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November 1, 2012 2:46:19 PM

Hey just wondering if someone could tell me if everything in this build will work together

Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)

Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155) - Intel

Graphics- Nvidia GTX 650 Ti

Ram-Kingston 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Memory

Hard Drive-Samsung HN-M250MBB 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (x2)

PSU-650 WATT Power supply Alpine Black 650 WATT Silent Quiet PC ATX PSU

Case-CiT Saturn Blue Midi Tower Gaming Case

and lastly Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer Black Bare

Advice greatly appreciated

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November 1, 2012 2:57:52 PM

Everything looks okay. Nice choice on cpu, it's begging to be over clocked.

Save up and get a cm hyper 212. It's a great CPU cooler.

Anyways, have fun building :) 
November 1, 2012 3:06:07 PM

Monshark said:
Hey just wondering if someone could tell me if everything in this build will work together

Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)

Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155) - Intel

Graphics- Nvidia GTX 650 Ti

Ram-Kingston 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Memory

Hard Drive-Samsung HN-M250MBB 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (x2)

PSU-650 WATT Power supply Alpine Black 650 WATT Silent Quiet PC ATX PSU

Case-CiT Saturn Blue Midi Tower Gaming Case

and lastly Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer Black Bare

Advice greatly appreciated


It will work, but you will need to add an aftermarket cooler, before overclocking.
Whilst it will work, but you could do better. i5-3570K and Z77 mobo would give better performance. You could then use 1600MHz RAM, of preferably better type than Kingston (depending WHICH Kingston that is). There are hugely better cases, power supplies, and graphics cards.
If you confirm your budget, can possibly put something better, together, if you wish.
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November 1, 2012 3:31:21 PM

lchrisk said:
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Save up and get a cm hyper 212. It's a great CPU cooler.


Frostytech found that the Xigmatek Gaia is cooler and 6db quieter than the CM Hyper212+, and within 1 degree but quieter than the Hyper 212 Evo. The Gaia is also cheaper.
The GTX650Ti is a cripple; all of the current nVidia cards up to the very high end are in some way. They have crippled compute performance (which may not matter in today's games, but might in tomorrow's) and a narrower memory buss, which will matter, especially if you like high levels of AA. Depending on your budget, HD7750 < HD7770 < HD7850 < HD7870. If you prefer nVidia, look for a deal on a GTX560, GTX560Ti, or GTX570.
The Alpine Black appears to be a PSU-shaped object, one of those devices that should never be attached to delicate electronics (like computer parts) if there is any chance it will be plugged into an AC power source at the same time. At a minimum, a quality modern PSU has some level of 80+ certification; not for the efficiency but because it was run at 100% of its label and didn't die a fiery death like cheap Chinese junk. That's no guarantee of quality (e.g. the CM GX650, summarized by HardOCP as "a polished turd in a box"), but it's where to start. Anything built by Seasonic will be good. All new FSP are good. If possible, look for competent technical reviews such as those at HardwareSecrets, jonnyguru, or HardOCP.
Your hard drive appears to be a slow laptop hard drive. On a budget, I would suggest a WD Blue series drive. The Samsung Spinpoint F3 cut its warranty back to a miserable one year, so I'd no longer trust it. The WD Black series is about the only one where most (but not all, so check) models still have a five year warranty; that's what I've been buying myself.
November 1, 2012 3:39:05 PM

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Frostytech found that the Xigmatek Gaia is cooler and 6db quieter than the CM Hyper212+, and within 1 degree but quieter than the Hyper 212 Evo. The Gaia is also cheaper.


I disagree with the Gaia - I hate Xigmatek. If you don't want Cooler Master I'd go with a NZXT Havik or Corsair C70.

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The Alpine Black appears to be a PSU-shaped object, one of those devices that should never be attached to delicate electronics (like computer parts) if there is any chance it will be plugged into an AC power source at the same time. At a minimum, a quality modern PSU has some level of 80+ certification; not for the efficiency but because it was run at 100% of its label and didn't die a fiery death like cheap Chinese junk. That's no guarantee of quality (e.g. the CM GX650, summarized by HardOCP as "a polished turd in a box" ), but it's where to start. Anything built by Seasonic will be good. All new FSP are good. If possible, look for competent technical reviews such as those at HardwareSecrets, jonnyguru, or HardOCP.


I definitely agree on the PSU there - I don't trust off brand power supplies.

I'd also ditch the case - CiT cases are horrendously cheaply made. You don't want to trust your new components to a crap case. If you're on a budget go with an Antec One or NZXT Source 210 instead.
November 1, 2012 7:06:07 PM

Thanks for all the advice and my budget is £575
November 1, 2012 7:09:09 PM

malbluff said:
It will work, but you will need to add an aftermarket cooler, before overclocking.
Whilst it will work, but you could do better. i5-3570K and Z77 mobo would give better performance. You could then use 1600MHz RAM, of preferably better type than Kingston (depending WHICH Kingston that is). There are hugely better cases, power supplies, and graphics cards.
If you confirm your budget, can possibly put something better, together, if you wish.



Yes please my budget is £575 atm but could go up to £650
November 1, 2012 7:24:40 PM

It all looks fine but unless your getting some major discounts I'd go with a Z77 motherboard and a Ivy bridge i5 CPU like the i5-3550 or i5-35070K. You can check out the GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H for a full size ATX it's around $119, or the GIGABYTE GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP which around $109 and a mATX. You get Sata 3, USB 3.0, and native DDR3-1600 support. When I upgrade I want to be sure I get the latest because I might not upgrade again for quite awhile.
November 1, 2012 7:27:59 PM

Something like this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£104.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£19.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£166.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£19.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £645.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Personally, I'd rather go slightly over the 650, to get 8GB of RAM, but 4GB is OK.
November 1, 2012 7:40:22 PM

I see a preferred budget of 575, not 650. In the interests of bringing down the cost, I'd go with a HD7870 which may be weaker in some games but is not crippled anywhere, and the Xigmatek Gaia over the CM.
November 1, 2012 7:47:01 PM

malbluff said:
Something like this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£104.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£19.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£166.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£19.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £645.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Personally, I'd rather go slightly over the 650, to get 8GB of RAM, but 4GB is OK.


I'd do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£72.52 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.61 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£191.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£72.29 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£19.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £628.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Less expensive CPU, better GPU, and you don't need a fan if you're not going to OC.
November 1, 2012 7:51:48 PM

Assumed OP specifically wanted ability for CPU OC. He did say he could go up to 650. Agree HD7870, would be even better, than GTX660, for majority of games, so all good alternative option, if OP not set on overclocking.
November 1, 2012 10:49:15 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I'd do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£72.52 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.61 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£191.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£72.29 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£19.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £628.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Less expensive CPU, better GPU, and you don't need a fan if you're not going to OC.



Thanks a lot I think I'm going to go with this build seems great
November 1, 2012 10:49:31 PM

Thanks for all the help people. :D 
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