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May 23, 2012 6:26:26 PM

This computer will be for gaming on a 1920x1080 Monitor. Might upgrade to a 2560x1440 at a later date

(please give estimates on high-spec games on both resolutions)

Please provide places where prices might be lower than the ones shown, or better parts for similar prices...



Palit Geforce GTX670 - £310



Intel i5 2500K Sandybridge - £151



SPECS AT NOVATECH CAN BE SEEN ON THE SPECIFICATIONS TAB, BUT INFORMATION ON OTHER PRODUCTS WAS MORE SKETCHY SO PLEASE TELL ME IF THEY'RE COMPATIBLE...

Novatech Prowler Midi Case V2 - £30

Quote :

Case Type Midi Tower
Dimensions 41.5cm (H) x 43cm (D) x 18.5cm (W)


(Will all of these parts fit well in this case?)



Novatech PowerStation Gaming 600W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply - £53

Quote :

AC Input 100-240V ~ 10A 50/60Hz
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 -12V +5Vsb
Max Load 25A 25A 25A 25A 0.3A 2.5A
Max Combined Wattage 150W 504W 3.6W 12.5W
Total Power 600W


ATX 24 pin & 20 pin compatible x1
EPS/ATX12V 4+4 Pin CPU x1
EPS/ATX12V 8 Pin CPU x1
PCI-E 6+2 pin x2
SATA x6
4 Pin Molex Peripheral x4
Floppy x2


(Does this have enough wattage and enough connectors for all my parts?)



ASUS 1155 P8P67 EVO REV 3.0 S/L - £102
OR
Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77-D3H Motherboard - £80 (Which is more worth the money?)



Seagate ST500DM002 3.5 inch 500GB Hard Drive - £51 (Anybody point me to a cheaper 3.5 Inch 500GB HD?)



Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme Rev.2 CPU Cooler - £30 (Any Better Coolers?)



Advice would be welcomed

Thanks.

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May 23, 2012 6:45:06 PM

* Great that you're shopping at Novatech, never been late for me, I wouldn't go with their own brand PSUs though, the one you've got is probably ok but I'd go with an OCZ ZS650 or the Corsair / XFX equivalent
* £50 is the best you're going to get really for an HDD.
* Get the Z77 board (the gigabyte) out of the two, but I'd recommend this. http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboa...
* What processor are you getting because intel boards won't work with AMD processors.
*What RAM and GPU as well?
* nice case. :) 
May 23, 2012 6:48:39 PM

Ahh crap dw about the CPU/ GPU question, didn't scroll up enough :??: 
* Motherboard recommendation stays the same then, the 670 will be great for 1080p, and 2560*1440.
* Looking at the graphics card I might check the length of the graphics card, might be a bit tight.
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May 23, 2012 7:02:36 PM

That motherboard will probably leave me more money than the £100 one. Might be able to squeeze in a bigger case now for the GPU, or a better PSU, depending on if the case will fit the graphics card or not.

I've already purchased 8GB of DDR3 RAM from Amazon

I'm going in to Novatech, in Cardiff, soon to check the sizes of all the parts.

Many thanks. :) 
May 24, 2012 6:11:08 AM

All PSUs will have an 4+4pin CPU power connector because every computer needs one
You get a longer warrenty with corsair 3yrs vs 2yrs and that's pretty much it, both will be able to power your GPU.
Maybe start a thread on "CPU and components >> power supplies, cases and mods" section just asking that to get more opinions.
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