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Comment On My Build And Help Please :D

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June 11, 2012 4:26:25 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime next week

Budget Range: Around £600-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing, Homework (Main purpose is gaming I have laptop for other uses)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Scan, ebuyer, Novatech etc.

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, AMD GPU Everything else I have no preference

Overclocking: Later On, some years later

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Full HD (1910 X 1080)

Additional Comments: I have already tried building one, can you check it out please, and recommend me a good monitor.

My Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/9UhB

Possible Monitor Candidates (If you have a better choice, it'd have to be under £140)


And I'd like to say hello to everyone, I'm a long time lurker but finally made an account to post :D 

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June 11, 2012 4:53:20 PM

That's a pretty solid build - the only thing I would change is that Cooler Master makes pretty horrible PSUs. Go with something like a Corsair TX750 or a Seasonic 620W instead.

I'd also switch out your primary HD - having a 5900RPM HD for a primary will be a major bottleneck.
June 11, 2012 4:58:11 PM

Is there anything cheap as the one I'm using now, however better performance?
And any Monitor Suggestions except the ones I've posted?
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June 11, 2012 5:43:25 PM

theGeezus said:
Is there anything cheap as the one I'm using now, however better performance?
And any Monitor Suggestions except the ones I've posted?


You're probably looking at the Seasonic S12 II 620W: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/620w-psu-seasonic-bronze...

It's a little bit more but it's a far better offering than anything from Cooler Master.

All of those monitor choices are good - you can't go wrong with any of them. I personally like Samsung, Acer, and Asus the best.
June 11, 2012 6:07:07 PM

theGeezus said:
Oh I was looking at the wrong PSU, :kaola: 
That's not too much more it's nice. Thanks, would that be a good enough build to play some new games and future games on max settings?

Does OCZ do any good PSUs? Just saw this:


They're decent - Corsair and Seasonic will still be far better choices. Maybe try this XFX one as it's made by Seasonic: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-psu-xfx-pro-series-...
June 11, 2012 6:39:19 PM

That XFX Looks nice, however is 550W enough to power all my components or would 600w be better/no difference?
June 11, 2012 7:03:31 PM

theGeezus said:
That XFX Looks nice, however is 550W enough to power all my components or would 600w be better/no difference?

That XFX can push a GTX 680. It's manufactured by Seasonic and has 46amps at the rail. You can push your build with a 500w psu.
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