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December 20, 2012 4:28:26 PM

Hey guys this is my first build and just wanted to get your opinion on it. I Would like to be able to run - Counter strike/Garys mod on high, BF3 on High / Ultra with good FPS of course, Minecraft - ect

Budget - £400 - 500

Not looking to overclock

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tl7c
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tl7c/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/tl7c/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.85 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£33.85 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.54 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£155.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£43.33 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £516.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 18:20 GMT+0000)

are all these parts compatible and is it this the best build i can get for my budget ?

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December 20, 2012 4:39:07 PM

Looks pretty good to me. I have a tough time converting GB money to the US Dollar. Does that memory have the big heat spreader? If so, make sure you have enough clearance between the RAM and your CPU cooler.
December 20, 2012 4:45:55 PM

You can save money by going with slower speed RAM as you won't be overclocking. You should get a regular cpu and not the low power version
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December 20, 2012 4:50:33 PM

How's this build looking to you ?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£81.65 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£61.61 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.36 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.39 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£180.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£43.33 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £494.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 18:50 GMT+0000)
December 20, 2012 5:19:24 PM

Changed the gfx card for better(the 660 gtx is better than the 7850 and trades blows with the 7870), i recommend going with that i5, cause it's a quadcore.
I changed the mobo for better, added cheaper ram but as good and a quality psu XFX (made by seasonic), also put a quality case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.85 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.54 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£159.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £510.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
December 20, 2012 7:14:32 PM

djangoringo said:
Changed the gfx card for better(the 660 gtx is better than the 7850 and trades blows with the 7870), i recommend going with that i5, cause it's a quadcore.
I changed the mobo for better, added cheaper ram but as good and a quality psu XFX (made by seasonic), also put a quality case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.85 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.54 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£159.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £510.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Looks great


Would this case work with this build? Zalman
Z11 Plus - http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/zalman-case-z11plus


Thanks for all your feed back
December 20, 2012 7:21:56 PM

Yes, i just changed the case cause i like a sober case, but if you prefer that one, no objections.
Both fits all the components there described.
December 20, 2012 9:55:39 PM

djangoringo said:
Yes, i just changed the case cause i like a sober case, but if you prefer that one, no objections.
Both fits all the components there described.


OK, thanks.
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