Any advice on this pc build

Looking to do my first decent pc build. Would be really grateful if someone could take a look and check everything is compatible, or maybe even make suggestions on better hardware for the same budget.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k 3.3GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Link:

Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Link:

Case: Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case Link:

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 650W V2 High Performance '80 Plus Bronze' Link:

Graphics Card: XFX ATI Radeon 6950 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card Link:

Ram: OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 Link:

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache Link:

Price: £650 approx

I have hard, cd/dvd drives etc

Thanks for your time

  northumbria61 21:17 PM 04 Sep 11

That would do very nicely for me. Looks like you have already done your homework. Plenty of WOOMF ! Only thing I would suggest is that you query the HDD cache with Overclockers on the Western Digital that you intend to order - the heading says 16MB Cache but in the description it says 32MB

  demoose 22:32 PM 04 Sep 11

Have you considered shopping around for the cheapest prides of these components online? I don't want to say which companies but I could think of at least one other place you can buy these components and save yourself a bit of money. Don't put all yours eggs in one basket.

Thanks all for your advise and help, I was just using one site to give me some idea on price. I will make sure I shop around. :D

  letsgetrdy 23:34 PM 07 Sep 11

The build is fine, if you want to save some more money, get the 1024mb version of that GPU, the extra 1gb might sound great, but that extra frame buffer will rarely come in handy and won't benefit in everyday gaming. Definitely rethink if your using anything under a 1920x1080/1920x1200 resolution.

  letsgetrdy 23:35 PM 07 Sep 11

Oh and also, of course, make sure to use a x64 bit OS. Otherwise that extra 1gb extra will eat into your 4gb of physical address space even more than normal.


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