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August 13, 2012 12:38:51 PM

Hi guys, I would like your option on this build.

Case: Coolermaster Storm Series Stryker Case
MotherBoard ASUS P8Z77-M PRO Intel Z77
CPU: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 3570K 3.40GHz
Cooling: Corsair H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (I will be upgrading the fans, as been told it can be nosiy)
Menory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
Graphics SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3072MB GDDR5
PSU Corsair TX 850W ATX2.31 80 PLUS® Bronze certified Power Supply
SSD Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD
HDD Samsung Spin Point F3 SATAII 1TB 32MB Cache Hard Drive <8.9ms 7200rpm.
OS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
and a standard CD-Rom

Dont think I have missed any thing off, but feel free to comment/feedback any options

Thank you

Stu

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August 13, 2012 1:11:33 PM

me i go for GTX 670 Instead of the hd 7970 if your going to be gaming
and i go for a Corsair Professional Series AX850 80PLUS Gold® Power Supply
instead of the TX850w Bronze but its up to you other then that is a good system
August 13, 2012 1:15:43 PM

^Agreed on the 670. BUUT, not on the PSU. Since getting a gold efficiency PSU will significantly cost more, it wil make the build cost more. PSUs wont affect performance in any way, so 80+ bronze should be enough. Anyways, if this is for gaming, you wouldnt need 16GBs of RAM. :) 
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August 13, 2012 1:22:43 PM

Nw333 said:
^Agreed on the 670. BUUT, not on the PSU. Since getting a gold efficiency PSU will significantly cost more, it wil make the build cost more. PSUs wont affect performance in any way, so 80+ bronze should be enough. Anyways, if this is for gaming, you wouldnt need 16GBs of RAM. :) 


+1 on the psu
August 13, 2012 1:23:41 PM

torrek said:
Hi guys, I would like your option on this build.

Case: Coolermaster Storm Series Stryker Case
MotherBoard ASUS P8Z77-M PRO Intel Z77
CPU: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 3570K 3.40GHz
Cooling: Corsair H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (I will be upgrading the fans, as been told it can be nosiy)
Menory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
Graphics SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3072MB GDDR5
PSU Corsair TX 850W ATX2.31 80 PLUS® Bronze certified Power Supply
SSD Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD
HDD Samsung Spin Point F3 SATAII 1TB 32MB Cache Hard Drive <8.9ms 7200rpm.
OS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
and a standard CD-Rom

Dont think I have missed any thing off, but feel free to comment/feedback any options

Thank you

Stu


give me your budget, location, what parts you dont need, are you going to crossfire/SLI? are you going to overclock?

i can do better
August 13, 2012 1:44:29 PM

My budget is no more than £1500inc Vat, has to be build as I can't do it my self.

Not sure if I will crossfire/SLI not looked in to it.

I need all parts

I been looking at Novatech for parts, they also said they would build it for me


Stu
August 13, 2012 1:56:51 PM

you will have to get the psu from overclockers.uk as the one listed is the wrong model
August 13, 2012 2:32:06 PM

Ok why choose the GTX 670 over AMD HD 7970 ?

I dont know were to start in building own pc
August 13, 2012 2:41:04 PM

torrek said:
Ok why choose the GTX 670 over AMD HD 7970 ?

I dont know were to start in building own pc

GTX Just better for gaming in my point of view
August 13, 2012 2:50:57 PM

Go with the GTX 670. Also get rid of the H80, and get a hyper 212 evo.
August 13, 2012 4:21:00 PM

iDaveeFTW said:
GTX Just better for gaming in my point of view


with the last 12.7 catalyst driver, the 7970 beats the 670 in most games (except BF3). the reason id get the 670 is that it runs a bit cooler (subjective to the aftermarket heatsink) and it uses a bit less power (not enough to see too large of a difference in your power bill)
August 13, 2012 4:23:31 PM

another reason is that nvidia tends to have better support with their drivers but amd is good too
August 13, 2012 5:45:47 PM

I had to put back paying for it, so i will have a little extra cash, so is it worth going for a GTX 680 then, if it in my price range ?

August 13, 2012 5:48:26 PM

ok i look through novatech site and see what they do
August 13, 2012 5:48:45 PM

nope. get a 670. i recommend the msi 670 power edition. its the only one with voltage control. the cooler is pretty good too
August 13, 2012 5:49:32 PM

the 670s perform so close to a 680 its unreal
August 21, 2012 5:45:00 AM

Ok I have spent time reading forums and web sites for information and I think I have my build down, this should be it and hopely placing the order end of Sep.

So final comments or feedback would be great, and again thank you for all the help.

Stu



Case: Coolermaster Storm Series Stryker Case http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cas...

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H Intel Z77 http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboa...

CPU: i5 3570K 3.40GHz http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processor...

Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator and Fan http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/c...

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc...

Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 670 TwinFrozr IV Power Edition OC http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

PSU: Novatech Modular Power supply http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp...

HDD-SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SATA 6Gb/s http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrive...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrive...

CD-Rom: LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD+/-RW http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldr...
August 21, 2012 5:52:00 AM

First thing I'd scrap is that PSU. Never trust no-name PSUs to a gaming computer.
Second thing I'd scrap is the SSD. It is not so reliable and Sandforce drives may seem fast, but in reality, they aren't. Get a Crucial M4 instead.
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