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#1 andy_gtfc

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:48 AM

Hello all.

 

I am pretty new to building computers myself, and I am planning on building my own 'decent' spec PC. I am wondering if all of the following items would work correctly as intended if placed together. (I will post links to the Amazon page just for ease of use)

 

Casing: Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Case -  http://amzn.to/1eGrq6M

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard - http://amzn.to/1bFlyty

CPU: Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU - http://amzn.to/14GoW2K

CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU Cooler - http://amzn.to/19DQ154

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA HDD - http://amzn.to/1fBUCuA

Graphics Card: ASUS Nvidia GeForce GT 640 - http://amzn.to/15swHGM

Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 Sound Card - http://amzn.to/15sB9KW

Network: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 N900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter - http://amzn.to/181VHb3

Memory: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit Black - http://amzn.to/15TlPpb

PSU: Corsair Bulder Series CXM 600W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU - http://amzn.to/18p5wi9

 

 

Are there any better options that you can buy for around that price? Anything I have missed out?

 

Thanks in advance for the help.



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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:20 AM

What is your use case and what is your budget?

 

You should consider the FX-8350, for most people that is more than enough.  Is there a reason why you included an add-in sound card?


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:24 AM

What is your use case and what is your budget?

 

You should consider the FX-8350, for most people that is more than enough.  Is there a reason why you included an add-in sound card?

 

I don't want to spend anything more than £850 in total (including a monitor) which I haven't priced up yet. I will be using it for games and for working (office etc). I added a sound card in as I thought I would need one.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:01 PM

Audio is usually built into motherboards, so an add-in soundcard isn't necessary.  However, if you listen to, or make, music or have a high-end sound system, an audio card would be a good investment.  You can change the CPU to the AMD FX-8350 and pair it with an Asus M5A97 motherboard which should offer good performance.  If you do this, your CPU cooler will not work, but the Xigmatek Gaia is an excellent alternative.  The GT 640 is a good lower end card, which is fine for older games or you don't mind turning down the graphics significantly, but the Radeon 7870 or 7850 would offer a better experience.


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