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Making a PC for the first time (help please!)

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July 23, 2012 9:10:41 AM

Hey
Until recently i was going to be buying a pre-built PC online, I then found my buying my parts from dabs i can save money and get the PC sooner.
I just wanted to check if this is everything i need and also If anyone can show me a guide or 2 on how to build a PC. Im very new to this and have not even opened a PC before.
The specs are:
i5 2500k £164
Os windows 7 home £73
RAM 8gb DDR3 £33
Hard drive 500gb £51
Optical drive £12
GPU Twin Frozr 560 TI £167
Internet Tp link n600 £19
Case xigmatek £30
PSU corsair 600w £50
Motherboard p8H61 £50
total £649

This should do well for gaming but any advice would be great on how improve if needed would be nice. :) 
(i dont plan to overclock and im pretty sure the 2500k comes with a stock cooler)

Thanks

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July 23, 2012 9:21:12 AM

Also the i5 with an k at the end are for overclockers.
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July 23, 2012 9:23:19 AM

Ty, on dabs I only save £5 getting the 2500 rather than 2500k and i may do some light over clocking down the road, just not much as i will just be using the stock cooler :) 
July 23, 2012 9:25:37 AM

Are you going to get more fans?
July 23, 2012 9:27:55 AM

the i5 2500k is for major over clockers so only doing minimal OC is just wasting a bit of money and if you do get the 2500 no k you will see about 3-5fps differance
July 23, 2012 9:32:07 AM

Now double check your prices on ebuyer.co.uk. lol.
July 23, 2012 9:35:01 AM

If you can spring for it get an SSD to boot and run your main game from.
July 23, 2012 9:39:25 AM

If you plan to OC down the road dont get the h61 board

Little bit more for a z68
http://www.cclonline.com/product/64387/Z68AP-D3/Motherb...

Its a good idea to get the K version as you may not OC now but later on the ability to toss on a better cooler and OC the CPU will prolong the life of the rig.
July 23, 2012 9:40:19 AM

On ebuyer, buying the 2500 rather than 2500k I spend £591! over £50 less!
This is worth it to me and btw i prob wont be over clocking enough to bother with the 2500k.
Any more advice?
You people have already saved me more than £50 :D 
July 23, 2012 9:42:25 AM

sushi1 said:
On ebuyer, buying the 2500 rather than 2500k I spend £591! over £50 less!
This is worth it to me and btw i prob wont be over clocking enough to bother with the 2500k.
Any more advice?
You people have already saved me more than £50 :D 


http://www.ebuyer.com/251597-core-i5-2500-3-3ghz-socket...

Sure you looking at the right CPU? Thats only £7 cheaper than your original....?
July 23, 2012 9:48:53 AM

wr6133 said:
http://www.ebuyer.com/251597-core-i5-2500-3-3ghz-socket...

Sure you looking at the right CPU? Thats only £7 cheaper than your original....?


Soz, i was thinking about the difference in price between the 2 cpu's on ebuyer, not between the 2500k on dabs and the 2500 on ebuyer, my bad.

Is there anything else i need to build this pc? I am buying the monitor on amazon and have a mouse and keyboard. is the sound card in built or do i need to buy one?
July 23, 2012 9:49:57 AM

for the extra 50 pounds you buy a better gfx card i .e gtx 570 or hd 7850
July 23, 2012 9:55:08 AM

Sound is built in to the motherboard. Soundcards nowdays are for hardcore audiophiles.

Again if your not overclocking do think about the IB CPU's and B75 boards I linked. IB is the newer generation it is slightly faster.

July 23, 2012 10:13:05 AM

How about if i got i5 3450 for £147 and the Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V for £56 (ty wr6133 for the idea) would this increase fps bearing in mind i wont be over clocking?
July 23, 2012 11:40:07 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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