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First time computer build

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August 6, 2012 5:39:51 PM

Hey guys this will be my first time building a PC, the parts I have chosen are primarily to do with my budget and what I am going to use the PC for, so hopefully all will be well :D 

I would just like to know if all of these components are compatible, so much as will they all be able to fit together, and be able to fit inside the case I have chosen.

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

Mother Board:
http://www.ebuyer.com/320142-msi-z68a-g43-g3-socket-115...

GPU:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7850-d...

RAM:
http://www.ebuyer.com/264750-g-skill-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-r...

HDD:
http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/280906504188?var=lv&ltyp...

PSU:
http://www.shop.bt.com/products/corsair-memory-tx650-v2...

CASE:
http://www.ebuyer.com/351501-corsair-carbide-300r-case-...

Thanks a lot in advance guys :) !

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August 7, 2012 2:17:00 AM

i'm no computer building expert, but it looks fine to me.

adjustments i would make:

1. add an aftermarket cpu cooler if you're going to be overclocking. if you're not overclocking, you could get a cheaper CPU and board, maybe a i5-3450 and H77 or B75 mobo.
2. if you're not planning on changing or adding parts in the future, you could get away with a 500-550W PSU.
3. maybe get an mATX motherboard if you aren't going to use all/most of the pci slots on an ATX. they are a little bit cheaper.

remember, take everything i've said with a grain of salt.
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