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July 20, 2012 8:11:35 AM

Hi, I'm just about to order my first ever build, and I wanna be sure that everything is compatible and working good together. It is gonna be a budget gaming computer for about 6500 gbp. If someone could check it out I would appreciate it greatly! :) 

Ok here we go:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 4xDDR3 CrossFireX Socket 1155ATX

Processor: Intel® Core i5 2500K, 3.3GHz, 6MB

Graphics card: Asus HD7950 3GB Direct CU II

Memory: Corsair 8GB (KIT) DDR3 1600MHz/CL9/VENGEANCE

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Tower No PSU Black ATX

"electricity-thingy": Corsair Power Supply 600W GS 80 Plus

dvd: SONY DVD Recorder 24x SATA RAM Internal Black Bulk

Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 5000AAKX 500GB 7200rpm 16MB SATA-3



Here are links to all of them:

Case: http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/cooler_...k_atx-14187505
memory: http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/corsair...eance-14929240
electricity: http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/corsair..._plus-20931985
motherboard: http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/gigabyt...55atx-20641426
processor: http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/intel%C...c_6mb-14187790
dvd: http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/sony_dv..._bulk-17043494
harddrive: http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/western...ata-3-14186883
graphics card: http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/asus_hd...cu_ii-17803260


Thank you! :) 

More about : final check order

July 20, 2012 8:59:16 AM

Do I need to have it straight away with the 2500k? I'm not planning on overclocking straight away anyway.. Maybe I should take another processor? Are all the parts compatible otherwise? I read somewhere that the graphics card is big, will it fit in the case? Many questions.. ; )
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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 20, 2012 9:29:11 AM

you're fine without a cooler if you are not going to dive into overclocking. you could get another processor but later on you may regret if you need to more power later.

looking at you case i cannot see a problem with fitting most any graphics card. most full sized cases rarely pose such a problem.
July 20, 2012 9:37:24 AM

Is there another processor that would be better suited for me if i dont intend to overclock straight away?
a b B Homebuilt system
July 20, 2012 9:51:16 AM

The issue with the cooler is that it can be difficult to replace a cooler without taking the whole system apart. Even with cases which provide a window beneath the CPU on the MoBo tray, this task can prove difficult.

It also adds the step of removing the CPU and cleaning it from the old thermal pad goop. For this reason, most people install an aftermarket cooler from the getgo so as to save the extra T&E (time and effort) later on.
July 20, 2012 9:55:12 AM

If you want to be future proof , go with i5 3570K because it support PCIE3.0.

Even though ur motherboard or graphic card can support PCIE3.0, if u go with 2500k, u will only get PCIE2.0.

As far as i know, none of the graphic cards that currently available on the market can fully utilize the PCIE3.0 bandwidth, same can't be said for the cards 1 or 2 years down the road.

Your graphic card HD7950 support PCIE3.0 as well.

For PSU, if you gonna SLI in future, i would suggest go for 750W and above with 4xPICE6+2 pin connectors.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 20, 2012 9:56:09 AM

if you do not want to overclock you can get:
INTEL Core I5-2400 1679 kr

now if you do not want to overclock at all, you can get a H77 motherboard instead. you will not be able to adjust the multiplier on any cpu with this:
Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H 799 kr.

at stock speed it will be the same as with the i5-2500K. but it will not perform quite as well when the i5-2500K is overclocked past 4.2Ghz. again if you do change the motherboard, it will not be able to overclock in the future as like the Z77 you picked.

and yes everything will work ok.
July 20, 2012 12:54:23 PM

the graphics card your buying is a bit too big it will blockade your sata ports you will have no room for your HDD an cd rom to plug in because the GPU is triple slot i reccommed than you change this into dual slot
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 20, 2012 1:01:54 PM

erniuxs said:
the graphics card your buying is a bit too big it will blockade your sata ports you will have no room for your HDD an cd rom to plug in because the GPU is triple slot i reccommed than you change this into dual slot

that is wrong. the sata ports are not near the first x16 slot
July 20, 2012 2:10:14 PM

Now I'm nervous, is it too big or not? ; )

Btw, if I buy another cpu-cooler, is it as easy to plug in as the one you get with the cpu?
July 20, 2012 2:20:55 PM

My question is, why not just buy the Hyper 212+? Its only $20 after MIR and will save you a lot of time and hassle in the future when you want to overclock, and trust me you probably will at some point.
July 20, 2012 2:23:57 PM

And, if the graphics card is too big, is it possible to choose a different motherboard to make it fit?
July 20, 2012 2:26:04 PM

obubdeno said:
My question is, why not just buy the Hyper 212+? Its only $20 after MIR and will save you a lot of time and hassle in the future when you want to overclock, and trust me you probably will at some point.


hyper 212 evo is around 30 usd at cdon.com and then I also need some thermal paste right?
July 20, 2012 2:30:16 PM

It comes with thermal paste, which will work just fine
July 20, 2012 2:37:54 PM

Anonymous said:
that is wrong. the sata ports are not near the first x16 slot



Are you sure about this? It would suck if it didnt fit when I build the computer ; )
July 20, 2012 2:42:29 PM

obubdeno said:
It comes with thermal paste, which will work just fine


Any other fan you recommend? The one you suggested is out of stock.. And maybe cheaper if possible? :) 
July 20, 2012 2:49:24 PM

Yes, thr Hyper 212 Plus, not the evo. I run the Plus and I have my 3.3ghz 2500k O/C to 4.6ghz stable, and I dont know much about o/c.
July 20, 2012 2:57:18 PM

Okok, now it's just the case whether or not the graphics card will fit or not? Someone who has knowledge of this?
July 20, 2012 3:16:59 PM

Hmm.. I see that the card is 300mm which is very large. I researched another person who wanted a 7950 with his Elite 430, and he ended up having to get the sapphire because it was around 270mm
July 20, 2012 4:18:00 PM

On cdons website the picture says "supports long graphic cards like hd5970" about the case, and that card was 31cm long. Would be much appreciated if someone could give me some alternatives to the 7950, around the same price and performance. :) 
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 20, 2012 9:36:52 PM

Trac3ri said:
Are you sure about this? It would suck if it didnt fit when I build the computer ; )

all it takes is a simple matter of looking at the image of the board. the SATA ports are towards the corner, near the second x16 slot but not the first slot. the card you selected will be great.

FYI the CUII 7950 will fit comparing to the 5970:
Quote:
The first thing you'll undoubtedly notice about the Radeon HD 5970 is that it's long - Over 12.1 inches to be precise.

http://www.elitebastards.com/index.php?option=com_conte...
ASUS HD7950-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Card Dimensions 11.8" x 5.1" x 2.3"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 21, 2012 7:38:32 AM

Anonymous said:
all it takes is a simple matter of looking at the image of the board. the SATA ports are towards the corner, near the second x16 slot but not the first slot. the card you selected will be great.

FYI the CUII 7950 will fit comparing to the 5970:
Quote:
The first thing you'll undoubtedly notice about the Radeon HD 5970 is that it's long - Over 12.1 inches to be precise.

http://www.elitebastards.com/index.php?option=com_conte...
ASUS HD7950-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Card Dimensions 11.8" x 5.1" x 2.3"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I was wondering one thing about if I want to overclock the cpu, will this cpu-cooler do?

http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/xigmatek_loki_sd963_cpu_co...

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