Spec check before purchase

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Hi guys, my friend is ordering this lot tomorrrow, and would like to know if it is all compatible and is getting the best components for the money.

Amd athlon x4 760k

MSI A55M-E33 Micro ATX

Arctic cooling alpine 64 cpu cooler

Corsair modular 500W Bronze Psu

Corsair vengeance 4gb 1600Mhz

Corsair 200r window edition

Corsair 120mm quiet edition blue led fan dual pack

WD 1TB 7200Rpm Blue


He is getting a gpu from me, it is a ati 5870.
 
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imo i'd probably go with this build if it was my money

YOUR BASKET
1 x Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit DVD - OEM (WN7-00614) £74.99
1 x Seagate SSHD 7200RPM 3.5" 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST1000DX001) SSHD Hybrid Drive £59.99
1 x Intel Pentium G3420 3.20GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail £46.99
1 x Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CML4GX3M2A1600C9) £41.99
1 x Asus H81M-E Intel H81 (Socket 1150) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard £37.99
1 x SuperFlower Amazon 450W "80 Plus Bronze" Power Supply £31.99
1 x Zalman T1U3 Mini-Tower USB 3.0 - Black £20.99
1 x LiteOn IHAS124-14 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £11.99
1 x OcUK Tech Labs Zaward OEM 120mm Golf Ball Fan £2.99
Total : £343.40 (includes shipping : £11.25).



1st off, to spend essentially 20-25% of the budget on a case is just crazy, esp when the budget is just £275 lol. so, i've opted for a cheaper case
next the athlon x4 cpu isnt that great. i've chosen a pentium instead, this should be better for games and in general
went for a better psu instead of the corsair psu
specced a hybrid sshd with the rest of the budget. its not as good as a ssd+hdd combo, but much much faster for frequently used programmes, say 70% of the benefit of ssds.

ps: you get free shipping
pps: if you know someone in university, you can get win 8 pro for 50 quid, saving an extra 25 quid

edit: if you can source the os from elsewhere (as above mentioned) this would be a much better choice

YOUR BASKET
1 x Intel Core i3-4130 3.40GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail £82.99
1 x Seagate SSHD 7200RPM 3.5" 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST1000DX001) SSHD Hybrid Drive £59.99
1 x TeamGroup Elite Black 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (TED38GM1600HC11DC01) £49.99
1 x Asus H81M-E Intel H81 (Socket 1150) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard £37.99
1 x SuperFlower Amazon 450W "80 Plus Bronze" Power Supply £31.99
1 x Zalman T1U3 Mini-Tower USB 3.0 - Black £20.99
1 x LiteOn IHAS124-14 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £11.99
1 x OcUK Tech Labs Zaward OEM 120mm Golf Ball Fan £2.99
Total : £298.92 (includes shipping : ).



i3 + 8gb ram
 
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Personally i prefer the athlon to the pentium. I will be changing the case though, there is cheaper out there. But, i need one big enough to fit the ati 5870 in, the card is huge.
 
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