I5 system ?

Ok, I am reletivly new to building systems, but i have disembodied some computers and got them working again, and i am quite confident. I was wondering if these parts would work/be a good option. i need the mobo, psu, case and cpu. the specs:

intel core i5 2500k:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-2500k-unlocked-s1155-sandy-bridge-quad-33ghz-hd3000-igp-850mhz-6mb-cache-95w-retail


MSI Z77A-G43: (cheap, but has good reviews)

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-g43-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx


650W ACE: (again cheap, should be ok)

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-ace-black-with-quiet-120mm-red-fan-atx-v23-psu


Atrix MD-001B Black: (again again CRAZY CRAZY cheap but i don't have that money (280 max)

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/artix-md-001b-black-mid-tower-case-w-o-psu-silly-price!

I am going to e using onboard graphics until I can afford something like 8 6770 :)


this is my first post, and I would appreciate any help ;) if this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it.
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  1. I assume gaming/overclocking is not your priority so why do you get 2500K?
    Go with i3 and you can afford 7770 right now.
  2. I was going to get an i3 and a better mobo, but the i5 looked better, and would give me the option to OC later.

    (i want to maybe play bf3 mid settings and record mc vids at like 25-30 fps)
  3. no no i5 get an amd system even more so since you are on such a budget(amd strong point)get a fx4300 or fx6200 they are about $115-$130(sorry not from the UK)and spend the extra money on quality parts or save up and build later this budget is way to small for anything at all remotely good
  4. i was told that the amd fx's were totally crap, and that an i5 would beat them hands down...
  5. gecko242 said:
    I was going to get an i3 and a better mobo, but the i5 looked better, and would give me the option to OC later.

    (i want to maybe play bf3 mid settings and record mc vids at like 25-30 fps)

    the onboard graphics would get about 5 fps is bf3 at medium settings in minecraft maybe 15 fps
  6. yeah i kno, but im gunna get a graphics card when i can, maybe a 7770.
  7. if you will use onboard graphics you won't be able to play bf3.
    get i3 and 7770 at least
  8. gecko242 said:
    i was told that the amd fx's were totally crap, and that an i5 would beat them hands down...

    yes they will but they cost $70 less so it is worth it i think plus a $200 cpu on a 280 budget ARE YOU MAD!
  9. do you think that an i3 with a 7770 will beat the equivelent priced amd system?
  10. Don't buy an off-brand PSU, you may regret it in the potentially near future. Go with Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, haven't heard much bad about PC Power and Cooling either.
  11. ok, thanks for the commen ill have a look :)
  12. *comment
  13. do you think a 375w psu would be enough for this system?
  14. That's a little low I think, especially if you plan on adding a GPU. You could probably get away with a 450w but that'd be close to minimum, depending on the GPU. Also, you do not necessarily need a z77 board if you are going with a Sandy chip.
  15. gecko242 said:
    do you think a 375w psu would be enough for this system?

    if it is a quality brand but i would recommend a 450w
  16. ok, i want to be able to upgrade in the future, so thats why i was going with intel, (possibly an i7?). what kind on psu would you recomend because im on a massive budget.
  17. *not massive DERP
  18. gecko242 said:
    ok, i want to be able to upgrade in the future, so thats why i was going with intel, (possibly an i7?). what kind on psu would you recomend because im on a massive budget.

    a good quality 550w power supply would do you for years and years
  19. i kno, but i really dont have the money, i have an old dell 375w lying around, i could run it off that untill my bday wen i get a graphics card and moooore ram!!!
  20. gecko242 said:
    i kno, but i really dont have the money, i have an old dell 375w lying around, i could run it off that untill my bday wen i get a graphics card and moooore ram!!!

    1.EWWWWW DELL
    2.DELL sucks ***
    3.don't come crying to us when that power supply explodes and takes all your components with it
  21. ikr
    but i had it from an old box running a pentium d!!!
    and its free so its either that or or the cheapo one i was sugesting
  22. gecko242 said:
    ikr
    but i had it from an old box running a pentium d!!!
    and its free so its either that or or the cheapo one i was sugesting

    i'm on a 2004 DELL right now with a pentium4 with integrated graphics i literally can't do anything so ya DELL is ******* terrible
  23. ya i kno!!!
  24. so overall what do you think, i dont wnt to go to amd unless the are going to beat an 17 any tme soon
  25. Well you can certainly try and use it, but it will be much more expensive to replace whatever a blown-up PSU damaged than to buy a decent PSU in the first place.
  26. so, an i3 and a 7770 or an i5 and wait till may for a 7770?
  27. i3 and 7770 because you can upgrade the i3 anytime you want with an i5
  28. so upgrade the proscessor rather than get a graphics card later?
    and it the mobo any good?
  29. well again everything is able to be upgraded so if you want dual 7770's the i3 can do that just fine and you will need a SLI motherboard i would get the asrock z77 extreme4 when you get more money
  30. which i3 would you sugest?
  31. and which 7770?
  32. i3 3220 is perfect and the msi,asus,sapphire 7770's are all great graphic cards
  33. ok, i gotta have supper ill talk later :)
  34. are msi ones any good?
  35. and are there any other mobo's that include cheap sli?
  36. gecko242 said:
    are msi ones any good?

    msi is a quality brand and are very good but that XFX one that maxinexus linked is a pretty good one
  37. You do not want to buy a decent PSU and now you're worrying about SLI??
  38. no, im looking into the future...
  39. ok, heres my draft final parts list, hoping to upgrade to a asreock mobo later
  40. 650W ACE, Black with Quiet 120mm Red Fan, ATX v2.3, PSU


    Artix MD-001B Black Mid Tower Case w/o PSU - SILLY PRICE!


    1GB XFX Radeon HD 7770 DD Core Edition, 4500MHz GDDR5, 28nm, GPU 1000MHz, 640 Cores +Free Game


    Intel Core i3 3220, S 1155, Ivy Bridge, Dual Core, 3.3GHz, 3MB Smart Cache, Retail

    MSI Z77A-G43, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX
  41. I would recommend this.

    MSi Z77A-GD45
    i5 3570K
    Cooler Master 212
    Corsair vengeance 1600Mhz (2x 4Gb)
    MSI GTX 650 Ti PE (Free AC3) (If you want SLI later, GTX 660 or 660Ti)
    Corsair CS600
  42. yes, but how much does that come to?
  43. In based in South Africa, so it more expensive here, look on www.NCIX.com. I will check for you now.
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