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January 15, 2012 4:10:55 PM

and what can be improved or found cheaper else where and have i gone and selected something that wont fit/work?

this is what im looking to buy for a new rig (i decided to screw cheap and cheerful like i did with my current build - wow on max no problems for £230 (the graphics card might be broken so a friend testing it and im back to the cruddy 8400 gs :(  and go for a bit more expense)

note i havent chose a psu yet because i dont know what it would need if someone could help me there :love: 

case
http://www.ebuyer.com/328698-nzxt-phantom-410-white-2x1...
fan
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coolermaster-Hyper-Sockel-1155-...
motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/363228-asus-p8z77-v-lx-socket-115...
ram
http://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-Ripjaws-Sandybridge-Pla...
i5 2500k
http://www.ebuyer.com/251596-intel-core-i5-2500k-3-3ghz...
graphics card (ty sosofm)
http://www.ebuyer.com/254405-asus-gtx-560ti-directcu-ii...
hard drive
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-SATAIII-...
psu
http://www.ebuyer.com/257232-corsair-tx-650w-v2-psu-80p...

dvd drive etc i already have

all for a total of £893.02
if i get this place at zenos i should have that in 3 months

as i said if you notice something that dosent work please shout at me about it, if you know where i can get some of these bits for cheaper (england only newegg would apparently have large import fees for me)

and what psu would i need for that ^ mess?

and if something would end up bottle necking something tell me as well D:

revised... slightly
full list of the other bits
motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/363228-asus-p8z77-v-lx-socket-115...
processor
http://www.ebuyer.com/252535-intel-core-i7-2600k-3-4ghz...
case
http://www.ebuyer.com/328698-nzxt-phantom-410-white-2x1...
current fan choice (if someone gives me a propper answer on my other thread instead of suggesting phase change cooling U.U)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coolermaster-Hyper-Sockel-1155-...
ram
http://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-Ripjaws-Sandybridge-Pla...
hdd
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-SATAIII-...
graphics card
http://www.ebuyer.com/254405-asus-gtx-560ti-directcu-ii...

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January 15, 2012 5:19:38 PM

Agree with sosofm
The Intel i5 2500k is a better CPU choice for gaming than the intel i7 2600k. The i7 2600k is better than the i5 2500k in these aspects:
1. Higher stock clock (i5 2500k can easily overclock above the 3.4GHz stock clock)
2. Hyper thread ability (Most games don't even use more than 4 threads, so the 8 thread i7 2600k is almost useless)

Go with the i5 2500k, it's a better gaming CPU for your money.

I also agree with the fact that you should go with the 560Ti, however, if you don't have the money, you can go with the Radeon 6870, which is cheaper but also gives similar performance.
http://www.ebuyer.com/279585-xfx-hd-6870-900mhz-1gb-gdd...
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January 15, 2012 6:23:45 PM

only a 650 watt? i got a cheap alpine 750 watt atm :/  (yes i know cheap so deadly im not saying the alpine is better!)
i also "might" (it depends if its broken or not) have a gtx 275 that i can do sli (it is sli for nvidia right?) with (it looks like the motherboard has a few pci-e slots <.<)
so i think i will end up going for the 560ti (unless and i kinda doubt this you can do the same thing with an nvidia and an ati card)
January 15, 2012 6:29:40 PM

To do sli, both cards must have the same chipset, so that wont work. You could possibly use the gtx 275 for a dedicated PhysX processor, which will give you a slight performance increase in PhysX games, but you wouldn't notice a difference anywhere else. If it were me, I'd sell the 275 on ebay or something, and maybe use what you make with it to bump up to a GTX 570, or maybe GTX 560 ti 448 core(which uses the same board as the 570 and 580, with some things locked out)
January 15, 2012 6:34:25 PM

jeremyp1979 said:
To do sli, both cards must have the same chipset, so that wont work. You could possibly use the gtx 275 for a dedicated PhysX processor, which will give you a slight performance increase in PhysX games, but you wouldn't notice a difference anywhere else. If it were me, I'd sell the 275 on ebay or something, and maybe use what you make with it to bump up to a GTX 570, or maybe GTX 560 ti 448 core(which uses the same board as the 570 and 580, with some things locked out)


thanks for that :/ 
i think i shall just put the 275 back into my current box (if its still works that is <.<) and then i could see what the problem is with my scrap box and put the 8400gs back into that
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