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What do you think about this for 600£?

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May 18, 2012 1:53:33 PM

Hi im going to make a custom pc because its so much more cheaper and it seems like a cool prodject.
Please tell me if these things are not compatible or if whey will be ok

Intel core i5-2500k
(or should I invest in an ivy bridge???)

Ati HD radeon 6870 saphire edition
(or should I invest in a xfx edition??)

4x8gb of ram at 1666mhz

Case not sure yet a cool looking amx.

Mobo: probally asrock fatal1ty p67 professional with built in wifi.

And a 700w power supply.

Stock cpu cooling

Should be good right?

More about : 600

May 18, 2012 5:10:27 PM

if you are going to go with a i5-2500k or and any K series intel processor you will need more then just the stock cpu cooling because that it looks good just don't expect to much out of that wifi as before 802.11ac comes out wifi is not overly that good thus make sure you will be able to run a cable to it for networking.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 18, 2012 7:04:26 PM

I agree. Get a Hyper 212 Evo (or 212+) to cool your CPU or you won't be able to overclock much. Don't get IB... it's worse at overclocking.

GPU: Not very good compared to the rest.

You're overdoing it on a few components. Here's what I would suggest (although it's a stretch):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£159.06 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000C-Cu Ball Bearing CPU Cooler (£15.53 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£75.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.89 @ Ebuyer)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£70.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£181.97 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.28 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£83.19 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £697.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-18 20:03 BST+0100)

If you wanted to cut the price, I'm sure you could go with a non-overclockable build and make it.




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May 18, 2012 7:38:35 PM

So with the configuration of ddan49 what would be the best to get wifi? Usb dongle or pci card? And is the psu got the compatible pins for the mobo and graphics card? Thanks so much dude!
May 18, 2012 7:49:33 PM

The cooler is not compatible with LGA 1155, you may want a DVD drive and a copy of windows, unless you have both. The PSU is vast overkill unless you plan to SLI in the future, 550W will be more than enough for the configuration ddan49 gave.
May 18, 2012 8:24:36 PM

Ok so what cpu cooler do you recomenced (fan)
May 18, 2012 8:25:16 PM

And what should i use for wifi?? Please
a b B Homebuilt system
May 18, 2012 9:41:33 PM

Don't ever, ever use a USB dongle for wireless unless there's no other choice.

Doesn't really make much difference right now whether you get a PCI or PCIe x1 card. A PCI slot's bandwidth is technically lower than the max data transfer rate that a wifi card could support - but in practice, your broadband connection will be nowhere near fast enough to max it out, just because your ISP won't provide anything close to that level of service.

I'd get the PCIe x1 version anyway, mostly in case a) I wanted to move it to another machine someday and they actually started phasing out PCI like they've been talking about for years, or b) There's some breakthrough that suddenly lets broadband be 30 times as fast.
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