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April 23, 2013 12:53:59 PM

So I am building my first computer soon. I have reserched for about 2-3 months now. I now need some advice on components. Cpu: I5 3750k Gpu: gtx 660 or 7950 (I hear the new drivers for it are good) Motherboard: I don't know Psu: I dont know maybe a 650-700 watt memory: corsair vengance 1600mhz hdd: seagateBarracuda 3tb Ssd: I will get one but I need advice case: maybe a corsair 300r
a b 4 Gaming
April 23, 2013 12:58:41 PM

Budget? Do you need an OS, monitor, mouse and keyboard?
April 23, 2013 2:43:42 PM

bignastyid said:
Budget? Do you need an OS, monitor, mouse and keyboard?
I need a mouse monitor and keyboard. I have decided on a Logitech g110 and a razer deathadder. As for the monitor I'm looking for a 24 inch 1920 by 1080 with a hdmi and dvi.

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a b 4 Gaming
April 23, 2013 4:02:24 PM

Whats the budget for everything?
April 24, 2013 4:09:38 PM

bignastyid said:
Whats the budget for everything?


Oh sorry about €1200 I'm Irish.
April 24, 2013 4:37:41 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£105.35 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.90 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£104.98 @ Dabs)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£316.26 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case (£89.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£86.99 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: Asus ML238H 23.0" Monitor (£168.56 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1230.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-25 00:37 BST+0100)
a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2013 5:12:25 PM

cookieninja said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£105.35 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.90 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£104.98 @ Dabs)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£316.26 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case (£89.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£86.99 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: Asus ML238H 23.0" Monitor (£168.56 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1230.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-25 00:37 BST+0100)


+1 Looks good to me

April 25, 2013 9:56:48 AM

bignastyid said:
cookieninja said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£105.35 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.90 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£104.98 @ Dabs)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£316.26 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case (£89.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£86.99 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: Asus ML238H 23.0" Monitor (£168.56 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1230.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-25 00:37 BST+0100)


+1 Looks good to me



It's a great build but it is in pounds and it would cost me around €1550 so it would cost too much. Thanks anyway.

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a b 4 Gaming
April 25, 2013 10:22:26 AM
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Emcardle said:
bignastyid said:
cookieninja said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SQu0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£105.35 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.90 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£104.98 @ Dabs)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£316.26 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case (£89.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£86.99 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: Asus ML238H 23.0" Monitor (£168.56 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1230.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-25 00:37 BST+0100)


+1 Looks good to me



It's a great build but it is in pounds and it would cost me around €1550 so it would cost too much. Thanks anyway.


Drop the SSD(nice to have but not required) and get a GTX 670, HD7950, 7870xt and that should drop it down to 1200.
a c 246 4 Gaming
April 25, 2013 10:23:08 AM

Emcardle said:

It's a great build but it is in pounds and it would cost me around €1550 so it would cost too much. Thanks anyway.


For some reason people don't seem to understand currency conversions and import taxes and customs fees. If you post a local store for your country that you're buying from that will better help to suggest a system.

a b 4 Gaming
April 25, 2013 10:29:40 AM

Hows this
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£105.35 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.77 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.99 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£193.40 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.28 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor (£157.49 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £938.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-25 18:29 BST+0100)
If I converted it right its just over 1100, not sure if shipping will cost any more.
a c 246 4 Gaming
April 25, 2013 10:49:40 AM

bignastyid said:
Hows this
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£105.35 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.77 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.99 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£193.40 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.28 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor (£157.49 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £938.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-25 18:29 BST+0100)
If I converted it right its just over 1100, not sure if shipping will cost any more.


You still need to link to the country that the OP is buying in because what's available in the UK and what's available in Ireland might not be the same. Plus the currencies won't match up either. PC Part Picker only works for US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. It doesn't really work for the rest of the world.
a b 4 Gaming
April 25, 2013 11:04:16 AM

I though Ireland was part of the UK, but i guess that's just northern Ireland.
April 25, 2013 11:53:36 AM

g-unit1111 said:
bignastyid said:
Hows this
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£105.35 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.77 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.99 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£193.40 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.28 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor (£157.49 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £938.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-25 18:29 BST+0100)
If I converted it right its just over 1100, not sure if shipping will cost any more.


You still need to link to the country that the OP is buying in because what's available in the UK and what's available in Ireland might not be the same. Plus the currencies won't match up either. PC Part Picker only works for US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. It doesn't really work for the rest of the world.

No what is available in England is usually available in Ireland.
April 25, 2013 11:54:41 AM

bignastyid said:
Hows this
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/SYW8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£105.35 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.77 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.99 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£193.40 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.28 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor (£157.49 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £938.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-25 18:29 BST+0100)
If I converted it right its just over 1100, not sure if shipping will cost any more.

Thanks a million :D 

a b 4 Gaming
April 25, 2013 12:43:44 PM

You're welcome.
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