Are these parts a good deal for a first build? Tags: Motherboards RAM CPUs Seagate Build Corsair Sapphire Cases Graphics Cards Systems Last response: April 2, 2013 1:32 PM in Systems Share rezowno April 2, 2013 1:07:57 PM Hi, so I'm ready to do my first build and I'm going for the high end part of the market. my budget has been under £1000 ($1500) and so I've picked out these parts: Zalman Z11 Case - http://goo.gl/n1DXG Asus Motherboard - http://goo.gl/7eC4J Seagate 3TB Hard drive - http://goo.gl/Fet17 Intel i5 3570K CPU - http://goo.gl/ATwZd Sapphire HD7950 3GB Vapox-X Graphics Card - http://goo.gl/lHxh9 Corsair 8GB Ram - http://goo.gl/xBWEZ CPU cooler - http://goo.gl/HfFFV TOTAL: £745.54 ($1126.10) Reusing (2 years old): DVD Drive which was rarely used Corsair TX650 (650W) - http://goo.gl/SCyG7 Sound Card 1TB Hard drive with Windows 8 am i missing anything? will the parts fit together? are there cheaper alternatives? More about : parts good deal build SHORYUKEN April 2, 2013 1:25:02 PM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£173.17 @ Amazon UK) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£97.05 @ Ebuyer) Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£34.20 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£89.94 @ Aria PC) Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£72.98 @ Novatech) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£240.98 @ Dabs) Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (£82.45 @ Aria PC) Total: £815.76 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-02 21:24 BST+0100) I'm assuming you have a copy of an OS. g-unit1111 a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs a b U Graphics card April 2, 2013 1:32:35 PM You don't really need to use your sound card for the new system. The onboard audio will work fine. I personally would get something like a Corsair 200R or an Antec 302 over the Zalman Z11 but case choice is a lot of personal preference. Otherwise the original build looks good. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSolvedBuilding my own, is this a good deal on the parts? ForumSolvedIs this combo pack a good deal? (first build, $900.00) ForumSolvedCan someone tell me if My Parts list is a good one? My First Build ForumSolvedFirst Build, Parts Check, Any Good? ForumSolvedFirst build. Are the parts good to use out of the box? ForumSolvedFirst Pc build, good parts picked? ForumSolvedThinking about my first build. Are these parts good? ForumSolvedfirst pc build and want a little guidance on if the parts i picked out are good ForumFirst Time Building Pc Is This a good deal from Newegg? ForumFirst build ( i got a good deal) ForumMy first build parts - good compatibility? ForumSolvedBuilding first computer: Is this a good selection of parts ForumVery first build...need help picking good parts in $1000-$1200 price range ForumFirst time building a computer, are these good parts? ForumTrying to build my first computer, and need help if parts are good ForumBuilding my first computer dont know if parts are good ForumBuilding my first computer dont know if parts are good ForumFirst build. Are these good and compatible parts for a gaming pc? ForumBuilding my first computer dont know if parts are good ForumPlease suggest a good MOBO (and other parts) for my first build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !