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 $1600 Gaming PC Build Advice - Forum I Need a Video Editing Beast (no gaming, just filmmaking) - Forum Potential Homeserver Build - Forum Cheapest build with upgrade potential - Forum FSX Budget Build (My first) - 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: ForumNew Gaming Rig l Need compatibility check + any advice ! Forum$1200-1600 Photo editing dual-monitor build (w/gaming potential ) ForumPotential Software Development/Gaming Build ForumAdvice on a potential first budget build . ForumBuilding 3rd gaming rig, need up-to-date advice ForumI have a question about my new potential build . ForumI need advice on my potential build ForumRate my potential build ForumPotential Build - Critiques/Suggestions Requested ForumThoughts and advice on new build ForumAnother Bite Da Dust - Who's Next ForumPower Supply good for cheap price More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !