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January 13, 2013 1:59:11 AM

I'm going to attempt to build my own gaming PC sometime soon and was just wondering if all these parts will go together well and leave room for upgrading in future or if any of you have suggestions that could improve its performance. This is my first draft of parts and am really looking for some advice. cost isn't really an issue as I'll just save longer until I can afford it.

Case- Obsidian 800D http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CC800DW-Obsidian-Case/d...

Motherboard- Saber tooth z77 1155 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Motherboard-CrossFireX-Int...

CPU- I7 3770k 3.50 GHz http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i7-3770K-3-50G...

Power supply- Corsair HX850 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-HX850-Professional-Seri...

Aftermarket fan- Enermax ETS-T40-TA http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coolergiant-GmbH-ETS-T40-TA-Ene...

RAM- Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10B-Ven...

SSD for my OS- Intel 320 40GB http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-SSD-Series-9-5mm-SATA2/dp...

Main Hard drive - Seagate Barracuda 1TB GB 7200rpm http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST31000524AS-Barracuda-...

Optical drive- Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-DRW-24B5ST-Internal-SATA-D...

GPU- EVGA GF GTX 680 http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GTX-GDDR5-Graphics-Card/dp...

Wireless pci card- TP Link TL-WDN4800 http://www.amazon.co.uk/TL-WDN4800-450Mbps-Wireless-Exp...



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January 13, 2013 2:02:53 AM

get 3570K instead i7
and bigger SSD, minimum is 128GB intel 330
January 13, 2013 2:09:54 AM

Why the i5 instead of the i7?
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January 13, 2013 2:13:03 AM

You can save a lot.
First for gaming, the i5 is what you need, cause both are quad cores, you'll get the same performance in gaming, the i7 hyper threading only gets the advantage in such apps like video/image editing.
Also that z77 asus sabertooth is overpriced, an asrock z77 extreme 6 has the same features, more power phases, if you want to buy a ssd, get one with at least 90-128GB, the crucial M4 is a good one for the price, also a good case, it's silent, fits two gfx cards, the noctua cooler ,etc.
So my recommendations :


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40G...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/FRACTAL-DESIGN-Define-Black-Win...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Noctua-NH-D14-Processor-cooler-...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z77-Extreme6-Motherboard-Conten...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-P1-750B-UKB9-Edition-Modula...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-NVIDIA-Signature-Edition-G...

or http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GDDR5-Signature-Graphics-C...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-128GB-Internal-Solid-St...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8GX3M2A1600C9-Vengea...
January 13, 2013 4:48:30 AM

Okay the motherboard and CPU are defiantly worth switching to as well as getting the SSD in my opinion but how good is the EVGA GF GTX 680 SC compared with the regular old 680?
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January 13, 2013 4:58:00 AM

Voltaire1778 said:
Okay the motherboard and CPU are defiantly worth switching to as well as getting the SSD in my opinion but how good is the EVGA GF GTX 680 SC compared with the regular old 680?

i would seggest the 7970/Ghz(sapphire vapor-x)because after overclocking both the 680 and 7970 the 7970 wins hands down except in nvidia games or processes that use CUDA
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a b 4 Gaming
January 13, 2013 5:10:25 AM

Voltaire1778 said:
Okay the motherboard and CPU are defiantly worth switching to as well as getting the SSD in my opinion but how good is the EVGA GF GTX 680 SC compared with the regular old 680?



The EVGA Signature is better, it has more boosted speeds from factory and overclocks well, and has a better cooling system (dual fan).
January 13, 2013 6:45:42 AM

Thanks for the advice! My PC is looking the better for it :) 
!