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January 30, 2013 11:51:54 AM

Hi all :) ,
My first home-build. Purely for gaming linked to a High Def TV.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week, as soon as possible
Budget Range:1000 -1150euro
System Usage: gaming, Online and fps shooters
Parts Not Required:Tv, mouse,
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: komplett.ie
Country:Ireland
Parts Preferences:This is the research I've been doing and the parts I hope all work together but maybe a more knowledgable eye could offer some advice thanks-
CPU:Amd fx-6200 zambezi am3 six core 3.8ghz
Motherboard:Asus Sabertooth 990 fx r2.0
GPU:Sapphire Hd 7950
Memory: Corsair vengeance 8gb 1866mhz pc3-15000
Hard drive:seagate 500gb sata-600 3.5 7200rpm 16mb
Case: antec eleven hundred- full tower
Dvd: asus drw-24b5st
Psu: 600w corsair cx600m
Overclocking:unsure as this is alot of money to me and i dont want to break it lol
SLI or Crossfire:yes for future upgrading
Monitor Resolution:Hd 1080
Additional Comments: Thanks for having a look guys. My concerns are compatibility between parts ive selected. Other parts Ive left out and is two med gpus better than the one i have selected. Any feed back would be great thanks

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January 30, 2013 12:07:37 PM

Here's a good build for around your budget.

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: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.21 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£80.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£92.88 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case (£107.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£72.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£17.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £912.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 14:07 GMT+0000)
January 30, 2013 12:15:03 PM

Thanks its in my range alright, do you think it would be more powerful than the spec I had?
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January 30, 2013 12:21:41 PM

Most definitely, the i5 3570k is the best processor out there for gaming.

Obviously you can change out the case to whatever you like, no need to stick with that. The rest of the components are solid though.
January 30, 2013 12:29:18 PM

mikerockett said:
Most definitely, the i5 3570k is the best processor out there for gaming.

Obviously you can change out the case to whatever you like, no need to stick with that. The rest of the components are solid though.


If i had some extra cash would you upgrade any thing? Maybe 200 extra
January 30, 2013 12:31:28 PM

Only thing to do really would be to go for 7970 GPU.

Other options are bigger SSD or HDD. Upgrade DVD to Blu Ray if thats your thing.
January 30, 2013 12:36:02 PM

Thanks for the advice
January 30, 2013 12:38:34 PM

No worries, you'll have a great system, enjoy :) 
January 30, 2013 1:11:20 PM

Would you think vga support better than hdmi?
January 30, 2013 1:17:17 PM

Not sure i'm understanding your question? Are you talking about the 7950 not having a VGA output?
January 30, 2013 1:20:30 PM

No was wondering about wheather or not a vga port is better than hdmi as i can use both. the last time i used vga was in 1995. Ive been using hdmi with a console but i would like the best picture for games. Is there a massive difference?
January 30, 2013 1:25:17 PM

There is no massive difference in terms of quality, VGA is an analogue source and HDMI is digital. There will be no problems with you using HDMI.
January 30, 2013 1:34:19 PM

ok thank you
January 30, 2013 1:42:22 PM

Like the build. I have the CM 912 case - I like it but it is very large. Good for building, not so great for looks ...
January 30, 2013 1:52:43 PM

does the case really matter? im trying to buy local and am a bit limited in choice. Is a full tower the best option or would a midi tower be ok for building?
January 30, 2013 2:00:58 PM

A mid tower is perfectly fine for building. Case is very subjective and you should really just go with whatever you like best. Any mid tower or full tower will be fine.
January 30, 2013 2:07:30 PM

Any case will be fine. The difference in cases normally comes down to:

1. Ease of building bigger easier to work in ( for me anyway )
2. Cooling fans / air flow
3. Looks

I have a full and mid ... mid is more than enough room for CPU cooler ...

Good Luck !!
January 30, 2013 2:14:55 PM

Thanks for that, Ive made two changes buying local do you think they are ok with the build?
January 30, 2013 2:15:29 PM


SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY
11197-03-40G, RADEON HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI DP OC W/ BOOST IN

CoolerMaster Silent Pro M II - 620 Watt - ATX these are the changes. oops
January 30, 2013 2:23:47 PM

The GPU is fine, what are all your options for PSU, can you link a website? Always good to get a rock solid PSU as if it goes it can take your system with it.
January 30, 2013 2:27:43 PM

Sure the site is Komplett.ie
January 30, 2013 2:30:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AsYZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AsYZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AsYZ/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 G1.Sniper M3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£129.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair XMS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£64.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.32 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£86.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£284.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Silverstone Temjin SST-TJ04B-E (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£120.00 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£94.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (£47.09 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1150.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 16:31 GMT+0000)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 16:29 GMT+0000)

is a beast and is mid-atx so fits well if u move it to the living room
January 30, 2013 2:31:44 PM

Go for the Antec HCG-620, its a few euros cheaper and is made by seasonic, generally considered the best PSU manufacturer worldwide.
January 30, 2013 2:33:36 PM

Thanks guys
January 30, 2013 2:34:52 PM

not really seasonic, is good, but theres corsair, pc power and cooling, be quiet, teagan. abs, enermax, antec, super-flower, cooler-master silentpro gold lines, a few others but forgot.

January 30, 2013 2:34:55 PM

iceclock said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AsYZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AsYZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AsYZ/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 G1.Sniper M3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£129.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair XMS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£64.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.32 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£86.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£284.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Silverstone Temjin SST-TJ04B-E (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£120.00 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£94.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (£47.09 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1150.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 16:31 GMT+0000)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 16:29 GMT+0000)

is a beast and is mid-atx so fits well if u move it to the living room


Dont forget the budget is euros not pounds.
January 30, 2013 2:35:12 PM

how u like my build devide?

January 30, 2013 2:39:02 PM

iceclock said:
not really seasonic, is good, but theres corsair, pc power and cooling, be quiet, teagan. abs, enermax, antec, super-flower, cooler-master silentpro gold lines, a few others but forgot.


Pc power and cooling, be quiet and Antec are mostly seasonic units. Im not saying seasonic is the only PSU to get, just saying that it's generally considered one of, if not 'the', best PSU manufacturer.
January 30, 2013 2:41:50 PM

doh,

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/At3d
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/At3d/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/At3d/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 Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£43.86 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.32 @ CCL Computers)
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)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£85.30 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£94.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (£47.09 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £924.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 16:41 GMT+0000)

heres my revised build
January 30, 2013 2:42:00 PM

I might drop the hard drive to 2tb to save a bit more money! it all adds up in the end.
January 30, 2013 2:42:39 PM

yeah i know just saying theres other lower under-dogs that are just as good, variety is a dish best served cool :D 
January 30, 2013 2:42:53 PM

how much pounds is ur budget?
January 30, 2013 2:52:17 PM

Its in euro 1000 - 1150 all the infos at the top
January 30, 2013 3:25:38 PM

If i wanted to add an extra gpu in a year or so would that power suplly u recommended mikerockett hold up?
January 30, 2013 3:43:45 PM

cant u give me the equivalent in pounds since uk ships to ireland.

January 30, 2013 3:46:42 PM

bad experiences shopping in uk online so staying in ireland to buy mate. You both chose the same cpu, i was going with amd because i thought it would be cheaper but the two spec you both gave are excellent
January 30, 2013 3:49:29 PM

er ok. well my last build fits in ur budget the first not, since i talt u was calculating in pounds :p 

January 30, 2013 3:52:10 PM

Thanks for the help, im going shopping! any tips for building?
January 30, 2013 4:03:11 PM

There's loads of video walkthroughs online. Have a google and you can find one to follow step for step. In terms of power i wouldn't be 100% adding another 7950 to that. Go for one about 850w and you should be ok for xfire later down the line.
January 30, 2013 4:05:21 PM

Thanks for the good advice
January 30, 2013 4:06:00 PM

cool will look at all of them, cheers
January 30, 2013 4:07:40 PM

cheers mate
February 3, 2013 10:04:19 AM

Hey guys this is what i ordered in the end
Intel i5 3570k 3.4ghz
February 3, 2013 10:09:37 AM

Hi guys this is what i went with. Im worried now about the power supply not been strong enough. does anyone think it is ok or should i have gotten a higher wattage?

Intel i5 3570k 3.4ghz
asrock extreme 4 atx lga1155
corsair vengenance 8gb
sapphire hd 7970 3gb
seagate 1tb sata 2 5400rpm 2.5''
crucial m4 128gb internal
Antec hcg 620w
cooler master hyper 212 evo 120mm
coolermaster cm full tower

February 3, 2013 10:26:11 AM

Nope that psu is fine for your rig. Its a good quality one too.

Its a nice rig, enjoy :) 
February 3, 2013 10:31:30 AM

Thanks mike, i might be back when im building for some help if im stuck :)  hopefully i wont be :)  Thanks again
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