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Is this homebuilt PC too good to be true?

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October 17, 2012 9:14:14 PM

Hi, I've been reading about how to build a computer for a few months now and think it's time to get a new rig! I looked around and found all the parts I need and it's under £700 which is a lot cheaper than PC's that Dell (for example) offer, there's just one problem, I'm not sure if everything will work together.

Motherboard: Asus p8Z77-v LX
CPU - Intel i5 3570K
RAM - Corsair 8gb ddr3
GPU - 2gb Nvidia gtx 660 Ti (out this week right?)
HDD - 500GB 3.5" Seagate
SATA Optical drive - Sony AD 7280s-0b
PSU - OCZ ZS750W-UK ZX Series ATX PSU - 750W

I've not decided on a case yet and I'll be running Windows 8 but so far all these parts add to around £650, just wondering if anyone can give their opinions on this and if it's amazing as I think it is.

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October 17, 2012 9:24:46 PM

What harddrive is it?

Also, why windows 8? Windows 7 is much better.
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October 17, 2012 9:35:37 PM

The 660 Ti has actually been out for a few months. This build looks good / compatible to me.

Not sure I'd go with an OCZ PSU though, probably safer with a Seasonic/XFX/Corsair/Antec.
October 22, 2012 3:50:29 PM

Did you get a cooler for your CPU? Hyper Evo 212 is great and cheap.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Your mobo is great, but you should get V LK. It's same but has extra heat sink and angled sata connectors.
I would get a corsair/Antec/roswill PSU and definitely not OCZ.
You should invest $100 into an SSD. It is so much more worth it than a standard ide. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
660 TI is a good choice but you can also get 7870 and OC to get same performance. Also it's $70-$100 cheaper.
October 22, 2012 4:27:18 PM

squirrelonfire said:
Did you get a cooler for your CPU? Hyper Evo 212 is great and cheap.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Your mobo is great, but you should get V LK. It's same but has extra heat sink and angled sata connectors.
I would get a corsair/Antec/roswill PSU and definitely not OCZ.
You should invest $100 into an SSD. It is so much more worth it than a standard ide. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
660 TI is a good choice but you can also get 7870 and OC to get same performance. Also it's $70-$100 cheaper.


No! totally didn't think about a cooler. I haven't built this yet so I can include this. That Hyper looks good, seems like it works with it well.

Ok it seems OCZ isn't a popular choice, that'll have to go. I'll look for a Corsair first and see whats good. I don't know much about overclocking so I think I'll stick with the Nvidia... if only due to the brand tbh. Saying that, the 7870 does look very good without overclocking and it is cheaper.
October 22, 2012 7:59:40 PM

Can anyone suggest a good case?
October 24, 2012 1:19:23 PM

You sir, should be knighted. They all look rather nice! I think i'm leaning towards the 400r to save a little bit of cash, has two usb ports as well which is enough for me.

A stupid question but the gpu will fit right? the Asus 660 ti looks rather chunky just wondering if there will be any issues
October 24, 2012 1:51:17 PM

Not a stupid question, and easily answered: Yes, it will fit just fine. :) 

The 400R has over 12" of GPU clearance, and the biggest 660Ti I know of is 11" - the ASUS models are just under that at 10.7"
October 27, 2012 1:10:33 PM

Thank, it's between the 660 ti or the 670 so far.

That case does look good. Wish the UK had newegg to be honest, looks like a great site.
October 27, 2012 5:32:43 PM

Scan
Dabs
Ebuyer
Aria
Overclockers
Box
all .co.uk sites to peruse,
Is the Asus card you are looking at a DCII triplesot edition? that'll be why its chunky, they should do a dual slot version as well
Moto
October 28, 2012 12:28:25 AM

And thanks for the sites dude :) 
October 28, 2012 9:37:41 AM

No probs, I use them all myself so it pays to scout around for prices :) 
the Asus you linked is the small two slot one, The EVga is a deal, but be wary of that cooler once it heats up, centrifugal blowers can get horrible noisy hehe
but if you watercooled it at some point that becomes a non-issue :) 
Moto
October 28, 2012 9:16:38 PM

May just have to go for the cheeper card haha

So are any parts missing or is this good to go?
October 29, 2012 5:44:28 PM

If you are happy with the case and card, just triplecheck the cards length and the clearance in the intended case and you are good to go,
Moto
November 1, 2012 2:33:12 PM

That link takes me to basket which is empty? Says £471 if i add them :/ 

400 euroes would be a very very good though!
November 3, 2012 4:44:07 PM

Thats because he was signed in when he picked the list :p 
and as of today, £400 is five hundred euros

Moto
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