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January 20, 2013 4:45:22 PM

Hi, new to the forum and as dictated by my new years resolutions I should become more active in some online communities. Hopefully Toms Hardware will provide me a good home. Anyways...

My Build:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 4
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB Green
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 250GB

To Be Purchased
GPU: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870 OC (Roughly £180)
CPU: i5 3570k (Roughly £160)
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Roughly £25)

My build will be used for gaming and software development (mainly Android, web applications with Eclipse, Photoshop and some Flash game development).

Might be helpful to say that this is my first venture into building a PC and I am from the UK. Also the sites I use for buying components include Overclockers, Scan, Dabs, Ebuyer and Amazon.

The To Be Purchased will occur around the end of the month.

So this leads me to a few questions. In my To Be Purchased section, have I missed out in any opportunities to upgrade for around the same price give or take £20 to £30?
With my motherboard, ram and cooler will I be able to buy an extra two modules and have it fit? The ram looks quite high.
Can anyone recommend a good PSU that would go with my build? With the peak budget of around £60.

Any other comments on my build please feel free to let me know.


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January 20, 2013 4:48:53 PM

welcome :) 
January 20, 2013 4:50:23 PM

AMD Radeon said:
welcome :) 

Cheers dude :) 
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January 20, 2013 4:58:56 PM

AMD Radeon said:
you might want to add more budget for PSU as it is really close to the real good quality one

-originally made by seassonic
-match your 400r case

Great, thanks for the advice, yeah I could probably stretch that far price wise. Will the TX650 V2 give me the power I need if I say wish to upgrade the GPU at a later date?
January 20, 2013 5:01:29 PM

as long as it is single GPU (7970,680), TX650 is fine

dual card is another story... need 750-850W
January 20, 2013 5:03:45 PM

AMD Radeon said:
as long as it is single GPU (7970,680), TX650 is fine

dual card is another story... need 750-850W

Cheers dude that has cleared stuff up. :D