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December 14, 2012 10:28:59 AM

Hey, i want to build my first pc and will this be decent and compatible?

CPU - i3 3220 bundle (includes mobo and 4GB RAM)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/motherboardbundles/m...

GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 660 TwinFrozr III / OC 2GB GDDR5

Optical Drive - Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x DVD+/-RW SATA

Power Supply - Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 - 650 Watt

HHD - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 32MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6Gb/s 8.5ms 7200rpm

Also, could you guys help me with a decent case?
Many thanks!

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December 14, 2012 10:33:39 AM

i changed my mind for my GPU to MSI GeForce GTX 650Ti OC 1GB GDDR5 to get the budget down a bit :) 
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December 14, 2012 11:01:21 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/srTO
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/srTO/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/srTO/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.98 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£140.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£36.67 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£41.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £429.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-14 12:58 GMT+0000)

the h61 mobo is not the way to go..the h77 will let you upgrade to an i5 and add an ssd in the future..get the cheapest 2*4gb RAM from any of the brands like corsair, crucial, patriot, mushkin or gskill..if you want to bring down the cost further let me know..

edit: if you can push the budget further get a 7870
December 14, 2012 11:20:21 AM

Do not get Intel Pentium G860 stick with i3
December 14, 2012 11:21:40 AM

nix327 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/srTO
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/srTO/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/srTO/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.98 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£140.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£36.67 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£41.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £429.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-14 12:58 GMT+0000)

the h61 mobo is not the way to go..the h77 will let you upgrade to an i5 and add an ssd in the future..get the cheapest 2*4gb RAM from any of the brands like corsair, crucial, patriot, mushkin or gskill..if you want to bring down the cost further let me know..

edit: if you can push the budget further get a 7870


wow thank you :D  would it be worth it spending that bit more and get the i3 3220 or would all the specs on the list be very decent to run games such as crysis and far cry 3 on max?
December 14, 2012 11:54:45 AM

shaun88 said:
wow thank you :D  would it be worth it spending that bit more and get the i3 3220 or would all the specs on the list be very decent to run games such as crysis and far cry 3 on max?


By max if you mean ultra high settings at 1920*1080 resolution..no..even a 7970 won't be able to max out everything..7850 or 7870 will get you pretty decent performance at 1920*1080.
Take a look at this.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

the difference between a g860 and an i3 is hyper threading. It will give you slightly better performance on cpu intensive games..but its better to save money and add an i5 later..it is ideal to spend more on the gpu than on the cpu.
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