The Gaming PC I'm Considering.

  Willioms 30 Apr 12
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Hi i'm pretty new to pc building in fact this will be my first build, so I was hoping to get some advice on parts compatibility or even if there are some better deals out there. My budget is just over £500 including a monitor and would preferably keep it under this if i can, this is what i have so far.

GeForce GTX 550 Ti: £96 AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHZ: £94 GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2-FX-3.1 Geforce 7025: £31 Corsair 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Non-ECC: £20 Seagate 500GB 3.5 SATA-III 6Gb/s 7200RPM 16MB Cache: £54 CoolerMaster 600W Silent Pro Modulatar: £63 Antec 300 Case: £44 LiteOn iHas124 Sata DVD Optical Drive OEM: £15 (All of these are from ebuyer) £417 total

Any advice is appreciated, Thanks.

  Willioms 01 May 12

Would all these parts be compatible with each other thats what's most important to know :P

  KRONOS the First 01 May 12

Yep the components are compatible, you could if you wanted lower the power supply to 500W and save a few quid, this one for instance: PSU.

What will your PC be mainly used for, you have this in the gaming section so I am assuming you are a gamer? The GTX 550Ti is not a great gaming card so dependent of the types of games you play this might struggle.

  Willioms 01 May 12

Thanks for your reply and yeah i will be mainly gaming on it, i searched a few youtube videos on the games i would play with the 550 ti e.g. old republic and they looked like they ran fine, even saw battlefield 3 and crysis 2 running on it supposedly take a look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1HcDp9iGUY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_M6L2Yy9uk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPddsNUHG_M

Like i say don't know if they are entirely truthful but people seem to think it's an underrated card. Oh and thanks for the compatibility check.

  Willioms 01 May 12

That PSU also looks good ty, i'm not someone who's too concerned with running max settings or anything like that especially not shadows :P as long as it has some graphical quality but i'm open to suggestions anyway

  KRONOS the First 01 May 12

The 550Ti is not completely useless but it will struggle sooner rather than later as games get more and more graphic intensive. If I were you I would see if I could stretch to a ATI HD 6870 or the equivalent Nvidia card but if not then go with your choice as you can always upgrade in the future.

  Willioms 01 May 12
  KRONOS the First 02 May 12

Or here, 6800 series. That is a better GPU than the 550Ti and given that you are trying to keep within a budget of 500 quid then the 6850 is a fair choice. 6870 vs 550Ti.

  Willioms 02 May 12

Yeah i think i'm gonna go with the 6850, possibly the 6870 if i can stretch it thanks for the info guys :) oh and one final thing:

http://www.ebuyer.com/263387-tp-link-wireless-n150-pcie-card-tl-wn781nd

Is that as simple as it gets with wireless cards? I will need a wireless connection from my build to the router.

  KRONOS the First 02 May 12
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Yep that will do for wireless.

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