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A bit of help needed on £600 gaming PC

Hi everyone!
I am planning on building a gaming computer around £600 and I've got a list of parts ready. All I would like to ask is an opinion on the choice of components, some recommendations if something could be replaced with something better and information about any compatibility issues.
The list of components:
XFX HD 7870 2gb GDDR5
Intel i3 3220 3.30GHz
Corsair XMS3 8gb (2x4)
Asus P8H77-V H77
Corsair 430W CX Builder 80+
WD 500gb Caviar Blue
Samsung 840 SSD 120gb

Thank you for any answers.
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    you could try this build
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/thasan1/saved/1Fp8

    CPU Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core £143.99
    Motherboard ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 £66.55
    Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 £54.98
    Storage Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSD £80.00
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM £46.99
    Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB £169.99
    Power Supply Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V £55.82
    Total: £618.32

    a lot more powerful build then the one in your OP can but its £20 more expemsive then your original budget.
  2. thasan1 said:
    you could try this build
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/thasan1/saved/1Fp8

    CPU Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core £143.99
    Motherboard ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 £66.55
    Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 £54.98
    Storage Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSD £80.00
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM £46.99
    Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB £169.99
    Power Supply Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V £55.82
    Total: £618.32

    a lot more powerful build then the one in your OP can but its £20 more expemsive then your original budget.


    Decent build, but you could swap out the motherboard and cpu for haswell? This gives for a much more extensive upgrade path.
    ASROCK H77 ---> MSI B85M-P33
    With the B85 you don't seem to lose out on anything major, unless you were planning on SLI (as far as I can tell)
    SPEC SHEET:
    http://www.msi.com/product/mb/B85M-P33.html

    CPU wise, you could then get the i5 4570, without increasing your costs:)
    SPEC SHEET:
    http://ark.intel.com/products/75043/

    Just a suggestion!

    Finally, depending how much storage you need, you could get a 256gb Sandisk Ultra Plus SSD and forfeit a mechanical drive; without any price increase.
  3. Oh, the Tahiti 7870's are a v.hot running card, how small a case you planning on getting?
    EDIT: Guessing an ATX, learnt to read :D
  4. Thank you for the answers guys, but it looks like I'll go with thasan1's idea :)
  5. Can I ask if there's a particular reason? 1150 is a new socket, compared to the now dead 1155, and Haswell CPU's are (ever so slightly) faster; with no price difference. Not trying to be pushy, just curious:)
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