Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

I need help with my build

Tags:
  • Build
  • Systems
Last response: in Systems
Share
November 5, 2012 1:22:49 AM

Hi all,

It won't let me delete or edit my other post, so it is still there, sorry.

I have used pcpartpicker and picked out all the parts but the voltage of my memory is too much for any cpu on the website, can any of you look and help me find out what I can do to sort it.

This is it: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/myFR

Thank you for reading.


Fabian :bounce: 

More about : build

November 5, 2012 1:48:50 AM

Buy memory that runs at 1.5V? It's the standard today, widely available and cheap as heck.

In addition, I would recommend getting a newer graphics card and a cheaper motherboard.
And if it's mostly for gaming, step down to a Core i5-3570k and matching motherboard (eg. Asrock Z77 Extreme4).
November 5, 2012 1:49:59 AM

Thank you, much apprieciated, sounds like a good idea to me :D  haha
Related resources
November 5, 2012 10:22:04 PM

Yeah. But I would still change some things. It's better to get 8 GB RAM, and you could get faster RAM as well. And again, a newer graphics card would give you more performance for the money, and with less power consumption.

A Radeon HD 7870 is actually faster than the 6970. It's much cheaper though. If you want more performance, you could get a HD 7950 which still shouldn't cost more than the 6970.

Then you get a build like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.37 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£49.95 @ Ebuyer)
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: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£238.55 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case (£219.80 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£125.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £993.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
November 5, 2012 10:37:35 PM

Do think it is better to get a different cooling system that the H60, because I have been told that it is very loud?
November 6, 2012 12:54:39 AM

I wouldn't call it very loud, but it's not the most quiet cooler either.

You could consider air cooling instead. Maybe a Cooler Master TPC 812 for similar cooling and a little less noise, without being a monstrously huge cooler.
!