Hello all i am going to be building a new computer soon and here is what im buying for the system, my budget is around £600-£660 MAX.
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus (£44.99)
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 (£143.38)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H (£77.69)
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 8GB 1600MHz (£28.50)
HDD: Western Digital Cavier Blue 500GB (£46.64)
GPU: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7950 3GB (£219.35)
PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W (£49.99)
Optical Drive: Samsung DVD Writer 22x (£11.96)
I am going to be gaming only, at 1080p, will a 7950 be overkill and would a 7870 be sufficient? Also, would it be more future proof to buy an i5-3570K, feel free to make any suggestions or a completely new build if you want to, nothing needed apart from desktop. As i have already said, my budget is £660 MAX
As many as it takes to get my final build, every single thread gets like 2 answers and no one else replys... generalissimo, is an 7870 enough for gaming at 1080p on games like Battlefield 3 at Ultra settings multiplayer? or is that too much for it?
this is a great psu personally i have it don't change it unless you go for a modular one.
the 7870 is a good card @1080p gaming in most of the games , if you planning to play bf3 i suggest to go with the gtx 660 non ti specially with the physx support.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next few weeks
Budget Range: £600-£670
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, gaming, gaming and more gaming.
Are you buying a monitor: Already have one
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.co.uk scan.co.uk and cclonline.com
Location: Leeds, England, UK
Parts Preferences: None, don't really care
Overclocking: Maybe in the future
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future
Your Monitor Resolution: Single monitor 1920x1080
Additional Comments: So basically all i need is the desktop, i will be using it for gaming only on a single screen at 1920x1080 so if you could suggest me a build that supprts SLI/CrossFire that would be good just in case i want to SLI/CrossFire in the future.
Waow, that is like my dream build man, the only changes i am thinking of making is getting Crucial Ballistix RAM instead of the Corsair RAM because it is cheaper, by the way, does that case have good airflow and will it fit everything inside it?
Why is it perfect ?
Its perfect for Bang for Buck Gaming (BFB)
The radeon 7870 is excellent and boasts an Average FPS of 62 on High settings and 1080p.
CoolerMasters Haf 912 is another example of BFB with up to 6 120mm fans and a badass design.
The Biostar motherboard is fully equipped with a Z77 chipset to power the Beast of an i5-2500k, 2x SATA 6gb/s,4x USB 2.0, 2x 3,0, and Fully Capable CrossfireX support.
The Intel Core i5 2500k is Easily the best BFB Intel Processor out there with 3.3ghz Stock and a 3.7 Turbo Boost this CPU is Beast with sandy bridge running the processor and can be EASILY overclocked stable at 4.0ghz or if thats not enough 4.5ghz is an option with better cooling.
GSkill Ripjaws is a trusted, and reliable brand for your 8 gigs of memory (2x4gb) running at 1600mhz. Another BFB.
The CoolerMaster HYPER 212 EVO is a popular choice among stable and efficient overclockers. A brief example of its cooling potential is its ability to tame the i5 2500k at 60ºc (Very Safe if you do not know) 4.5ghz.
The Hard drive is 1tb of seagate drive running at speeds of 7200Rpm for only 49.99, this is a steal.
All of these excellent components are powered by a 500w Corsair CX500 Power Supply pulling efficient energy out of your home with a 80+ Bronze Certified PSU.