TB Seagate Barracuda ST31000528AS 3.5" SATA II Hard Drive = £54.98

600w Coolermaster GX LITE = £46.32

My absolute max budget is £500.
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  1. Cooler Master has a horrendous reputation when it comes to PSUs, go with a Corsair CX600 if you can get it.

    I'm also not sure about that RAM - get the G.Skill Ares RAM if you can.
  2. Ok:
    600W Corsair Builder Series 600CX V2 80PLUS Power Supply = £53.98

    And:
    G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory = £40.00
  3. If your primary purpose is gaming, you will be able to get better gaming performance downgrading everything and throwing it into the gpu.

    I would suggest to downgrade to the following:
    i5-2310
    4gb RAM
    500W PSU

    With the money saved, you can upgrade to 560 ti.
  4. I agree with the above comment and if you find yourself unsure of how to pic a PSU check this thread out.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/322966-28-list-recommended-psus

    I would also recommend different RAM. You can get really good RAM from a well known company for almost half that price!

    I dont know if they sell these where you live but if you can find them I, highly recommend them!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
  5. Chairman Ray said:
    If your primary purpose is gaming, you will be able to get better gaming performance downgrading everything and throwing it into the gpu.

    I would suggest to downgrade to the following:
    i5-2310
    4gb RAM
    500W PSU

    With the money saved, you can upgrade to 560 ti.

    Personally, I like to get a GPU that will do the job but spend most of my money on a good motherboard CPU and PSU. I do this because new graphics cards come out all the time and getting a slightly better card now by cutting back on your ram and CPU power seems unbalanced to me. I agree that the better GPU will help with games but the better CPU and RAM will help him later on in the future.
  6. Yeah, I would actually prefer to stick with a better CPU and RAM and then upgrade my GPU in the future.
  7. ilikegirls said:
    Personally, I like to get a GPU that will do the job but spend most of my money on a good motherboard CPU and PSU. I do this because new graphics cards come out all the time and getting a slightly better card now by cutting back on your ram and CPU power seems unbalanced to me. I agree that the better GPU will help with games but the better CPU and RAM will help him later on in the future.
    +1 ;)
  8. Chairman Ray said:
    If your primary purpose is gaming, you will be able to get better gaming performance downgrading everything and throwing it into the gpu.

    I would suggest to downgrade to the following:
    i5-2310
    4gb RAM
    500W PSU

    With the money saved, you can upgrade to 560 ti.


    There's some things you shouldn't downgrade (RAM, HD for instance) but I definitely agree that it should all go into the GPU.
  9. I would not downgrade my CPU no matter what the case. I definitely agree that you should get a better GPU.
  10. bigcyco1 said:
    I would not downgrade my CPU no matter what the case. I definitely agree that you should get a better GPU.

    Will do so as soon as I get enough money, but for now it should be substantial, right?
  11. jayrt said:
    Will do so as soon as I get enough money, but for now it should be substantial, right?
    Yes for playing games on mid settings should be fine :)
  12. bigcyco1 said:
    Yes for playing games on mid settings should be fine :)

    Great, Thanks!
  13. jayrt said:
    Great, Thanks!
    Your welcome! ;)
  14. Enojy your new computer :D
  15. ilikegirls said:
    Enojy your new computer :D

    Thankyou :).
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