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How good is this computer build?

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January 10, 2013 12:12:11 PM

So as far as I can tell it seems ok but I've only recently started to look into all this. It's for a little under £700 which I think is pretty good. I should probably state it is for gaming.
Anyone got any advice?

CPU: 2085 - NEW! Intel Core i5 3570K
CPU Overclocking: oc43 - 4.3Ghz - Moderate Overclock
CPU Cooler: 3015 - Xigmatek Loki SDS963
Operating System: 11014 - Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: 4164 - NEW! Asus P8Z77-V LX2
RAM: 5041 - 8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x4GB)
Hard Drive: 6027 - 500GB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 7003 - 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Graphics card: 8087 - NEW! NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB
Sound card: 10001 - Onboard 7.1 Audio
Case: 17044 - NEW! Zalman Z11 Plus
PSU: 18033 - 500W Xigmatek

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January 10, 2013 12:54:28 PM

cpu overclocking? are they charging you for that? do it yourself, its more satisfying lol
you should get a different brand power supply..the wattage it good but their psu's are crap
January 10, 2013 1:06:56 PM

-get a better CPU cooler like the hyper 212 evo. xigmatek is crap
-dont use a crap psu. get something made by seasonic
-id get a 7870 if its cheaper than the 660
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January 10, 2013 1:12:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 @
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.30 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.56 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£215.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.99 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @
Total: £667.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 15:11 GMT+0000)

This will be much better for gaming and it costs less.

The 7950 will eat the gtx660 for breakfast.
January 10, 2013 1:56:38 PM

^ this.

That machine is massively better than the one you are looking at
January 10, 2013 2:05:11 PM

darth pravus said:
^ this.

That machine is massively better than the one you are looking at

except it has a psu that can only supply 400 usable watts, a really basic board, and a case that i would consider not as good as the z11
January 10, 2013 2:09:06 PM

If you are concerned about the PSU then get the pro550w XFX PSU. Also, There is space enough left in the budget for a different motherboard.
January 10, 2013 2:14:50 PM

Definitely go w/ cooler master hyper 212