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First Time Build - Thoughts

Last response: in Systems
July 5, 2012 7:02:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Month

Budget Range: £600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Work

Parts Not Required: DVD Drive (from 3 year old PC), Keyboard, Mouse, speakers and Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: UK website so, and any others which are reliable.

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel and the smaller the case the better.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1,920x1,080, Could I use my HDTV which is 1080p (1,920x1,080) if not probably get a 22".

Additional Comments: I have come up with this so far:

-Intel Core i5 3570K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 6MB Smart Cache, 34x Ratio, 77W, Retail

-2GB XFX HD 6950 DD Cooled, PCIe 2.1 (x16), 5200MHz GDDR5, GPU 830MHz, 1408 Cores, EyeFinity, HDMI/ 2x mini DP/ 2x DVI

-8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V

-Coolermaster Elite 335U Black Mini Tower Case with Rear 120mm Fan w/o PSU

-550W Antec Basiq Power VP 550P-GB, 82% Eff', Uncertified, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.3, PSU

-1TB Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda 7200.12, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.5ms, NCQ

-MSI Z77A-G45, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX

All of this comes to 610 with delivery.

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July 5, 2012 8:13:42 PM

This was under 700 quid off EBuyer UK. Frames for the money, great gaming performance going stock/non OC but with a far beefier GTX 670 :p