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Posted on 6 May 2012 11:43:44 BDT
Tim says:
Here is the list of parts I got from Amazon:

Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K
Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM
G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X 1600MHz 8GB Kit
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Akasa 12cm Blue LED case fan x 2
Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Midi Tower with Window - Black
Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)
Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card

All that came to £655.12.

Posted on 6 May 2012 11:48:50 BDT
Cheers Tim.
Looks good. Looking here and at as per recommendation.

Posted on 6 May 2012 11:58:19 BDT
Steve says:
Tim have you a network card and power supply included in that?

Posted on 6 May 2012 12:07:41 BDT
Tim & Steve,

Added all to my basket and came to £592. Did not add the operating System.
Think it is missing Network card and power supply.

I also added a new 24" monitor -
BenQ G2420HDBL 24-inch Widescreen LED Back-Light Monitor (Full-HD, DVI-D, 5ms,Glossy Black, 5million:1DCR, Vista Premium, Senseye and Photo Technology).

Will also need a new keyboard and mouse. Think I might go for this ?
Will this kit be good for the next few years and is it easily upgradeable?
Also, will it handle Crysis 3 and Dark Souls ?? I assume yes - just checking as have not built a PC since uni and that was back in 95?

Posted on 6 May 2012 12:29:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 May 2012 12:30:47 BDT
Steve says:
Emilio what did it come to on dabs. They have free delivery and it can b tracked from shop to your door. I'm just trying to save you some time and money.

Also regarding the chassis fans make sure the case doesn't already have them as cooler master usually have fans included and are pretty cool looking. And yes it can be upgraded.

Posted on 6 May 2012 12:39:29 BDT
Dela says:
Personally I'd recommend I buy all my components from there... Generally I find them to be the cheapest and their delivery times are fast...

Posted on 6 May 2012 12:40:02 BDT
Tim says:
No, I'm still undecided on a PSU for my new build and I had a TP-Link network card already.

Don't forget an optical drive, a DVD-RW is like £15 or recycle old ones. I was thinking about a blu ray drive myself.

That Coolermaster elite 430 case comes with one 120mm fan.

Posted on 6 May 2012 12:41:56 BDT
Dela says:
Corsair PSU's are very reliable...

But it depend whether you want modular or not...

Posted on 6 May 2012 12:47:10 BDT
@ Steve - the prices were all cheaper on amazon - did a comparison of each item Tim listed and the monitor I selected. Used €1 = £0.82 as exchange and all cheaper here. Also, all items have free delivery to Ireland from
@ Tim - cheers mate. Just copied and pasted your items and think will go with this. Going to try and get a standard mouse and keyboard that are child - friendly and can be used for gaming.
@ Dela - thanks. Will probably stick with amazon as have credit on account and always find the deliveries and service to be top-notch.

Posted on 6 May 2012 13:09:11 BDT
Tim says:
I was looking at Corsair, either the GS700 or TX650M as they're both in the £70 bracket. I don't really want to spend more than this tbh.

Does it just come down to preference on modular or not? I was thinking modular may be easier for cable management since its my first build.

Posted on 6 May 2012 13:10:42 BDT
Nick. says:
What is a PSU?

Posted on 6 May 2012 13:11:13 BDT
Dela says:
Power supply...

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 13:50:20 BDT
A Portal Gun says:
Tim- The system you're looking at is very similar to the one I just bought.

I got the Powercool 650W High Efficiency Black PSU which the guy told me is one of the best for its price. I've had it for two days and no issues thus far.
It's £46 on Ebuyer

Posted on 6 May 2012 14:09:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 May 2012 14:09:33 BDT
Thanks for all the help guys. Basket full, now just a matter of committing to purchase.
Sorely tempted to sell one of my consoles, but would miss it to much.
Just downloaded a guide on puting your gaming PC together (instructions for dummies) and component recommendations.
Get paid on 25th so should be able to commit to it then and will have built and in time for Dark Souls PC release in August.

Posted on 6 May 2012 14:59:23 BDT
"Just downloaded a guide on puting your gaming PC together (instructions for dummies) and component recommendations."

Other's might disagree but it's helped me in the past, Youtube has millions of vids giving step by step guides to changing parts, installing, parts etc. I tend to set up a laptop nearby and get stuck in. Good luck.

Posted on 6 May 2012 15:03:15 BDT
Steve says:
Tbh it is quiet straight forward now days but that said its a lot of cash to be playing around with. I find neweggs videos to be excellent and they go right from the start and bring you up to installing windows ( the software not the ones you look out of)

Posted on 6 May 2012 18:51:32 BDT
A Portal Gun says:
Blacklight Retribution is a good F2P game. It's similar to CoD but, you know, free.

Posted on 6 May 2012 19:39:34 BDT
Steve -
looks like i will be able to save on the tax ordering
from amazon. Looking good. Whatever my total comes to i can subtract 25%.
No choice now but to build it myself. Lol

Posted on 6 May 2012 19:43:32 BDT
Steve says:
Emilio,I will give you all the help you need.just ask buddy.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 19:54:41 BDT
Cheers mate.
Only issue i have is trying to get a bit of space and time away from
the little ones to build. The software install should be fine.
Might build it in my mums and give you a shout if i get stuck
i imagine should be ok. Set up my Steam account already.

Posted on 6 May 2012 20:03:53 BDT
Steve says:
You'll be fine just don't touch the delicate parts.

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