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December 16, 2012 5:44:37 PM

It's my first time building a PC and I'm wondering if the parts I chose are good.

Case: SilentiumPC Brutus 410
CPU: Intel i5 2500K
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M - the mATX version
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 560 Ti
PSU: Seasonic 600W (prob an overkill but you can never be to safe)

Choosing the RAM, optical drive and HDD is not a problem.

Do these parts fit together nicely? Are there going to be any problems with overclocking since the motherboard is mATX? If I'd like to overclock, would I have to buy a new cooling system?

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December 16, 2012 5:49:06 PM

They will work, but you've picked some last generation parts. Unless they are a crazy deal or you already own them, I wouldn't pick up the i5-2500 or the 560 Ti., especially when you are going with a newer Z77 chipset.

I'd swap out the 2500K for a 3570K and the 560 Ti for a Radeon 7850 or Nvidia GTX660. Shouldn't add much to the price.

December 16, 2012 5:53:20 PM

twelve25 said:
They will work, but you've picked some last generation parts. Unless they are a crazy deal or you already own them, I wouldn't pick up the i5-2500 or the 560 Ti., especially when you are going with a newer Z77 chipset.

I'd swap out the 2500K for a 3570K and the 560 Ti for a Radeon 7850 or Nvidia GTX660. Shouldn't add much to the price.


I definitely agree here - no reason to pay good money for a new rig and get last year's parts. Pairing a 2500K with a Z77 will eliminate the key feature of Ivy Bridge and that's PCI 3.0.

I've never heard of that case though - is there a link for it?
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December 16, 2012 6:26:02 PM

Looks like a good case.

The 560 Ti is still a pretty good card. I wouldn't buy it new today, but I wouldn't be in a hurry to upgrade it if I owned it.

December 16, 2012 7:21:22 PM

That's not bad. I think for the money I'd rather get a Corsair 400R or NZXT Phantom 410.

You could always add a second 560TI and SLI it. I wouldn't purchase an mATX board for a full desktop case - that's where you run into problems. If you want to add a second GPU for SLI, it will be a tight fit.
December 16, 2012 8:08:51 PM

My problem is that I live in a country where everything is a lot more expensive than in USA/UK so this whole PC costs me a lot more than you'd think. I tried to cut the costs whenever I could, hence the mATX motherboard, cheap case and cheap GPU.

I'm pretty sure I won't be adding a second GPU, but if i wanted to, I always could do it, right?

Also, both the Corsair 400r and NZXT Phantom 410 are way too expensive for me, like 2 times more than I could spend on a case
December 16, 2012 9:55:17 PM

It can be hard for those of us living in the land of cheap and plentiful hardware to understand what you are dealing with. Sorry!

the 2500K is only about 5% slower than the 3570K, so if you can't get the 3570 for close to the same price, don't worry about it. PCI 3.0 is good for like 3fps even on a GTX 690, so again, probably not something to really worry about.

Micro ATX is fine. Look at the board layout. There is plenty of room for cards and SLI, still. Again, full ATX is better, but if you have to go mATX then it's not going to limit you that much.

December 16, 2012 11:02:38 PM

You need the intel Core i5-6830k
December 16, 2012 11:07:13 PM

razornfs said:
My problem is that I live in a country where everything is a lot more expensive than in USA/UK so this whole PC costs me a lot more than you'd think. I tried to cut the costs whenever I could, hence the mATX motherboard, cheap case and cheap GPU.

I'm pretty sure I won't be adding a second GPU, but if i wanted to, I always could do it, right?

Also, both the Corsair 400r and NZXT Phantom 410 are way too expensive for me, like 2 times more than I could spend on a case


Really? What country are you in? If you post a link to the store you're buying from that will help to suggest parts. If you don't know one the link in my signature lists over 80 countries now.

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You need the intel Core i5-6830k


You can't really buy a CPU that doesn't exist. You sure you don't mean the 3570K? :lol: 
December 17, 2012 5:26:34 AM

I'm not buying the parts in any store in particular, I just search for what I want and buy the cheapest one i find. That being said, here's a good representation of the prices: http://allegro.pl/
December 17, 2012 12:47:16 PM

bump
December 17, 2012 4:04:30 PM

razornfs said:
I'm not buying the parts in any store in particular, I just search for what I want and buy the cheapest one i find. That being said, here's a good representation of the prices: http://allegro.pl/


So what kind of budget are we looking at? I would have to know that before I suggest a system.
December 17, 2012 5:29:42 PM

g-unit1111 said:
So what kind of budget are we looking at? I would have to know that before I suggest a system.


Around 1700 zl
December 17, 2012 5:44:25 PM

razornfs said:
Around 1700 zl



1,700.00 PLN = 546.574 USD
Polish Zloty ↔ US Dollar
1 PLN = 0.321514 USD 1 USD = 3.11028 PLN

Are you sure that's how much you want to spend? I don't think you could get that kind of system for that budget.
December 17, 2012 6:51:31 PM

Like i said, I already own the GPU, I can easily buy the other parts for that price
December 17, 2012 10:35:09 PM

razornfs said:
Like i said, I already own the GPU, I can easily buy the other parts for that price


OK yeah that makes sense then. I looked through that store - they had a good case selection but their PSU selection was stuff I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole, is there another store in your country?
December 19, 2012 4:01:31 AM

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Are the PSU really that bad?


Yeah in that store none of the power supplies they had were certified and rated. If it's not one of those things it's not worth purchasing.

Try this:

Case: NZXT Source 210 - 182,29 zł
PSU: Corsair CX500 - 217,00 zł
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE - 351,60 zł
CPU: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5-3470 - 708,10 zł
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ares 1600 Mhz 1.5V - 179,90 zł
HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue - 399.00 zł
Optical: Pioneer DVD Burner - 112.57 zł

Total: 2151.63 Zl ($700.63 US)

I went a bit over budget but it was hard to keep it in that budget because of the currency conversions.
December 22, 2012 12:02:42 AM

Oops ment i5-3570x
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