Has any one got and tips on this possible system?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/fqCV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/fqCV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/fqCV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.45 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£93.06 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.60 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£66.22 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£213.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£12.88 @ CCL Computers)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-K8100 Wired Gaming Keyboard (£50.65 @ Dabs)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M8000X Wired Laser Mouse (£47.39 @ Dabs)
Total: £785.57
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-23 17:23 BST+0100)

My budget is £800 and I all ready have a monitor.
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  1. For £800 there really isn't any reason not to get an Ivy Bridge CPU, and while the 7870 is an excellent card the 660TI is better.

    And there's way better cases you can get than the Zalman Z9. Also way too much spent on peripherals - you can always get the good ones later.

    Try something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£177.66 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£42.00 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£66.22 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£252.79 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7261S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£15.02 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £804.70
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-23 17:40 BST+0100)
  2. Thank you!

    I am planning on purchasing tomorrow cant wait!
  3. The 7870 will get a price-drop to $250 next week. The 7950 will get a drop to $300. For $300, the 7950 obliterates the 660Ti in everything, except BF3 where it loses by a few FPS. Hold off till next week.
  4. Also, if I'm correct, the 7870/7950 are cheaper than the 660Ti in the UK.
  5. frappes said:
    The 7870 will get a price-drop to $250 next week. The 7950 will get a drop to $300. For $300, the 7950 obliterates the 660Ti in everything, except BF3 where it loses by a few FPS. Hold off till next week.


    Is that with or without the new driver updates?
  6. Checking Tom's review, they used 12.7 beta. 12.8 got released the same day, IIRC, and it improved BF3 performance by 3%.

    http://media.bestofmicro.com/8/R/348939/original/BF3%20%201920.png
  7. frappes said:
    Checking Tom's review, they used 12.7 beta. 12.8 got released the same day, IIRC, and it improved BF3 performance by 3%.

    http://media.bestofmicro.com/8/R/348939/original/BF3%20%201920.png


    Interesting. I know AMD doesn't screw around when it comes to releasing new driver updates but that's good to know.
  8. I have gone for the HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB its better and cheaper in the UK.
  9. Checking the changelog, it affects Skyrim the most. Up to a 25% performance gain in Skyrim.
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