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Windows 7: I'm Going To Build A Custom PC (Need Some Advice)

16 Feb 2012   #1
jleafe

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 
I'm Going To Build A Custom PC (Need Some Advice)

Hello,

I'm planning to build a PC which will be a cross between a high performance PC and a gaming PC, but I just need some confirmation on the parts I will be using. You know if they are compatible with the motherboard etc...

Please download my 'spec' sheet here (PDF):

Custom PC.pdf

Please help thanks


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16 Feb 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The best advice is do your research, and then research some more. Starting with what mobo you have lined up then research all the compatible hardware from the QVL list of the mobo. You'll thank yourself in the long run plus it gives you great experience to pass on to others.
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16 Feb 2012   #3
raven2510

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP2
 
 

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17 Feb 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jleafe View Post
Hello,

I'm planning to build a PC which will be a cross between a high performance PC and a gaming PC, but I just need some confirmation on the parts I will be using. You know if they are compatible with the motherboard etc...

Please download my 'spec' sheet here (PDF):

Custom PC.pdf

Please help thanks
I downloaded and looked at your PDF.

You've done pretty well. I don't see anything glaringly wrong. I'm assuming you think that Ebuyer is the best source of parts for you in the UK.

Here are a few ideas for you to consider:

Case: maybe find a case that is sold without a PSU, so you can then buy the PSU separately and thereby ensure you are getting a quality item (maybe Seasonic, Corsair, XFX). I have no idea of the quality of that PSU included with the Coolermaster Silencio--most Coolermaster PSUs are average.

Hard drive: You've chosen a Seagate Green 5900 RPM drive for a boot drive. Nothing drastically wrong, but most people would tell you to get a 7200 RPM boot drive if you can't afford an SSD.

CPU cooler: Arctic has a pretty good reputation generally and I don't know anything about that particular model. Can you get a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus, which is relatively low priced and known to be good for overclockers? You'd have to spend quite a bit more to beat its performance.
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17 Feb 2012   #5
jleafe

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick replies,

I did some research on them and they are all compatible with each other.

@raven2510:
Thanks for the advice I may consider changing the parts,

@ignatzatsonic:
Oh sorry I uploaded an older version of it :/ (I changed it to a 7200rpm HDD)
Ebuyer is a great supplier of components at great prices!
And I'll have a look at those other components

So thanks for all the advice everyone
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