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    PC Build Advice and Confirmation needed

    Looking at building a new pc spec below

    MotherBoard - http://www.ebuyer.com/291654-asus-p8...z68-v-pro-gen3
    Cpu - http://www.ebuyer.com/251596-intel-c...bx80623i52500k
    Ram - http://www.ebuyer.com/274040-corsair...8gx3m2a1866c9b
    Graphics - http://www.ebuyer.com/280661-msi-nvi...frozriii-pe-oc or http://www.ebuyer.com/349749-sapphir...t-11199-00-20g
    Case - http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/287647...rlrefer=search
    Hdd - http://www.ebuyer.com/319639-barracu...in-st1000dm003
    Sdd - http://www.ebuyer.com/268693-corsair...ssd-f120gb3-bk
    Power Supply - http://www.ebuyer.com/221652-ocz-ste...-ocz700sxs2-un
    Disk Drive - http://www.ebuyer.com/290171-lg-bh10...-bh10ls38-auar

    Also getting windows 7, Monitor etc with it but just wanted people to look at main unit. Also may look into cpu cooler if I OC later

    Main things I would like to know are -
    1. Does the power supply have enough connectors to power everything as successfully managed to confuse myself over it?
    2. I believe everything is compatible but just wanna confirm that
    3. Any recommended changes people would say.
    Last edited by mystichawk; 2012-04-28 at 04:46 PM.

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    I would suggest a Z77 motherboard from either Asus,ASrock,EVGA,or Gigabyte.
    On the Ram I would just stick with 1600 8gig instead of the 1866
    Graphix card I would get a 7850 or 7870
    Hard Drive I would get a Western Digital instead of a sea

    Your power supply will have more then enough connectors to run this system I would suggest looking for a Corsair,XFX,or SeaSonic and if you get the 7850-7870 then you really only need a 550 watt PSU.

    MoBo:http://www.ebuyer.com/363729-asus-p8...ard-p8z77-v-le
    http://www.ebuyer.com/363230-asus-p8...io-atx-p8z77-v

    Video Card: http://www.ebuyer.com/349747-sapphir...d-11200-00-20g
    http://www.ebuyer.com/349749-sapphir...t-11199-00-20g

    Power Supply: http://www.ebuyer.com/279547-corsair...-cp-9020002-uk
    http://www.ebuyer.com/264380-xfx-550...u-p1-550s-ukb9

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    Changes/comments below the build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.29 @ Ebuyer)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK-140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler (£52.97 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.00 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Hard Drive: Crucial m4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£92.75 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£288.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.41 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.82 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£13.67 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £954.83
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-04-28 18:21 BST+0100)

    Motherboard: Newer generation Z77 (similar/same performance, cheaper)
    RAM: Low Profile to fit with the CPU heatsink (cheaper)
    Case: Great quality case, cable management, airflow, space, tool-less bays etc.
    HDD+SSD: Saved some money, better/similar performance/reliability.
    PSU: Better quality PSU (and yes 650W is more than enough)
    ODD: Changed the Blu-Ray drive to a regular DVD drive, no need for an expensive drive like that unless you actually intend to play a lot of Blu-Ray (obviously)
    CPUHS: You can find something cheaper than the Havik, NZXT Havik is just really nice performance/price balance. Cheap alternative (still fine) Cooler Master Hyper212
    Last edited by Notarget; 2012-04-28 at 05:30 PM.
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
    Current build! ||Old Build || Bitdefender Total Security 2014 || AV-TEST Jan/Feb 2013

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    I will second Notarget's build up there. He does put them together quite well
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