Pc build first time.

I am planning to build a pc which is around £700-800. My friend recommended me to buy bundle from ebay for the cpu.
I am bit nervous about few parts parts are going to be compatible or not since its going to be my first build. If anyone have any suggestion I am looking forward to it.
here is the list:
Intel i7 2600K 3.4GHz Quad Core CPU 16GB DDR3 Motherboard Bundle
Aerocool Strike-X Advance Midi Tower Gaming PC Case USB3 Toolless
ATI Radeon HD6950
500gb hard drive
750W MODULAR POWER SUPPLY
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  1. im sure all this will work together, i would suggest an aftermarket cpu cooler, and maybe some more fan cases, also, maybe look into buying an 80+ power supply, they're more efficient and often with cheap power supply's you don't get the power it claims to give and your parts will not perform at the full capability

    Connor :)
  2. I read that ebay listing for the PSU and i still have no idea what brand/model it is and it all sounds dodgy to me lol. For us to better help u
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
    Also a "K" Sandy Quad, H67 board that kills OCing and 16GB Ram? Best go with that link i provided @@
  3. iconnor said:
    im sure all this will work together, i would suggest an aftermarket cpu cooler, and maybe some more fan cases, also, maybe look into buying an 80+ power supply, they're more efficient and often with cheap power supply's you don't get the power it claims to give and your parts will not perform at the full capability

    Connor :)

    Thanks, the reason I chose this psu was it has 1 x 8pin +12v for Motherboards. I could not find any other ones with this pin, they mostly had 4pin. I am not sure if there is a cable with does 4pin to 8pin so I can use it for my motherboard.
  4. Is you look around for modular psu, they are very adaptable,although the price can be steep, they're worth it in the long run :)
  5. tjshawn said:
    I am planning to build a pc which is around £700-800. My friend recommended me to buy bundle from ebay for the cpu.
    I am bit nervous about few parts parts are going to be compatible or not since its going to be my first build. If anyone have any suggestion I am looking forward to it.
    here is the list:
    Intel i7 2600K 3.4GHz Quad Core CPU 16GB DDR3 Motherboard Bundle
    Aerocool Strike-X Advance Midi Tower Gaming PC Case USB3 Toolless
    ATI Radeon HD6950
    500gb hard drive
    750W MODULAR POWER SUPPLY


    The "bundle" does seem to be putting good CPU with very mediocre motherboard. Processor is unlocked for overclocking, and board gives effectively no overclocking ability. Do you really need i7 CPU? If you want to do high end video editing, or something similar, then good choice. If your only high demand use is gaming, you'd just as well get an i5-2500K, and use the money you save to get decent motherboard and RAM. That will actually get you better gaming performance. Plenty of advice here to help you select mobo and RAM.
  6. batuchka said:
    I read that ebay listing for the PSU and i still have no idea what brand/model it is and it all sounds dodgy to me lol. For us to better help u
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
    Also a "K" Sandy Quad, H67 board that kills OCing and 16GB Ram? Best go with that link i provided @@

    Thanks :)
  7. malbluff said:
    The "bundle" does seem to be putting good CPU with very mediocre motherboard. Processor is unlocked for overclocking, and board gives effectively no overclocking ability. Do you really need i7 CPU? If you want to do high end video editing, or something similar, then good choice. If your only high demand use is gaming, you'd just as well get an i5-2500K, and use the money you save to get decent motherboard and RAM. That will actually get you better gaming performance. Plenty of advice here to help you select mobo and RAM.

    Thanks, I will be mostly using it for gaming and somewhat for editing. i wanted my videos to render fast thats why I thought i needed i7. If you have any suggestion for a gaming pc please let me know my budget it £700-800
  8. tjshawn said:
    Thanks, I will be mostly using it for gaming and somewhat for editing. i wanted my videos to render fast thats why I thought i needed i7. If you have any suggestion for a gaming pc please let me know my budget it £700-800


    As mentioned, if you are working with video (especially HD), using something like Adobe CS, then there's a definate advantage to i7. For software that can use the i7's 8 threads, you can gain a third, or more, speed advantage. It's a question of how important that is to YOU. Either way, I do think that, whilst the combination in the bundle WILL WORK, it's a poor match, in terms of performance. Even if you stick with the i7, if you get a better mobo, and faster RAM, the benefit will justify the additional cost (assuming you CAN AFFORD that). If you are prepared to drop to the i5, it's a no brainer.
  9. Just did quick (I stress quick) check on pricing. If you upgrade mobo, RAM, and add CPU cooler, to give yourself some overclocking capacity, and stick with i7-2600K you will add £40/£50. If you do it with i5-2500K, you may save £20/£30. A saving might be handy, as already mentioned, elsewhere, I would be highly dubious about that PSU.
  10. Keep the case, HDD, and GPU. Replace the CPU/RAM/Mobo Combo and PSU with:

    i5-3570k - 170
    ASRock Z77 Pro3 Motherboard - 75
    G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4GB 1600mhz - 40
    Antec 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Modular - 60

    Total of new parts: 345

    Total of old parts: 400

    Savings: 55

    Getting a better computer for less: Priceless
  11. tjshawn said:
    I am planning to build a pc which is around £700-800. My friend recommended me to buy bundle from ebay for the cpu.
    I am bit nervous about few parts parts are going to be compatible or not since its going to be my first build. If anyone have any suggestion I am looking forward to it.
    here is the list:
    Intel i7 2600K 3.4GHz Quad Core CPU 16GB DDR3 Motherboard Bundle
    Aerocool Strike-X Advance Midi Tower Gaming PC Case USB3 Toolless
    ATI Radeon HD6950
    500gb hard drive
    750W MODULAR POWER SUPPLY



    if you want to check out a decent pre ivy bridge build check out http://circafuture.com/how-to-build-a-computer/

    if you want, just get a i5 or i7 ivy bridge processor and a z77 motherboard for sure.

    good luck!
  12. tjshawn said:
    Thanks, I will be mostly using it for gaming and somewhat for editing. i wanted my videos to render fast thats why I thought i needed i7. If you have any suggestion for a gaming pc please let me know my budget it £700-800


    Hmm u need an OS/LCD within that budget? This was a 700 quid config off Ebuyer UK - if you do heavier video editing bumping to 8GB Ram would be a good move
  13. subasteve5800 said:
    Keep the case, HDD, and GPU. Replace the CPU/RAM/Mobo Combo and PSU with:

    i5-3570k - 170
    ASRock Z77 Pro3 Motherboard - 75
    G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4GB 1600mhz - 40
    Antec 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Modular - 60

    Total of new parts: 345

    Total of old parts: 400

    Savings: 55

    Getting a better computer for less: Priceless

    Thanks a lot. :)
  14. batuchka said:
    Hmm u need an OS/LCD within that budget? This was a 700 quid config off Ebuyer UK - if you do heavier video editing bumping to 8GB Ram would be a good move
    http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-736.jpg

    Thanks for your help. :)
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