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November 9, 2011 8:34:53 PM

MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard 261288

G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V 264750

Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 251596

Gigabyte HD 6770 850MHz 1GB DDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card 267914

Samsung SH-S222AL 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM with LightScribe SATA Optical Drive - Retail Box Black 271459

WD 1TB Caviar Green 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Hard Drive - 64MB Cache 270739

Antec 300 Three Hundred Case 143854

Coolermaster HTK-002-U1 White Thermal paste 245379

Total £600

What you think, just to let you know, the ID numbers at the end are from Ebuyer.com (UK)

pretty much all i can get for the price, in my opinion a good little build... should perform well on high settings on WoW etc, etc.

Thanks!

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November 9, 2011 8:59:16 PM

Forgot to add... i have a Corsiar GS700W PCU!
November 9, 2011 9:29:30 PM

Switch out your motherboard with this one: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P

Don't use white thermal paste - I've used that before and it nearly fried my CPU. If you want to use the best try the Arctic Silver 5.

And the only reason you'd need different thermal paste is if you're using an aftermarket fan - try the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.

And for like a $20 difference (US) you can switch from the 6770 to the 6850 - a much better GPU.

Otherwise everything looks good.
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November 9, 2011 10:25:00 PM

Arctic MX-4 is a better paste than their silver stuff.... Being a 'white' paste has nothing to with burning out a CPU unless it's cheapo crap. The other thermal paste i would recommend is Shin-Etsu X23 :) 

Anyway, that system should run WoW nicely. The Radeon 6770 is actually the same as the Radeon 5770 :) 
November 9, 2011 10:36:01 PM

powerpie5000 said:
Arctic MX-4 is a better paste than their silver stuff.... Being a 'white' paste has nothing to with burning out a CPU unless it's cheapo crap. The other thermal paste i would recommend is Shin-Etsu X23 :) 

Anyway, that system should run WoW nicely. The Radeon 6770 is actually the same as the Radeon 5770 :) 


I think it was cheapo crap that I was using - it came with a cooler that I had bought for less than $20. :lol: 

The 5770 is not a bad GPU at all. I'm using a 5830 and it still runs better than my old NVIDIA cards do.
November 10, 2011 9:43:39 AM

i cant find that Motherboard on Ebuyer... and also they have stopped selling the 5770, so i need a pretty decent replacement for that :) 
November 10, 2011 10:02:49 AM

Switch motherboard to a Z68, change HDD to Seagate Baracudda 1TB you dont want a "Green" HDD they are much slower than regular ones, since you got thermal paste you will want a cooler as well I would advise a Hyper 212+ or Hyper EVO
November 10, 2011 1:20:23 PM

ok, for GPU, what u think to XFX ATI Radeon HD 5850 PCI-E?
November 10, 2011 1:23:01 PM

and Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Z68 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard???
November 10, 2011 1:33:16 PM

For the motherboard, I'd go with this Asus one: http://www.ebuyer.com/281367-asus-p8z68-v-lx-socket-115...

I don't think there is anything wrong with the Gigabyte, but I think this Asus one has more usable ports; that Gigabyte has a COM port, which I doubt you have a use for.

As for the GPU, the 5850 is a powerful card, more so than the 6850, and certainly more than the 5770/6770. see here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-ca...

Go for the GPU if its in your budget. If its not, this 6850 is a great price: http://www.ebuyer.com/248746-powercolor-hd-6850-1gb-gdd...

Also since it hasn't been made clear yet, you only need thermal paste if you are going to use an aftermarket CPU cooler. If you are going to use the one that comes with the CPU you don't need thermal paste, as it comes pre-applied on the one included.
November 10, 2011 1:39:03 PM

ok kool, yeh its in my budget :) 
November 10, 2011 1:48:56 PM

G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V 264750

Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 251596

Samsung SH-S222AL 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM with LightScribe SATA Optical Drive - Retail Box Black 271459

Antec 300 Three Hundred Case 143854

Seagate 1TB 3.5" Barracuda SATA-III 6Gb/s Hard Drive - 7200RPM 32MB Cache 252858

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Socket 775, 1156,1155 AM2, 1366, AM3 Processor Cooler 245376

Asus P8Z68-V LX Socket 1155 Onboard graphics output 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard 281367

PowerColor HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DP Out PCI-E Graphics Card 248746

Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound

ok so that is what i have managed to get from your guys help, and it has totaled at £640... what you reckon?
November 10, 2011 2:23:45 PM

I think that looks like a pretty good system for your budget.

The only thing I would add is to check reviews, maybe on Newegg (just for reference, I know you are a UK customer) to see if the Gskill Ripjaws fit under the Cooler Master cooler. Higher memory can sometimes interfere, and it would totally suck to be assembling and find out that the memory is too high to use the cooler. (Although this may just be an issue with AMD builds that put the cooler in a North/South orientation...)

If you want to be certain, just get memory without tall heatspreaders.
EDIT: like these http://www.ebuyer.com/274036-corsair-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-160...

Also, I love the Antec 300, I used in a build for my Dad, and it worked great. I just always know that personal experience is nice to hear about.
November 10, 2011 2:42:24 PM

Right ok awesome... so just change the Memory n i got a good little system that should be good for gaming :p ... HOPEFULLY!
November 12, 2011 1:21:07 PM

Shadowly said:
ok, for GPU, what u think to XFX ATI Radeon HD 5850 PCI-E?


You're better off getting a Radeon 6870 instead as it has better DX11 performance, consumes less power and runs cooler... I think even a factory overclocked 6850 is a good choice ;) 
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