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December 29, 2012 8:24:49 AM

Hey guys, i've just made myself a build for my £300 budget, is it okay?

Is everything compatible and will work? ect? thanks :) 

cpu: i5 3570 - £145
case: Fractal Design Core 1000 - £27
ram: Corsair Vengeance 4GB - £18
psu: Novatech PowerStation Gaming 500W - £45
motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Intel B75 - £48
wireless card: Novatech 300Mbps 802.11n Wireless-N PCI Adapter - £16.99



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December 29, 2012 8:47:52 AM

will it work and run okay?
December 29, 2012 8:59:39 AM

Should be fine. Not too sure about that psu though as i have never heard of it lol. But the cpu is a great choice. What about graphics? did you get a graphics card, i also wanted to know what this build is to be used for?

*edit: i had a look at the psu and form what i see it looks alright. but have you had a look for other brands? PSUs like corsair and XFX come with five year warranties unlike the one you have chosen which only has two. i would consider a corsair HX series just for reliability.
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December 29, 2012 10:28:46 AM

jakewat97 said:
Should be fine. Not too sure about that psu though as i have never heard of it lol. But the cpu is a great choice. What about graphics? did you get a graphics card, i also wanted to know what this build is to be used for?

*edit: i had a look at the psu and form what i see it looks alright. but have you had a look for other brands? PSUs like corsair and XFX come with five year warranties unlike the one you have chosen which only has two. i would consider a corsair HX series just for reliability.


no, i've haven't looked, i choose that because the store is about 1 hour in the car away from where i live and has good reviews, also modular. i willr look at the other brands. i

i will use the inbulit motherboard graphic and when enough money i will buy a gpu.

will my motherboard fit in my case and supports the ram ect?? thanks
December 29, 2012 9:52:58 PM

Oh yes that motherboard should fit in almost all cases since its a micro atx, also the ram, cpu and wireless card should fit perfectly fine and work well, all are very decent parts and should preform well. I just wanted to know what you wanted to use this build for? i expect just casual tasks like internet browsing, doing work etc...
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December 30, 2012 12:45:43 AM

What is this build for? Judging, id say for general browsing and use? These are more reliable components-

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/uUgg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/uUgg/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/uUgg/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£81.65 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.57 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.20 @ Aria PC)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£51.69 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £308.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-30 02:45 GMT+0000)
December 30, 2012 1:06:15 AM

camohanna said:
What is this build for? Judging, id say for general browsing and use? These are more reliable components-

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/uUgg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/uUgg/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/uUgg/benchmarks/


This is probably a better selection of parts and all of them will probably need less upgrades eg. 8gb of mushkin ram. If you would consider this build Camohanna has suggested it would be well worth it.
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