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Is this a good computer build?? please help, it's for tomorrow

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December 27, 2012 11:35:41 AM

cpu: amd fx 6300
motherboard: AsRock 970 Extreme3 Motherboard
ram: G.Skill RipjawsX 8GB
case: Zalman Z11
powersupply: Novatech PowerStation Gaming 400W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply
harddrive: samsung HD160jj/p (I've already have it)
dvd-rw: TS-H652 (I've already have it)

i will buy a graphics card later, i'm on a small budget

Thanks :) 
December 27, 2012 11:38:32 AM

we need to know whats the rig for and max amount of money you can spend so we can help you out better
December 27, 2012 11:39:01 AM

Get a quality PSU from Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair or PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone.
480-550w . At least 80 plus
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December 27, 2012 11:43:09 AM

i have £300 but i can go over about £20 or £10, no more. please dont tell me i cant build it like some people, because i know i can.
December 27, 2012 11:44:51 AM

butremor said:
Get a quality PSU from Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair or PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone.
480-550w . At least 80 plus

i can get an 500w one for around £10 more
December 27, 2012 12:19:21 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£145.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£72.32 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£39.95 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £319.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 14:18 GMT+0000)

edit: get this motherboard if you want to cut cost
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga...
December 27, 2012 12:35:52 PM

the one nix offered is way better
December 27, 2012 3:15:31 PM

i don't know if i like the case? do you think you could do a i5 3570k but with only 4gb of ram? i would like to overclock.
December 27, 2012 3:23:01 PM

would this be better?? http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/urPL

cpu: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £161.99
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard £72.32
ram: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £17.64
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case £44.99
psu: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply £39.95
December 27, 2012 3:26:54 PM

umm, i might not overclock, i don't think i will need to. The thing i dont like about intel is the price, with amd i can get a fast quad core for cheap and have extra thing to add, but with intel it goes a tiny bit over my budget..
December 27, 2012 3:32:59 PM

adamyjake said:
i don't know if i like the case? do you think you could do a i5 3570k but with only 4gb of ram? i would like to overclock.


For overclocking you will need to push your budget a bit..

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.02 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£19.34 @ Aria PC)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £355.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 17:31 GMT+0000)
December 27, 2012 3:34:45 PM

with amd you only get fast on paper. but when actually comparing amd is like 2 years older. heating and consuming much more power while actually performing really poorly. an i3 3220 in games perfomrs better them amds quads etc
December 27, 2012 3:37:08 PM

adamyjake said:
umm, i might not overclock, i don't think i will need to. The thing i dont like about intel is the price, with amd i can get a fast quad core for cheap and have extra thing to add, but with intel it goes a tiny bit over my budget..


A quad core i5 will offer much better performance than any quad core amd cpus..amd cpus are cheaper which is why they are used more in budget builds..but they also consume a lot of power compared to the intel cpus..if you are not overclocking you can go with the build that i gave before and get a b75 motherboard to cut cost.
December 27, 2012 3:38:12 PM

thanks everyone, please could someone reccomend me a cheap 1155 motherboard? somewhere around £50 - £70
December 27, 2012 3:38:46 PM

and to clear your doubt bigger numbers don't necessarily mean better performance.
December 27, 2012 3:43:52 PM

i might just go with my amd fx 6300 build as intel is too expensive. i think that's all the power i need for my needs to be honest. i'm only going to be light gaming and some html and java, i just want to build a computer because at the moment i keep getting "not responding" all the time and it's driving me mad!
December 27, 2012 3:51:15 PM

adamyjake said:
i might just go with my amd fx 6300 build as intel is too expensive. i think that's all the power i need for my needs to be honest. i'm only going to be light gaming and some html and java, i just want to build a computer because at the moment i keep getting "not responding" all the time and it's driving me mad!


if you intend to do only light gaming you can get an AMD a10 5800k and use the onboard gpu..
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