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Building a computer , tips on parts


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Hello , i am planning on building a gaming pc and i have parts picked out but i would like an opinion on them
Here are my specs:
power-Corsair Enthusiast series 650-watt 80 plus bronze cerified
hard drive - western digital caviar black 1tb
disk drive - sony
procceser - intel core i5 2400 3.10 ghz or an amd 6 core
operating - windows 7
graphics card - gtx 560 ti
Motherboard - intel z68
case - rosewill destroyer

any help is appreciated
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Hello , i am planning on building a gaming pc and i have parts picked out but i would like an opinion on them
Here are my specs:
power-Corsair Enthusiast series 650-watt 80 plus bronze cerified
Very good but don`t decide on a PSU until all other components are settled on.
hard drive - western digital caviar black 1tb
Very good.
disk drive - sony
Good.
procceser - intel core i5 2400 3.10 ghz or an amd 6 core
For me best bang for buck http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072
operating - windows 7
graphics card - gtx 560 ti
Good but there are better available for a reasonable cost.
Motherboard - intel z68
Suggestion http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157271 Ivy Bridge capable.
case - rosewill destroyer

any help is appreciated

You havn`t listed any Ram but a tip for you is when you decide on a MB use the MBs QVL list to ensure you choose a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the MB manufacturers.
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Hello , i am planning on building a gaming pc and i have parts picked out but i would like an opinion on them
Here are my specs:
power-Corsair Enthusiast series 650-watt 80 plus bronze cerified
Very good but don`t decide on a PSU until all other components are settled on.
hard drive - western digital caviar black 1tb
Very good.
disk drive - sony
Good.
procceser - intel core i5 2400 3.10 ghz or an amd 6 core
For me best bang for buck http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072
operating - windows 7
graphics card - gtx 560 ti
Good but there are better available for a reasonable cost.
Motherboard - intel z68
Suggestion http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157271 Ivy Bridge capable.
case - rosewill destroyer

any help is appreciated

You havn`t listed any Ram but a tip for you is when you decide on a MB use the MBs QVL list to ensure you choose a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the MB manufacturers.


i forgot but the ram is pny optima 8gb ( 4gb x 2)
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8gb ( 4gb x 2)

Then you must ensure you select the 64-bit version of Windows. And for an optical, make sure it is DVD and not just a CD as you need DVD to install Windows 7.
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Just to add to what Digerati has said I reiterate when you decide on a MB use the MBs QVL to ensure you choose a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the MB manufacturer, so unless you have decided on a MB you cannot decide upon a CPU or Ram.
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Well, you can pick a specific CPU then find a motherboard that supports it, but that is not always so easy. It is kind of a back and forth thing. Usually you first decide if you want to go AMD or Intel. Then select the "line" of CPUs and then a find motherboard/socket for that line with the features you want in a motherboard, then go back and find the specific CPU from the QVL the board supports. Then pick your RAM.

Clear as mud, right?
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A little more information please.

Your budget?
In which country will you be purchasing your parts.
What parts do you have, Mouse, etc.?
Monitor, brand and model?
OS. If you already have one, is it an OEM or Retail licence?
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Clear as mud, right?

:thumbsup: <_<
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A little more information please.

Your budget?
In which country will you be purchasing your parts.
What parts do you have, Mouse, etc.?
Monitor, brand and model?
OS. If you already have one, is it an OEM or Retail licence?




Im willing to pay about 750 or maybe more (EURO)
Theres a computer shop where i live which are going to give me a price and they will teach me to build the pc
Im buying in ireland
i have mouse keyboard , monitor , mouse.
Im buying an OS
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Thanks for the info.

Theres a computer shop where i live which are going to give me a price and they will teach me to build the pc


Newegg ships to Ireland, so when you have got a local price you can do your sums and (if a substantial difference) see if it worth importing, would you be saving VAT? You also take the risk of a DOA part and have to pay shipping back. We will also give you links to How to Build tutorials.

Links will probable go to Newegg.

Here is a site where you may get local prices. Select your country, top right. Register so you can save your selection. Easer to work down the list as against across.
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/

Edited by iammykyl, 11 February 2012 - 05:00 PM.

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