Building a new computer for the first time, will these parts work?

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  1. Yes. Those parts will work fine. Do a breadboard setup before mounting the board to test the cpu/board/ram with just the onboard video. Lots of youtube videos to help you plus read the board manual before you start.
  2. +1 ^
  3. Get a Radeon HD 7870 GPU that's just as good for 40 quid less. Spend 12 of the 40 and upgrade to a 3570k CPU that's 15% faster and uses 19% less power.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

    And unless you're planning on adding a 2nd GPU, you would be fine with a 450-500W PSU, which would save you some more money.
  4. thank you all so much for the fast replies, you have no idea how much better that makes me feel...

    About these 2 new parts... take it they'll fit in that setup just fine?
  5. You should be ok. Keep the power supply out of the case until you breadboard the motherboard and test it. It's easier for the connectors to reach the board. Also be sure the ps toggle switch on the back is in the (-) position when you touch the motherboard case pin cluster with a plain flathead screwdriver to power up and get a post screen. Good luck.
  6. truprecht said:
    Get a Radeon HD 7870 GPU that's just as good for 40 quid less. Spend 12 of the 40 and upgrade to a 3570k CPU that's 15% faster and uses 19% less power.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

    And unless you're planning on adding a 2nd GPU, you would be fine with a 450-500W PSU, which would save you some more money.


    But then he'd spend the £40 he saves on ACIII..
  7. Not going to get AC3, was planning on selling it to a friend or something either way... changed the card to a 7950 because I misread... either way, reason I swapped was because they were they were the same price, and this got more FPS on benchmarks, so I went with that...

    Order is waiting for dispatch so no going back now.

    Thanks a lot for the help people.
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