New build - any advice/recommendations


Oct 21, 2009
The system will be used for a few games such as the new BF / wow and aything else that takes my fancy. Probably some photoshop and the other pc norms. my budget is around the £600 and I am probably going to use
I am transferring my 460gtx over as well as monitor keyboard etc and I have my OS win7 and psu 700w antec
The ssd is one I am unsure about, reviews make it appealing but I am not sure if there are better options at the price range (approx £160

Motherboard : Asus P8Z68-V Intel Z68 S1155 Motherboard

CPU: I5 2500k Retail

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel 9-9-9-24 1.5v

HDD: 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache

SSD: Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB

Optical: Sony dvd lighscribe sata

Case: Coolermaster 690 II Advanced, White

Any suggestions about improving or telling me I am wrong to use certain parts would be greatly appreciated.
Kind Regards


Apr 29, 2011
ddr3 1600 cas 9 is equal to ddr3 1333 cas save yourself some money and just get 1333 or get some better 1600 with cas 7 or 8....Higher the speed the lower cas you want. Good choice on the case by the way. I always recommend it. White is available is asia only so i'm guessing you are in the right area. Rest of it looks ok.


Meh everything looks nice! Your buying a beast of a case but i'm wondering, WHERE are you buying your case from? I can't find it ANYWHERE!!!