This Is My Final Build To My First Computer. I Need Some Help?

Im only 16, so I dont have a lot of experience with computer building.
This is my build.
First of all, is it worth having the ‘K’ version of the i5, and does that mean I need that cooler I have listed?
Is there anywhere I can save a bit of money, baring in mind that this computer must run games smoothly?
Is the graphics card needed or should I go for the 7850 model?
Are there any recomendations you could give me for parts?
What is a good but reasonably cheap monitor, for this system?
Mobo – ASRock B75 Pro3-M Motherboard mATX £53.93 http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-B75-Motherboard-Instant-Charger/dp/B007RQ0HSA/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361395936&sr=1-1
cpu – Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU £165.14 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40GHz-Technology/dp/B007RUZKK6/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361493869&sr=1-1
ram – Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R 8GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 Vengeance Memory £46.85 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R-DDR3-Vengeance-Memory/dp/B0053GLCEY/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361395699&sr=1-1
gpu – Sapphire 11199-16-20G AMD Radeon HD 7870 Dual-X 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card £178.99 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11199-16-20G-Graphics-Display-Express/dp/B00A1572TQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361539605&sr=1-1
hdd – Seagate ST31000524AS 3.5 inch 1TB Hard Drive £56.95 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST31000524AS-Drive-Serial-ATA-7200RPM/dp/B004IZN3YI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361395520&sr=8-2
opt. drive – LG GH24NS90.AUAA50B 24x SATA Bare Internal DVD Rewriter £17.26 http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-GH24NS90-AUAA50B-SATA-Internal-Rewriter/dp/B007267YRC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361395382&sr=8-1
psu – Xfx Pro 550w Power Supply Unit (core Edition) £53.95 http://www.amazon.co.uk/550w-Power-Supply-Unit-Edition/dp/B005TDTV0S/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1361497692&sr=1-1-catcorr
case – Zalman Z11 Plus Midi Tower Case £51.98 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Z11-Plus-Installation-Anti-Vibration/dp/B007C008L2/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361494428&sr=1-2
OS – Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Full Version (PC DVD), 1 User £69.94 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-software-intended-builders/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361400044&sr=8-1
or (os – Microsoft Windows 8 64 bit OEM, WN7-00403, English Version) £67.98 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-WN7-00403-English-Version/dp/B009HI2W66/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1361495387&sr=8-3
cooler – Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) £24.99
TOTAL £709.98
Thank you

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4 Responses to “This Is My Final Build To My First Computer. I Need Some Help?”

  1. Ocelot says:

    Looks great, but you should get a better motherboard.

  2. Jess says:

    Grats on your 1st build ! Ill go one question at a time, followed by comments on the HW choices:
    First of all, is it worth having the ‘K’ version of the i5, and does that mean I need that cooler I have listed?
    -If you think you will ever overclock it, yes it is absolutely necessary, the K means the CPU has an “unlocked multiplier”, basically 100% necessary for OC, else if you wont do OC, no need for a K model.
    Is there anywhere I can save a bit of money, baring in mind that this computer must run games smoothly?
    You dont need an optical drive, install windows from USB, when is the last time you actually used an optical drive ? I think youre parts are well selected and you wont save much anywhere else without a performance drop.
    Is the graphics card needed or should I go for the 7850 model?
    Yes, absolutely ! Id even recommend you go for a 7950 !!(which is one of the cheapest price$/performance options on the market once overclocked)
    Are there any recommendations you could give me for parts?
    Well for gaming I recommend switching to a 7950 GPU (mentioned above), and you could also consider getting a SSD, when carefully picked you can get a decent one that will fit for your OS + 2-3 games at around 80$
    What is a good but reasonably cheap monitor, for this system?
    You will need to do this search on the place you are looking to buy: LED backlit, recommended resolution 1920×1080, and then your screen size, you should get a much shorter list and then be able to shop trough that, anything after those options consider extra that youll pay more for.
    comments: VERY nice shopping, on that budget there not much to change, think about the GPU for gaming, if you will want to OC or not, if you can add an SSD, also if you do get a K model and OC, you will absolutely need another cooler than the stock one. Keep at it and have fun !
    ****edit****
    My co-answere was correct in noting that the power supply you chose is way enough. the GPU you chose while on default clock will have a TDP of around 130w.

  3. Bernard says:

    Your power supply is far too small. The graphics alone requires 500W minimum.
    Add up all power requirements of all components, then add a minimum of 1/3 more for spikes and later upgrades (even more if you plan to overclock).
    I found this site helpful when designing my systemhttp://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx
    Then add the 1/3. Also, this page doesn’t have room for the SSD, so add that in manually.

  4. Silver says:

    Basically it is a gud build.
    it’ll b perfect and safe if u use a 650w PSU and a motherboard using Z77 chipset.
    if u dont plan to overclock u cud save a few bucks by buying the 3570 (non ‘k’)version. i understand that your usage is going to be normal cause u’re 16. u nly play games and some normal stuff. then i wud stand firmly on the 3570 (non k)
    Thats a gud choice on the Gpu. it’ll def run most games smoothly on normal/max settings.
    get a 1 x 8gb ram if it is of the same cost. it will help during further upgrades.
    U’ll need serious cooling solution for the system.buy a cabinet with min 3 fan slots or use a cooling system for a 2 slot cabi. fill in all fan slots available
    any monitor with a 1900×1080 resolution wud suffice. a 22″ LED HD monitor onto your budget will do gud.

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