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January 29, 2013 9:24:43 AM

Hello,

I am building my first new build and would like your opinions and thoughts. My main uses for it are gaming and media, i would value any input and any potential money saves. I will be overclocking the cpu and also the gpu a bit, the ram i will be leaving alone. My main enquiry is regards to any bottlenecking, overkill or incompatibilty that i have missed.



Bitfenix prodigy


Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad, 3.3GHz, HD3000 IGP 850Mhz, 6MB Cache 95W


Asus P8Z77-I DELUXE, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16) DVI-I, Mini ITX


550W SilverStone Strider Gold SST-ST55F-G, Full Modular, 80 PLUS Gold, 90% Eff', EPS 12V, 120mm Fan, ATX


3GB XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double D, 5000MHz GDDR5, GPU 800MHz, DVI/DVI/HDMI/mDP+Free Games


16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Low Profile Cerulean Blue PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 10-10-10-27, XMP, 1.5V


120GB PNY XLR8, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SandForce 2241, MLC-Flash, Read 500MB/s, Write 450MB/s, 60000 IOPS Max


2TB WD WD20EARX Caviar Green Quiet SATA 6Gb/s IntelliPower (5900rpm) 64MB Cache 8ms HDD OEM


Phanteks U-Type Dual Tower Premier CPU Cooler White Edition 2 x 120mm Premier White Silent Fans

Thanks in advance for any help!

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January 29, 2013 11:58:37 AM

broonie said:
Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad, 3.3GHz, HD3000 IGP 850Mhz, 6MB Cache 95W





My only suggestion would be to switch from the i5 2500k to the newer 3570k processor. On newegg it only runs about $10 more and uses less power. Less power used = less heat generated.

Jimmuh

January 29, 2013 7:21:52 PM

cheers jimmuh, i have been going between the 2 cpus? The online gaming world seems to be split on which one is better, i originally thought the 3570 would be better but got swarmed on another thread telling me the 2500k was a thoroughbred gaming chip and then swayed to that? The difference money wise is sweeties so may go for the more recent gen 3570. :pt1cable:  :D 
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January 29, 2013 7:29:31 PM

budget and do u need monitor+windows?

January 29, 2013 7:41:04 PM

don't need monitor as it will be connected to 1080 tv, yeah gonna get windows 7 64bit as a birthday gift in waiting. Budget is about £1000 including fans, fan controller, case and cpu cooler which comes to £200. Therefore everything else is about £800 for the budget.
January 29, 2013 7:47:22 PM

so 800$ for tower?

January 29, 2013 7:54:41 PM

in the uk mate so $1250. :D 
January 29, 2013 8:08:11 PM

i meant in pounds.

January 29, 2013 8:44:20 PM

yeah 800
January 29, 2013 9:02:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Al99
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Al99/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Al99/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: Asus P8H77-I Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard (£79.80 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.82 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£83.39 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£85.42 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Other: bitfenix prodigy (£70.00)
Total: £805.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 23:02 GMT+0000)

805 pounds

January 30, 2013 12:01:13 PM

I won't be able to overclock with that board though will i?
January 30, 2013 12:17:01 PM

Here's my thoughts on an ITX build for £800

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 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard (£87.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.21 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.81 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£80.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£66.74 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£17.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Other: Bitfenix Prodigy (£64.99)
Total: £807.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 14:16 GMT+0000)
January 30, 2013 12:58:54 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Asly
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Asly/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Asly/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: Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard (£87.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.82 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£86.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£85.42 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Other: bitfenix prodigy (£70.00)
Total: £817.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 14:58 GMT+0000)

with this u will :D 
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