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July 24, 2013 5:25:16 PM

Hello I am trying to decide on what components to use for my new gaming rig. I have a general idea of the components i was planning to use. I just wanted to know if their was any parts i could replace for improved performance without increasing the price a huge amount.

Base- Cooler master storm stryker
PSUfan- Cooler Master GX series 750W 1200mm fan
mthb- Asus Sabretooth p67 1155
prcs- Intel i5-3570k 3.4ghz 6mb
ssd- 240gb kingston hyperlink 3k
hdd- seagate barracuda 3.5 2tb
CpU cooler - Corsair 120mm Hydro series H80I
Ram- Corsair vengence 16gb kit
GRPHS- Asus GTX 770 nvidia geforce 2gb

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a b 4 Gaming
July 24, 2013 5:47:11 PM

How much money do you have? I garuntee you I can get you more for your money.
a c 247 4 Gaming
July 24, 2013 5:47:50 PM

It's decent. Most CM power supplies are not that great. And you can't pair a P67 with a 3570K without a BIOS update. What is your budget?
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July 24, 2013 6:09:38 PM

Thanks for your replies my budget is around 1400 uk pounds max really but could go a little higher this was totalling around 1250 which is why i was wondering for advice
July 24, 2013 6:15:16 PM

The P67 chipset is already two generations old, and since you're getting a 3570K I'd suggest looking at a Z77 mobo. There are some great budget boards for Z77 from the likes of MSI, ASUS, etc., but since you're on a 1400 pound budget I'd suggest looking at some of ASUS's Z77 series mobo's. ASUS has great quality mobo's and I'm sure you can find one with the features that you're looking for. You can also browse from other manufacturers like Gigabyte, MSI, and even Intel (except Intel's are just, well, Intel boards, nothing special).
Hope I could help!
a b 4 Gaming
July 24, 2013 6:16:20 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1kkzZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1kkzZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1kkzZ/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£87.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£83.69 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£73.10 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M4 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£298.93 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.39 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) (£279.95 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) (£279.95 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.02 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair GS Series 800W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£83.38 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBET DVD/CD Writer (£9.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1419.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 02:16 BST+0100)

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a c 247 4 Gaming
July 24, 2013 6:17:23 PM
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Oliver Allsop said:
Thanks for your replies my budget is around 1400 uk pounds max really but could go a little higher this was totalling around 1250 which is why i was wondering for advice


You can do way better than that for your budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler (£41.99 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£141.16 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.97 @ Dabs)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£104.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£343.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£343.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (£95.69 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£128.10 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.87 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1450.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 02:16 BST+0100)
July 24, 2013 6:26:11 PM

Thank you so much for your time and effort its very much appreciated think ill use a mix of both Jonathan and g-units suggestions
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