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Build Advice help building my new computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by merck1983, 31 Dec 2011.

  1. merck1983

    merck1983 New Member

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    hi guys,

    I looking to build a new desktop computer and i need some help.
    I'm not a big gamer but i hate slow computers,
    i can't stand waiting long for apps to load. so i like my pc to be fast.


    This is what i've been looking so far.

    Intel Core I5-2500K 3.3Ghz 6Mb Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor Sandy Bridge

    Asus P8Z68-V LX Motherboard (Socket 1155, DDR3, 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16, ATX, LucidLogix Virtu)

    Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3 1600MHz CL9 8GB DIMM Memory Module (Kit of 2) - Grey

    Corsair TX Series, 650 Watt, ATX, PS/2, Power Supply, UK Version (CMPSU-650TXUK)

    Crucial CT128M4Solid State Drive2 128GB M4 Solid State Drive

    SEAGATE Barracuda 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 500 GB

    1) just want to know if anybody knows about any compatability issues with the parts i chose.

    2) i also need to buy a graphic card for my new computer. tha card will be used mainly
    to watch streaming movies on my 32 inch hd tv .
    i might play fifa or pro evo but that's about it.

    3) also any suggestions on psu(is it powerful enough??)

    4) any suggestion on a good case without spending a fortune???

    thanks,
     
  2. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    That looks pretty damn good to me, a nice mix of parts that should work well together.

    1) No compatability issues that I can see.

    2) As it doesn't sound like you'll be gaming too much I wouldn't spend a fortune - something like a GeForce 560Ti would be at the upper end of what you should get. A standard GeForce 560 might be a better bet (cheaper)

    3) The PSU is more than powerful enough, and it's a good brand as well - you always want a quality power supply (i.e. from a good company like Corsair or Enermax)

    4) Not sure on case, Antec or Coolermaster make good cheap cases though
     
  3. tonpal

    tonpal New Member

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    PSU is fine. Depending on the graphics card you choose you could probably go down to a 500W - 550W PSU. The Antec Truepower New and OCZ ZT PSUs are worth a look. They are good solid PSUs which do not command the same premium price as a Seasonic, Enermax or Corsair branded unit.
     
  4. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    So that is 2 x 8Gb memory modules? If you are just gaming then drop it to 2 x 4Gb as you will never use that much for games!
     

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