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November 8, 2012 2:48:39 PM

PALIT GeForce GTX 660 2048MB http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card... £166.97

Cooler Master CM-690 II Lite Dominator http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... £59.99

Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-XKT-1155-Z68AP-D3-Moth... £68.36

Intel Core I5-3570 Processor http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-I5-3570-Processor-3-40GHZ... £159.20

8GB Mushkin Enhanced BlackLine Frostbyte http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory+-+RAM/... £33.54

Corsair CP-9020047-UK Builder Series http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-corsair-builder-ser... £45

Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-Green-In... £62.34

Heres my build i was wonder is it good for a gaming pc

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November 8, 2012 3:51:21 PM

There is a slight mis-match, in that you have the locked version of the top of the line i5, which can't be overclocked, and an overclocking motherboard, that is more suitable for the last generation of processors. If you want overclocking this would be a better mix.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.37 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£95.97 @ Amazon 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: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£166.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Scan.co.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: £648.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 17:42 GMT+0000)

If you didn't want CPU overclocking, this might be an option, using the more powerful HD7870 grahics card.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£72.25 @ Amazon 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: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£180.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Scan.co.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: £586.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 17:48 GMT+0000)

Your build did not include an optical drive. If you don't WANT one, that can be removed from my builds. I have used a case which is probably better value, but appreciate cases are very much personal choice.
November 8, 2012 3:56:06 PM

malbluff said:


If you didn't want CPU overclocking, this might be an option, using the more powerful HD7870 grahics card.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£72.25 @ Amazon 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: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£180.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Scan.co.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: £586.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 17:48 GMT+0000)

Your build did not include an optical drive. If you don't WANT one, that can be removed from my builds.


If you're spending £650 on a build, why not go 3470 and 7950? It can be done if OS and monitor are not needed. I'd try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£72.25 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.03 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£248.70 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.69 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£70.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Novatech)
Total: £709.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 17:57 GMT+0000)
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November 8, 2012 11:45:55 PM

I like both builds above me.

I would get g-unit's build with the powerful GPU, but I don't get what's with the extra £10 on RAM choice and 650w PSU.

Also, what's with the overpriced HAF912. :p 

I think it can reach something close to the £650 mark with a few changes.
November 8, 2012 11:53:31 PM

Need to hear from OP, re budget. Original build was basically £600, so I picked HD7870, to keep to that. Agree would be even better with HD7950, but if £600 is max, it's a bit difficult.
November 9, 2012 1:02:52 AM

excella1221 said:
I like both builds above me.

I would get g-unit's build with the powerful GPU, but I don't get what's with the extra £10 on RAM choice and 650w PSU.

Also, what's with the overpriced HAF912. :p 

I think it can reach something close to the £650 mark with a few changes.


For RAM I was lazy and just chose whatever was at the top of my PC Part Picker favorites. :lol: 

The 650W PSU will give you room if you want to add a second GPU.
November 9, 2012 1:58:29 AM

You can't Crossfire on the H77 Pro4/MVP though, and 750w would be best for dual 7950. :p 
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November 9, 2012 3:32:53 AM

i would get an asrock extreme4 motherboard, best performance/price/features ratio

get a western digital caviar blue or black if you are going to use it as a boot drive, caviar green is only 5400/5700rpm which is too slow for a boot drive

check out fractal cases, they are of excellent quality
http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=start&category=2&pr...
November 9, 2012 4:17:01 AM

excella1221 said:
You can't Crossfire on the H77 Pro4/MVP though, and 750w would be best for dual 7950. :p 


Oh yeah true. I thought it had 2 x PCI 3.0 x 16 slots, no?
November 9, 2012 4:25:38 AM

Just 1. The other is PCI-E 2.0, but only @x4 so it'll bottleneck.
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