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Ok WISE ONES, Rate This I5 Build Before I buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@

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January 12, 2012 5:56:12 PM

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4GB DDR3
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb [...] -9-24-150v
£22.08 Inc VAT


Xclio case
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/xcl [...] ns-w-o-psu
£32.38 Inc VAT


Corsair CX430
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/430 [...] an-atx-v23
£36.52 Inc VAT




6770
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb [...] -mini-hdmi
£75.65 Inc VAT


Cheap Z68 board , can be oced and support us 3.0
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gig [...] -board-atx
£81.22 Inc VAT


http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-2500k-unlo...

Total
£438.81

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At the moment is there anything i could downgrade without loosing to much performance, i dont need a hd, os, screen, mouse, keyboard.

So first question

Can i swap out parts to ake it cheaper with minimal performance loss.

Second Question

Could i make a i7 build for around 30£ more and would it have better performance for gaming/movies/music

Thanks Wise Ones ^^

Also does anywhere in the uk do the parts cheaper like any deals on at the moment



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January 12, 2012 6:15:14 PM

gandalfs said:
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At the moment is there anything i could downgrade without loosing to much performance, i dont need a hd, os, screen, mouse, keyboard.

So first question

Can i swap out parts to ake it cheaper with minimal performance loss.

Yeah, the CPU. Use the money saved to get at least a 6850.
gandalfs said:

Second Question

Could i make a i7 build for around 30£ more and would it have better performance for gaming/movies/music

Watching movies and listening to music? No. It's already overkill.
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January 12, 2012 6:19:17 PM

If you aren't going to do SSD caching you can go with a P67 motherboard. The only real difference is support for Intel SSD caching.

You probably want to get a higher capacity PSU. You're fine with that PSU for a 6770 but in the future you might want a more powerful card and it is a pain to have to tear out a PSU and replace it every time you want a new graphics card. Get a 550w or 650w and then if the money starts rolling in you can upgrade your graphics. This assumes you are planning to game at a decent resolution.

You will also want a CPU cooler for overclocking. Reportedly, the boxed cooler is actually pretty good, but you can do a lot better.
January 12, 2012 10:53:24 PM

Ok thanks, any more input wise ones?
January 12, 2012 11:11:55 PM

Why would you get an i5 2500k with a 6770? That would be a rather large bottleneck.
I'd dumb down the processor to something like a i5-2400 or 2300, or maybe even an i3-2100, then get a graphics card like a 6850 or 6870.
Here's a good one. MSI HD6850 Cyclone

And a i3-2100 would actually be just fine, it's a great chip, beats out AMD quad and 6 cores pretty commonly.

I'd also get a larger power supply, here's a quality one with good amps on the 12v rail.

Seasonic Bronze S12II-520

January 12, 2012 11:13:22 PM

If it is what your budget recommend, I would get a I3 2100 or an AMD 960T CPU, a cheaper motherboard, and a faster video card. Your movies won't play slower, nor your music, but your game should play better than with the 6770.
January 12, 2012 11:31:05 PM

i had bad experiences with corsair cx series and get a 6870
January 13, 2012 8:00:19 PM

Cmon guys Any more input, i'm buying soon
January 14, 2012 1:00:24 PM

Cmon guys Any more input, i'm buying soon
January 15, 2012 7:58:48 AM

Why only a 430W PSU? Get a 750W or something
January 15, 2012 9:56:53 PM

Any ideas to which one?

Any more ideas guys
January 17, 2012 5:31:08 PM

peter12 said:
HD 6850 at £98.99 inc vat
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Powe...

also an even cheaper 550w ocz bronze rated psu at £46.79
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie...

also 2 z68 moherboards cheaper than yours and still good quality 1 with and 1 without usb 3.0
with £77
http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-z68ap-d3-lga1155-...
without 72.33
http://www.ebuyer.com/284388-gigabyte-ga-z68p-ds3-z68-s...



Some good finds there.

But when is gandalfs going to jump. Would be nice to see final list for last minute review.
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