First pc help

so far the components i have are as follow;

cpu Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K
cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Cooler
motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard
ram Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz
hard drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII
graphics card Sapphire 11200-00-20G HD7850 2GB GDDR5
power supply CiT 600W Power Supply Unit with PSU and Dual 12V Rails - Black Edition
case CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case

what do you think of it for a first gaming pc?
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  1. It looks pretty darn good, but my question is why have a sandy bridge CPU and use a Z77 board at the same time. you could go with a ASRock Z77 Extreme4 board and with the money you save buy yourself a i5 3570k?
  2. oh thanks, ill swap them up thanks:D
  3. no

    id get this

    i5 3570k
    hyper 212 evo/plus
    z77-v LK
    gskill ares 8gb 2x4gb 1600mhz
    seagate barracuda 500gb
    asus 7850
    pc power and cooling mk3 600w (if crossfire) or 500w
    antec 302 case
  4. wait, the extreme 4 mobo is more money than the one i have atm ?
  5. ok i did what you said troll looks good only £50 more, is an ocz 500w psu good?
  6. not in my books. stick with proper brands. ocz is not one of my choices given they rent that efficent
  7. oh and since you are in the uk, get the xfx 550w instead
  8. ok ill get a different brand, can you knock £20/$50 off as its a little out of my budget, if its something like £780 its better but it looks too expensive being £810
  9. get gskill ripjaws x 1600mhz 2x4gb 8gb ram and save 10 pounds

    drop the k chip to i5 3450. you cant overclock

    drop down to a h77-v motherboard

    drop cpu cooler
  10. does overclocking even make that big a difference for how much ectra you have to paya for it?
  11. Intel FC-LGA12C Core i5-3450 Processor < when i search i5 2450 it comes up with that, it doesn't say its quad core?
  12. the i5 3450 is a quad core chip. im not talking about the i5 2450p

    overclocking is for the future when you need more speed. you dont need it but if you want to, you just pay a little more
  13. sorry i had a typo, here is what i have currently

    Intel FC-LGA12C Core i5-3450 Processor
    OCZ 500W ModXStream Pro Power Supply - UK ( 60 ratings all 5 stars )
    Antec Three Hundred Two Midi Tower Case - ATX, M-ATX, M-ITX, 2 x USB 3.0
    2x Cooler Master 12cm SickleFlow System Fan - Blue
    Asus P8H77-V Motherboard
    G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB
    Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive
    Sapphire 11200-00-20G HD7850 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
  14. What is your preference regarding where to purchase?
  15. amazon or someone that ships to england :)
  16. no. id still stick with a reliable brand like xfx. they are made by seasonic which is the best company for power supplies. the xfx is also more efficent
  17. it says basket is empty, tell me the components on here and ill put them on it and edit to my choices:P
  18. no like only you can see whats in your basket link, i could se nothing because it was in my basket:/ wont a i3 2100 bottleneck a 7850?
  19. no thanks on the 64gb 830 SSD. you can get a 128gb at scan for 76 pounds
  20. how would the i3 2120 handle it?
  21. could the i3 2120 handle a 670?
  22. Quote:
    64GB is enough for Win7 and several apps and still have 30+GB left, but a 128GB would allow for some game installs and more GB is always better. I would only suggest Samsung,intel, or crucial SSD at his time.

    I am Currently running a OCZ Vertex 4 with Firmware upgrade 1.5 and it is running like a dream atm, Even though I dont 100% trust OCZ my SSD is working fine
  23. deadbart said:
    could the i3 2120 handle a 670?

    yes but id get a i5 since it is more powerful and looks corrrect when you put the parts together
  24. just4today could you make a build and include a ssd and a monitor with a budget of £770 and post on here if you can?
  25. could i afford a 2500k and a 670 and be within my budget of £650 without a monitor?
  26. look at my other post :(
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