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NEW BUILD HELP!

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November 12, 2012 7:23:09 PM

I am wanting to build a new pc, which is for gaming and other things.. nothing to demanding! Ive got about £600 to spend at most and have came up with this so far, and im just wondering if everything goes together and would it be able to run games for the next year or so? and if theres anything else i need.

PowerColor HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Dual Mini DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card £109.98

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 6MB L3 Cache Cache 125W Retail Boxed Processor £87.82

Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V unbuffered £29.99

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £49.96

Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Barracuda Hard Drive 7200RPM 16MB Cache £40.98

TP-Link Wireless-N150 PCIe card £9.99

CiT Vantage Gaming Case Black HD Audio Black Interior 4 Fans Card Reader No PSU £31.95

Samsung SH-222BB 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black £12.99

OCZ 120GB Agility 3 SSD - SATA-III - Read 525MB/s Write 500MB/s 85000 IOPS £69.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 £69.99

Antec 520W High Current Gamer PSU £58.88

TOTAL: £588.63

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November 12, 2012 7:53:36 PM

For that budget I'd think I would scrap that whole build. CiT cases are garbage, and there's no point in a 6870 when you can get the 7850 for almost the same price now.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£72.41 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.28 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£201.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£72.29 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Novatech)
Total: £631.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 21:53 GMT+0000)

A bit over but far better case, GPU, and CPU. I also scrapped the SSD (Agility 3 isn't a good choice) in favor of the better GPU and CPU.
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