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January 30, 2013 5:08:38 PM

Hey guys. I was wondering if you could possibly give me some advice on my new PC build ( I still need to order the parts). Basically all I need to know is if these parts are compatible. Before anyone suggests getting better parts I should mention that I have a very limited budget (£400 est without the GPU).

I will also be using my current gpu (gtx 545) until I eventually upgrade to a 580/680( so I need to know if it is compatible with those too)



The parts I am planning on purchasing are the following.


CPU fan =http://www.amazon.co.uk/Akasa-AK-CC7117EP01-Performance...

Motherboard= http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007KZQE7Q/ref=asc_df_B007KZ...

Case = http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Black-ATX-PC-Gaming-Case-...

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

Psu = http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-OCZ-ZS750W-UK-Series-Bronze...

Ram = http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX8GX3M2A1333C9-XMS3-M...


Last min note. No I don't want to get anything else ( so please don't suggest a "better part " unless my current part is incompatible). Also no I can't really go much higher on the price, otherwise I will be cutting into my gpu savings


Anyway I would appreciate any help.

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January 30, 2013 5:17:48 PM

To answer your question: everything is compatible.

Despite your wishes, I am compelled to make two notes.

That CPU cooler isn't really designed for overclocking, which is what the 3570k is made for.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-120mm/d...

Secondly, OCZ doesn't make the best PSU's, but they aren't the worst. I won't say any more on that.

Sorry, I just can't go without saying this.

If you have anymore questions, just ask.
January 30, 2013 5:21:28 PM

Thanks for the help! Do you have any suggestions for something better (of the same price). Also I am not really intending to over clock it. ( I won't go into detail why)
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January 30, 2013 5:30:39 PM

you can use another PWM fan on the other side of CM hyper 212 evo but facing the same air flow direction and it wont cost you much.

Rest everything looks great and ready for gaming!
January 30, 2013 5:33:26 PM

Thanks to both of you :) 
January 30, 2013 5:51:33 PM

If your not going to overclock, the stock heatsink/fan that comes with the CPU will be adequate for your needs. Can't get any cheaper than free :) 
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