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August 17, 2012 11:48:51 AM

Will my parts bottleneck and could i run the latest games?

i5 3570K Quad Core £177.76

Asus P8Z77-V LX Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 8GB DDR3 1866 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop £46.56

XFX HD6850 £89.99

Zalman Z11 Plus High Performance Mid Tower Case £53.30

Corsair 600W CX Series V2 PSU - 6x SATA 2x PCI-E £53.44

Seagate 2TB ST2000DM001 2 platter £76.99

Samsung SH-222BB SATA DVD Write Optical Drive | OEM £12.99

Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler £26.65

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August 17, 2012 12:01:28 PM

Latest games at lowest settings you have got it wrong for a gaming build you buy the £90 CPU and the £177 GPU
August 17, 2012 12:03:29 PM

From adding up those parts I guess your budget is in the £500 range

I did this for another thread today so dont mind if I copy and paste it here for you it may help

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Quad Core

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard

Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB) Memory Kit 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive

Antec One Mid Tower Case

OCZ ZS Series 550W 80+ Bronze Power Supply

Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO CPU Cooler

Palit NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660Ti Jetstream 2GB Graphics Card

That Totals £580

I'm £30 over but its got the brand new 660ti Graphics Card this will run anything at high or better

If you want to stay in budget get this Graphics Card instead

Palit NVIDIA GeForce GTX560Ti 448 Edition Graphics Card

Would make the Total £512

It will play everything on medium or high currently just the 660ti will stay relevent for longer (its alot more powerful)

Beaware none of these builds (or the one you linked) include windows so thats an extra £70 unless you own a copy already

I used an AMD CPU in the build as in your price range getting an Intel i5 would mean a lower Graphics card as most games are GPU (graphics card) bound its better to get this CPU and a good Graphics Card rather than a top[ end CPU and a cheapo graphics card (like the build you linked). I included a CPU cooler as its a very very easy and safe task to Overclock that CPU a little.

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August 17, 2012 12:04:04 PM

No bottlenecks.

That GPU is a bit underpowered if your looking for ultra settings on games like BF3, but should be good for not as intensive games or if your happy with med-high settings on intensive games.
August 17, 2012 12:24:29 PM

Is that GTX560Ti a good or could i get a better one under £200?
August 17, 2012 12:54:49 PM

Thats the special edition 448 core version of a 560ti its performance is closer to a 570 not bad for £185

The 660ti is pricey but it will max out anything but I can see why £250 may be a stumbling block on that one

If the £185 560ti 448 edition is too much then a regular 560ti would be ok but the amount saved I dont think is worth the performance drop (unless you really cant afford the £185 card)

August 17, 2012 1:20:24 PM

Indeed.. at least a 6870. A 560TI if u can, and of course a 660TI/7870 if u can spend some more :p