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November 11, 2013 3:35:17 PM

So I am building a computer at Christmas and was just wondering if these specs were good.
If you could improve it that would be great. Budget: £800 (I'm from the uk) Also if any of you know of a good 'bang for your buck' monitor please put that as well.

Specs:
Processor: Intel i5 3570k 3.4ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
Graphics card: Msi gtx 670 oc
Ram: Corsair memory XMS3 8gb DDR3 1600MHz
Hard drive: Seagate 1TB 7200rpm 6Gb/s
PSU: Corsair CX 600W
Case: Coolermaster CM 690 ii advanced
Optical drive: Liteon IHAS 124-04
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3
Optical drive: windows 7

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November 11, 2013 3:47:15 PM

I would look into R9 280X for pricing. Might be doable with the budget.
Or possibly a GTX760 as it is pretty much equal to the GTX670.

Get XFX Pro 550W or 650W instead of the corsair CX for PSU.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or Plus instead of the TX3.

And i would recommend getting Corsair Vengeance LP memory instead of the XMS3.
And get 2x4GB or 2x8GB. A pair in any case.
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November 11, 2013 3:51:37 PM

rvilkman said:
I would look into R9 280X for pricing. Might be doable with the budget.
Or possibly a GTX760 as it is pretty much equal to the GTX670.

Get XFX Pro 550W or 650W instead of the corsair CX for PSU.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or Plus instead of the TX3.

And i would recommend getting Corsair Vengeance LP memory instead of the XMS3.
And get 2x4GB or 2x8GB. A pair in any case.


The place I'm looking at to buy them has the gtx 670 on sale at the same price as the gtx 760.

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November 11, 2013 3:54:04 PM

rvilkman said:
I would look into R9 280X for pricing. Might be doable with the budget.
Or possibly a GTX760 as it is pretty much equal to the GTX670.

Get XFX Pro 550W or 650W instead of the corsair CX for PSU.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or Plus instead of the TX3.

And i would recommend getting Corsair Vengeance LP memory instead of the XMS3.
And get 2x4GB or 2x8GB. A pair in any case.


Are these any good, Corsair Memory Vengeance Red 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz
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November 11, 2013 4:16:38 PM

Your build looks okay to me. I agree you should go with a 8GB kit so you get better performance over a single 8GB stick. If the MSI 670 OC is on sale cheaper then the 760 then I'd get it. If you got the money I would highly recommend getting a SSD as you boot drive. You can also load frequently used programs on it for lightning fast start-up and program loading. Just keep all your data on the 1TB and move your DL file and document folder to the 1TB also.
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November 11, 2013 4:30:22 PM

littleleo said:
Your build looks okay to me. I agree you should go with a 8GB kit so you get better performance over a single 8GB stick. If the MSI 670 OC is on sale cheaper then the 760 then I'd get it. If you got the money I would highly recommend getting a SSD as you boot drive. You can also load frequently used programs on it for lightning fast start-up and program loading. Just keep all your data on the 1TB and move your DL file and document folder to the 1TB also.

Thanks I have picked my parts and it totals up to £802 which is amazing, thanks for the help.
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November 11, 2013 4:34:20 PM

littleleo said:
Your build looks okay to me. I agree you should go with a 8GB kit so you get better performance over a single 8GB stick. If the MSI 670 OC is on sale cheaper then the 760 then I'd get it. If you got the money I would highly recommend getting a SSD as you boot drive. You can also load frequently used programs on it for lightning fast start-up and program loading. Just keep all your data on the 1TB and move your DL file and document folder to the 1TB also.

Do you recommend that I upgrade my cpu cooler or should I keep it as the one I first stated?
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November 13, 2013 9:55:46 AM

No model is perfect I've sold plenty of the Hyper 212 EVO and been told they perform well however installing them can be a little challenging especially on an existing build. they do require a good amount of case space. I don't know what models are available in your area. I've heard good things about the ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED CPU Cooler. Either should work well with your build but it doesn't hurt to check and see what other models are available in your area. Ask your fiends with similar builds what has worked well for them.
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