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November 8, 2012 3:01:13 PM

I'm going to build a budget mid range gaming pc and I wanted to make sure if they're ok. My Screen resolution is 1440x900.

Cpu-Intel Core i3 3220 Ivy Bridge Dual Core Processor-£92.56
Motherboard-Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H USB 3.0 Intel Z77 Socket 1155 Ivybridge-£76.81
Ram-Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz-£30.96
Gpu-1GB MSI GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozr II/OC-£124.27
Hard drive-Seagate 500Gb 3.5" Barracuda Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache-£41.98
Case-Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case Black-£49.99
Psu-Silverstone Tech. SST-ST60F-P Strider Plus 600W Modular Power Supply-£70.32
Os-Windows 7-£72.08

Total-£569.95(including shipping)

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Anonymous
November 8, 2012 4:09:47 PM

I think you should change the GPU. Instead of GTX 560 Ti, buy GTX 660 or 7850.
November 8, 2012 5:12:15 PM

Anonymous said:
I think you should change the GPU. Instead of GTX 560 Ti, buy GTX 660 or 7850.


+1 ..but also change the PSU..go Corsair or Seasonic..not sure of this brand you picked.
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November 8, 2012 5:26:53 PM

Silverstone is a trusted psu brand.
November 8, 2012 5:45:13 PM

jackspeed said:
Silverstone is a trusted psu brand.


I stand corrected. Pardon my ignorance :) 
November 8, 2012 6:06:50 PM

Oh, hey, if you don't plan to overclock your pc, then get B75 or H77 mobo to save some money.
November 8, 2012 6:22:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£86.39 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler (£13.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£78.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£108.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.99 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£53.00 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£70.45 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £544.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
November 8, 2012 8:12:15 PM

^is ocz a good brand of psu?
660 is better than 7770
November 8, 2012 8:26:45 PM

I would get a Windows 7 OEM 64bit.

I would also dump the 560. I had a couple. they sucked and were very hot.

the 2 suggestions of the 660 non ti and the 7770 would probably be fine for your resolution. I'd go for the 660 personally.

the rest would be okay but maybe stuff I wouldn't normally buy for myself. but that's okay.

add: silverstone PS's are good.
November 8, 2012 9:43:25 PM

OCZ is one of the trusted brands, as is Seasonic, Silverstone, and Corsair. The 7770 Ghz Edition is a very capable overclocker as a video card and thats why I suggested it.

Sure the GTX 660 is better, but so is the GTX 690, and there are reasons why I chose the parts I did, money constraints.
November 8, 2012 10:21:22 PM

I agree with Thomas's build. The 560, 7850, 660, ect. are better of course than the 7770, but look at the monitor resolution of OP. A 7770 would be perfect fit for that and save money to make a more well rounded, quality build.
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