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First build, would appreciate feedback.

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November 7, 2012 8:44:21 PM

This is the setup I have in mind, I'm on a tight budget.
I've been informed by reliable sources that the Hard Drive listed below runs at a too low rpm, and I should get the 7900rpm version, which is considerably more expensive, I would like to know what you think.

Here is the full list of specs:

Case: £24.99 Casecom KM-6988 Black Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: £26.39 CIT 500W MATX PSU
Motherboard: £48.00 Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155
CPU: £143.33 Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad Core Processor
Memory(RAM): £28.00 Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Video Card: £150.00 Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Hard Drive: £54.00 Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB
Opitical Drive: £14.20 Samsung SH-S222AB 22x DVD
OS: £70.00 Windows 7 Home Premium
Monitor: £65.00 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO...
Keyboard: £3.48 Xenta Black Full Size Keyboard
Mouse: £8.93 Gibabyte M6800

Total: £637 (before possible delivery costs)

Thanks

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November 7, 2012 8:57:42 PM

CiT does not make very reliable power supply units. I would recommend something form Antec or Corsair. The rest looks fine.

Though having a 5900RPM boot drive is slow. You should go with a 7200RPM.
November 7, 2012 9:07:45 PM

You really should get better power supply. Although obviously more expensive, this is very good one. Also unless you really need 1.5 TB, suggest this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £104.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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November 7, 2012 9:41:18 PM

malbluff said:
You really should get better power supply. Although obviously more expensive, this is very good one. Also unless you really need 1.5 TB, suggest this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £104.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

^+1 lol
November 8, 2012 5:23:42 AM

2797289,2,938260 said:
CiT does not make very reliable power supply units. I would recommend something form Antec or Corsair. The rest looks fine.

I did originally have a Corsair 600w, but someone told me it was overkill. But I'll go with your better judgement.
November 8, 2012 5:37:31 AM

2797289,2,938260 said:
CiT does not make very reliable power supply units. I would recommend something form Antec or Corsair. The rest looks fine.

I did originally have a Corsair 600w, but someone told me it was overkill. But I'll go with your better judgement.
November 8, 2012 8:04:37 AM

Too many times you see people skimp out on the PSU and completely deck out the rest of the system. I made the same mistake, and although my system isn't blown out or anything, I'm still going to pay more in the long run, as I'll be buying a new power supply so I no longer have to risk having a crappy one. You don't want a power supply that has the exact rated wattage as your system requirements, otherwise your PSU will be running at full load all the time, which is terrible for PSU life. Its always nice to go a considerable amount over system usage, especially as Power supplies deteriorate and give less over the years. I always recommend 200W+ (Of course most of it should matter on amps on the 12V rail) in excess of what you need.
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