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December 6, 2012 9:35:43 PM

I am making an budget Intel based pc but I'm not sure if these parts are compatible.

- (cpu) Intel core i5-3470
- (mobo) asus p8h77-i
- (case) cooler master elite 120
- (ram) corsair valueselect ddr3 1600 8gb
- (gpu) MSI R7770 Radeon HD 7770
- (hdd) western digital blue 1tb
- (power supply) Antec VP Power 450WATT


total €570

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December 6, 2012 10:37:51 PM

They'll all be compatible. If this is for gaming though, the 7750 will perform fairly mediocre.

Also, get the Antec VP-450 instead. Corsair CX isn't that great.
December 7, 2012 7:43:40 PM

excella1221 said:
They'll all be compatible. If this is for gaming though, the 7750 will perform fairly mediocre.

Also, get the Antec VP-450 instead. Corsair CX isn't that great.


Thanks for the reply :D 

I changed the power supply

the build was suppose to be a €550 budget build but I forgot the CPU cooler so it ended up being more expensive.
I could go for the 2 gigabyte version if that would make any difference (price wise the difference is only €1 witch I saved on the power supply)
or I could go over my budget.
but only if it makes a significant difference in gaming and I don't plan to play very heavy games I am currently playing need for speed most wanted and my nvidia geforce gt 520 can barely keep that up on 1400x900)

then the options would be

-the ASUS radeon hd7750 1gb

-evga gtx 650 1gb

-Asus GTX 650E,1GB

-asus gtx 550 ti 1gb

the limited options because I plan to buy the parts at a local shop.

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December 7, 2012 7:49:31 PM

shado792 said:
Thanks for the reply :D 

I changed the power supply

the build was suppose to be a €550 budget build but I forgot the CPU cooler so it ended up being more expensive.
I could go for the 2 gigabyte version if that would make any difference (price wise the difference is only €1 witch I saved on the power supply)
or I could go over my budget.
but only if it makes a significant difference in gaming and I don't plan to play very heavy games I am currently playing need for speed most wanted and my nvidia geforce gt 520 can barely keep that up on 1400x900)

then the options would be

-the ASUS radeon hd7750 1gb

-evga gtx 650 1gb

-Asus GTX 650E,1GB

-asus gtx 550 ti 1gb

the limited options because I plan to buy the parts at a local shop.

Get the 7750.
December 7, 2012 8:08:07 PM

I just saw the 7770 other local shop and was wondering if It's worth the extra €20
December 8, 2012 1:31:11 AM

You don't an aftermarket CPU cooler if the processor has a locked multiplier like the 3470.
The stock cooler will do just fine.

Also, I would do something like this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£145.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard (£77.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card (£78.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case (£33.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£35.00 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £460.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-08 03:28 GMT+0000)

I can't find the VP-450, feel free to swap that in, either will be good.

7750 should be fine for 1400x900 resolution, but the 7770 would be great, you can probably max out every game.
December 8, 2012 9:16:38 AM



If I go with the stock cpu cooler and the 7770, don't I need an better power supply like 500 watt maybe?
December 8, 2012 10:11:12 AM

No, that build I posted would only take up more or less 200w @ MAX load.
December 8, 2012 11:25:30 AM

excella1221 said:
No, that build I posted would only take up more or less 200w @ MAX load.


thanks :)  I wil go with the 7770 then

but should I go for the msi or the radeon 7770

and will al of these parts fit the case?
December 8, 2012 2:32:18 PM

All 7770s are Radeon..

Anyway, the CM 120 claims to support the most high end cards (7990 and 690), so it should fit.
The case looks really cute, reminds me of a Microwave. :lol: 
December 8, 2012 3:56:04 PM

excella1221 said:
All 7770s are Radeon..

Anyway, the CM 120 claims to support the most high end cards (7990 and 690), so it should fit.
The case looks really cute, reminds me of a Microwave. :lol: 


yes my mistake :??:  I meant the

-Asus Radeon HD7770,1GB

-Sapphire Radeon HD7770,1GB

-MSI Radeon HD7770,1GB

December 8, 2012 5:39:21 PM

shado792 said:
yes my mistake :??:  I meant the

-Asus Radeon HD7770,1GB

-Sapphire Radeon HD7770,1GB

-MSI Radeon HD7770,1GB

Are any of them Ghz edition?
December 9, 2012 12:03:20 AM

^ All 7770s are GHz Edition. :p 

@shado792 - all of those should perform more or less the same, just get the one with the cheapest price tag and non-reference cooling.
December 9, 2012 5:12:26 PM

I can't really tell witch one is reference cooling and witch one is non-reference cooling
but I think the MSI Radeon HD7770,1GB is reference (€112) and the cheapest
they don't give any info about the Sapphire Radeon HD7770,1GB (€118)
and the Asus Radeon HD7770,1GB is the most expensive(€120) but I read in an article that is is non-reference

December 9, 2012 10:06:56 PM

Give me the links. :) 

Simply giving the brand name doesn't really mean anything since they make more than 1 model of each card.
December 11, 2012 4:48:28 AM

The ASUS looks reference.
The MSI seems like it has a bigger fan, and it's cheaper. I would personally get that instead.
December 11, 2012 8:36:10 AM

excella1221 said:
The ASUS looks reference.
The MSI seems like it has a bigger fan, and it's cheaper. I would personally get that instead.


Ok I'm going with the msi
thank you for helping me :D 
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