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New Build Part List Compatibility Test!

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September 22, 2013 5:14:59 AM

Hi, I am thinking of doing a new build and just want to know if this part list is compatible.

Are these all good and would you recommend something else in the same price bracket?
Thanks.

Processor: i5 3570k

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

RAM: Corsair Xms3 8gb

Graphics Card: Asus Geforce GTX 660

Hard Drive: WD 1tb Caviar Blue

Case: Xigmatek Asgard 382 Window

Power Supply: Corsair Builder series CX 600

Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo

DVD Burner: Samsung 24x Drive

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September 22, 2013 5:18:48 AM

Everything is compatible. :)  But change that cooler to CM Hyper 212 EVO. It's way better and very cheap. Also I recommend 1150 platform since it's newer and not very expensive over the 1155. Asus Z87-A + i5-4670K is a good choice. Also, what is the purpose of this PC?
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September 22, 2013 5:28:02 AM

Gaming and casual youtube video making is the purpose.
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September 22, 2013 5:32:32 AM

Also I might add a Crucial M4 128GB SSD but that would be a later upgrade and not with the initial build.
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September 22, 2013 6:25:47 AM

Do you want to run the games on maximum settings?
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September 22, 2013 6:37:24 AM

If possible, but I understand this build will only do like med-high on Battefield 3, right?
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September 22, 2013 7:11:37 AM

Yeah. If you don't want to overclock that much you can take i5-4670 + ASUS H87-PRO + GTX760 (pick which brand you like the best). Also, what is your monitor resolution?
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September 22, 2013 7:25:49 AM

Can't really afford a 760, was going to get a 660/660 ti and I have two monitors, one is 1680x1050 (main monitor (from a PC I had years ago)) and one is 1920x1080 (bush 19" LED TV).
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September 22, 2013 7:58:42 AM

Then definitely get 660Ti. But if you want to play at good FPS and good settings you should play on only one monitor.
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September 22, 2013 8:02:07 AM

I do play on only 1 monitor, I use the second for web browser or Twitch chat while ingame.
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September 22, 2013 8:15:28 AM

What's your budget?
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September 22, 2013 8:19:56 AM

Around £500-600
Although I don't mind reusing things like my current Hard Drive and Case and PSU.

I have a 500w PSU, an InWIn Griffin Case.
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September 22, 2013 8:20:56 AM

Store you want to buy from?
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September 22, 2013 8:22:02 AM

Amazon or OverclockersUK would make me feel the most comfortable.
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September 22, 2013 8:52:51 AM

"Your shopping basket is empty"
Just put a parts list in here? :/ 
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September 22, 2013 9:03:04 AM

Can you use your old case for now, if yes then here is the parts list:

MSI B85-G43 ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i5 4570 Quad Core Retail CPU
G.Skill 8GBXL Main Memory DDR3 8 GB PC1600 CL9 Ram Kit 2x 4 GB (Ripjaws X)
Gigabyte GV-N66TOC-2GD NVIDIA GTX660Ti 2GB DDR5 PCI-E
Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue (3.5 inch) (SATA 3, 6Gb/s, 64MB Cache)
Seasonic SS-550RM 550W Power Supply

Subtotal (6 items): £623.47
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September 22, 2013 9:05:32 AM

I can yes, but I don't know if it has sufficient air flow. Search "Inwin Griffin"?
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September 22, 2013 9:09:19 AM

As long as it's not pea*e of s**it it will do the job fine.
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September 22, 2013 9:13:50 AM

Also I have a Ace A-500BR Black Edition 500w PSU, could I use that? or if not just get the Corsair Bulder Series CX 600w as that is an extra 50w and is almost £30 cheaper.
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September 22, 2013 9:14:00 AM

I edited my post. Look above.
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September 22, 2013 9:15:09 AM

iFrostys said:
Also I have a Ace A-500BR Black Edition 500w PSU, could I use that? or if not just get the Corsair Bulder Series CX 600w as that is an extra 50w and is almost £30 cheaper.


The Seasonic I putted there is Haswell certified. Your case seems fine so you can use it.
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September 22, 2013 9:20:11 AM

and if I were to buy a new case, what would you recommend? I only ask this as if I buy a new case I can sell my current build to help out the budget.
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September 22, 2013 9:41:36 AM

Well it depends on what look do you like. I like clean & simple look, but you can like more aggrresively looking case. It really depends. But as I said above your current case will do fine. Just make sure to add fans.
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September 22, 2013 10:07:04 AM

Okay well thanks for the advice, it all helped a tonne!
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September 22, 2013 10:11:59 AM

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