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New Gaming PC - Approx £1800

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June 13, 2012 12:07:08 AM

Hi guys,

It's my first time building a rig myself, and I just wanted to check with you to see if everything was compatible. I've been going over parts for a few weeks now and I've selected the one's that I wanted, and the ones that were recommended to me.

What do you think about this build? Let me know if there are any issues. Cheers! :) 



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Case: Corsair 600T Graphite Series Mid Tower Case

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CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 3770K Quad Core IvyBridge Processor Retail

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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS V GENE Intel Z77 Socket 1155 Ivybridge Ready Motherboard

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Memory: Corsair Memory Vengeance Racing Red 8GB DDR3 2133 MHz CAS 11 XMP Quad Channel Desktop

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Graphics Card: EVGA 2GB GeForce GTX 670 NVIDIA Graphics Card

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Storage: 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D SATA III - 6Gb/s Hard Drive - HDD

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Disc Drive: Sony Optical DVD-ROM, DDU1681S-0B, SATA, OEM

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Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 CMPSU-750TXV2UK 750W Power Supply (PSU)

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Processor Cooling: Corsair H80 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit OEM Operating System

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SSD: 240GB SSD Corsair Force Series 3 Series SATA III - 6Gb/s Solid State Drive

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EDIT: Sorry, the actual cost of everything here is just under £1500, not £1800

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June 14, 2012 12:25:33 AM

The ram clock speed is a little high, and ram is only as fast as your front side bus, which on that processor is 1600 MHZ.
June 14, 2012 8:32:33 PM

Ah yeah, thanks Jimmy.

I've gone back and changed some of the components. I want to be absolutely sure they're compatible before I buy anything. Apologies if I seem over-cautious - it's just that I've never built my own PC before.

Somebody recommended that I go for the last Sandybridge processor, rather than the new ivybridge, as there doesn't seem to be much difference and the ivybridge gets a lot hotter I've heard, so I've decided to go with Sandybridge.

I've also opted for RAM with a clock speed of 1600Mhz.

Here's the list.

Would all of these components be compatible if I was to put this together? Do you think I'd have any problems running anything?

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Case: Corsair 600T Graphite Series Mid Tower Case
Price: £131.52

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CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 2600K Unlocked Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor
Price: £239.00

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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS V GENE Intel Z77 Socket 1155 Ivybridge Ready Motherboard
Price: £149.72

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Memory: Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop
Price: £42.96

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Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 670 FTW NVIDIA Graphics Card - 2GB
Price: £352.40

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Storage: 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D SATA III - 6Gb/s Hard Drive - HDD
Price: £73.32

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Disc Drive: Sony Optical DVD-ROM, DDU1681S-0B, SATA, OEM
Price: £11.86

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Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 CMPSU-750TXV2UK 750W Power Supply (PSU)
Price: £83.70

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Processor Cooling: Corsair H80 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Price: £74.16

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit OEM Operating System
Price: £138.84

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Monitor: Acer G245 / 24 inch / Full HD 1080 / LCD Monitor (x2)
Price: £259.98 (£129.99 each)

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SSD: 240GB SSD Corsair Force Series 3 Series SATA III - 6Gb/s Solid State Drive
Price: £174.29

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Thank you in advance. :) 
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