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August 21, 2012 10:48:32 PM

1st time building UK, is everything okay and will i be able to play games on max graphics?


CPU: i5 3570k
Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard
graphics card: HD7850 2GB
HDD: Barracuda 1TB
RAM: Corsair 8gb DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
Power supply: Corsair CX600 Builder Series / 600W
dvd: Sony 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer
Case: CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case with HD Audio, 4 Fans, Card Reader and No PSU

Total cost : £610/$962


Don't know anything about overclocking but im willing to learn so will this be necessary or do i not need a cooler for overclocking a little

cpu cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU

Also ssd? they worth the money

ssd: 120GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 21, 2012 11:01:40 PM

i would suggest forgoing the SSD and use the money towards a 7870 gpu. SSDs are great for making the overall system snappy but doesn't increase frame rates like a better gpu would.


and that is a great cpu cooler for the price.
August 21, 2012 11:02:51 PM

Make sure the RAM is low profile to fit under the cooler. I say yes to the ssd. For what it's worth, the only HDDs that I've seen fail recently have been seagates.
-Bruce
Edit: I do like SSDs - getting one later and putting more into gpu may be wise choice - HD7970 or GTX670.
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August 21, 2012 11:04:48 PM

Anonymous said:
i would suggest forgoing the SSD and use the money towards a 7870 gpu. SSDs are great for making the overall system snappy but doesn't increase frame rates like a better gpu would.


and that is a great cpu cooler for the price.



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11199-00-20G-HD7870-GD...

Sapphire 11199-00-20G HD7870 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

£217.79 / $342

this one?

and would this gaming rig last me a couple of years
August 21, 2012 11:09:21 PM

dish_moose said:
Make sure the RAM is low profile to fit under the cooler. I say yes to the ssd. For what it's worth, the only HDDs that I've seen fail recently have been seagates.
-Bruce
Edit: I do like SSDs - getting one later and putting more into gpu may be wise choice - HD7970 or GTX670.



Yeh i will do that then

by low profile do you mean this?

Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile Vengeance Memory

http://www.ebuyer.com/274035-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-l...
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 21, 2012 11:10:23 PM

uklee said:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11199-00-20G-HD7870-GD...

Sapphire 11199-00-20G HD7870 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

£217.79 / $342

this one?

and would this gaming rig last me a couple of years

that will do and your rig as spec'd will last a few years w/o any problems. (getting a better gpu helps with that!)
August 21, 2012 11:28:23 PM

^This
if you don't get LP RAM ur gonna have a baad time
the CPU cooler IS necessary to overclock since IB tends to get kinda hot
i'd rather put some extra money for the video card instead of buying an ssd since i don't think you'd benefit as much
I'm unsure about the PSU but in your range i'd recommend this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Let's see how you do :) 
August 21, 2012 11:37:40 PM

pinwi said:
^This
if you don't get LP RAM ur gonna have a baad time
the CPU cooler IS necessary to overclock since IB tends to get kinda hot
i'd rather put some extra money for the video card instead of buying an ssd since i don't think you'd benefit as much
I'm unsure about the PSU but in your range i'd recommend this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Let's see how you do :) 


thanks

Read today about the 80 PLUS efficiency about how it saves money ect so i will get that then

so now ive made the changes you lot have recommended here it is so far

CPU: i5 3570k
Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard
graphics card: HD7870 2GB
HDD: Barracuda 1TB
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile Vengeance Memory
Power supply: Antec EarthWatts GREEN 650W
dvd: Sony 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer
Case: CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case with HD Audio, 4 Fans, Card Reader and No PSU


so this is all compatible and will fit in my case i have chosen?
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 22, 2012 12:27:25 AM

uklee said:
thanks

Read today about the 80 PLUS efficiency about how it saves money ect so i will get that then

so now ive made the changes you lot have recommended here it is so far

CPU: i5 3570k
Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard
graphics card: HD7870 2GB
HDD: Barracuda 1TB
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile Vengeance Memory
Power supply: Antec EarthWatts GREEN 650W
dvd: Sony 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer
Case: CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case with HD Audio, 4 Fans, Card Reader and No PSU


so this is all compatible and will fit in my case i have chosen?

i just looked about your cpu cooler and its fine.
Quote:
I've just done a similar build with this case
i5 2500k, asus p8z68 v LX, kingston hyperx 8gb (2x4), + coolermaster v6 gt. . .
my v6 GT touches the side without fans! but its a nice snug fit !


now the VT 6 is 164 mm tall and the EVO is 158.5 mm you won't have much room but it will fit.

!