New PC Build in the UK - Need a few Suggestions/Feedback


Nov 21, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: next week

Budget Range: about £600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, 3d work, watching moveies

Parts Not Required: anything apart from the basics, soundsystem etc.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anywhere cheap online in the uk

Country: UK

Parts Preferences:

I am planning to go for this barebones package and then build up on this

preferably intel ivy bridge (my main concern in this build is to cut down power consumption as much as possible)

Motherboard : Intel Z77 Chipset Motherboard as mentioned in that barebones package (is this any good?)

Ram :- Can you guys recommend any good quality ram that matches up well with a Intel Z77 Chipset Motherboard ?

GFX : - none for a few months till i research and save up for one, will be using the onboard on the i5 3570 for now)

PSU : Novatech PowerStation Production 500W PSU (i couldnt dig up much info on this, apparaently its a ocz psu but novatech rebranded? would it be adequate for a gtx 550ti or 600 card in the future?

HDD : ill be going for a ssd for the main os/softwares, looking for a low power consuming 5400/7200 drive for other files/movies etc (planning to use a 2.5 inch laptop hdd to keep power consumption and noise low)


SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 24 or 27 inch (again with low power consumption)

Additional Comments: Nothing much really

Looking forward to hearing your feedback guys, this forum is very helpful !