Chek Da potential Build! (advice?) Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Last response: October 2, 2012 2:29 AM in Systems Share bobbyatopk October 2, 2012 12:54:14 AM Hello, 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 More about : chek potential build advice Deemo13 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. bobbyatopk October 2, 2012 1:04:09 AM hey thanks for the quick reply! do you mean a 7850 like this ? http://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/1226739/AMD-Radeon-HD-... ill probably get the Corsair cx500 instead. I'm trying to save money where i can though, not sure if want to commit to the z77 - do you think it will be much better? Related resources Looking for advice to get full potential out of my build. - Forum New potential build, Advice - Forum Need advice on this potential build for Video Editing ($2000 budget) - Forum Advice on potential PC build - Forum Advice on a potential first budget build. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JJ1217 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. http://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/819239/Sapphire-HD-785... JJ1217 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. Deemo13 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New Potential Build - Advice Appreciated Forum Need advice on potential SLI build Forum SolvedSeeking advice on my potential gaming build Forum Potential Build Looking for any Advice Forum Looking for advice and opinions on this potential $1500 build Forum Advice/Opinions on Potential Gaming Rig Build. Forum Could use some advice on my potential build. Forum I need advice on my potential build Forum SolvedPotential Built Advice Forum SolvedRate my potential PC gaming build please! Edited build Forum SolvedRate my potential PC gaming build please! Forum Advice needed on new potential build Forum Advice requested on potential new build Forum SolvedPotential incompatibility flagged on build. Can someone explain? Forum SolvedPotential PC Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !