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August 1, 2012 9:19:41 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: £670/$1050

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: UK sites

Location: england

Parts Preferences: i dont mind

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: so far i have got these parts

CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case with HD Audio, 4 Fans, Card Reader and No PSU - Black
Palit Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Card
i3 2120
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK
G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Motherboard

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August 1, 2012 9:24:40 AM

They're compatible but it's not a brilliant setup. Give me a few minutes.
August 1, 2012 9:27:24 AM

ok bare in mind after i buy it i will be upgrading in 6 months
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August 1, 2012 9:39:48 AM

you still working on it?
August 1, 2012 9:53:38 AM

Here, a lot better and more balanced

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£147.53 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£48.98 @ Novatech)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.99 @
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£70.09 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£259.99 @
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.36 @
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @
Total: £652.26
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 10:52 BST+0100)

I went with a SSD since you can easily add a HDD for storage later. If you're not interested in that, go with the 500 GB HDD you had picked.
August 1, 2012 10:07:12 AM

damn that looks nice! siz months time when i get an unlocked processor would that mobo be able to handle it?
August 1, 2012 10:58:21 AM

No, but why would you do that? Either get one now or don't get one at all.
August 1, 2012 1:42:23 PM

this is a tad better espically in the SSD and the motherboard

either you get a unlocked chip at the get go or you dont get it at all. if you are getting a unlocked chip, you will have to get a z77 board
August 1, 2012 3:29:15 PM

So, all the builds the OP has been suggested look good and compatible.

Dual core, quad core, unlocked Sandy or Ivy Bridge. 7850, 7950, 670. SSD and/or HDD.

All good stuff.

I can`t help but think a i3 2120, H77, 7850, SSD, HDD. At one time the OP needed a monitor too.

Whatever you guys come up with just get this thing ordered and built already. :lol: 


August 1, 2012 3:49:24 PM

actually, why not wait for the i3 ivy bridge chips.
August 1, 2012 3:58:15 PM

TheBigTroll said:
actually, why not wait for the i3 ivy bridge chips.

Ok, good one. Meanwhile, the 660 from Nvidia is set to release. Would easily be worth the wait. OP, you could for a few weeeks start buying your other components as they appear on sale. i.e. Monitor, case, PSU, RAM, drives.


August 1, 2012 9:09:05 PM

ok i don't plan on buying it asap, i just can buy it in free time :)