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November 20, 2012 12:17:55 AM

My previous computer died on me so i decided to have a go at building my own which i want it in preparation for Rome Total War 2 but also playing on other current games. Ive been looking at hardware for the past 2 weeks trying to decide what to choose here's what Ive got so far:

Motherboard - "Suggestions Please"
CPU - 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 3570 3.40GHz Socket LGA1155
GPU - SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 7850 1024MB GDDR5
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 500GB 16MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6GB/s 8.5ms 7200rpm – OEM
RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
Power supply - PowerStation Gaming 500W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply
DVD Drive - Samsung S222A 22x DVD+/-RW IDE Black - OEM
Case - Sharkoon T9 Value Gaming Case Black with Red LED Fans
Cooler - Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler - £17.99

This build costs around £550 without a motherboard, need general comments about it so far and any suggests for a motherboard under £90, any comments/suggestions would be appreciated.


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a c 219 V Motherboard
November 20, 2012 12:30:49 AM

Look at motherboards with a Z77 chip set
Asus , Gigabyte , Asrock

Make sure the RAM is rated for 1.5 volts [ or less]

The arctic freezer is not a great cooler . I would save the money and use the stock intel if you cant afforst a CM hyper 212 , Xigmatek 1283 , or similar
November 20, 2012 12:36:32 AM

Change to a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler and the Ram is 1.5v

What do you think of the MSI Z77A-G45 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155)