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October 15, 2012 2:41:09 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next few weeks

Budget Range: Final cost ~£800-900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (eg. Dota2, SC2, Diablo 3), internet, movies, video editing (not a huge amount)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes but not included in cost. Current screen 22", new will be 23/24"

Parts to Upgrade: New Build, so all

Do you need to buy OS: No - Win7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.overclockers.co.uk, www.scan.co.uk, www.ebuyer.com, www.amazon.co.uk

Location: London, UK

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Yes but not straight away

SLI or Crossfire: Yes later x2

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 (current and minimum), 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Dota2, SC2, Diablo 3. Preferably not too loud

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Replacing family pc with my current one (just over 2yrs old)


Currently looking at:
Processor: Intel i5 3750k £168 from Scan/overclockers
GPU: MSI HD 7870 twin frozr £184


Thanks for any help you guys can give.

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October 15, 2012 3:18:20 PM

This is on the higher end of your budget, but I think that it is definitely worth it. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask.
Cheers.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/kotX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/kotX/by_merchant/


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.94 @ Scan.co.uk)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£104.12 @ Scan.co.uk)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)

Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£76.94 @ Scan.co.uk)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.94 @ CCL Computers)

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£304.99 @ Scan.co.uk)

Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.99 @ Dabs)

Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£79.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)

Total: £902.48

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 15, 2012 4:29:25 PM

Hi, thanks for the reply and thanks for showing me the partpicker site, didnt know about it.

A few questions:

How good is the Zalman case noise and cooling wise? if you know. My current setup has the Antec 300 case which i found was really good (at the time recommended by tom's hardware)

Would you go for the gtx 670 now and not bother with sli or go for the 7870, save £100 and get a 2nd 7870 in a year and crossfire?
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