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£850 Gaming PC - Part Check

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November 7, 2011 3:14:33 PM

Just running it through Toms Hardware to make sure it will work/is a good configuration.

Just making sure I'm getting my moneys worth, any suggestions are welcome.

1 x Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor £142.33
1 x Asus P8H67 R3 H67 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard £69.28
1 x Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V unbuffered £30.82
1 x Sapphire HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Dual DP Out PCI-E Graphics Card £237.49
1 x OCZ 750W Fatal1ty Series Semi-Modular PSU £58.32
1 x OCZ 120GB Agility 3 SSD - SATA-III - Read 525MB/s Write 500MB/s 85,000 IOPS £108.33
1 x Antec 900 Nine Hundred Case with 200mm Top Fan £66.86

TOTAL: 856.15

Am I getting a good spec for my money?

Going to be used for Long gaming sessions lasting many hours, and some Adobe, Photoshop work and video rendering. But primarily gaming.

Thanks, Harrison.

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November 7, 2011 3:36:20 PM

No one?

I don't get what I do wrong on this forum, but I don't want to ask on Hack forums because those guys wouldn't know a PC if it fought back and smacked them upside the head :pfff: 
November 7, 2011 3:48:48 PM

20 minutes is hardly a long time and too short to expect a response.

As is, you got an H67 board but a K series processor. You need P67 or Z68 to overclock.

Everything else looks fine, apart form that it's too cheap. Give the links to the pages and we'll be able to advise better.

Finally fill this out:

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Country of Origin: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
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November 7, 2011 4:11:18 PM

Get a P8P67 board insted of a P8H67, you won't be able to overclock your 2500k on a P8H67.

Also, the OCZ "Fatal1ty" power supplys arn't the best of quality, but should be ok if you can't afford anything else.
November 7, 2011 7:40:43 PM

Gothams Finest said:
Get a P8P67 board insted of a P8H67, you won't be able to overclock your 2500k on a P8H67.

Also, the OCZ "Fatal1ty" power supplys arn't the best of quality, but should be ok if you can't afford anything else.


OK, I will change the motherboard, but what's wrong with the OCZ? it got good reviews. But I do need this to be reliable as its going to be on long hours, what do you recommend?

if it could be in the same budget that would be great.

Thanks, Harrison.
November 7, 2011 8:21:48 PM

also upgrade the RAM to 1600MHz or higher
(for optimal OC)
November 7, 2011 9:05:59 PM

Well, I went back and this is what I got:

Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor £142.33
Sapphire HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Dual DP Out PCI-E Graphics Card £237.49
Antec 900 Nine Hundred Case with 200mm Top Fan £66.86
Benq G2420HD Full HD TFT LCD 24" HDMI Monitor £108.11
Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD 2.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Read = 550MB/s, Write = 510MB/s £104.15
Asrock P67 PRO3 SE Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard £70.29
G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V £33.32
Corsair 600W GS Series PSU £58.41

Same price, Better parts and components, thanks for suggestions.
November 7, 2011 9:27:03 PM

Much better. Thats a real nice set up mate. ;) 
November 8, 2011 9:07:07 AM

Does this include VAT? I have never seen an i5 2500k at £142.
November 8, 2011 10:25:01 AM

metal orient said:
Does this include VAT? I have never seen an i5 2500k at £142.


The prices he listed for all the parts are way too cheap, so I'm thinking it doesn't include VAT.
November 8, 2011 2:01:10 PM

Yeah, All prices are ex VAT... this country.


But if you guys say its good then I'm ready to build this mofo.

was a little unsure about Asrock Motherboard but for the price point I think its a good buy.

When Ivy Bridge drops I think Ill do a new build.


Thanks for the suggestions, Harrison.
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