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December 9, 2012 2:03:57 PM

Hey all

Im new to the whole PC building thing, ive taken a fair few apart and fixed them, but never built a PC from the ground up

The specs are as follows -

CPU: i5-3570k - The 2500k is cheaper but i'm looking to do a'bit more then gaming

Motherboard: im going with a MSI GD-65

GPU: MSI GTX660 ti ... I''m a bit of an MSI fan boy, i must admit

PSU: EVGA 650W 80+ gold (NEX650G) fully modular - safety features ->
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Overheat protection, over current protection, over voltage protection, overpower protection, under voltage protection, short-circuit protection, dual ball bearing cooling fan


RAM: Kingston HyperX Predator 1866mhz

HDD: 1Tb seagate barracuda

Case: Corsair 300R windowed

NIC - 300MBPs TP link adapter

Extras - Zalman 6 button mouse, steel series mouse pad, Samsung disk drive

taking into account im 16 and this build is already costing me €1040 euro delivered (getting windows for free) how good is my system, any bottlenecks/problems you experts can tell?
Any help is appreciated
Thanks
Thefuzzybuddy

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December 9, 2012 9:55:27 PM

The mouse mat isn't needed. You can drop that. No point in purchasing 1866 RAM. That EVGA power supply is good but there's better that you could go with.

Don't purchase the 650TI - it is not a good GPU. What store are you buying from? If you post that we can suggest parts. If you don't know one check the link in my signature.
December 11, 2012 12:19:52 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The mouse mat isn't needed. You can drop that. No point in purchasing 1866 RAM. That EVGA power supply is good but there's better that you could go with.

Don't purchase the 650TI - it is not a good GPU. What store are you buying from? If you post that we can suggest parts. If you don't know one check the link in my signature.


Sorry i forgot to say I'm in Ireland, so its dabs.ie

The 1866 is the lowest speed predator ram and its cheap enough so Im fine with that.

What is wrong with the 660ti? you said 650 in your post so im not sure if it was a typo or you misread
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December 11, 2012 8:42:43 PM

thefuzzybuddy said:
Sorry i forgot to say I'm in Ireland, so its dabs.ie

The 1866 is the lowest speed predator ram and its cheap enough so Im fine with that.

What is wrong with the 660ti? you said 650 in your post so im not sure if it was a typo or you misread


The 660TI is pretty decent but the Radeon 7950 is cheaper and it performs better. I must have misread that about the 650.

I don't know if this is over your budget but try this:

Case: Corsair Carbide 300R Windowed - € 89.67
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 - € 83.49
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE - € 103.92
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - € 221.37
Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B - € 54.77
RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) Vengeance Blue DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 LP - €38.15
HD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue - € 73.01
SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - € 113.86
Optical: Samsung 24X DVD Burner - € 16.65
Video Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 670 - € 391.79

Total: € 1,205.49
December 11, 2012 9:39:47 PM

That build is too expensive it needs to be around 1040-50

I like the SSD and the cooler (although i hate the colour)

This may sound very silly but i want the MSI board (GD-65 i changed the built so its much cheaper)
and i really liked the look of the MSI so i would maybe go for the MSI670 instead but, apart from that that build seams fine Also the Seagate is cheaper then the WD drive

I removed the SSD, i decided to get the 1040 budget i would sacrifice fast boot and game loading times
I got the MSI GD-45 (€100) and an MSI 670 (€394) and it comes out at 1040 delivered
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