First ever build | need your help

Approximate Purchase Date: whenever

Budget Range: £700/$1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming ( minecraft with shader mod, tf2)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any that ships to the UK

Location: UK-england

Parts Preferences: your chocie

Overclocking: maybe, not neccesary

SLI or Crossfire: if i can afford it

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
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  1. it has headroom for crossfire in the future. if you would like to add another component, id suggest getting a samsung 830 128gb SSD from scan.co.uk for 76 pounds

    http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/cbgc
  2. i picked these,

    Sapphire 11200-00-20G HD7850 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    CiT 600W Power Supply Unit with PSU and Dual 12V Rails - Black Edition
    Antec Three Hundred Midi Case
    Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM – OEM
    Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
    ASRock Z77 Pro3 Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel Z77, DDR3, S-ATA 600, ATX)
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler
    Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
    Acer V223HQVb 21.5 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black (VGA, 1920 x 1080, 20000:1, 5ms, 200 cd/m²)
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer Black Bare

    £754
  3. mine has a better power supply, better motherboard and a better case. only that i lose overclocking which wouldnt be too important since the video cards arent extremely powerful
  4. TheBigTroll said:
    mine has a better power supply, better motherboard and a better case. only that i lose overclocking which wouldnt be too important since the video cards arent extremely powerful

    could could you substitue £20 off of your build then i could get the 7870 or isn't it worth it?
  5. no i kind of hit the rock bottom for every component without losing performance.
  6. ok, would a 600w be ok?
  7. yes but not with that unit you chose. the xfx unit has quality branding and it comes from a reliable manufacturer
  8. Lol, nice change of tune here. Maybe he has an alter-ego. XFX is made entirely by Seasonic, so that PSU is very good quality.
  9. would a CIT 550w be ok for a i5 3450 ?
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