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September 2, 2012 5:56:28 PM

What graphics card should i get?




CPU: i5-3570K


Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO


Grraphics card:


SSD: Samsung SSD 830 128GB


HDD: Western Digital 2TB


RAM: Corsair 16GB 1600MHz


Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo


Power supply: Corsair 750w 80 plus


dvd: 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer Black Bare


Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D Mid Tower Case


OS: Windows 7 premium £72.99
September 2, 2012 6:02:40 PM

First, tell us your budget and what store you're buying from.
September 2, 2012 9:01:14 PM

Any stores (uk)

Was thinking 200-300 for the graphics card
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September 2, 2012 9:09:58 PM

What will you be using the computer for?
September 2, 2012 11:34:04 PM

Mostly gaming, maybe some video editing
September 3, 2012 12:17:12 AM

Is this within your budget?

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 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£99.54 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£67.80 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£76.16 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£79.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£326.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case (£139.62 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£83.29 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (£11.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£76.99 @ Dabs)
Total: £1162.95
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 01:17 BST+0100)
September 3, 2012 9:31:11 AM

Yeh this looks good thanks, just a couple questions

Whats the difference between the msi geforce gtx 670 and the normal 670

Why this motherboard and not the asrock or asus?

Would this rig last me a couple of years and let me play every game on ultra 1920x1080?
September 3, 2012 9:45:04 AM

uklee said:
Yeh this looks good thanks, just a couple questions

Whats the difference between the msi geforce gtx 670 and the normal 670

Why this motherboard and not the asrock or asus?

Would this rig last me a couple of years and let me play every game on ultra 1920x1080?


That MSI GTX 670 has non reference cooler, has unlocked voltage so you can increase voltage if needed for more overclocking stability/headroom.

The motherboard he picked is a low budget one and has less power phrase capable of supporting high overclocking and stability as compared to the one you pick. The comparable motherboard from Gigabyte to the one you picked (Asus P8Z77 V-Pro) is the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H and Asrock Z77 Extreme 6. Everyone has their personal preference brand, mine is Asus and others maybe Gigabyte or MSI or Asrock.

And to answer your last question, yes if you overclock at i5 3570k to at least 4.2 ghz (which requires nothing more than a bios adjustment of CPU ratio to 42 while keeping stock voltage), your system will last quite a while.
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