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Need some advice on the Gaming computer I'm building in January.

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November 15, 2012 4:07:59 PM

I'm building a gaming computer at the price of about £500, and any suggestions on the parts I'm using?

Intel i5 3570K

G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory

MSI B75MA-P45 Socket 1155 VGA DVI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

Powercool 650W Modular PSU

CiT Vantage Gaming Case Black

Radeon HD 6870

Samsung SH-118AB 18x DVD ROM Drive

WD 750GB Blue Desktop Drive

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Is there anything I could change to make it better but at the same price, I'm 13 and it's my first gaming rig, thanks. :) 
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2012 4:20:03 PM

Hey, your CPU doesn't match your mobo. You can save a buck by getting i5-3470 and probably then you can afford that video.
Why am i saying this? Because you have CPU that is made of overclockin, on a mobo that doesn't have overclocking option, that way you are wasting money on CPU. i5-3470 is just as good, minus overclocking option, which obviosly don't need.
November 15, 2012 4:23:06 PM

Thanks for the reply man :)  Well the thing is, I'm hoping to overclock to about 4.2ghz, so I was wondering what mobo to go with?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2012 4:23:53 PM

Edit: no no overclock? what for? If you want OC build it will go ovet your budget, coz mobo , cpu and you will need better cooler, that will drastically increase price.
You're just fine with i5 processor, and with 7850 video.

Here's the build with better videocard just a teensy bit over your budget

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nPIm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nPIm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nPIm/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£69.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£149.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.07 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£63.61 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £508.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 18:23 GMT+0000)
November 15, 2012 4:27:06 PM

Woah, that is a very nice build :)  But would that board be okay for Oc'ing? Because I really wanna go for the 3570k? I have enough for the 3570k, you see I'm 13; so I don't make much money :p 
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2012 4:45:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nPQv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nPQv/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nPQv/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£166.10 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.49 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£83.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£149.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.07 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£63.61 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £570.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 18:46 GMT+0000)
November 15, 2012 6:35:13 PM

Intel i5 3570

G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory

ASRock Z75 Pro3 Motherboard

OCZ ZS Series Power supply - 650 Watt

CiT Vantage Gaming Case Black

Radeon HD 6870

Samsung SH-118AB 18x DVD ROM

WD 750GB Blue Desktop Drive

Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

How does that look? Thought it out; don't wanna OC.
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2012 6:42:23 PM

Brad2705 said:
Intel i5 3570

G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory

ASRock Z75 Pro3 Motherboard

OCZ ZS Series Power supply - 650 Watt

CiT Vantage Gaming Case Black

Radeon HD 6870

Samsung SH-118AB 18x DVD ROM

WD 750GB Blue Desktop Drive

Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

How does that look? Thought it out; don't wanna OC.


And still z75 mobo is meant for overclocking, meansyou're overpaying.
No oc means you don't need aftermarket cooler.
This GPU is weakier.
Too powerful PSU, 500 - 550w will be enough.



JUST go with build from my second message (the i5-3470)
November 15, 2012 7:42:54 PM

The Radeon 7850 is a lot of money though. :/ 
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2012 8:03:15 PM

BOOM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nR6E
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nR6E/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/nR6E/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£137.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£66.11 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£149.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.07 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£63.61 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £498.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 22:02 GMT+0000)
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