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October 10, 2012 3:16:41 PM

Looking to build my first gaming pc and i have sorted out the following components:

CPU
Intel Sandybridge i7-2600 Core i7 Quad-Core Processor (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache, Socket 1155)

Graphics Card
Asus ATI Radeon HD 6870 DirectCu Graphics Card (1GB, PCI-E 2, 915MHz Factory Overclocked Edition Operation)

Motherboard
Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard (Socket 1155, 32GB DDR3 Support, ATX, PCI-Express 3.0, USB 3.0, Asus Wi-Fi Go Remote, SLI/CrossFireX Support, Dual Intelligent Processors 3)

Memory
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler

Power Supply
CIT 450W Gold 12Cm Silent Atx Power Supply

Case
Coolermaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Chassis

Hard Drive
Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda 3.5 inch 7200.12 Internal Hard Disk Drive (7200RPM, SATA, 16MB Cache)

Optical Drive
Sony AD-5260S-0B 24x Internal DVDRW SATA Black Bare

Front USB 3.0 Panel
SilverStone SST-FP32B-E 3.5 inch 4xUSB 3.0 Audio Firewire Front I/O Module

Wireless Card
TP Link TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter


how is this build looking? also i would like to cut down the price as its a little over my budget. i'm going to be using the pc for gaming, multi tasking, hd video and photo editing and of course will be downloading so i'm looking for a fast pc with good hd graphics. i'm running it through a 1920×1080p tv.
October 10, 2012 4:14:56 PM

The build there looks fine to me, If you want to save a little, swap the graphics card for a Radeon 6850, slightly slower but it doesn't cost as much.
Good Luck with your build!
October 10, 2012 5:59:05 PM

Hi :) 

Totally DISAGREE with the poster above....

For a GAMING machine you NEED to spend a LOT more on the graphics card....

All the best Brett :) 
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October 10, 2012 6:28:25 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Totally DISAGREE with the poster above....

For a GAMING machine you NEED to spend a LOT more on the graphics card....

All the best Brett :) 


I agree. If the system is purely for gaming then in i5 3570 will do and will cost less money which means you can add more money to your graphics card budget.
October 12, 2012 11:35:00 AM

Hey Guys, thanks for the replies

I was originally looking at the i5 3570K and wasn't sure whether to upgrade to the i7 2600

Would the i5 3570K be capable of multi tasking and running lots of background applications as i'll be using the computer for other stuff as well as gaming, sorry it's my first build.

Also i went through considering lots of graphics cards but couldn't work out which one would be best.

Most of the games i'm looking to play aren't taxing on graphics at all but i would like to play crysis at some point so...

How about down grading to an i5 3570K and upgrading the graphics to an ASUS GTX 570??
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