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August 16, 2013 6:40:48 AM

hi, i havent ever built a gaming pc before but ive done lots of research and picked out the components which i think will work well together, but im unsure if it is a good setup and would like a more proffesional view on it. if you could reply saying if its a good build for the money and if it would all work well together then that would be great. Thanks a lot.

Part list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570

Motherboard: MSI B75A-G43 ATX LGA1155

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 2GB

Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower

Power Supply: XFX 450W ATX12V / EPS12V

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer


total cost: £501

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August 16, 2013 6:56:47 AM

this built wud be worth ur saving it will give u great performance with a 7870xt which is almost at par with gtx760


u should never go for a high cpu and a low gpu which was an issue with ur built i balance ur built completely

all components are of great quality and lowest prices



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£85.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£53.87 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.80 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£159.95 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.97 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £499.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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August 16, 2013 7:08:33 AM

It will all work together, for a few quid more you can get a better video card and motherboard.... The CPU will be about the same..

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£61.49 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.00 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.53 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card (£130.00 @ Ebuyer)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.44 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £514.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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August 16, 2013 7:12:28 AM

Sn1992 said:
this built wud be worth ur saving it will give u great performance with a 7870xt which is almost at par with gtx760


u should never go for a high cpu and a low gpu which was an issue with ur built i balance ur built completely

all components are of great quality and lowest prices



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£85.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£53.87 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.80 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£159.95 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.97 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £499.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 14:53 BST+0100)


Yea, if you're not stuck with intel, this is a nice AMD build.
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August 16, 2013 7:20:55 AM

Well GTX 650 is quite weak to fit i5, so I've altered some components and see if this works:

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M LX PLUS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£46.00 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£154.30 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £509.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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So lol i've fit HD 7870 w/ i5, it should be more powerful than FX-6300.
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August 16, 2013 8:13:30 AM

that psu wud not power a 7870 ghz at load
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August 16, 2013 10:09:49 AM

Sn1992 said:
that psu wud not power a 7870 ghz at load


Well if the CPU is FX-6300 it probably not, but since it's a less power hungry i5-3470 (77W) plus 170W PSU plus about 80-100W components, supposing the PSU has only 80% efficiency, 450W*80%=360W, the peak will be 324-344W, so it's nearly full load but everything gotta be fine.
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August 16, 2013 10:23:37 AM

it can surely fail at loads it has 34amps 760 need 30amps so u need extra
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August 16, 2013 10:24:17 AM

i have used a 450 with 760 in my client built
it fails at furmark test
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August 16, 2013 1:10:35 PM

what if i used: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze
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August 16, 2013 1:14:45 PM

if u dont have one then dont buy one
if u have one it would power this system
get xfx 550w
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August 16, 2013 1:47:59 PM

Pick one of these 3.

450w is cutting it close.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £49.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 21:45 BST+0100)


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: OCZ ZT 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£62.71 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £62.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 21:46 BST+0100)


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£60.20 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £60.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 21:47 BST+0100)
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