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October 24, 2012 9:29:55 PM

First I'd like to say thanks to those of you who helped me on my other build (well my brothers)

Now the parts I have come up with so far are.

Case: Antec Case
Mobo: Asrock Mobo
CPU: AMD CPU
GPU: [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-DirectCU-CrossFireX-Techno...] Radeon GPU [/url]
RAM: [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX8GX3M2A1333C9-XMS3-M...] Corsair RAM [/url]
PSU: [http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-OCZ-CXS500W-UK-CoreXStream-...] OCZ PSU [/url]
Optical Drive: [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Multi...] Sony DVD [/url]
SSD: [http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-AGT3-25SAT3-120G-Agility-12...] OCZ SSD [/url]
SSD Bracket: [http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-OCZACSSDBRKT2-inch-Adaptor-...] OCZ SSD Bracket [/url]
HDD: [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-6Gbps-Saving-In...] Western Digital HDD [/url]

I was also thinking of getting these SATA Cables

SATA3: [http://www.amazon.co.uk/SATA-LOCKING-Speed-Drive-Cable/...] For The Optical Drive, HDD & SSD[/url]

Let me know what you guys think.

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October 24, 2012 9:30:45 PM

Sorry I killed some links
October 24, 2012 9:59:52 PM

Somewhat difficult to follow what you are doing, with the "links", however, this CPU and mobo, will give better performance, much better, in gaming
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.97 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $261.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

For SSD OCZ Vertex 4 is much better than Agility. Samsung 830 would be good alternative.
I would, generally, avoid OCZ for PSU. Some aren't too bad, but generally prefer Seasonic, PC Power&Cooling, XFX, Corsair (TX or HX), Rosewill (Hive or Capstone), Antec (Basiq or Gamer).
The H77 mobo is ideal for a single GPU. I presume you don't intend to have 2. If you did, recommend you use ASRock Z77 Extreme 3 for mobo, rather than my original suggestion.
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October 24, 2012 10:12:14 PM

You have to buy from a UK site?, and what is your budget?
October 24, 2012 10:45:29 PM

If you wanted the AMD instead of Intel, get the Piledriver 8320 instead of the 8150.
October 25, 2012 11:20:18 AM

My budget is £700 but can go over will just have to work overtime.
October 25, 2012 11:30:45 AM


Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Processor
http://www.cclonline.com/product/7 [...] -/CPU0102/

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard
http://www.cclonline.com/product/7 [...] d/MBD0355/

Palit GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream Graphics Card
http://www.cclonline.com/product/8 [...] d/VGA0644/

OCZ ZS Series 650W Power Supply 80+ Plus Bronze
http://www.cclonline.com/product/6 [...] e/PSU0244/

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
http://www.cclonline.com/product/7 [...] r/CLR0412/

Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 LP Vengeance Memory 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Two Module Kit
http://www.cclonline.com/product/6 [...] t/RAM0336/

Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive
http://www.cclonline.com/product/6 [...] e/HDD1190/

CCL Choice 22x DVD+/-RW Drive
http://www.cclonline.com/product/9 [...] -/CDR0150/

Xigmatek Asgard Pro Gaming Case
http://www.cclonline.com/product/7 [...] e/CAS0584/

That would be over budget at around £800 but is going to max out anything you toss at it for a while so I would say worth doing some overtime. You could drop the GPU to a 660ti and save about £80. No SSD as its aimed at gaming performance you can always add an SSD later.
October 25, 2012 11:40:57 AM

Oh and yeah UK sites please
October 25, 2012 11:41:58 AM

That looks promising thanks wr6133
October 25, 2012 11:43:13 AM

sorry i posted broke links :(  ..... having a spanner moment

These should work

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Processor
http://www.cclonline.com/product/73989/BX80637I53570K/C...

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard
http://www.cclonline.com/product/78336/GA-Z77X-UD3H/Mot...

Palit GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream Graphics Card
http://www.cclonline.com/product/82247/NE5X670H1042-104...

OCZ ZS Series 650W Power Supply 80+ Plus Bronze
http://www.cclonline.com/product/60912/OCZ-ZS650W-UK/Po...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
http://www.cclonline.com/product/76740/RR-212E-16PK-R1/...

Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 LP Vengeance Memory 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Two Module Kit
http://www.cclonline.com/product/61774/CML8GX3M2A1600C9...

Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive
http://www.cclonline.com/product/66223/ST500DM002/Hard-...

CCL Choice 22x DVD+/-RW Drive
http://www.cclonline.com/product/92980/CCL-DVDRW-BLK-52...

Xigmatek Asgard Pro Gaming Case
http://www.cclonline.com/product/79782/CCC-AE37BS-U02/C...
October 25, 2012 12:03:52 PM

If you weren't too fussed about overclocking CPU, this would be a very good build, at your budget.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£98.58 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.14 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£73.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£233.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.13 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £700.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you were able to stretch budget, you could step up to a GTX 670 (personally like the Gigabyte again), and add an SSD, something like

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£76.97 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£311.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £387.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Obviously, removing the 660Ti. As budget allows, you are definitely better to go with a Z77 mobo, that would allow you to add a 2nd GPU, at some time, in the future, should you want to.
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