Motherboard- Two possible options.
Asrock Z75 Pro3 Socket 1155 VGA HDMI 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard http://
The second option is a Z77 chipset but maybe a bit ott now but does it help me if i want to upgrade parts in the future? Perhaps processor to a K series?
Unfornately for price ive downgraded from 8gb to 4gb with hopes of upgrading to 8gb after a couple of months.
Corsair Memory Vengeance Blue 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Single Channel Desktop http://
Again , unfornately ive downgraded the size for price but will upgrade a couple of months after.
Seagate 500Gb 3.5" Barracuda Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache http://
And finally Case
Ive gone super cheap. I dont care if it looks pretty or feels cheap, as long as everything fits in and i can get a good airflow.
Casecom KSM-7288 Piano Black Mid Tower Case - 2x USB2.0 on Front Panel http://
All in with the Z77 motherboard it comes to £447.04
All in with the Z75 motherboard it comes to £450.36
I guess 2 months later ill spend another £70 upgrading RAM and harddrive size
The z77 motherboard is actually better than the b75 motherboard in this case, in terms of overall quality and also the use of the z77 chipset really helps, it makes upgrading a bit easier as it support PCIe gen 3 which is fantastic and is just an all around great motherboard. At that price it could be considered stealing...
4GB is fine for now, 8GB is preferable to 4GB but if you get $30 soon then you will be good to go for that.
You are going to have a hard time filling a 500GB HDD, I had maybe 20+ Games on my old one and it never filled... so you are good to go there.
You case should be fine, the airflow might be a bit tight as it is fairly small but again it should work just fine.
Thanks for the reply
The other motherboard is a Z75 chipset ,guessing you have just made a typing error rather than chipset error?
I imagine the Z77 is still better being newer? Ill go for that then being £4 cheaper too.
If i strap another 120mm and 80mm fan in that case would any airflow problems due to the case dimensions be rectified?
Thanks for the link to that card ! That card has somehow slipped under the radar for me. It looks better but will i be losing anything from the 1gb difference?
Yeah it comes with one 120mm fan installed.
Does a 430w psu sound small to you ? Ive used coolermasters PSU calculator and there recommending 326w lowest .
Ive gone with the gigabyte z77 and the radeon hd7790 and got my build down to £438.62.
430w may be a bit on the smaller side, as long as you don't go from the 7790 to some 89xx (AMD next gen) or 7xx (Nvidia next gen) GPU you should be good to go... that and GPUs tend to only get more power efficient as we go along.
1x4GB is not that bad... it's manageable, if you are looking to save money that is the route you should take, There is not much of a difference between 2x2 and 1x4 plus it means you still can achieve 2x4GB later.
Exactly what i was thinking.Cheaper and easier to upgrade.Wasnt sure if two sticks were needed to work.
Well thanks alot for your help, now i just need to research how to put it all together correctly.