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July 24, 2013 4:15:47 AM

Case - Corsair Obsidian Series 350D (windowed) (£92.56)
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-M (£88.14)
CPU - Intel Core i5 3570K Quad Core (£167.99)
SSD - Crucial M4 SATAIII 128gb (£82.97)
RAM - Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 4GB) (£59.76)
PSU - Corsair HX650Modular PSU (£94.98)
CPU Cooler - Corsair H60 2013 Liquid Cooler (£59.79)
GPU - PNY GeForce GTX760 2GB (£206.11)
Fan Controller - Akasa FC6 Brush Aluminium 6channel (£24.95)
Wireless LAN - TP-Link TL-WN851N (£13.49)
Keyboard/Mouse - Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 (£20.97)
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium (£54.99)
HDD - Seagate Barracudda 2TB (£53.99)
Speakers - Creative Gigaworks t40 series II (£54.99)
Monitor - LG IPS224v 22" (£99.99)
Cooling Fans - 3 x bgears B-Blaster 120mm (£41.94)
Cooling Fans - 2 x " 140mm (£17.85)
UPS - Riello Dialog Vision 1100va (£200.00)

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July 24, 2013 4:40:54 AM

Why the need for the UPS?
And don't forget a CD/DVD drive, those come in handy!
July 24, 2013 5:20:58 AM

why not go with Haswell?
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July 24, 2013 5:28:17 AM

Christian Figueroa said:
Why the need for the UPS?
And don't forget a CD/DVD drive, those come in handy!


I live in a house which has constant power cuts (dont want to damage my PC because of power cuts...
Ill be using an external CD/DVD drive as i wont use it much
July 24, 2013 5:30:21 AM

abuzz said:
why not go with Haswell?


Whats the point? not really worth it tbh...
the i5 3570K is commonly used, fast, reliable, why go with a new haswell? the speeds and performance are very similar..
Plus i dont use new processors because there is bound to be problems with them a few months down the line, so ill wait till theyve been used alot so there guaranteed to be safe

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July 24, 2013 5:46:27 AM
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Dayle McNeela said:
abuzz said:
why not go with Haswell?


Whats the point? not really worth it tbh...
the i5 3570K is commonly used, fast, reliable, why go with a new haswell? the speeds and performance are very similar..
Plus i dont use new processors because there is bound to be problems with them a few months down the line, so ill wait till theyve been used alot so there guaranteed to be safe

friend this is just a myth processors doesn't arrive with problems once its been reviewed or benchmarked it can be used without any problems, yes i agree with you that not a day-night difference between haswell and previous gen [ivy bridge] if you were already using i5 ivy bridge or even sandy bridge that is 2nd gen i would have not recommended you to upgrade but when you are building a new pc why not go with a new tech? but at the end of the its your money your choice. thank you.
July 24, 2013 11:21:51 AM

Dayle McNeela said:
abuzz said:
why not go with Haswell?


Whats the point? not really worth it tbh...
the i5 3570K is commonly used, fast, reliable, why go with a new haswell? the speeds and performance are very similar..
Plus i dont use new processors because there is bound to be problems with them a few months down the line, so ill wait till theyve been used alot so there guaranteed to be safe


You could find Haswell processors from $190 (Intel Core i5 4400-4500) and they're a much better investment than the 3500 since they basically double everything in benchmark tests. The Intel HD 4600 is also an amazingly good on-board graphics that you can use alongside your GTX.
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