The Gaming PC I'm Considering.

  Willioms 19:08 PM 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 00:49 AM 01 May 12

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

  KRONOS the First 15:12 PM 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 18:29 PM 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 18:37 PM 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 19:49 PM 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 23:48 PM 01 May 12
  KRONOS the First 02:03 AM 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 16:18 PM 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 16:48 PM 02 May 12
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Yep that will do for wireless.

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