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October 29, 2012 11:19:49 AM

Hello everyone,

I intend to build my first computer soon and i've looked up all the parts that I need/want, so far, I have:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus USB 2.0 ATX Case

CPU: Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge)

Heatsink: Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler

PSU: Cooler Master RS550-ACAAE3-UK GX-Series 550W

Memory: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Module Kit

Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD7770 Graphics Card (1GB, GDDR5)

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) ATX Motherboard

Wireless: TP Link TL-WN881ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Express Adapter

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer Black Bare

Can someone please tell me whether this is possible and if there is any better alternative to each part or anywhere I can save money?

Also, all of these components, I have only looked up on Amazon, with one exception being the Motherboard from (If i've calculated it correctly, it comes to £629.42), does anyone know a reliable website that might have these components for possibly cheaper?

Thanks. :) 

Edit: Changed the case from the NZXT Phantom to the Cooler Master HAF 912.

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October 29, 2012 12:05:51 PM

what are you going to do with this pc, gaming? if so what sort of games will you be running.
October 29, 2012 12:12:29 PM

Yeah, I will be playing a lot of games, League of Legends and Diablo mainly, I may decide to download a few more. But I will be working as well, as I am a computing student. :) 
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October 29, 2012 12:21:17 PM

i'm also a computing student, league of legends isn't very intense and a 7770 would be able to run it pretty much on the highest settings, but d3 is a little more gpu intense and would require at least a gtx 560ti to play it on highest settings, but a 7770 would be able to play it on medium settings, if your okay with that i would go for it. also sell cheap components and are a VERY reliable company in the uk.
October 29, 2012 12:27:43 PM

Awesome, thanks a lot for your help, much appreciated. :) 
October 29, 2012 12:28:15 PM

no problem :) 
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October 29, 2012 12:32:22 PM

If I was you I would get a different power supply (corsair, antec, pcp&c, seasonic, etc.) and a 7850 or better. Looks good if the 7770 is enough for you.
October 29, 2012 12:39:20 PM

Which power supply would you recommend? :) 
October 29, 2012 12:47:47 PM

For pricing make your list on amazon, , , the last 3 are pretty competetive with each other on prices

PSU I guess you want cheap as possible. OCZ ZS series are well reviewed decent units and reasonably priced. You may want to look about though for an XFX 550W unit they are also well priced and very good.
October 29, 2012 12:50:28 PM


Mmmm, do you know of a website that might supply it in the UK, as I think Newegg is US only, correct me if i'm wrong.
October 29, 2012 12:54:49 PM


Cheers, I did read some good things about the OCZ ZS series, but forgot to look up on them. Thanks for the the link as well.
October 29, 2012 1:01:15 PM


thanks for the link, I think I may spend the extra tens of pounds for that card.


That looks pretty good, I'll add that to my list, thanks. :)