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Building gaming PC around £1200-1300

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October 5, 2013 1:30:58 PM

Hello everyone,

I am going to build a gaming pc and I am spending around a thousand pound on it. I have spoken to many of my friends who have all built all their own computers which range from top end pc's to mid range pc's.
Anyway, I have picked most of my hardware and was just curious if anything doesn't go together (for example if the motherboard doesn't go with the cpu or if the external fan I'm buying doesn't fit in the case).

Here are the components:

-Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3770K CPU (4 x 3.50GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 8Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

-Asus P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard (Socket 1155, 32GB DDR3 Support, ATX, Wi-Fi, Intel Z77 Express, Network iControl, USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX Support)

-Asus Nvidia GeForce 2GB GTX 680 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

-Corsair Professional Series AX 760 Watt ATX/EPS Fully Modular 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Unit

-Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit Blue

-Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive

-Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue (3.5 inch)

-Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Case

Also, do you guys reckon I should spend some money on a cpu cooler or should I stick to the one that I get with the CPU?

Please help me out, thank you for your time peace.




October 5, 2013 1:58:18 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
amd hawaii


sorry?
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October 5, 2013 2:02:09 PM

I would pick gtx 770 gpu instead. Everything else seems fine tho.
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October 5, 2013 2:09:32 PM

TheRammo said:
I would pick gtx 770 gpu instead. Everything else seems fine tho.


Thank you!

Yeah I was actually looking at that but its £120 over my the GTX 680, would the 770 be worth the extra money or should I stick to the GTX 680?

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October 5, 2013 2:18:37 PM

For roughly the same price I run two Powercolor Radeon HD 7870 XTs and they beat even the mighty GTX Titan that costs $1000. Why would you pay that much for a GTX 680?
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October 5, 2013 2:27:10 PM

Avro Arrow said:
For roughly the same price I run two Powercolor Radeon HD 7870 XTs and they beat even the mighty GTX Titan that costs $1000. Why would you pay that much for a GTX 680?


ooo, I'm kind of a noob coming to PC's but wouldn't two graphics cards add more heat? Also, Isn't nVidia graphics cards usually better than AMDs? I would do whatever is better because its only like £20-£30 more expensive.
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October 5, 2013 6:30:36 PM

wait for amd hawaii gpu serie
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2049397/amd-unveils-hawa...
http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/167309-radeon-r9-290x...







PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Be Quiet DARK ROCK PRO 2 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (£53.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£126.73 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£73.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case (£82.79 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£98.95 @ Aria PC)
Total: £880.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 02:29 BST+0100)


fx 8320/8350 have a better p/p then i7-4770k
http://gearnuke.com/battlefield-4-pc-beta-benchmarks-hi...


hd 7970 cost ~210 pounds, its performance is similar/better as a gtx 770 which cost ~310 pounds.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMjShJKRMuY
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