First time build-sandy bridge


Feb 19, 2011
Hello,this is my final build idea,I am buying tomorrow/
Budget Range: £500 for now, £700 later.

System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming, messing with linux, watching videos, browsing the web

Parts Not Required: mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (store near by so I can just buy it without having to wait or pay for shipping )

Parts Preferences:intel cpu, no preference for gpu.A midi tower system.

Overclocking: Yes, main reason for this build

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 for now, 1920x1080 later.

Additional Comments: Need to have a window and lots of bling, powerfull, cool.

Intel I5-2500k

Motherboard- Asus p8p67 pro

Not sure about the RAM as I do not know what to look for.
I was thinking maybe this will do
But if you can, please tell me whats the best RAM for my cpu/mobo combo, thinking of under £40 will do.

Hard Drive- Samsung Spin Point F3 SATAII 1TB 32MB Cache Hard Drive <8.9ms 7200rpm

Power supply- Corsair TX 650W ATX2.2 SLI Compliant Power Supply

Case -CoolerMaster Elite 430 Midi Case - Black

Thermal Paste -Arctic Silver 5 Premium Thermal Paste - 3.5g
Arctic Silver Arcticlean
which one?

Optical Drive-
Sony AD-5260S-0B 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black

CPU Cooler-Coolermaster hyper 212+
I will replace the fans on this with these fans.

I will also put those fans on the rear, and maybe 2 for the top of the case, later I will put in a side and bottom fan as well.

Wireless adapter -Novatech 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter

Logitech Deluxe 250 Keyboard

What I will be buying in a few months.
Graphics Card -asus ati 6950 2gb, or maybe gtx 570 if I get enough cash.

LG E2240S 22" LED

Have I missed anything out?I am starting completely from scratch so everything will be new apart from my mouse (logitech mx-518)and an old 17" LCD display..

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