New 'Gaming' Pc Build

Hello everyone,

After recently finding out that building your own pc is alot cheaper than buying one of the market, i decided to build my own.
Now, i do not know much about PC'S but i have an idea and i was just wanting clarification.Here is a list of parts i have put together, please if any of them do not work together or if there is a better product just tell me.

Thank you.


Intel BX80619I73930K Core i7-3930K 6-Core Processor (3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo), Socket 2011, 12MB L3 Cache, Turbo Boost 2.0) - Intel

£448.54


Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 High Performance 750W Power Supply - Corsair

£83.98


Palit GeForce GTX 680 Jetstream Graphics Card (2GB GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0, 1084MHz-1150MHz, 6300MHz) - Palit

£384.97

Kingston Technology 16GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Memory Module (Kit of 2) - KIngston

£58.32


Inwin Dragon Rider White Full Tower Mesh Computer Gaming Case - High Performance PC Chassis for ATX, Micro-ATX & E-ATX Motherboards - Perfect for the lounge, bedroom or gaming pad - No PSU - Inwin

£109.95


Asus P9X79 Motherboard Socket 2011, Intel X79, DDR3, ATX, PCI Express 3.0, Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control) - Asus

£186.98

Corsair CWCH60 Water Cooler - Corsair

£53.76

Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer Black Bare - Sony

£14.66


Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA III 6 Gbps Internal 3.5 inch Hard Drive - Western Digital

£60.99
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  1. Where is the list?
  2. nafoni said:
    Where is the list?

    Post updated :bounce:
  3. You're doing tons of things wrong.

    1. No CPU will give you better performance in games than the i5-3570K, which is A LOT cheaper than the CPU you mentioned. Games simply doesn't take advantage of technologies in more expensive CPUs.

    2. You don't want the GTX 680 these days. For a high-end GPU, you either want the GTX 670 or Radeon 7970. The GTX 670 performs very similar to the GTX 680 for less money, and performs equal once overclocked. Same goes for the 7970, which has a similar price to the GTX 670 - a bit over 300£.

    3. You don't need 16GB RAM for a gaming build, and you want the RAM to have a speed of 1600MHz.

    4. I don't recommend going water cooling, at least not when you don't know extremely much about this from before. The H60 isn't a very good water cooler either. I would look for an air cooler, preferably the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for light-medium overclocks, or the Noctua NH-D14 for higher overclocks.

    5. You really want a SSD for a high-budget build like this.

    Give me a few minutes and I'll put together a build for you.
  4. Johnson0764 said:
    Post updated :bounce:


    Hell no.... its extremely unbalanced. i suppose this PC is for gaming so here you go:


    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master TPC 812 86.2 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($69.21 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1244.13

    Add a second GTX670 if you want.
  5. Ok thanks for the reply, i look forward to seeing the build(s).
  6. omg i forgot you were in the uk... let me build something from there:
  7. nafoni said:
    You're doing tons of things wrong.

    1. No CPU will give you better performance in games than the i5-3570K, which is A LOT cheaper than the CPU you mentioned. Games simply doesn't take advantage of technologies in more expensive CPUs.

    2. You don't want the GTX 680 these days. For a high-end GPU, you either want the GTX 670 or Radeon 7970. The GTX 670 performs very similar to the GTX 680 for less money, and performs equal once overclocked. Same goes for the 7970, which has a similar price to the GTX 670 - a bit over 300£.

    3. You don't need 16GB RAM for a gaming build, and you want the RAM to have a speed of 1600MHz.

    4. I don't recommend going water cooling, at least not when you don't know extremely much about this from before. The H60 isn't a very good water cooler either. I would look for an air cooler, preferably the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for light-medium overclocks, or the Noctua NH-D14 for higher overclocks.

    5. You really want a SSD for a high-budget build like this.

    Give me a few minutes and I'll put together a build for you.


    +1
    For CPU cooler I reccomend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118100
    For PC case I suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.10 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£117.98 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.19 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£76.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£79.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£317.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Inwin Dragon Rider White ATX Full Tower Case (£119.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£83.99 @ Dabs)
    Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (£11.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £1047.24
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-11 15:52 BST+0100)

    Personally I don't like the look of the case, but it looks like a good case, so go for it if you like it.
  9. Some comments about the build I posted:

    -I'd say the 3570K paired with the Hyper 212 will give you a max overclock of 4,5GHz. I would recommend 4,2GHz, since overclocking beyond this frequency requires you to mess with voltages and other stuff.
    -The motherboard supports SLI, and the PSU has enough wattage to handle SLI. Add a second GTX 670 right away/later on if you wish. Keep in mind that a GTX 670 + 3570K will still destroy any game played on ultra @ 1080p these days.
    -The SSD is big enough for storing your OS and applications, and maybe some games as well. Keep in mind that Steam requires all games to be installed on the same drive. I would still recommend installing games on a HDD, since it only affects loading times, and not actual game performance.
  10. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.10 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS11X Performa CPU Cooler (£31.25 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£99.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.19 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.80 @ Novatech)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£87.99 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£304.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£304.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.49 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£99.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Total: £1284.75

    here.... if it goes too much over budget simply scrap one GTX670 and buy it later.
  11. idroid said:
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.10 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS11X Performa CPU Cooler (£31.25 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£99.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.19 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.80 @ Novatech)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£87.99 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£304.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£304.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.49 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£99.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Total: £1284.75

    here.... if it goes too much over budget simply scrap one GTX670 and buy it later.

    Looks good as well, but I see no reason to go with an 850W PSU for a 2x670 build. 750W will do fine.
  12. Thanks to all the people who replied, you defiantly cleared things up.
  13. cpu: i5 3570k
    cpu cooler: noctua nh-d14 / corsair h100 / zalman cnps12x / hyper 212 evo
    motherboard: gigabyte ga-z77x-ud3h / asus p8z77-v / asrock z77 extreme4
    memory: corsair vengeance LP (low profile) 2x4gb ddr3 1600mhz
    HDD: western digital green 7200rpm 1tb
    SSD: intel 330 120gb / samsung 830 128gb
    GPU: any gtx 670 / radeon hd 7970 with a good cooler. (gigabyte windforce 3x, asus direct cu 2, msi twin frozr 3/4)
    case: fractal design define r4 (oh my god i love this :)), the naxt phantom 410 is also quite nice
    PSU: any quality brand 550w(not doing sli/crossfire) or 750w(if you are planning sli/crossfire) 80 plus bronze/silver/gold/platinum
    that will be around £1000 i think.

    :)
  14. nafoni said:
    Looks good as well, but I see no reason to go with an 850W PSU for a 2x670 build. 750W will do fine.


    it was 8GBPs more expensive so...why not?
  15. idroid said:
    it was 8GBPs more expensive so...why not?

    Because it's 16GBPs more expensive + he will never have any use for it :)
  16. nafoni said:
    Because it's 16GBPs more expensive + he will never have any use for it :)


    The price difference between the XFX P1-850B-NLG9 and XFX P1-750B-NLG9 is only 7GBPs....renember that the capacity of the PSU is reduced over time.
  17. Oh, thought you ment the Corsair vs the XFX. Well, personally I still wouldn't bother spending 8£ to get 100W that I would probably never use. But that's up to him.
  18. 750W is not going to jeopardize his system. The power draw is less than that for the 670.
  19. azeem40 said:
    750W is not going to jeopardize his system. The power draw is less than that for the 670.

    +1
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