Advice for new build

Hello,

I have been putting together a list of parts for a new build. My budget is around £900 and I will want to build it around December.

I have a few questions about the build. Firstly is the power supply enough to support 2 way SLI for a 660ti (I wish to upgrade at a later date)? Secondly are there any improvements that can be made?

Here are the specs that I have put together so far:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/gf1j
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/gf1j/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/gf1j/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£174.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£112.45 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.38 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£250.99 @ Dabs)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£83.29 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.67 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£72.94 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £881.46
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 17:00 BST+0100)

Thank you for your time!
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  1. Great build :D

    Your PSU will definitely handle 660Ti SLI. Will even handle 2 680s in SLI. :)
  2. Thanks, sounds good then :D

    SLI 680's are little out of my price range though ;)
  3. WAIT . Lemme do something
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£174.94 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£323.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.40 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£73.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.67 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£72.94 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £904.92
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 18:15 BST+0100)

    I got you a GTX 670 and this build will DEFINITELY SLI ! XFX PSUs are made by SeaSonic
  5. Ok, that new PSU looks nice and it is cheaper, I am definitely going to swap that out. As for the MOBO, i know that the ASRock is a solid board but the MSI board does match the aesthetics of the GPU and case.

    Also you did not have the RAM listed with your price :)

    Using the XFX power supply I save £10 making the build total £870

    The price with a 670 is £946

    With an added monitor (approx £100) that makes my build go over £1000 - which i did not want to do.

    In my opinion the 660ti is a sweet spot for price/performance and if I do find a single 660ti to not be powerful enough I could always just add another one a month or two down the line!

    Thank you for the advice though :)

    If I can ask one question it would be what monitor to buy? I am wanting one priced around £100 with a resolution of 1900x1080 that has great picture quality. What would be my best option?
  6. mcnutterz said:
    Ok, that new PSU looks nice and it is cheaper, I am definitely going to swap that out. As for the MOBO, i know that the ASRock is a solid board but the MSI board does match the aesthetics of the GPU and case.

    Also you did not have the RAM listed with your price :)

    Using the XFX power supply I save £10 making the build total £870

    The price with a 670 is £946

    With an added monitor (approx £100) that makes my build go over £1000 - which i did not want to do.

    In my opinion the 660ti is a sweet spot for price/performance and if I do find a single 660ti to not be powerful enough I could always just add another one a month or two down the line!

    Thank you for the advice though :)

    If I can ask one question it would be what monitor to buy? I am wanting one priced around £100 with a resolution of 1900x1080 that has great picture quality. What would be my best option?


    My GTX 670 build isnt that price
  7. Ahh whatever haha you can choose the 660ti no problem. Lemme try to find you a good monitor
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£174.94 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£250.99 @ Dabs)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.40 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£73.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.67 @ CCL Computers)
    Monitor: AOC E2243FW 21.5" Monitor (£104.91 @ Ebuyer)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£72.94 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £937.82
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 19:20 BST+0100)

    Here's everything with the monitor. I got you a 400R, its a way better case, very reliable, with plenty of USB 3 ports, and amazing ventilation.
  9. mcnutterz said:
    Hello,

    I have been putting together a list of parts for a new build. My budget is around £900 and I will want to build it around December.

    I have a few questions about the build. Firstly is the power supply enough to support 2 way SLI for a 660ti (I wish to upgrade at a later date)? Secondly are there any improvements that can be made?

    Here are the specs that I have put together so far:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/gf1j
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/gf1j/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/gf1j/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£174.94 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£112.45 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.38 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£250.99 @ Dabs)
    Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£83.29 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.67 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£72.94 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £881.46
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 17:00 BST+0100)

    Thank you for your time!


    I can't see anything wrong with that, try to get the OEM i5 3570k though as itis £10 cheaper normally and you have the evo 212 for the hs&f. Very nice, i wouldn't say no to having that myself :)
  10. Thanks for all the help/advice all of your comments are appreciated!

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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£174.94 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£112.40 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.64 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.41 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£250.99 @ Dabs)
    Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£73.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.67 @ CCL Computers)
    Monitor: AOC E2243FW 21.5" Monitor (£104.91 @ Ebuyer)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£72.94 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £976.53
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 09:05 BST+0100)

    Spot on budget and great performance to boot!

    Thanks, McNutterz :)
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