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

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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  1. Here are some guides-
    http://lifehacker.com/5151369/the-first+timers-guide-to-building-a-computer-from-scratch
    http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/how-to-tech/build-a-computer.htm
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/the-geek-blog/building-a-new-computer-part-1-choosing-hardware/

    About your CPU, if you are not overclocking then the 2500k is a no no.

    Get an i5 without the 'k' after the model number.

    You could get a
    i5 -2300
    i5-2400
    i5-2500
    The only difference is clock speed And you could save a few dollars.
  2. Also the i5 with an k at the end are for overclockers.
  3. 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 :)
  4. Are you going to get more fans?
  5. 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
  6. Now double check your prices on ebuyer.co.uk. lol.
  7. If you can spring for it get an SSD to boot and run your main game from.
  8. 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/Motherboards/Gigabyte-Z68AP-D3-B3-Motherboard/MBD0206/

    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.
  9. 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
  10. 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-1155-6mb-cache-retail-boxed-processor-bx80623i52500

    Sure you looking at the right CPU? Thats only £7 cheaper than your original....?
  11. wont let me add an edit to last post but also.... if you dont plan on overclocking ever then you should probably buy Ivybridge not sandybride its faster out the box

    like this
    http://www.cclonline.com/product/73987/BX80637I53450/CPUs/Intel-Core-i5-3450-3-1GHz-Processor-6MB-L3-Cache-5GT/s-Bus-Speed-Boxed-/CPU0100/

    it would require a z77 or b75 motherboard like this

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/78346/GA-B75M-D3V/Motherboards/Gigabyte-GA-B75M-D3V-Motherboard/MBD0365/
  12. It is worth it, i5s overclock them selfs anyway (turbo boost), you won't need to anyway, you could spend that £50 on something else or save it.

    Or could save alittle more and get this http://www.ebuyer.com/281427-core-i5-2320-3-0-ghz-lga1155-6mb-bx80623i52320

    The performance difference won't be noticeable.

    Or you could get these-
    http://www.ebuyer.com/251595-intel-core-i5-2400-3-1ghz-socket-lga-1155-6mb-l3-cache-retail-bx80623i52400

    http://www.ebuyer.com/349022-intel-core-i5-3450-3-1ghz-socket-1155-6mb-cache-retail-boxed-processor-bx80637i53450
  13. wr6133 said:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/251597-core-i5-2500-3-3ghz-socket-1155-6mb-cache-retail-boxed-processor-bx80623i52500

    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?
  14. for the extra 50 pounds you buy a better gfx card i .e gtx 570 or hd 7850
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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