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February 23, 2013 5:56:54 PM

:hello:  Hi guys my first post, so im treating myself to a gaming rig and it must run crysis 3 on highest settings if possible. Im trying to keep it simple budget is up to £1000. I might consider spending more if you guys recommend going higher or the performance gap would be better spend( if that makes sense). Im starting from scratch all the help i can get would be appreciated .

So I did so research my self(note none of this is mandatory if there is a better cpu, gpu whatever for better price post it please):

Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 : £105

Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI Dual LAN Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H : £170

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) : £85

Corsair GS800 : £95

Sapphire 11197-12-40G HD7970 3GB Vapor-X : £343

Kingston 240GB HyperX 3K SSD: £173

Totalling to around £886


Now would this be good enough, also i don't want to buy anything for the next 2-3 years.
Have I forgot something? Please share your wisdom with me guys cant wait to build my first computer :) 


Thanks in advance.


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February 23, 2013 6:16:41 PM

junkbox said:
:hello:  Hi guys my first post, so im treating myself to a gaming rig and it must run crysis 3 on highest settings if possible. Im trying to keep it simple budget is up to £1000. I might consider spending more if you guys recommend going higher or the performance gap would be better spend( if that makes sense). Im starting from scratch all the help i can get would be appreciated .

So I did so research my self(note none of this is mandatory if there is a better cpu, gpu whatever for better price post it please):

Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 : £105

Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI Dual LAN Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H : £170

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) : £85

Corsair GS800 : £95

Sapphire 11197-12-40G HD7970 3GB Vapor-X : £343

Kingston 240GB HyperX 3K SSD: £173

Totalling to around £886


Now would this be good enough, also i don't want to buy anything for the next 2-3 years.
Have I forgot something? Please share your wisdom with me guys cant wait to build my first computer :) 


Thanks in advance.


It's OK :)  As for now, It will run Crysis 3 at 30 fps (1080p) but new drivers will come along and game updates will make it even better (I would bet you will eventually get about 40-45).

For the PSU, I would go with the AX750i insted, but that's just because I love that PSU xD
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February 23, 2013 6:48:02 PM

If you can get an i7 3770K for £105 that is the deal of the century. It's usually more than double that.
From a strictly gaming sense you only really need an i5, the difference between the two is nil in games.

Motherboard is definitely on the expensive side, you can find that motherboard for cheaper. Also you don't necessarily need to spend that much. £100-£110 will buy you a really good quality motherboard with all the features you need.

16Gb of ram is overkill, if you want it then knock yourself out, but in terms of a requirement, 8 is more than sufficient.

The main feature of the Corsair GS range is LED lighting, it's probably not worth paying for. There are better quality PSUs in that price range. It's not modular, it's only 80plus Bronze and 800W is way more than you need unless you plan on doing a dual GPU setup at a later date.

If you want to push a brand new game like Crysis3 to highest details and keep high framerates, you might need to consider a multi GPU setup, though this is hugely resolution dependant. A 7970Ghz will run this game absolutely fine at 1080P, but it might mean fiddling with a couple of settings to get the kind of framerates you desire.

Also, do you not need a HDD and a CPU cooler?
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February 23, 2013 7:24:30 PM

Thanks rammy for your post, djangoringo recommend this for what do think?

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.34 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£69.96 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£216.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.94 @ CCL Computers)
Monitor: LG IPS237L-BN 23.0" Monitor (£131.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £976.79
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February 23, 2013 7:42:20 PM

Some minor price saving everywhere and you can get an 7970
21.5" instead of 23"
Gigabyte mb over the asrcok
Consumer drive that is faster rather than the RE3 (which is actually pretty old, back from 2008)
Cheaper but still good case
cheaper ram
rest still the same

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£95.56 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£53.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£294.98 @ CCL Computers)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.94 @ CCL Computers)
Monitor: LG IPS224V-PN 21.5" Monitor (£101.54 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £996.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 21:41 GMT+0000)
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