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May 26, 2013 5:11:42 PM

Hi,
Looking to build a gaming PC including the components below. Can anyone feedback there thoughts and alternatives they may have? The help will be greatly appreciated as this is the first time I am building a PC.
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £164.99
Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler £59.00
Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard £164.30
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £41.77
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £59.99
Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card £267.66
Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case £44.99
OCZ ZT 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply £70.99
Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive £22.98
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £65.99
Any components people would change?
Again any suggestions or information will again be greatly received.
Many thanks in advance for any information given!!!
Oli
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May 26, 2013 5:23:40 PM

The PSU isn't bad, but I suspect you could find a better deal.

The optical drive is read-only, in case that matters to you.

And last but not least, Intel are releasing their next generation of processors next week. You might want to wait and get a Core i5-4670K and one of the new Z87 boards.
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May 26, 2013 5:30:39 PM

You probably want to get a 7950 which is only £10-£20 more expensive, and performs like a 670
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May 26, 2013 5:33:05 PM

and with the release of the gtx7 series

in a week or so you may see a price drop for a gtx670

or one of the 7 series may be a better bet than the 660ti

only seen the gtx780 so far but lower priced models are on the way
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May 26, 2013 5:34:24 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
and with the release of the gtx7 series

in a week or so you may see a price drop for a gtx670

or one of the 7 series may be a better bet than the 660ti

only seen the gtx780 so far but lower priced models are on the way


I don't think the prices are going to drop very much though.
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May 26, 2013 5:36:11 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£164.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow Extreme 130.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£64.49 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£123.50 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.91 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£86.29 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.98 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£249.07 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.52 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £983.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 01:35 BST+0100)

Note i selected the sapphire hd 7950 viper x, its a wrong pictiure
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May 26, 2013 5:42:06 PM

CatsAreMLG said:
mcnumpty23 said:
and with the release of the gtx7 series

in a week or so you may see a price drop for a gtx670

or one of the 7 series may be a better bet than the 660ti

only seen the gtx780 so far but lower priced models are on the way


I don't think the prices are going to drop very much though.


not a huge amount probably--but every bit helps

plus nvidia have shot themselves in the foot twice now

with the gtx670 being a no brainer over the gtx680 in price/performance

and now the gtx780 being a no brainer over the titan in price/performance

so some of the cheaper 7 series may prove interesting

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May 26, 2013 5:44:45 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
CatsAreMLG said:
mcnumpty23 said:
and with the release of the gtx7 series

in a week or so you may see a price drop for a gtx670

or one of the 7 series may be a better bet than the 660ti

only seen the gtx780 so far but lower priced models are on the way


I don't think the prices are going to drop very much though.


not a huge amount probably--but every bit helps

plus nvidia have shot themselves in the foot twice now

with the gtx670 being a no brainer over the gtx680 in price/performance

and now the gtx780 being a no brainer over the titan in price/performance

so some of the cheaper 7 series may prove interesting



This.^
I can agree with these statements.
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