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First ever build, some quick advice much appreciated!

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January 3, 2013 6:17:02 PM

Hi guys, this will be my first ever build and as such have spent ages trying to decide on a final parts list. Some simple advice on whether these parts will A)work in harmony, B) if I'm missing any obvious pitfalls in buying these exact parts would be very much appreciated!



Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow if possible

Budget Range: £800 (GBP)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No...1080p HDTV

Do you need to buy OS: Yes...OEM

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.co.uk

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Edinburgh Scotland, UK

Parts Preferences: Any...Intel CPU prefered

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe...later on down the line

Your Monitor Resolution: Full 1080p HDTV

Additional Comments: Understated case, Quiet operation if possible?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: New Build




-Intel Core i5-3570K CPU
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40G...


-Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard (Stock cooler)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Motherboard-PCI-Express-Cr...


-8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-1600MH...


-Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX660Ti OC'd TOP Edition
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-GeForce-DirectCU-Graphics-...


-Fractal Design Core 3000 Series ATX Case
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fractal-Design-Core-3000-Series...


-WD Caviar Black 500GB HDD 7200rpm (Have additional External HDD's already for extra storage)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Caviar-Black-WD5002AALX-inte...


-Asus DRW-24B5ST DVD Drive
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-DRW-24B5ST-Internal-SATA-D...


-Corsair 650WTX 80 PLUS Bronze PSU
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-TX650V2-Enthusiast-Seri...


-Windows 8 64Bit OEM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-WN7-00403-Eng...




I live in the UK and all parts are from Amazon.co.uk. Total is around £840 (GBP).

Thanks again for any answers. Adam




January 3, 2013 6:28:22 PM

Make sure that Vengeance RAM is low profile and add an aftermarket cooler like a Hyper 212 Evo, otherwise everything looks good. I say go for it.
January 3, 2013 7:05:51 PM

Cheers for the reply dude!

Is an aftermarket cooler definitely recommended then yeah? Saw a few videos/threads where just using the stock cooler was apparently enough but wasn't convinced eh ha. Recon an aftermarket would be a benefit yeah?

Cheers
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January 3, 2013 7:24:22 PM

x2 on the Hyper 212 Evo, it's a cheap way to never have to worry about the stock CPU temps, plus it gives you room if you wanted to OC your cpu.
January 3, 2013 7:54:47 PM

BluNoise said:
Cheers for the reply dude!

Is an aftermarket cooler definitely recommended then yeah? Saw a few videos/threads where just using the stock cooler was apparently enough but wasn't convinced eh ha. Recon an aftermarket would be a benefit yeah?

Cheers


If you want to overclock then it's definitely recommended. If not you can get away with a slightly lesser CPU like the i5-3470 and save money there.
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