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January 12, 2013 9:59:55 AM

Its my first time building a PC and im not sure how to tell if these components are compatible with each other
CPU
Intel i5 3570k
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40G...

Motherboard
Gigabyte Ultra Durable Motherboard LGA 155 Z77-D3H
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007KHROSC/sr=1-1/qi...

GPU
Nvidia Gefore GTX 660 2GB
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gigabyte-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-6...

RAM
Corsair 2X4GB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-1600MH...

Power Supply
Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...

Fan
Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Fan for 2011/1155/1156/775/AM2/AM2+/AM3/940/939/754 Sockets
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-CNPS5X-Performa-2011-Soc...

HDD
Western Digital Caviar Blue 160 GB (7200 rpm) SATA 8 MB 3.5 inch Hard Drive (Internal)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-Drive-In...

Optical Drive
http://www.amazon.co.uk/LiteOn-IHAS124-04-DVDRW-Height-...


If these components work well together then can you recommend a suitable case i can get that wll fit all of this in
This is the case i had in mind
Case
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Z11-Supports-Installatio...

If the case or the components dont fit then could you recommend something of similar value.I want to keep the CPU and GPU. The other stuff can change,

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January 12, 2013 10:08:42 AM

try and use ram stick with short heat spreaders..the tall ones have issue fitting under heat sinks of the cpu.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
there are a lot of rams that have small heat spreader...aires ram.
the only thing i would swap out is the small hd i would use a 500g min. if your building a budget build if your not going to over clock the cpu..can by a non k chip and a h chipset mb.
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January 12, 2013 10:09:06 AM

All the parts should work fine with each other ;) .
But you might want a HDD with more storage like a 500 Gb WD black or a 1Tb WD black.
Also if you want to overclock you should get a better CPU cooler such as a cooler master.
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January 12, 2013 10:25:00 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£72.80 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£309.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£70.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£85.42 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£17.63 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £943.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-12 12:24 GMT+0000)
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January 12, 2013 10:58:58 AM

a 160 gb hdd? wtf? my music alone is 600gb.
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January 12, 2013 11:53:58 AM

I need to keep the build under £650 because i also need to buy a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers
I plan on buying a 500gb HDD later on. The 160GB is Just to get it up and running
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January 12, 2013 11:56:57 AM

What CPU wouldyou recommend then?
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January 12, 2013 12:02:33 PM

-_- My budget s £650
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January 12, 2013 1:00:12 PM


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.50 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£193.14 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.66 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £697.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-12 14:59 GMT+0000)
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January 12, 2013 1:01:41 PM

This is the best I can recommend for you, push your budget a little bit so that you can get quality components.
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