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PC For Black Ops 2/Saints Row 3/Borderlands 2

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December 21, 2012 2:54:22 AM

Hello i'm looking to build a PC to run Games around Blacks Ops 2 and below. i would like to know what parts i will need to build it, i have looked at a similar thread and this is what they have gotten.

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Total: $494.22

Build is from this thread - " http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/371094-13-black#t28... "

Now as i'm from the UK i can't use newegg so i would need sites that can deliver to the UK or are from the UK.
My budget for this PC is £350-£400 so $569.34-$650.68

On this build i see there isn't a heatsink or fan so would like to know what fan or heatsink to choose.
If there is anything else missing, even if its basic please add.
(Except Mouse,Keyboard, Monitor as these are obvious :)  )
December 21, 2012 3:10:38 AM

Also i have got the OS sorted already :D 
December 21, 2012 3:28:39 AM

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: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.20 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£89.99 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
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: £397.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You have a similar build, but the z75 costs much more in pounds, so the h77m is the better value, and it's a good mobo, the psu is better, the 7770 is a ghz edition from asus.


Here's my optimized suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£81.65 @ Aria PC)
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 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£125.98 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
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: £400.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 21, 2012 3:40:13 AM

djangoringo said:
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: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.20 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£89.99 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
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: £397.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You have a similar build, but the z75 costs much more in pounds, so the h77m is the better value, and it's a good mobo, the psu is better, the 7770 is a ghz edition from asus.


Here's my optimized suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£81.65 @ Aria PC)
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 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£125.98 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
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: £400.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Hey djangoringo, first of all thanks for the quick reply and i am most probably going to get the first suggestion you made due to i probably would need all the Hard drive space after a while. Also one last question as i'm not too sure as i haven't seen people mention Heatsinks and Fans on other Threads but i would like to know what do i need to look for in a heatsink/fan if its required?

Thanks again ;) 

-rmockett7
December 21, 2012 3:54:55 AM

No, the cooler that comes with the cpu is more than enough.
I don't know what's your priorities, but i recommend going with a 7850 if your pc will be mainly gaming(at 1080p).
December 21, 2012 3:58:49 AM

If you pick up a cooler I suggest the Hyper 212 evo.
December 21, 2012 4:03:00 AM

djangoringo said:
No, the cooler that comes with the cpu is more than enough.
I don't know what's your priorities, but i recommend going with a 7850 if your pc will be mainly gaming(at 1080p).


Thank you for the information and you raise a good argument, considering on the fact that i would be mainly playing at 1080p. Yes i'll be going with the optimised spec, thanks for your time :) 
December 21, 2012 4:04:37 AM

Arlen10 said:
If you pick up a cooler I suggest the Hyper 212 evo.


Thank you, i'll keep that in mind if it should be needed, but I trust djangoringo that the cooler coming with the cpu should be more than enough :) 
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