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October 2, 2012 12:54:14 AM


Im trying to Build my own Gaming PC (also to be used for some video editing). I would like it to be fairly upgradeable (futureproof?) so i never really have to buy a complete new PC again.

Do you think this is a good start considering current gaming requirements?

Will all of the parts be compatible with each other?

Am i getting good value for money here or would there be a better way of doing things (e.g. different parts, pre-built comp etc..)?

Mother board - £70.43
Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)

CPU - £139.99
Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU

Memory – £33.77
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit

Video card - £150.98
Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card

Hard Drive - £46.97
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s

Optical Drive – 10.73
LiteOn IHAS124-19C

Case - £38.98
Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Midi Tower with Window – Black

Power Supply - £37.83
Cooler Master GX-Lite 500W

Monitor – £81.56
Acer G226HQLBBD 21.5” full HD

Operating System - £104
Windows 7

Total Build - £715.24

thanks for any help bruddahs

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2012 12:56:42 AM

I would recommend a few things.

Get a Z77 motherboard, even though you don't need one that bad.

The 560Ti is good, but if you can find a 7850 for just a little more, I would go for that.

Also, I would say get a Corsair CX500 over the one you chose. More reliable.
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October 2, 2012 2:17:55 AM

Its the best gaming platform at the moment, if you're on a strict budget, definitely go for a Asrock Z77 Extreme 4.

Don't go for that one, go for the card I currently have, and its actually less than your 560TI and its so much better.
October 2, 2012 2:18:50 AM

And that video ram on the 560ti would be a bottleneck if you were gaming on high settings on games like Battlefield 3.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2012 2:29:39 AM

The Z68 will still overclock the processor. The 7850 uses less power, so you can use the CX500.