Is this a good gaming build?

I really only choose the CPU and video card and im not sure on the rest of it. (Budget £800)


CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core

CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155

Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM

OCZ Vertex 2 60GB 2.5" SSD

Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB

Power Supply Antec 620W ATX12V / EPS12V

Optical Drive Samsung SH-B123L/RSBP Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
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  1. For us to better help ya
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    Scanning UK retailers - hit the GTX 670 rather than HD 7970 @@
  2. batuchka said:


    Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks

    Budget Range: £600-£800 at the moment

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Not sure on any good websites

    Country: UK

    Parts Preferences: Don't have any as its my first build.

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Not sure what the difference is.

    Additional Comments: Not really bothered about the noise
  3. This is a simple stock/No OC 1155 Ivy + GTX 670 based gaming config sub 700 quid off ebuyer UK

    Use this as a core/reference and edit/add as per your needs/wants :D
  4. Lol allot cheaper than what i was looking at and is that card better than the 7970, and whats SLI and Crossfire? don't mean to sound like a noob i just have no idea about this kind off stuff :lol:
  5. SLI/Crossfire are just multi GPU configurations by Nvidia/AMD where 2 or more GPUs combine for better performance - anyway a single GTX 670 suffices for 1920 x 1080 gaming
  6. Thanks a lot for your help could you post a link to that build if you still have the page please?
  7. Stay away from OCZ Vertex 2. I've got the 60GB and I credit it as my last OCZ purchase ever.

    I also have a 160GB 7200rpm or 10000rpm drive (Velicoraptor) and can say that they're faster than a normal harddrive, but nowhere near as fast as a SSD. Get something like a 128GB SSD and a basic hard drive with enough GBs or TBs for all your media and data. That's what I'd do.
  8. Kieren98736 said:
    Thanks a lot for your help could you post a link to that build if you still have the page please?


    http://www.ebuyer.com/
    just use the"quickfind numbers" - yep u are welcomed :D
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