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June 29, 2012 8:57:41 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: It will probably be staggered over a period of about 3months

Budget Range: £650 MAX

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching films and music, Surfing, Might start video editing game captures and making youtube channel with friends.

Parts Not Required: Old CD Drive but if remaining from budget will buy new one, same goes for HDD. Need a monitor but can be seperate from PC budget(not too expensive).

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any good reputable websites that are cheap priced.

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Whatever you think would be best: I can get a GTX560ti from my local pc shop for £125. PSU OCZ on offer at pcworld - I think it is a very good price but want any other experience. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/ocz-zs750w-uk-zx-series-a...
Case - Nothing flashy, just do it's job full size ATX good cooling and room for everything inside. Wood like a windowed side to show off :kaola: 

Overclocking: Maybe, don't really want to fiddl until i really know what i'm doing with OCing

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, depends how quick the 560 lasts

Monitor Resolution: Not decided

Additional Comments: Preferably a quiet PC. Build it from bottom up. Have no clue about motherboard, i was reading some stuff and saw it could be overclocked and got totally lost.

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June 29, 2012 10:24:40 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.88 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£83.99 @ Dabs)
Memory: Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.44 @ Dabs)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£58.15 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£181.97 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.28 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply (£52.37 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £652.08
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

The video card I included in the build is way better than the 560TI and in some cases matches GTX 580 numbers for 1/2 the cost.
June 29, 2012 10:47:05 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.88 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£83.99 @ Dabs)
Memory: Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.44 @ Dabs)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£58.15 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£181.97 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.28 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply (£52.37 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £652.08
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

The video card I included in the build is way better than the 560TI and in some cases matches GTX 580 numbers for 1/2 the cost.


Thats not true, its not "way better" than the GTX 560ti

7850 vs GTX 560ti: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547?vs=549 as you can see the diference between the GTX 560ti and 7850 are somewhat important in some games and in others the diference is almost nule.

7850 vs GTX 570: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=549 the GTX 570 outperforms the 7850 by a decent margin and they both cost about the same AMD R7850 NVIDIA GTX 570 the main diference between this two cards is that the GTX 570 is hotter and consumer a lot more power, but if you have a proper ventilation and a decent PSU you would not have any problems

7850 vs GTX 580: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/517?vs=549 i dont know in wich game the 7850 beats the GTX 580 but i did found that the 7850 has a bit more GPGPU power than the GTX 580 but of course...this doesnt matter in games.

@OP The 7850 is a great card, amazing performance and a very low power consumption, however... if you have the money, get a R7870

7870 vs GTX 570: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=548 ---> R7870 = 300$
June 29, 2012 11:05:02 PM

aqualipt said:
Thats not true, its not "way better" than the GTX 560ti

7850 vs GTX 560ti: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547?vs=549 as you can see the diference between the GTX 560ti and 7850 are somewhat important in some games and in others the diference is almost nule.

7850 vs GTX 570: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=549 the GTX 570 outperforms the 7850 by a decent margin and they both cost about the same AMD R7850 NVIDIA GTX 570 the main diference between this two cards is that the GTX 570 is hotter and consumer a lot more power, but if you have a proper ventilation and a decent PSU you would not have any problems

7850 vs GTX 580: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/517?vs=549 i dont know in wich game the 7850 beats the GTX 580 but i did found that the 7850 has a bit more GPGPU power than the GTX 580 but of course...this doesnt matter in games.

@OP The 7850 is a great card, amazing performance and a very low power consumption, however... if you have the money, get a R7870

7870 vs GTX 570: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=548 ---> R7870 = 300$


On most of those benches the 570 narrowly beat the 7850 - the rest were neck and neck and a few were really dead even. The 7850 is a great GPU for the price.
June 30, 2012 9:33:24 AM

Do you think that the 750W power that i have already selected would be good? As it is about the same price as the one that you have suggested but 150W more and still a good brand.
June 30, 2012 9:38:49 AM

And i have 3 computers at the moment. One is old and pretty much dead so i have salvaged all the parts. Could i put that 200GB HD into my 2nd newest and put the 500GB HD from the pc into a new build?
June 30, 2012 6:13:27 PM

ryanwyvill1 said:
And i have 3 computers at the moment. One is old and pretty much dead so i have salvaged all the parts. Could i put that 200GB HD into my 2nd newest and put the 500GB HD from the pc into a new build?


Of course you can :D 

Edit: Check my signature builds, if you like any let me know so we can modify it a bit to fit your needs!
June 30, 2012 6:18:08 PM

ryanwyvill1 said:
Do you think that the 750W power that i have already selected would be good? As it is about the same price as the one that you have suggested but 150W more and still a good brand.


OCZ power supplies are kind of hit or miss. You need to check the OEM behind which model you're going to be using. If it's a good one like Seasonic or Delta then go for it.
June 30, 2012 6:30:13 PM

The HIVE and Capstone series Rosewill PSUs are good quality.
June 30, 2012 7:13:20 PM

Hmm is a quad core 3.1ghz better than a dual core 3.3ghz processor?
I do like your 2nd and 3rd signature builds. Just don't really need a HDD so could spend the money saved on that on a SSD and I am in UK so shipping may be a problem.
June 30, 2012 7:17:19 PM

Is there a better way of talking apart from forum?
June 30, 2012 7:24:59 PM

Any good pc websites taht ship to UK
June 30, 2012 7:35:41 PM

ryanwyvill1 said:
Hmm is a quad core 3.1ghz better than a dual core 3.3ghz processor?
I do like your 2nd and 3rd signature builds. Just don't really need a HDD so could spend the money saved on that on a SSD and I am in UK so shipping may be a problem.


That doesnt matter at all, it all depend on the CPU Architecture, a Dual Core Intel Pentium G850 (~80$) beats the Octo Core AMD FX-8150 (~220-250$) in games
June 30, 2012 7:52:24 PM

ryanwyvill1 said:
Any good pc websites taht ship to UK


If you look at my build - all the sites are UK-based. I haven't used any of them but Scan.co.uk seems like they have the best selection.
June 30, 2012 8:55:17 PM

ryanwyvill1 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/b8J1

I made a few slight changes and put a monitor of my choice in. Do you think that would be a good build.


Wait.... are you buying from america e-tailer or from UK e-tailers?
June 30, 2012 8:56:13 PM

Should i just like get a fan and thermal paste?
June 30, 2012 8:58:51 PM

ryanwyvill1 said:
Should i just like get a fan and thermal paste?


what do you mean? an aftermarket cooler for the CPU is recomended, and its obvious that you are going to need thermalpaste to get better results.
June 30, 2012 8:58:54 PM

UK but i would buy from US if it's worth it and the shipping price isn't over the odds.
June 30, 2012 9:01:09 PM

No i mean like a fan or go all out on water cooling
June 30, 2012 11:48:14 PM

ryanwyvill1 said:
No i mean like a fan or go all out on water cooling


wait....water cooling?? whats your exact budget?
July 1, 2012 10:34:12 AM

£650-£700maximum
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