Will this computer build work well?


Jul 28, 2011
I'm building a computer for the first time and want to know if these parts will work well together and fit in the case.

2TB Hitachi CoolSpin 5K3000 Hard Drive

Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache

Coolermaster Centurion 5 II with 650W GX PSU

G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V

Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Socket 1155 7.1 Channel Audo ATX Motherboard

I think I will use the integrated graphics but if I want to put in a graphics card later, will the power be sufficient?


Also, can I install windows vista 64 bit or windows 7 64 bit on it?
If you have no plans on using this build for gaming...you could size down on your psu. Either o/s will work..vista 64 or windows 7 64. If you don't have either atm and plan on purchasing one then Windows 7 64 bit would be the obvious choice.


First of all you have to change the motherboard. You can't use onboard graphics with that motherboard.

While your stuff does fit in that case, that powersupply is pretty low quality, i suggest investing in something better.

Get this motherboard instead: Gigabyte GA Z68A-D3H-B3 £109.36 - more expensive yes, but will do what it needs to.

Here is a better quality antec PSU for you: Antec HCG-520 £53.58

Memory is fine.

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB £40.38
Fast, Cheap Reliable.

Case: well they don't have the centurions without the PSU, so maybe something else Antec 300 or something ~£50 probably anyway.

Then get a DVD drive to install the OS with.

And yes you can install windows 7 64 bit on it.

That will work fine, or you can get this board down below and use the intetrated graphics on the cpu - HD 3000

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z68-PRO3-M-Micro-ATX-Motherboard-Onboard/dp/B0050GD56A £94.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
Asrock Z68 PRO3-M Micro-ATX Motherboard (Socket 1155, Onboard Sound and LAN)

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Pro3-M <----- more on that board

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4100/asrock_z68_pro3_m_intel_z68_motherboard_review/index.html <---- review w/benchmarks on that board