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July 15, 2012 10:31:50 PM

Hello , I am going to build a new rig , so what do you think about it ??
Gtx 670 gigabyte " already have it "
I5 3550
Asrock h61iCafe
Crosair x500 wt 80 plus " I don't remember its name exactly :p  "
4 gb ram
Is it good for games on ultra settings ? And future games also :)  ?
Please reply fast because I am going to buy it tomorrow :D 
Thank you
Oh yes and I have currently a 1600x900 res should I upgrade to 1080p 22 inch or just keep it ??

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July 15, 2012 10:53:44 PM

A few suggestions, but mostly involve spending a tiny amount more:

Any particular reason you want that Mobo? For less than £10 more you can get this much better Z77 MSI board: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-g43-intel-z77-s...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx

That CPU, as far as I can see, is around the same price as a 2500k and only slightly cheaper than the 3570k. Id recommend the 2500k over the 3550, but if your not planning to overclock and have a spare tenner, go for the 3570k.

4GB ram is the bare minimum you want to be using for games, but if you want to get those Ultra settings and future proof; its best to go for 8gb.

You should really know the exact name of your PSU, its important! That being said, an 80+ Corsair should be fine and 500w is the minimum wattage recommended by Nvidia, so you should be ok with that.

With a GTX 670, playing at that res isnt great, 1080p is a good idea.
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July 15, 2012 10:57:21 PM

If you were to follow all the suggestions above; you'd probably have to spend around £40 more, but have a significantly more respectable system.

Obviously a Resolution upgrade would involve buying a new screen, but a 20"-22" 1080p monitor can be picked up for under £100 - e.g.: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/215-acer-v223hqvbd-black...
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July 15, 2012 11:05:51 PM

Gallarian said:
A few suggestions, but mostly involve spending a tiny amount more:

Any particular reason you want that Mobo? For less than £10 more you can get this much better Z77 MSI board: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-g43-intel-z77-s...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx

That CPU, as far as I can see, is around the same price as a 2500k and only slightly cheaper than the 3570k. Id recommend the 2500k over the 3550, but if your not planning to overclock and have a spare tenner, go for the 3570k.

4GB ram is the bare minimum you want to be using for games, but if you want to get those Ultra settings and future proof; its best to go for 8gb.

You should really know the exact name of your PSU, its important! That being said, an 80+ Corsair should be fine and 500w is the minimum wattage recommended by Nvidia, so you should be ok with that.

With a GTX 670, playing at that res isnt great, 1080p is a good idea.
well I am not going to overclock becausE I don't have money for a z77 mobo :(  so in that case which CPU do u suggest to get ?? I can get the 3570k but I was told that its the same as the 3550 in stock speed , and about the ram I already have the 4 gb ram and I will upgrade it later , and for the res , do u recommend me to get that 22 inch 1080p screen or just stick to my 20 inch " can't spend more on the screen " :) 
And thank you
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July 15, 2012 11:21:18 PM

Just took a look at the cpu support list for the Asrock H61iCafe, the i5-3550 is NOT listed. You're will need to change your motherboard or cpu.
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July 15, 2012 11:34:44 PM

pauls3743 said:
Just took a look at the cpu support list for the Asrock H61iCafe, the i5-3550 is NOT listed. You're will need to change your motherboard or cpu.

I didn't know that :o  thank you for telling me but It's written that it supports Intel third generation 22 nm CPUs !!!
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July 16, 2012 12:31:04 PM

owbm3297 said:
I didn't know that :o  thank you for telling me but It's written that it supports Intel third generation 22 nm CPUs !!!



Ignore that - Your listed Mobo will support your CPU, its socket 1155 - so an i5-3550 is compatible.

That being said, I still strongly advise not getting the H61 motherboard, and opting for any Z77, or even a Z68 board such as:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z68-Motherboard-Express-ASRock-...
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July 16, 2012 2:42:20 PM

Gallarian said:
Ignore that - Your listed Mobo will support your CPU, its socket 1155 - so an i5-3550 is compatible.

That being said, I still strongly advise not getting the H61 motherboard, and opting for any Z77, or even a Z68 board such as:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z68-Motherboard-Express-ASRock-...


HMMMM, 17th Lancers Cap Badge, with an RAF motto, im confused, through troubles to the stars indeed, anyway sound advice buy a Z77 board there cheap enough, this one from MSI is only £5 more than your board, oh and a 3550 will be a great little chip for your needs and totaly compatible with this board...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-g43-intel-z77-s...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx
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July 16, 2012 5:32:25 PM

Uther39 said:
HMMMM, 17th Lancers Cap Badge, with an RAF motto, im confused, through troubles to the stars indeed, anyway sound advice buy a Z77 board there cheap enough, this one from MSI is only £5 more than your board, oh and a 3550 will be a great little chip for your needs and totaly compatible with this board...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-g43-intel-z77-s...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx
http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/super/1744143-l-a.jpg



Haha, someone finally noticed! Yeah, I used the RAF motto because it was the only one I liked that fit, and Death or Glory is already there in the picture.

Btw, the board you suggested - I have already linked in my first reply.
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July 16, 2012 5:40:24 PM

Gallarian said:
Haha, someone finally noticed! Yeah, I used the RAF motto because it was the only one I liked that fit, and Death or Glory is already there in the picture.

Btw, the board you suggested - I have already linked in my first reply.


Yeah hopefully he gets the message now weve both mentioned it..

I personally prefer my own Corps Moto, Arte Et Marte....

Now your going to have to look up what it means and which Corp it is.
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