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January 30, 2013 7:53:01 PM


This is my first time building a PC

i want to build a PC that can handle powerful games (e.g. Far cry 3 etc.) with mid~high settings

i hope the specialists here rate my build and suggest some improvements

i live in the UK and have a budget of about 900£

most of these part are taken from Overclockers


Case: Antec One Gaming Case - Black [0-761345-15970-8]

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail [BX80637I53570K]

Graphics: ASUS GeForce GTX 660TI Direct CU II 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [90YV0362-M0NA00]

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard [GA-Z68AP-D3]

Hard disk: Samsung 256GB SSD 840 PRO SATA 6Gb/s Basic [MZ-7PD256BW]

Supply: Corsair Builder Series CX 600W V2 '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply [CP-9020048-UK]

(i still don't know what monitor to get)


Also, if i can get info on how to build it, that would be awesome

Thank you

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January 30, 2013 7:57:00 PM

You'll have pretty high settings if you're willing to game at 1680x1050 resolution (720P) btw bleach is epic.

i see, i am more worried i might blow my motherboard if the parts don't fit together.

btw, bleach FTW
January 30, 2013 8:27:44 PM

Your build looks solid. I don't see any conflicts other than the power supply you picked isn't going to support a 2nd gtx 660 ti for sli. You'd need a 750W at least.

Alright, i found some on overclockers.

Is this enough? is there a difference between the two ?

Corsair Builder Series CX 750W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CP-9020015-UK)
Corsair Builder Series CX 750w Modular '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CP-9020061-UK)
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January 30, 2013 8:32:18 PM

^might be worth while to get a z77 board
January 30, 2013 8:47:19 PM

stickmansam said:
^might be worth while to get a z77 board

Gigabyte Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard [GA-Z77-DS3H]

Is this a good one ?

the modular one means you install the cables as plug and play style when you need them. It'll allow you to have a cleaner case.

I do not understand that.

i still need a step-by-step building tutorial.

Does that mean it is easier to install -better to buy- ?
January 30, 2013 11:32:53 PM

The modular ones mean you can choose how many cables you want plugged into the PSU depending on how many devices you need power for, o you can potentially less cables cloggin up your case

Yes the gigabyte z77 is a good one since gigabyte has good quailty with aboveaverage vrm