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

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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-unlocked-s1155-sndy-bridge-quad-33ghz-hd3000-igp-850mhz-6mb-cache-95w-retail

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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  1. Apart from shopping around for cheapest prices on each item your build is ok.
    If you have a little extra budget put it into the GPU.
    EG: HD6850 @ £111.20
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0048027IQ/ref=asc_df_B0048027IQ6086885?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B0048027IQ
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Ok thanks, any more input wise ones?
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. i had bad experiences with corsair cx series and get a 6870
  8. Cmon guys Any more input, i'm buying soon
  9. Cmon guys Any more input, i'm buying soon
  10. Why only a 430W PSU? Get a 750W or something
  11. Any ideas to which one?

    Any more ideas guys
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