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February 10, 2012 9:17:27 AM

Just wondered if this build would actually fit together and if I needed to change any of the parts for compatability issues. Also is there anything I am missing?

Wanting to run games like BF3, Skyrim, Aion and Wow. Hopefully on High+ settings with good solid FPS

Graphics Card - XFX ATI Radeon HD 6870 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

RAM - Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) Vengeance Blue DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 LP

Case - XIGMATEK Asgard Chassis

MoBo - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 DDR3 ATX

CPU - AMD FX-6200 AM3+ 3.8GHz 14MB 125W

CPU Cooler - Corsair Air Series A50 Performance CPU Cooler

Fan - Akasa 12cm Crystal Blue frame & rotor w/ 4 Blue LED Fan x3

Optical Drive - Sony 24x DVD-RW SATA Black Bare Internal Drive

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 64-bit 1pk

Cables - CablesToGo 1m 180° To 90° 7 pin Serial ATA (SATA) Cable

Anti Static Wristband

PSU - OCZ Technology ZS Series 750W 80+ Bronze Power Supply

All this came to £727.20Not including Delivery.

Will this all fit together?

Is there anything I am missing?

Thanks!
February 10, 2012 9:31:29 AM

It's a good build.
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February 10, 2012 10:08:09 AM

The basket is empty. If the list of your parts is that from first post then is a good build.
February 10, 2012 10:54:32 AM

I still think a sandybridge would make it a better machine, can't you stick one of it?
February 10, 2012 11:08:20 AM

If I change to sandy bridge which parts should I swap out and how much better would this be?
February 10, 2012 11:22:51 AM

Here is a build with 2500k , 8GB RAM, 560Ti ,Z68 mobo.
MOBO : Asus P8Z68-V LX Socket 1155
http://www.ebuyer.com/281367-asus-p8z68-v-lx-socket-115...
CPU : I5 2500K
http://www.ebuyer.com/251596-intel-core-i5-2500k-3-3ghz...
RAM : Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile Vengeance Memory Kit CL9 1.5V
http://www.ebuyer.com/274035-corsair-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-160...
HDD : Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s
http://www.ebuyer.com/272944-seagate-500gb-3-5-sata-iii...
GPU : Asus GTX 560Ti DirectCU II 1GB GDDR5
http://www.ebuyer.com/254405-asus-gtx-560ti-directcu-ii...
PSU : OCZ ZS Series 650W 80+ Bronze
http://www.ebuyer.com/264511-ocz-zs-series-650w-80-bron...
CPU COOLER : CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
http://www.ebuyer.com/288855-coolermaster-hyper-212-evo...
DVD-RW : LG GH22NS70 22x
http://www.ebuyer.com/263923-lg-gh22ns70-22x-dvd-rw-wit...
CASE : Fractal Design Core 3000 include three fans preinstaled
http://www.ebuyer.com/270598-fractal-design-core-3000-c...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 64bit
http://www.ebuyer.com/259863-microsoft-windows-7-home-p...
TOTAL : £748.27
And don't forget to your build is missing the HDD another 65 pounds.
This is much better , and most the processor and video card.
February 10, 2012 12:45:28 PM

^ I second this build though I would change the psu to either corsair, seasonic or antec. OCZ power supplies are not quite reliable based on reviews and user experience
February 10, 2012 3:08:33 PM

Ahhh I did have a HDD Selected just forgot to add it I chose the Western Digital that is similar to the Seagate but I have trust in seagate Harddrives so I will swap that out I will look up the build suggested above thanks guys.
February 10, 2012 3:11:27 PM

One more thing. If you guys had the same amount I have £750 Maximum for a build what would you buy? Just so I can see other peoples more experienced minds at work on this. I am very grateful for all the help by the way =)
February 10, 2012 3:20:42 PM

Buy Intel is better , quicker, low power consumtion. Ill buy the build what i made for you.
February 10, 2012 3:30:10 PM

Okay Intel it is then I will shop around for the parts recommend buying these all at similar times to ensure I get the return in 30 days deal?
February 10, 2012 3:44:03 PM

The pc you built me with the intel core parts If I made the mobo better would I be able to add another 560Ti in the future? =S
February 10, 2012 3:51:40 PM

I would change the PSU to Antec Earthwatts 750W. It is $15 cheaper and more reliable.
February 10, 2012 6:33:05 PM

New Build Intel System

Case: XIGMATEK Asgard Chassis

Fans: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 120mm Case Fan x3 of these.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz LGA1155 6MB

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 S1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 ATX

Graphics Card: Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti 830MHz 1GB PCI-Express HDMI

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 XMP

PSU: Corsair Memory 700W Gaming Series GS700 High Performance PSU

CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro CPU Cooler

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Optical Drive: Sony 24x DVD-RW SATA Black Bare Internal Drive

HDD: Unsure right now 500Gb Minimum

Total Price £820ish with HDD willing to change parts if it would make a big difference in performance.

Just wondering if there are any changes to parts I could make for a small increase or decrease in price to optimize this machine e.g drop the mother board to a lower grade and upgrade my Graphics card also will the motherboard selected support dual 560ti in the future if I need to upgrade?

AMD Build

Case: XIGMATEK Asgard Chassis

Fans: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 120mm Case Fan x3 of these.

CPU: AMD FX-6200 AM3+ 3.8GHz 14MB 125W

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 DDR3 ATX

Graphics Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD 6870 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 XMP

PSU: Corsair Memory 700W Gaming Series GS700 High Performance PSU

CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro CPU Cooler

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Optical Drive: Sony 24x DVD-RW SATA Black Bare Internal Drive

HDD: Unsure right now a 500Gb minimum

Total Price £720ish

Oh and can this machine Hold Dual 6870s?

I know that price says that the Intel core is better but is it £100 better? This is where I get confused. I hope Someone helps soon thanks for this. I know I have been picky but I just wanna get this right since £800 to me is a LOT of money and will take me around 2 months to save.
February 11, 2012 5:47:47 AM

The Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 can hold two 6870.
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