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Anonymous
July 19, 2012 7:18:32 PM

Is it a good build and will it bottleneck?

Scan.co.uk £970

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


1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm 64mb Cache 8ms NCQ OEM

Edimax EW-7612PIn 300Mbps Wireless 802.11 b/g/n PCI Express Adapter

700W Silverstone Tech. Strider SST-ST70F-ES, 80% Eff', 80 PLUS, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.3, PSU

MSI Z77A-GD55, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX

Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 PRO Extreme Performance CPU Cooler S775/1155/1156/1366/939/AM2/AM2+/AM3

2GB EVGA GTX 670, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 915MHz, Boost 980MHz, Cores 1344, 2x DL DVI, DP, HDMI


8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 XMS3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.5V

Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus, Black Mid Tower Performance Gaming Case w/o PSU

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM

Sony BC-5550H-01 6X SATA Slim Blu-Ray Reader / DVD+-RW Burner Optical Drive

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July 19, 2012 8:04:50 PM

Hmm... you should have one awesome system there! Is it "bottlenecked"? I don't think so the only thing I was questioning was the speed of the RAM you picked but considering that the motherboard you bought is only dual channel I think you got the best you can get. The only thing I might recommend, you should get a small solid state drive, like 120GB for Windows to be installed on as well as your slow games (like BF3 and stuff). Everyone things HD size is important, more so than that is speed. If you get a fast hard drive to compliment the rest of that system you will be in good shape. Also nice case you picked it looks like it will keep your system cool.
July 19, 2012 8:16:06 PM

^dont listen to him about the ram 1600 is just fine he most likely 2133 or something but any ways i have 1600 speed in mine and it amazing and i would say that you only need a 64gb ssd now back to your build you have a better build than me it an amazing build
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Anonymous
July 19, 2012 9:03:58 PM

Do i really need an ssd for gaming because im already abit overbudget :kaola: 
July 19, 2012 9:11:25 PM

its not really nessacary but whin window boots up in 12 seconds it is pretty nice to have
Anonymous
July 19, 2012 9:13:09 PM

Is it worth cutting anything from the build to get one?
July 19, 2012 9:18:48 PM

Yea the RAM should be fine I was just thinking if you were overclocking and pushing the system to its limits you might want soething faster but I have dual 1333 it works awesome.

Yes solid state drive is worth it definitely. I recommend 120 GB cause 64 gb is very small it will really only be 57gb when you get it and windows takes up 20 gb or so. I'm just telling you from personal experience I think it's worth every penny it made my whole system noticaebly faster. Just don't buy a huge one because they aren't worth it 120GB is perfect size imo, room for windows and a few games. Also you asked about gaming on it... If you are playing BF3 I definitely recommend it because maps load very slow on that game and the first ones to spawn in game get to grab the tanks and jets before everyone else!!!!
July 19, 2012 9:34:56 PM

There now I can type (I was on my phone), if you want to cut something from that build to make money for a SSD... hmm. I looked at everything on your list, the only questionable thing you could cut is the CPU cooler but I definitely thing you should keep it because a cool CPU is a happy CPU and stock ones usually suck.

How much are you spending on that blu ray reader/writer? I looked the model of that up and it's $200, I got an awesome LG blu ray reader/writer and DVD-R support for around $120 from Best Buy, it also came with power DVD player software which was awesome. It's also dead quiet and supports 3D blu ray movies. I think you can definitely save money there if yours is $200 bucks.

Also ask yourself are you really going to need blu ray? I have it and love it. If you already got a player in your house though to watch stuff you don't need it on the PC as well unless you want to back up or burn blu ray movies.
July 19, 2012 9:38:34 PM

i didnt even see the blu-ray huh that is a positive cut there only real use is for windows/stock driver insallation
Anonymous
July 19, 2012 9:44:18 PM

sedativechunk said:
There now I can type (I was on my phone), if you want to cut something from that build to make money for a SSD... hmm. I looked at everything on your list, the only questionable thing you could cut is the CPU cooler but I definitely thing you should keep it because a cool CPU is a happy CPU and stock ones usually suck.

How much are you spending on that blu ray reader/writer? I looked the model of that up and it's $200, I got an awesome LG blu ray reader/writer and DVD-R support for around $120 from Best Buy, it also came with power DVD player software which was awesome. It's also dead quiet and supports 3D blu ray movies. I think you can definitely save money there if yours is $200 bucks.

Also ask yourself are you really going to need blu ray? I have it and love it. If you already got a player in your house though to watch stuff you don't need it on the PC as well unless you want to back up or burn blu ray movies.


well i don't know what the exchange rate is but that blu ray is £35 :o  but i only picked it so i could use disks and it wasn't that much more than a normal dvd drive.
July 19, 2012 9:49:35 PM

how much is a normal dvd drive and btw $200 is about 80 pounds and $120 is about 48 pounds
Anonymous
July 19, 2012 9:58:13 PM

well i have just checked the normal cd drives and i could save £15-£20 but thats not going to get me an ssd
July 19, 2012 10:00:48 PM

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well i have just checked the normal cd drives and i could save £15-£20 but thats not going to get me an ssd

well its a start
July 19, 2012 10:01:33 PM

is your build at the top the one that your using and if not post that please
Anonymous
July 19, 2012 10:03:26 PM

i have just realized that blu ray is for a laptop my bad :lol: 
Anonymous
July 19, 2012 10:06:44 PM

devilofdeaths said:
is your build at the top the one that your using and if not post that please


Well im currently using a 4 year old netbook?
July 19, 2012 10:11:01 PM

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Well im currently using a 4 year old netbook?

no your one that you are building right now with the parts
Anonymous
July 19, 2012 10:15:35 PM

The one that im planning on building is at the top of the page
July 19, 2012 10:21:09 PM

sorry thinking about another thread
July 19, 2012 10:21:49 PM

y do you have the wireless adapter the cat7 wire is so much faster
July 19, 2012 10:25:15 PM

That PSU is overkill. Are you planning to SLI in the future?

If not a 500 - 550watt should be enough.
July 19, 2012 10:27:47 PM

aaab said:
That PSU is overkill. Are you planning to SLI in the future?

If not a 500 - 550watt should be enough.

500w wont be enough to support the 670 atleast not very well
July 19, 2012 10:34:51 PM

devilofdeaths said:
500w wont be enough to support the 670 atleast not very well



http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-670-power...

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Here is Guru3Ds power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 670 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 550 Watt power supply unit.
GeForce GTX 670 SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 750 Watt power supply unit as minimum.


You are correct sir. I didn't realize that the 670 uses soo much power.

If he's not going to SLI in the future, then he may save some money on a decent 600watt PSU
Anonymous
July 19, 2012 10:37:01 PM

Will the one i have be enough?
July 19, 2012 10:40:14 PM

you do see up there that he has a 700w psu in his setup
July 19, 2012 10:40:54 PM

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Will the one i have be enough?

for sli no but for one card you will have more than enough
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