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Is this a good gaming build?

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September 4, 2012 10:14:45 PM

Hello,

I am going to build my first gaming pc this week, and I am still trying to find the right parts that I want. I have looked around and found some parts that I want to get.

You guys tell me what you think about them!

My range of money is £600-£650

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Unlocked Processor - Retail
http://tinyurl.com/cvd4h75

Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1333C9)
http://tinyurl.com/c5725xq

ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
http://tinyurl.com/co898yr

1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3 SATA-II 3.5" Hard Drive
http://tinyurl.com/d9uze6v

Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Black Midi Tower Gaming Case
http://tinyurl.com/bqdu3jj

650W OCZ ZS Series 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply
http://tinyurl.com/c8k84cp

For the GPU I will get the GTX 560ti, I am just waiting on a friend because he is selling me his 560ti for £75.

So guys tell me what you think?

Thanks.

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September 4, 2012 10:35:24 PM

The i5-3570K is a better processor, and is usually, nearly, the same price. The motherboard you've got is ideal for the 3570K, but not for the 2500K. If you are staying with the 2500K, change the mobo to the Z68 version.
If you are planning to overclock the CPU (whichever one), you will need an aftermarket cooler. The ones supplied, with CPU's are not adequate for overclocking.
Change RAM to 1600MHz, something like Gskill Ripjaws.
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