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November 24, 2012 10:41:24 AM

I am currently about to build gaming pc. I am sticking with a hd 7870 although I am not sure which brand. I am new to pc builds, though I know my way around a pc pretty well.I also need a decent 22" monitor, preferably IPS 1920x1080. My budget is around 720 pounds sterling, but anything under that I am pleased!. Please help!! These are my choices so far:

Radeon hd 7870
8gb Corsair vengeance Ram
Gigabyte ga-z77-ds3h Intel z77(socket 1155) ATX Motherboard
1 tb Hitachi Hardrive
OCZ 60 gb SSD
22" Samsung SyncMaster S22B300HS
530w be quiet PSU

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November 24, 2012 11:57:09 AM

I believe TN panels are better for gaming, though IPS panels have better colors.

This would be easier if you filled out of the form on the sticky. :lol: 

Are you going to OC? SLI/Crossfire? Do you need an OS?
Also, I don't see a casing in your list, I take it you already got one?

Here's a little revision of your list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.20 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£102.92 @
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£85.00 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£189.40 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £685.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 14:01 GMT+0000)
November 25, 2012 2:06:04 PM

I will probably OC eventually, but not for a while. Crossfire, once again maybe in a few years. And I don't have a case atm, but i already know which one I am getting. Thanks for putting all that together, is there anyway of you finding me a decent 22" gaming monitor? And I don't need a OS, so that won't be in the price :) 

Also, is a motherboard that good necessary for a gaming pc?
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November 25, 2012 2:19:23 PM

Get Excella's build :) . It's pretty good.

Yeah, a motherboard that good is necessary for OC but not necessary for gaming.
November 25, 2012 11:21:45 PM

Well, technically yes - for SLI/Crossfire support.
The only board cheaper you can get is the Extreme3. Anything below that, you'll have bottleneck'd PCI-E lanes.

As for a monitor, any 22" 60Hz would perform more or less the same.

Though for gaming, especially if you're gonna Crossfire in the future, I suggest a 120Hz for smoother fluidity and better frame rendering.