We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:

PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom

It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


First gaming PC build ever - have questions


Likes # 0

This is the first build I've ever done so i have a couple of questions and im definitely listening to any of yalls recommendations.

Any help is really appreciated, thank you! Couple of things I'm not sure of : Is all of this going to fit in my mid size tower? Are all my parts well balanced? Are all of my parts compatible ? Is 650w enough? do yall have any better builds to recommend? What are yalls opinions ?

As of now the total is right at $890

RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black/Silver 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case Model #:ATX-612WB $99.99 -$20.00 Instant $79.99

ASUS P8H77-V LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Model #:P8H77-V Mail in Rebate Card $149.99 -$10.00 Instant $139.99

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Model #:01G-P3-1556-KR $134.99

Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650 650W Continuous @ 50°C, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V ... Model #:CAPSTONE-650 $119.99 -$20.00 Instant $99.99

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ... Model #:BX80623I72600K $289

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $45.99

Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Model #:WD5003ABYX $99

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Model #:DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS $19.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ... Model #:RR-B10-212P-G1 $34.99

Subtotal: $890.91

Like this post

Likes # 0

What are the costs in real money ££££ ???

Like this post

Likes # 0

$890 USD would be 718 Jeremy Clarkson dollars ( quid? pounds)

Like this post
KRONOS the First

Likes # 0

What will be the main use of your build.

Yes your parts will fit in your case but you might want to rethink your case as they have a pretty poor reputation with airflow and consequently can be hot and noisy.

Never come acrossyour PSU before but the reviews i have read seem to indicate that it is a reasonable power supply, but I prefer a modular design helps with overall airflow and you only need to plug in the cables you need.

I have the Hyper 212 on a spare PC not the best cooler but better than the stock heatsink, but unless you are going to overclock then the stock would be fine.

If your into games then the 550Ti is pretty rubbish.

Like this post

Likes # 0

If you've not got a specific need for i7, you could swap to i5-2500K, and use saving to get better GPU. Unless you're into photography/video, there's very little benefit to i7, for gaming. If you have no objection to Radeon, what you save should get you up to, say, HD6850.

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.

IDG UK Sites

Windows 10 release date, price, features UK: Staggered release with PCs coming first this summer -...

IDG UK Sites

In defence of BlackBerrys

IDG UK Sites

Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

IDG UK Sites

MacBook Pro 15in preview: better battery life, faster storage and a new discrete graphics chip may...