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Building a new PC: will the computer work?


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Will this computer run if i buy and build the pc with this hardware?

Here is a list of the prices and the specs that I know for the parts:

1. Windows 7 - £39 64 bit

2. Tower case - £34

3. Processor - £116 3.5Ghz Quad core

4. Hard drive - £67 500Gb 7200Rpm

5. Video card - £183 1GB (I have read good reviews)

6. CD/DVD tray - £18 24X DVD

7. Mother board - £78 DDR3 Max 32GB

8. Power supply - £90 650w

9. RAM - £36 DDR3 8GB

TOTAL = £661 APPROX!! Can I make it less?
Will all of the parts that I have linked below fit and work together? What graphical setting should i be able to run?

Links:

1. software4students.co.uk/Microsoft_Windows_7_Professional_64_bit_Upgrade_Edition-details.aspx

2. www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Elite-Tower-Case/dp/B001H1DB1Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1326419434&sr=1-3

3. www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Black-Processor-Phenom-Socket/dp/B0042LBBQ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326418219&sr=8-1

4. www.amazon.co.uk/SEAGATE-Barracuda-Internal-Hard-Drive/dp/B005F306RY/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1326419285&sr=1-2

5. www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-GeForce-560TI-DirectCUII-Graphics/dp/B004K8R8DA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

6. www.amazon.co.uk/Liteon-IHAS324-32-Internal-DVDRW-Retail/dp/B002B43GLS/ref=sr_1_23?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1326419563&sr=1-23

7. www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-P67A-D3-B3-SKT-1155-Motherboard-Rev/dp/B004VPLRO8/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1326418646&sr=8-2-fkmr0

8. www.amazon.co.uk/Cougar-GX-Gold-Supply-80-Plus/dp/B003UT83CA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326418868&sr=8-1

9. www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-Ripjaws-DDR3-1333-Dual/dp/B002X578GE/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1326418936&sr=1-2
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Hi McNutterz, Posted Image

Your selected Mob and CPU are not compatible.

The Mobo is Intel, Socket 1155.
The CPU is AMD Socket AM3.

First up, let us know what the main purpose for the rig will be, ie. gaming? Home Theatre? Office/web browsing?
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Thanks for the reply!

Mainly I want the PC for gaming. What would be a better option for the hardware I have chosen, is there anyway I can reduce cost but still maintain a high fps whilst gaming. I am not expecting to be able to play high end games such as crisis 2 on max settings but I still would like to play to a good graphical standard.

The main game I would like to play in the future is Guild Wars 2. I would love to be able to play that game on max settings if possible and enjoy an MMO without having FPS issues from my computer. For example my fps would drop on my current laptop whilst raiding in WOW, which lead to me leaving the game.

Would this be a better Mother board?

www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-M5A78L-M-USB3-Motherboard-Socket/dp/B0054U7HIO/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1326463541&sr=1-2

Any help towards the subject would be greatly appreciated!

Edited by McNutterz, 13 January 2012 - 08:08 AM.

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Hi,
Would like you to have an upgrade path with the Mobo.

Have a look at this one, maybe a better price on scan uk.
http://www.amazon.co...26467063&sr=1-6
Manufacturers product page. http://www.asus.com/...8L_LE/#overview

Will get back to you tomorrow.
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Yes that sounds perfect. Thank you for the fast responses!

I guess i will have to start saving. You have been a big help, thank you for your time and effort!
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Your other parts are good quality and all compatible with the Asus M5A78L-LE and looks like you have got the best deals, well done.

The selected video card will play those lower end games on max setting and eve Crysis on high.
http://www.neoseeker...ASUS_GTX560_TI/


If you can stretch your budget a little, I suggest a case with washable filters, and more controllable air flow as the video card will generate a lost of heat.
This one plus the purchase of an extra front fan.

http://www.amazon.co...524290&sr=1-105
Antec web page, http://www.antec.com...php?id=MjM2NQ==

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Edited by iammykyl, 14 January 2012 - 04:58 AM.

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I have set my budget at £700. I have posted on another forum and the advice I got there was also helpful. People came to the conclusion that I should go for this comp.

These are the changes:

CPU - Intel i5 2500k

PSU - Corsair 600W Power supply

MOBO - Asus P8P67 ATX

RAM - Corsair 8GB DDR3

Tower case - Coolermaster elite 430 ( http://www.ebuyer.co...dow-rc-430-kwn1 )

I have been recommended the http://www.ebuyer.co...product-reviews and the http://www.ebuyer.co...se-rc-912p-kkn1 which one do you think will be the best for me?

All of my other hardware remained the same. Do you recommend the case you have chosen over the Coolermaster?

Or is the one you recommended superior?

Edited by McNutterz, 14 January 2012 - 04:44 PM.

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In this topic one of your concerns was keeping to a tight budget, "

TOTAL = £661 APPROX!! Can I make it less?" You have moved to goal posts a bit.


I would also have gone Intel, it being a Much better performance build.

Trying to give answers to questions/answers from another forum is quiet hard as I can"t directly query the input. Anyone advising others should or should be able to backup said advice with results of their

research from reputable reviewers.

CPU - Intel i5 2500k Yes.

PSU. Advised on the other forum, NO, http://www.overclock...rsair-cx-series The Cougar is better, review, http://www.computerb...cougar-gx-g600/

Product page, http://www.cougar-wo.../cougar-gx.html

Mobo, I would go for a Z68 chip-set as opposed to a P67 chip-set. The Asrock Exreme3 has everything you will need, in fact more advanced features and will save you money.

http://www.novatech....rboards/?m=231,

Continued NEXT POST



Edited by iammykyl, 14 January 2012 - 08:50 PM.

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RAM. http://m.ebuyer.com/247674 Yes.

Case. http://www.ebuyer.co...se-rc-912p-kkn1 Yes, build is a little better than the one I selected and you get a system speaker, but more expensive, airflow not as good, to make it a top perfomer, it needs a top fan. review, http://www.hardwareh...conclusion.html

Now for you a Posted Image

It would be good for us and you, if you post your final build before purchasing.
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Taking your advice this is the build I am currently looking at:

OPERATING SYSTEM http://www.software4...on-details.aspx

TOWER CASE http://www.amazon.co...524290&sr=1-105

FAN http://www.ebuyer.co...fan-gt-120-1150

POWER SUPPLY http://www.amazon.co...26418868&sr=8-1

PROCESSOR http://www.ebuyer.co...-bx80623i52500k

GRAPHICS CARD http://www.amazon.co...26495174&sr=8-1

HARD DRIVE http://www.amazon.co...26419285&sr=1-2

MOTHER BOARD http://www.novatech....ds/z68pro3.html

RAM http://www.ebuyer.co...mx8gx3m2a1333c9

CD/DVD Drive http://www.amazon.co...6419563&sr=1-23

It totals up to £728.50 which is quite an increase like you said... This price is acceptable but I may need a little bit more time to save up for it. Is this build worth the price tag?

With the fan, Will this be a good choice for the tower that you recommended?
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Is this build worth the price tag?


Defiantly, I think it will remain a good performing rig for 3+ years without needing any sort of upgrade.

You have gone for the Asrock Pro Mobo, still good but I'm just pointing out it only has 1 x PCI-E x 16 slot.

With the fan, Will this be a good choice for the tower that you recommended?


Possible not. It only has a molex power connection so when plugged in it will run at full speed. research Antec top fans to see if they come with a 2 or 3 speed controller.
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Will this 2 speed fan suffice http://www.ebuyer.co...-761345-75215-2

I am definitely going to go for this build if it will last me at least 3 years, and with the PCI (if I think i know what one is) I am not too interested in having two graphics cards, it seems a bit overkill to me.

If I got the i5 2500 (not k) would there still be the need for the extra fan, because I dont have a huge interest in overclocking?

Also as for connections/wires, could i use the wires from my old PC to connect to my new hardware, do wires come with the components or do I need to buy new wires?

Edited by McNutterz, 15 January 2012 - 04:53 PM.

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Will this 2 speed fan suffice

http://www.ebuyer.co...-761345-75215-2



I think we may have got muddled with regards to the case fans. When I suggested an extra top fan in Post #9, I was referring to the HAF 912.
You have selected the Antec Two Hundred which comes standard with a top fan and as you are not over-clocking, you will not need any extra ones.

If I got the i5 2500 (not k) would there still be the need for the extra fan, because I dont have a huge interest in overclocking?


There will be virtually no difference in heat output at standard clocks, so stay with the 2600K.

Also as for connections/wires, could i use the wires from my old PC to connect to my new hardware, do wires come with the components or do I need to buy new wires?


Do not use old wires.

Your new hardware will come with cabling, so no need to buy any separately.

Remove the fan from your shopping list and providing you do not change anything, you are A OK to go.

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Download your Mobo user manual so you can familiarize yourself with the board, http://www.asrock.co...?Model=Z68 Pro3

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A couple of How To Build.
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http://www.diy-gamin...ild-a-Computer/
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Ok thanks for all of your replies, I am glad that you have been so willing to help.

Thanks very much!

Edited by McNutterz, 16 January 2012 - 12:46 PM.

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