Need advice on new build some parts brought already


Apr 26, 2011
Approximate Purchase Date: Next week

Budget Range: £650 as i already have some parts

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming , surfing the internet


Case= have not brought yet)

Motherboard=Thinking of the open to suggestion

Graphics card = I have already brought this so GPU not needed

Ram= have not yet brought so open to suggestion

Hard drive=
I have not yet brought so open to suggestion

CPU= I have not yet brought so open to suggestion

Optical drive= Already have

THIS COMES TO Just under £690 + delivery but when giving suggestion if you give a good reason I can stretch my budget but only a bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: and

Country of Origin: England

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel

Overclocking: Probably

SLI or Crossfire: Yes most likely will crossfire later on

Additional Comments: I am asking advice on parts already not brought for obvious reasons all parts which I have brought will be the benchmark for the other components i will buy


May 12, 2009
Everything is fine, that's a great build. Just and an Corsair TX650 PSU there and you're good to go. Also you can save your money by going for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD instead of the WD Black one, it's as fast, if not faster than it.
And if you don't do 3D, rendering etc., (a job that uses more threads from the CPU) you might want to go for the i5 2500K, that's a great processor also. Especially if you're buying this PC for gaming, that 2500K is the way to go, it's as fast as the i7 2600K in games, and in every other job except for 3D, Adobe After Effects, rendering, animations and similar.

And you can save money on the case also, you can get the HAF 912 Plus (you're in Europe? There they sell the Plus version there), that's a very good budget case.


Sep 26, 2006
Keep the Bitfenix case, unless you really like some other case design.

Thats a premium motherboard!! Bluetooth onboard! Simply amazing, make sure your keyboard and mouse are also bluetooth

I also prefer the i5 over i7 regarding the processor.

Now, will that 1TB drive be the only drive in the system? You are gonna have a impressive CPU/memory/GPU combo and a very old 7200RPM interface? Not even RAID 0? Get a small SSD for the OS and some more frequently played games at least...