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In Need of some Advice on Parts!!(CPU,RAM,GPU)

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July 7, 2012 3:38:01 PM

Ok im currently in need of a new PC , because my pc is pretty old?

CPU( Intel Core 2Quad CPU Q8200 @2.34GHz)
GPU ( ATI Radeon HD 4800)
8Gb Ram
which can lag for what im currently doing ( Games Design)


This is the list parts im getting and don't wanna be spending much more at the moment im pushing it from my £1000 Budget.

Any advice whether to get.

I5 or I7?
GTX670 or GTX560 Ti?
8Gb ram or 16gb ram?


Total:
£1039 ex. VAT
£1246.80 in VAT
Case: Xion Predator 970 Gaming Series Mid Tower Case w/ 2 External Removable HDD Bays [+1]
Lights & Illumination: 12" COLD CATHODE NEON LIGHT [+14] (BLUE Colour)
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default Case Fan
CPU: Intel® Core™ Quad Core i7-3770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Cache LGA1155 + HD Graphics ***Overclockable XXX*** [+83]
Cooling Fan: Coolermaster Hyper TX3 with 3 x Direct Contact heat-pipes CPU Cooling Fan ***Overclockable XXX*** [-13]
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 4 RAM slots, IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 3 PCI ***Overclockable XXX**
Memory: 16GB(4x4GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Dual Channel Memory [+48] (Kingston Value Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+210] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Power Supply Upgrade: 850 Watts Power Supplies (Cyberpower 850watt High Performance Gaming Power Supply)
Hard Drive: 2TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive)
External Hard Drive (USB 3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
Network: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs
USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Ultra Care Option: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Warranty Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 1 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support
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July 7, 2012 3:48:45 PM

I would start the build with the i7 , GTX 670 and 16gb of ram , these are the main components that you will need the most and the rest of the computer should be selected with the remaining budget amount. The power supply does not need to be 850w and can be as low as 650w , the 670 with the newer technology is not a pwer hog and you could run two of them off a 650w psu.
July 7, 2012 4:24:47 PM

inzone said:
I would start the build with the i7 , GTX 670 and 16gb of ram , these are the main components that you will need the most and the rest of the computer should be selected with the remaining budget amount. The power supply does not need to be 850w and can be as low as 650w , the 670 with the newer technology is not a pwer hog and you could run two of them off a 650w psu.



Thanks , yeah I was thinking of this since its the best out so far, just wanted to see whether other people had other opinions whether to get the lower range's to save some money or something like ,
I5
GTX670
8GB ram
or even 16ram.


just finding possible ways to save me money , also I dunno what motherboards go with cpu's ect a newb on building my own pc.


Thanks for the reply though!
July 9, 2012 3:39:28 PM

also, i would think an i5 OC'd is sufficient and can save you some $$ there.

most important is dont get the CP power supply. you need a name brand there. just get the lowest wattage COrsair or Thermaltake they offer.

i would also get 2x 4gb RAM at 1600mhz. you will have two slots open to increase that if need be later on. And get decent RAM, not the kingston value brand. the HyperX is much better and not that much more expensive.
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