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November 4, 2012 11:35:00 AM

Any recommendations for improvements?
I want to be running BF3, MoH etc. on ultra at +60fps.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£104.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case (£86.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£83.99 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive (£38.02 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£70.45 @ CCL Computers)
Total: ~£1020

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November 4, 2012 11:43:31 AM

Bit tired right now, so feedback will be brief.

Change the Spinpoint drive to a Seagate Barracuda or WD Black (whichever is cheaper, likely the Seagate).

No SSD? I advise getting one. OCZ Vertex 4 or Samsung 830 are good drives.

Other than that, its all good. You'v done your homework.
November 4, 2012 12:59:32 PM

Okay, this is my update. I don't think I want to add an SSD right away since I'd rather spend the £80 on mouse/keyboard. Thnks for the reccomendation.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£104.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.88 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case (£86.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£83.99 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive (£38.02 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£70.45 @ CCL Computers)
Total: ~£1020
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November 4, 2012 7:08:50 PM

All good, it'l be a nice gaming rig for a while yet.
November 4, 2012 7:30:57 PM

Depends on what you're doing.

For gaming, it's great, for video editing, it's also good.

If you are going to be over clocking, then everything looks good. If not, change out the MOBO to a H77, and the cpu to just the plain 3570.

Everything looks fine, except the HDD. I just don't really like Seagate, as they fail more then WD. And that really sucks when it happens.

Other than that, it's a great build!
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