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£1000 First-Time Build, Last Minute Checks

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July 23, 2012 11:08:10 AM

Basically, I'm building a first-time gaming PC, with a budget of around £1000.
I'm a complete rookie at this sort of thing, and getting this far has taken a lot of research and time!

But, as a complete beginner, I don't actually know whether the components I've found will work together. Or if they'll even fit in my case!
So, if anyone would possibly be kind enough to tell me if this will work as a PC, or if I'm missing anything, I would be really grateful!

Also, if you have any idea of how I could save money without compromising in performance, I'd be pleased to hear your suggestions!

Thanks in advance!


Approximate Purchase Date: This week!

Budget Range: Around £1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming. Then surfing the internet or watching films if I have spare time

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Can probably get 64bit 7 for very cheap/free

Preferred Website for Parts: eBuyer.com or anywhere else that'll end up cheaper!

Location: East of England

Parts Preferences: Basically the brands I've listed

Overclocking: Not at first

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Your Monitor Resolution: probably 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'm not particularly fussy about much, I'd just like to get the best performance for my money

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want to be able to play my Steam library, and new PC games for a few years to come! (Day Z is a must)

Asus P8Z77-V Socket 1155 VGA DVI DisplayPort HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Coolermaster Hyper TX3 Evo Socket 1366 1155 1156 775 FM1 AM3 AM3+ AM2+ AM2 Processor Cooler

Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Vengeance Memory

Liteon IHES112-115 SATA Blu-Ray Optical Drive - OEM

StarTech.com 3.5in Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Multi Media Memory Card

Xenta XForce 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers - 80W RMS with Wireless Remote Control

Sapphire HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5 HDMI DVI Dual Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card

LG E2251VR-BN LCD LED 22" HDMI Monitor

NZXT Lexa S Case USB3.0 Version

Corsair 750W HX Modular PSU
July 23, 2012 11:17:11 AM

Looks good to me your good to go you just need low profile ram so it doesn't conflict with your aftermarket cooler try to find any of these RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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