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helllo all just wanted some advice on my first build as im a noob :D
i mostly play cod , css and some wow and i was wondering if this set up is a good setup and what heatsink should i go for as im undecided, my price range for a heatsink is up to £60 this is my setup ive picked
motherboard - MSI p67a-gd65
cpu - i5 -2500k 3.30ghz
case - nzxt phantom
gpu - msi ati radeon hd 6870
ram - Mushkin 10666 9-9-9-24 silverline
psu - corsair tx series 650w
sdd - mushkin callisto deluxe 40gb
also if theres a better set up in my price range which is about £850 please let me know :D
You can bust your CPU cooler budget by £1 for opting for a Noctua NH-D14 - classed as the best CPU cooler to date.
Motherboard is good, RawZ used it in a Sandy Bridge OC :thumb:
Also has a selection of options that you can go for in the future, like multiple graphics cards etc - and very energy efficient.
CPU, again, is an excellent choice - perfect for gaming, and even better when overclocked.
Case is a high quality product and you can't fault with that case.
GPU - I no nothing with GPUs, and you might get people who go "Wooo nVidea 560", but don't ask me >.>
RAM - Again, good choice. Getting faster RAM (1600mhz +) wouldn't make much difference, only in certain benchmarks. I am using the same for my Sandy Bridge build.
PSU looks good, seen many good words about that PSU. Though you will have to confirm with other members of the forum if you need the 750w version or not.
SSD - Mushkin, great. Has been found that they rock hard, so looks good from here - and quite a speedy bugger. :D
You may also think about (budget allowing) getting some Noctua fans - ugly but effective :thumb: and Aria has them cheapest :)
hi mate, you're selection of components is great and i'd only make two changes.
1. I'd go for a GTX 560 (https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/Nvidia+GTX+500+Series/nVidia+GTX+560+Series/Gigabyte+GeForce+GTX+560Ti+OC+1024MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card?productId=43576) as it is currently the best price/performance card.
2. I'd also change the memory to this (https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3+Dual+Channel+-+PC3-12800/4GB+Mushkin+(2x2GB)+DDR3+PC3-12800+9-9-9-24+Blackline+-+996659B+?productId=41791) simply because it runs faster and only costs a little more, unless you're ordering online in which case you can't beat the price of £29.99 for the silverline.
The TX 650 is a good choice, but you may want to consider the TX 750 (https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/700-950W/Corsair+TX+Series+750W+ATX2.2+SLI/Crossfire+Compliant+Power+Supply+?productId=29100) which will run cooler and quieter when you run two cards plus offers more headroom for upgrades/overclocking etc.
Also do you already have a hard drive? if not have you had a look at this (https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/SATA+%28Serial+ATA%29/500GB+to+1TB/1TB+Samsung+HD103SJ+SpinPoint+F3+SATA-II+3.5%22+Hard+Drive+?productId=37726) at that price it's well worth going for if you need a storage drive etc, you could get two and do RAID 1 for data security (Data is written to both drives so if 1 fails you still have the other drive with all your data on it.)
Looks like a decent first build there :D
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