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April 4, 2012 12:00:23 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Fri or Sat

Budget Range: £1000 - £1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: FSX, Gaming, Photoshop, the rest

Parts Not Required: I just want the computer parts nothing else

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't mind

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: I would like to use an Intel CPU and Asus GPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments:

My idea of my build:

i7-3820 3.6ghz Quad
GTX 560ti 2GB
ASUS P9X79 Pro Intel X79
4GB 1600 mhz DDR3 RAM (should I add 8GB or just leave it?)
Cyberpower 850W High Performance Gaming PSU
2GB HDD 7200rpm SATA-III
April 4, 2012 2:16:18 PM

patrykpatrick said:
Bump

You "bumped" your post after only two hours? :ouch:  :non: 

You have to give us some time!
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a b 4 Gaming
April 4, 2012 2:26:01 PM

my recommendation


2GB Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition, 4800MHz GDDR5, 28nm, GPU 1000MHz, 1280 Cores, DL DVI/HDMI/mDP
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2TB Seagate ST2000DL003 Barracuda Green, SATA 6Gb/s, 5900rpm, 64MB Cache, 8ms, NCQ, OEM
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128GB Crucial RealSSD M4, 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD, MLC-Flash, Read 500Mb/s, Write 175Mb/s *New Version*
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£32.80
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8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black LP, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V
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Asus P8Z68-V LX, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 2.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX
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Intel Core i5 2400, S1155, Sdy Bridge, Quad, 3.1GHz, HD2000 IGP 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail
£123.15 £147.78
£89.85
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850W XFX XXX P1-850B-UKB9, PSU, 88% Eff', 80 PLUS silver, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Fan, ATX v2.2
£89.85 £107.82
£77.50
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Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Mid Tower Gaming Case w/o PSU
£77.50 £93.00



£784.08
£7.99
£158.42
Total£950.4

April 4, 2012 2:34:14 PM

serialkiller said:
my recommendation


2GB Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition, 4800MHz GDDR5, 28nm, GPU 1000MHz, 1280 Cores, DL DVI/HDMI/mDP
£228.78 £274.54
£69.20
LN36620
2TB Seagate ST2000DL003 Barracuda Green, SATA 6Gb/s, 5900rpm, 64MB Cache, 8ms, NCQ, OEM
£69.20 £83.04
£98.12
LN39099
128GB Crucial RealSSD M4, 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD, MLC-Flash, Read 500Mb/s, Write 175Mb/s *New Version*
£98.12 £117.74
£32.80
LN39754
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black LP, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V
£32.80 £39.36
£64.68
LN41328
Asus P8Z68-V LX, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 2.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX
£64.68 £77.62
£123.15
LN36728
Intel Core i5 2400, S1155, Sdy Bridge, Quad, 3.1GHz, HD2000 IGP 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail
£123.15 £147.78
£89.85
LN42597
850W XFX XXX P1-850B-UKB9, PSU, 88% Eff', 80 PLUS silver, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Fan, ATX v2.2
£89.85 £107.82
£77.50
LN40449
Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Mid Tower Gaming Case w/o PSU
£77.50 £93.00



£784.08
£7.99
£158.42
Total£950.4

Your GPU and CPU are a botleneck
April 4, 2012 2:41:45 PM

gtgjon said:
Your GPU and CPU are a botleneck


What is wrong with the 2400? It performs similarly with a 2500k @ 4GHz.
April 4, 2012 2:51:48 PM

Well should should I spend a bit more on a GTX 680 or a GTX 580 3GB because I want to play BF3 and Skyrim too
April 4, 2012 3:10:51 PM

The GTX 570 can play skyrim a fine, you don't really need the 680. Also if you upgrade to the 680 you will get a bottle neck if we don't upgrade the CPU. But if you want it I will edit it for you to have it. And it will end up going over budget. I would just stick with the 570.
a b 4 Gaming
April 4, 2012 3:12:46 PM

a gtx 580 <= hd 7870

but cost wise hd 7870 is a lot cheaper.

also hd 7870 eats less power and remains cool.

as for the gtx 680 nor he could fit in his budget but also he dosent need it. its a masssssive oveeeeerkillll.


for a 1600 x 900 resolution monitor a hd 6870 and gtx 560 ti will suffix you needs.

for a full hd or 1080p res monitor a gtx 580 or at the most a hd 7950 is needed to play games at ultra settings .

thats why a hd 7870 will play any games at max settings for the next 2 years on that resolution.

a b 4 Gaming
April 4, 2012 3:13:48 PM

the cpu and nor the gpu will bottleneck the games or one another.
April 4, 2012 3:14:34 PM

I did some research and the 570 can play BF3 and Skyrim at ultra with no problems
a b 4 Gaming
April 4, 2012 3:29:55 PM

dont waste money on gpu if you are not gonna utilise it fully / properly. instead use it on other parts like keyboard , monitor , mouse , speakers or a pair of cans :D 
a b 4 Gaming
April 4, 2012 3:52:05 PM

FSX is heavily cpu dependent and takes advantage of hyper threading and extra cores. It also favors Nvidia cards. In fact it's one of the few games out there that takes advantage of hyper threading and extra cores.

@ the OP...ditch that crappy psu and look for a decent 550w+ psu for that 560ti.
a b 4 Gaming
April 4, 2012 4:21:30 PM

But a gold psu is overkill
April 5, 2012 10:16:32 PM

What PSU with the Antec Three Hundred case? and thanks for the tips guys
April 5, 2012 10:21:02 PM

gtgjon said:
The GTX 570 can play skyrim a fine, you don't really need the 680. Also if you upgrade to the 680 you will get a bottle neck if we don't upgrade the CPU. But if you want it I will edit it for you to have it. And it will end up going over budget. I would just stick with the 570.



Well I'll be upgrading to a i7-3770K and a GTX 670 by the end of this year anyway
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