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November 24, 2012 11:14:31 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: I have no idea yet. It depends on many things..

Budget Range(After Shipping): 1500-1600€

System Usage from Most to Least Important: This computer will be used mostly for Gaming, Recording and Rendering.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: I decided to change every part of my PC, besides my CPU and Mainboard ( My current CPU is an i7 2600K and my current Mainboard is an Asus - P8Z77-V PRO. <- If anything of them needs to be changed, keep me up2date. )

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com but if you know to suggest something, then do it

Location: Greece

Parts Preferences: Intel - Nvidia but If you have any recommendations, (f.e. trustful and reliable brands or just to suggest something better) then please share them with me.

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe : Maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe : Not yet, but I will use SLI in the future I suppose.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like to have a quiet PC of course which will be able to run everything smoothly and properly and it will be able to handle every newest game at it's fullest.

Why Are You Upgrading: I can't run some games at it's fullest with a decent FPS. (Plus my GPU : GTX 560 broke)
a b 4 Gaming
November 24, 2012 11:48:02 AM

Yeah, CPU and motherboard are still considered top of the line IMO, it would be a waste to change either.

You won't need to spend that much either, it's the the CPU, motherboard and GPU usually that makes the cost higher and you already have 2 out of the 3.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.96 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£74.26 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£155.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (£356.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case (£127.01 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£109.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £898.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 13:46 GMT+0000)

I put in the 7970 GHz Edition since it is the most powerful single GPU card in the market at the moment, outperforms the 670 and even the 680.

I also don't know why the price is that cheap, but at those numbers it's already a steal.
November 24, 2012 1:28:33 PM

excella1221 said:
Yeah, CPU and motherboard are still considered top of the line IMO, it would be a waste to change either.

You won't need to spend that much either, it's the the CPU, motherboard and GPU usually that makes the cost higher and you already have 2 out of the 3.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.96 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£74.26 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£155.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (£356.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case (£127.01 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£109.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £898.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 13:46 GMT+0000)

I put in the 7970 GHz Edition since it is the most powerful single GPU card in the market at the moment, outperforms the 670 and even the 680.

I also don't know why the price is that cheap, but at those numbers it's already a steal.

I'm not very friendly with OCZ SSD'S since I heard some rumors.. About PC Case I already have decided to buy Zalman Z9 - Plus

PSU 950 W isn't way too much? I don't know yet, I'm waiting to see more replies / suggestions
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a b 4 Gaming
November 24, 2012 1:56:44 PM

I see where you're coming from, every SSD that OCZ has released before the Vertex 4 utilized a SandForce controller and they have had quite a number of issues especially with incompressible data.

The Vertex 4 though uses a whole new controller, Marvell, and is now one of the best SSDs in the market. You'll see no review from reputable tech sites that would disagree with this.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6074/ocz-vertex-4-review-...
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/06/27/ocz-vertex-...

The 950w PSU is for easy upgrades especially when adding a 2nd 7970 GHz in Crossfire. Also, a PSU is most efficient when it is on 50-60% of its max load. The price of the PCPC unit is also unbeatable, if you look closer at the specs, you'll see that it'ss more than the advertised wattage - it's actually 1000w.
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2012 11:25:17 PM

Looks good to me. Samsung makes good SSDs, though that's a bit too expensive imo.

I haven't really read much about that new controller Samsung is using, but no big negative issue from it whatsoever so far.
a c 287 4 Gaming
November 26, 2012 12:41:07 AM

excella1221 said:
I see where you're coming from, every SSD that OCZ has released before the Vertex 4 utilized a SandForce controller and they have had quite a number of issues especially with incompressible data.

The Vertex 4 though uses a whole new controller, Marvell, and is now one of the best SSDs in the market. You'll see no review from reputable tech sites that would disagree with this.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6074/ocz-vertex-4-review-...
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/06/27/ocz-vertex-...

The 950w PSU is for easy upgrades especially when adding a 2nd 7970 GHz in Crossfire. Also, a PSU is most efficient when it is on 50-60% of its max load. The price of the PCPC unit is also unbeatable, if you look closer at the specs, you'll see that it'ss more than the advertised wattage - it's actually 1000w.


I can second this - I have a Vertex 4.It's a great drive.

If you know the store you're buying from that will help to suggest parts better. If you don't know one check the link in my signature.
December 29, 2012 6:11:57 AM

Bring up my post - I want to know more opinions before buying this hardware
Is anyone else who wants to share his opinions/suggestions? I'd appreciate that.
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