Graphics card and new build help

Hey all, I finally got the budget to build my pc. It will mostly be used for gaming but an all around good performance is what i am looking for.

Im not very good at this but i researched a bit and came up with this build.

Processor - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...623i32120.html
Motherboard - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...-g0eay0kz.html
HD - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...t500dm002.html
RAM - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...m2a1333c9.html
PS - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...zs550w-uk.html
Fan - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...e-22pk-r1.html
Sound card - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...d.html#reviews
Case - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...ov-prowle.html
DVD drive - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...222bbbebe.html


I am just not sure what graphics card to go for. I dont need the last generation ultra 3d HD mega fast card but something that can run the latest games smoothly in middle settings is fine. I didnt want to pay more than £100 for it, so the best card I can get for less than 100 would be great.


Also, im not sure if everything is compatible or if im missing anything else, so any comments are welcome.


Thanks in advance
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  1. I can't see not a part of your PC because it show this mesage : Sorry, this product is no longer available to purchase.
  2. Please list the names of your parts and we can go from there. What you may be looking for is an HD 6850, 7770, 6770 or 7750 - depending on your budget.
  3. It is not letting me edit, but here the fixed list with names.

    Processor - 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3 2120 3.3GHz Socket LGA1155
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processors/intelcorei3,i5andi71155socket/bx80623i32120.html
    Motherboard - Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboards/intel1155z68chipsetmotherboards/90-mibh80-g0eay0kz.html
    HD - Seagate Barracuda 500GB 16MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6GB/s 8.5ms 7200rpm - OEM
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/sata500gbto1tb/st500dm002.html
    RAM - Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-10666/1333mhz/cmv4gx3m2a1333c9.html
    PS -OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS® Bronze Power Supply
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/ocz-zs550w-uk.html
    Fan -Coolermaster Hyper TX3 EVO CPU Cooler
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/cm-rr-tx3e-22pk-r1.html
    Sound card - Novatech 7.1 Channel CMI Audio PCI Sound Card
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/soundcards/7.1pcisoundcard.html#reviews
    Case - Novatech Prowler Midi Case V2
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cases/nov-prowle.html
    DVD drive - Samsung S222BB 22x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldrives/satadvdwriters/sh-s222bbbebe.html
  4. My advice is to drop the CPU cooler i3 2100 is not hot at all and can't be overclocked.
    Drop the sound card don't worth the money, the integrated audio chip is more than enough and buy this video card XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 1024MB GDDR5 http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/atiradeongraphicscards/atihd6800series/hd-687a-zhfc.html
    And buy 8GB RAM. All will be in the same budget.
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-12800/1600mhz/bls2cp4g3d1609ds1s00ceu.html
  5. sosofm said:
    My advice is to drop the CPU cooler i3 2100 is not hot at all and can't be overclocked.
    Drop the sound card don't worth the money, the integrated audio chip is more than enough and buy this video card XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 1024MB GDDR5 http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/atiradeongraphicscards/atihd6800series/hd-687a-zhfc.html
    And buy 8GB RAM. All will be in the same budget.
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-12800/1600mhz/bls2cp4g3d1609ds1s00ceu.html

    +1, +1, +1

    I agree entirely.

    You might also consider a Corsair Accelerator solid-state cache drive for $70-100, if you can find one - or at least upgrade down the road. Quick, cheap solution for SSD speed.
  6. Thank u very much guys. Just two more things.

    Is it possible to get a video card a little bit cheaper than that with roughly the same performance? Maybe downgraded 1 step? If not, its fine, dont worry about it.

    And also, I wont buy the monitor now but will do it in the near future so i might as well decide now.

    I would like a 19" 16:9, 1366 x 768 Resolution monitor. If u could give me two options, 1 wth hdmi and 1 without, would be great.
    Also, the lower the price the better :D

    Thanks a lot
  7. Buy that 6870 and a 21.5" full hd monitor.You will not regret.
    ACER V223HQVbd LCD TFT 21.5" DVI-D http://www.ebuyer.com/275767-acer-v223hqvbd-lcd-tft-21-5-dvi-d-monitor-et-wv3he-021 £81.86inc. vat
    AOC e2250Swh LCD LED 21.5 HDMI Monitor http://www.ebuyer.com/281266-aoc-e2250swh-lcd-led-21-5-hdmi-monitor-with-speakers-e2250swh £108.36inc. vat
    LG E2260V-PN Full HD WLED LCD 21.5" HDMI Monitor http://www.ebuyer.com/349936-lg-e2260v-pn-full-hd-wled-lcd-21-5-hdmi-monitor-noh-e2260v-pn-noh £111.02inc. vat
  8. It's true. I wish I'd gone full HD when I got my monitor. Hindsight is 20/20.

    You could get a smaller monitor and a cheaper video card, but you'll definitely regret it down the road as PC gaming sucks you in. :D
  9. Lol i see. Ok ill go full hd when i do buy the monitor and will get the 6870. Thanks a lot for the help u guys :) im sure i wont be disappointed with this rig in the end. Take care :)
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