Can someone look over this build please?

  Rossyc 17:09 13 Feb 2011
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Building my first pc from scratch and wondering if the components ive chosen are all compatable with each other and all in all a good system to be building. Also am i missing anything ?

thanks.


ASUS P7P55D-E LX P55 Socket 1156 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

Intel i5 760 2.8GHz Socket 1156 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 i5 Memory Kit CL9(9-9-9-24) 1.65V

Western Digital WD10EARS 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 5400rpm 64MB Cache - OEM Caviar Green

Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black

Xilence M604 Sockets AM2, AM3, 775 and 1156, 1155 Heatpipe CPU Cooler

Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E

Antec 300 Three Hundred Case

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English

  Rossyc 17:11 13 Feb 2011

planning on using it for downloading movies/music and general multitasking....

would it be powerful enough to run games or...?

thanks

  GaT7 17:32 13 Feb 2011

Yes, should be good enough for your activities no problem, but for games you'll need a dedicated graphics card (GPU). How powerful will depend on the games & your budget.

Also, please be aware that the PSU will run any GPU that requires no or one PCI-E connector. If you go for a more powerful GPU (i.e. one that requires two PCI-E connectors), you'll need to upgrade the PSU as well. G

  GaT7 17:37 13 Feb 2011

And yes, they are all compatible with each other. G

  Rossyc 17:41 13 Feb 2011

would it be worth upgrading the processor or will 2.8ghz be enough for what i need it for?

  GaT7 17:46 13 Feb 2011

No, what you have now will be fine. I have a CPU in one of my PCs that's possibly 75% as powerful as yours, but it flies - used for similar activities as you by the way. G

  bremner 17:49 13 Feb 2011

If you were to consider video editing then perhaps buying 8GB of RAM now (2x4GB) would still leave you with the ability to upgrade the two remaining slots in future.

  User-312386 17:52 13 Feb 2011

I would also reconsider your choice of hard drive, get one that is 7200rpm

  Rossyc 18:10 13 Feb 2011

thanks for the help guys,

also prob a stupid question but will i need to buy extra cables or do all the components come with the right cables?

  bremner 19:36 13 Feb 2011

The motherboard normally comes with a wide variety of cables.

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