Building a PC for the first time (gaming)

  WhySoLimey 23:25 02 Nov 11
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I've done some research but need to check that everythings okay before I go ahead and buy everything.. It will be used for gaming and i'd like to be able to play at the highest settings if possible (dota2, diablo3 and so on).

£170- Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)

£60- Cooler Master RS650-ACAAE3-UK GX-Series 650W 80 Plus Power Supply Unit

£85- Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Disk Drive

£168- Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card (seems to be better than the 6950 for 1920x1080?)

£140- ASUS 1155 SABERTOOTH P67 REV 3.0 S/L

£37- Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3 8GB Two Memory Module Kit

£40- Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Midi Tower with Window - Black

+cheap dvd-rom/network adapter.

This is kind of my budget but would be willing to go a little higher if it would make a big difference.. just need pointing out any errors or better models etc i think, thanks for any help :)

  Bris 18:09 03 Nov 11
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It all looks ok to me as its a typical spec for a mid range gaming PC. As im not into gaming I cant comment on whether it will cope with the highest settings you require. As the CPU is a K model I assume you will be overclocking in which case you will need a better cooler than the stock cooler. If you have a look at the pcspecialist web site, their mid range gamer has an almost identical spec.

Hope this helps.

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