Ready to buy Gaming PC,final clarification before buying

Hey guys! :hello:

I am about to purchase this PC:

PCPartPicker part list/Price breakdown by merchant/Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£157.80 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.00 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£69.24 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.39 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£215.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £736.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 16:53 GMT+0000)

is there anyway to get this build cheaper, i will be OC'ING so i dropped a 3570k for a 2500k
In Regards to the GPU i was also thinking a Sapphire HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 However it wasnt on Pc partpicker but is cheaper and also comes with a crysis 3/bioshock infinite free pre-order =D

I have a budget of £700 and was wondering if i could get my current build cheaper, anyhelp will be widely appreciated, thanks :pt1cable:

Note: will be playing Bf3,Arma 2,Ac3
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  1. If you're going to overclock you can't pair a 2500K with an H77 motherboard anyways as that will prohibit access to the multiplier. You will need a Z77 motherboard. Plus that power supply will be underpowered for overclocking.

    This is what I would suggest:

    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 (£24.00 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£119.98 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.46 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.59 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card (£255.19 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.98 @ Dabs)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £799.16
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 17:25 GMT+0000)
  2. He has a budget of 700£, my suggestion to fit 700£ :

    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 (£24.00 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Novatech)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.82 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.99 @ Aria PC)
    Other: Sapphire HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI Dual Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card With FREE Never Settle Reloaded download coupon (£208.99)
    Total: £698.13
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    It has the sapphire 7950 that you mentioned, with two games, it's a good option.
    With the i5-3570K+z77 motherboard for overclocking.
    The xfx psu is of a high quality one, made by seasonic.
    The case is pretty good for it's price, from a quality manufacturer.
    The seagate constellation ES is a good hdd, it's an enterprise hdd, it's faster and more reliable.
  3. I managed to cut some corners and this is what I came up with:

    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 (£24.00 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.30 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.46 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.59 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£186.34 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.99 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£54.98 @ Novatech)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £727.62
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 17:35 GMT+0000)
  4. djangoringo said:
    He has a budget of 700£, my suggestion to fit 700£ :

    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 (£24.00 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Novatech)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.82 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.99 @ Aria PC)
    Other: Sapphire HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI Dual Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card With FREE Never Settle Reloaded download coupon (£208.99)
    Total: £698.13
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    It has the sapphire 7950 that you mentioned, with two games, it's a good option.
    With the i5-3570K+z77 motherboard for overclocking.
    The xfx psu is of a high quality one, made by seasonic.
    The case is pretty good for it's price, from a quality manufacturer.
    The seagate constellation ES is a good hdd, it's an enterprise hdd, it's faster and more reliable.


    Wow thank you :D thats perfect, and ive heard that GPU can compete with a 670 :D Howw do i make this best answer?
  5. The 7950 is a capable gpu, it's not as good as a 670 gtx, but it's as good as a 660ti, and it has two free games, also they overclock well.
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