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Build Advice Final Approval

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aidacuk, 21 Apr 2011.

  1. aidacuk

    aidacuk What's a Dremel?

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    Hi,

    I asked about a month ago what sort of system I should be looking to build for £600. I had some great responses which helped me decide to go for an i5 Sandybridge build. I've now got to the point where I can start ordering the parts and before I do can you guys have a quick once over the below set-up to see if I can improve it anywhere?

    Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P-B3, Intel P67, S1155, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 2133, SATA 6Gb/s/RAID, ATX - £126

    CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, 1155, Sdy Bridge, QuadCore, 3.3GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail - £160

    Graphics Card - 1GB EVGA GTX 460 SC Super, 3800MHz GDDR5, GPU 763MHz, ShaderClock 1526MHz, 336 Cores, DVI-I/MiniHDMI - £138

    Case + PSU - Coolermaster Elite 330 Black/Silver Midi Tower Case w/o PSU
    + 500W Ezcool PS-10 Silent, 80mm Fan, 24+4pin, ATX12 v2.03
    + Scan Vantager HR-221 All in 1 Flash Card Reader USB2 inc Adapterless for Flash PC/MAC - £32

    Hard Drive - 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9ms, NCQ - £38

    RAM - 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-27, 1.65V - £69

    DVD RW - Sony DRU-880S, Black, 24x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, RAM x12, SATA,Retail Labelflash - £19

    TOTAL - £582 (prices taken from Scans today only section)

    So I've got £20 left to play with. Anything I could/should change?

    Thanks
     
  2. Kaaa

    Kaaa What's a Dremel?

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  3. Instagib

    Instagib Minimodder

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    I wouldn't prod that with a 44 foot pole when under load.
    Spend some more to get a better PSU something like this.
    It might be less wattage, but its a name you can trust, and has a high efficiency rating. Surely others mentioned it in your last new build thread?
     
  4. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    +1 for that, dodgy power supply is a no no, also I thoroughly recommend that corsair unit, its very quiet, with decent efficency as Instagib said, I've also just used one in a upgrade for my dad I've just finished, and he's very happy, much quieter than the cheap crap box that was in there before.
     
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  5. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    never heard of that psu, and like instagib said, wouldn't touch it...grab the corsair he mentioned, any corsair, or xfx, seasonic, some antecs...check the sticky about psu's at the top of this forum...

    other than that I would look at how much of a difference there is price-wise between a stock gtx 560 and that 460. paying for a pre-oc'ed version of a card is like wiping ur rear with a $20 bill...
     
  6. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    +1 on the better PSU. Not a place you want to cut corners. Rest of the build looks sound
     
  7. snooky32

    snooky32 What's a Dremel?

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    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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  9. aidacuk

    aidacuk What's a Dremel?

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    OK thanks guys. I'm going to go with the CPU cooler, and also buy a case and PSU seperate :thumb:
     
  10. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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