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August 28, 2012 3:12:32 PM

So I've just put together a built with parts I am going to buy in the next week. I'm from the uk so I use ebuyer. Can you please give an opinion on the below build before I purchase parts.

http://www.ebuyer.com/363228-asus-p8z77-v-lx-socket-115... - Motherboard

http://www.ebuyer.com/349029-intel-core-i5-3570k-3-4ghz... - Processor

http://www.ebuyer.com/274036-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-v... - Memory

http://www.ebuyer.com/287105-evga-gtx-560-superclocked-... - Graphics card

http://www.ebuyer.com/241718-wd-1tb-blue-desktop-drive-... - Hard drive

http://www.ebuyer.com/176026-liteon-ihas124-sata-dvd-wr... - Optical drive

http://www.ebuyer.com/352621-coolermaster-gx-lite-600w-... - power supply

http://www.ebuyer.com/233740-coolermaster-elite-430-all... - Case

Total cost = £616.73 (my budget was £600)



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August 28, 2012 5:01:58 PM

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August 28, 2012 5:33:30 PM

buddy you need a stronger gpu than EVGA GTX 560 so go with nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6870
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August 28, 2012 5:45:08 PM

maninder055 said:
buddy you need a stronger gpu than EVGA GTX 560 so go with nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6870



A GTX 560 or a GTX 560?
August 28, 2012 6:41:07 PM

Yep, switched for the Nvidia GeForce gtx 560. Anything else?
August 28, 2012 6:55:30 PM

Looks decent. I am not to hot about cooler master's PSUs, but that could just be me.
August 28, 2012 7:22:15 PM

KIERONOO said:
Yep, switched for the Nvidia GeForce gtx 560. Anything else?



Yes. What exactly do you think the difference in "strength" is between the two different name brands for the same card?


August 28, 2012 7:37:45 PM

Z1NONLY said:
Yes. What exactly do you think the difference in "strength" is between the two different name brands for the same card?



I don't know. I'm a noob at this that's why I'm on here for help
August 28, 2012 8:05:32 PM

KIERONOO said:
I don't know. I'm a noob at this that's why I'm on here for help


Sorry, I thought your response was to my question directed at maninder055.

Different name brands of the same card can use different cooling options and amounts of vram, maybe even different clock speeds. But to recommend one name brand over another of the same card, as "stronger" seems like hype to me. -Particularly when there is no spec listed for the recommendation, like "Get the card with 2G of ram rather than 1G."

I thought maybe it was a typo and he was recommending a 560ti over a 560. (The ti has more cores than the non ti) But a 560 is generally a 560 when talking about how "strong" a card is.

I could see someone recommending one 560 over another because one has a quieter cooling solution or maybe a slightly higher clock speed at the same price as one with a lower clock speed. But not just "brand x" GTX 560 is stronger than "brand y" GTX 560.





August 28, 2012 8:15:50 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
Looks decent. I am not to hot about cooler master's PSUs, but that could just be me.





Did you own a Cooler Master PSU that failed or why do you not like them. I am not attacking you just wondering because I own one and would like to know what to watch out for or is it just preference?
August 28, 2012 8:41:44 PM

I'm also using wireless at home. Do I need to add anything extra for that? If so what do you guys recommend?
August 29, 2012 12:11:11 AM

KIERONOO said:
I'm also using wireless at home. Do I need to add anything extra for that? If so what do you guys recommend?

Great build.
Answering you question, get a PCI wireless network adapter, those are really, really cheap.
August 29, 2012 9:53:52 AM

crowz9 said:
Great build.
Answering you question, get a PCI wireless network adapter, those are really, really cheap.


Is there any particular model that will perform better with a certain router?
August 29, 2012 11:47:58 PM

KIERONOO said:
Is there any particular model that will perform better with a certain router?

Well I don't know what router you have, but if you want to be sure, try getting a wireless adapter from the same brand.
Any 150MBPS or 300MBPS adapter should work just fine. They come with both big and small antennas.
August 30, 2012 9:00:34 AM

It's a SKY router, they don't do adapters
August 31, 2012 2:59:44 AM

KIERONOO said:
It's a SKY router, they don't do adapters

Then just get any wireless adapter. Will work for sure.
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