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February 4, 2013 8:37:40 PM

Hello, well I'm about get a gaming pc and wanted to know if all the parts are compatible an if the parts I picked are sensible(or if I have lost the plot completely). also i wanted to know if it will run most games on ultra e.g Skyrim, Battlefield and I know I wont be able to get it to play the upcoming Crysis 3 on ultra but I hope it will be good enough for high settings.

Case: CiT Vantage Gaming Case Black HD Audio Black Interior

Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel H61, DDR3, S-ATA 600, Micro ATX, Instant Boot, AsRock XFast LAN and XFast USB, AsRock APP Charger)

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler for All Intel/AMD CPU's

GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 670 915MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI

HDD: Seagate Barracuda© SATA 6Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive ST31000524AS

RAM: Kingston 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 XMP HyperX Predator Memory

PSU: Corsair CP-9020048-UK Builder Series CX 600W Power Supply (PSU)

DVD writer: Liteon Ihas120 20x Dvd±rw (dual ±r)/ram Sata Drive

Monitor: ACER V223HQV LCD TFT 21.5" DVI-D Monitor

OS: MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 64-bit EN 1pk - OEM [GFC-02050]

Mouse and keyboard: GIGABYTE KM6150 Wired Black USB Keyboard & Mouse Bundle


Thanks for your help :D 

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February 4, 2013 8:42:13 PM

It will be able to max Crysis 3. This is a very solid system. Only things I would change are an SSD and a full ATX motherboard.
February 4, 2013 8:51:09 PM

I would recommend an Extreme3 or Extreme4 over the Pro4, iespecially if you're planning on crossfire in the future. Besides that, this is a very nice build.
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February 4, 2013 8:52:52 PM

Like tiny voices said, putting a small SSD in there as a boot drive will be huge. It will speed up your system significantly.

Another thing to change is the motherboard. With that case get a full size ATX board. More importantly, I do not believe you can overclock with the H77 chipset, making the k-series part you got pointless. If you are going with a 3570K you'll want to get a Z77, or possibly a Z68 or P67, though they are last gen chipsets.

I may step up the PSU just a bit though to 650 or 700W. It will give you a bit more room for a new GPU when the time comes, just in case they are not as efficient as this generation. That's totally up to you though. A 600W will do fine for that build.

The rest of the build looks solid though.
February 4, 2013 8:53:40 PM

Is there a particular reason you went with a 670 over a 7950 or 7970? Just trying to get you the most for your money....
February 4, 2013 10:57:27 PM

I'd recommend an NZXT Source 210 or Corsair 200R over that CIT Vantage - cheap cases are not worth it.
February 5, 2013 2:47:11 AM

Agree with g-unit, but make sure you get the NZXT Source 210 ELITE because it has usb 3.0 headers.
February 5, 2013 7:51:28 PM

Thanks for all the advice, I am not sure what SSD I should get, I only need it for the OS so I have a few in mind but it would be a big help if somebody recommended one ;) 

So advice taken into consideration this is what I get:

Case: NZXT Source 210 White Midi Case

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler for All Intel/AMD CPU's

GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 670 915MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI

HDD: Seagate Barracuda© SATA 6Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive ST31000524AS

RAM: Kingston 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 XMP HyperX Predator Memory

PSU: Corsair CP-9020048-UK Builder Series CX 600W Power Supply (PSU)

DVD writer: Liteon Ihas120 20x Dvd±rw (dual ±r)/ram Sata Drive

Monitor: ACER V223HQV LCD TFT 21.5" DVI-D Monitor

OS: MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 64-bit EN 1pk - OEM [GFC-02050]

Mouse and keyboard: GIGABYTE KM6150 Wired Black USB Keyboard & Mouse Bundle

SSD: (browsing)

This is running me around £950 however my reletive may have a spare monitor and if it is DVI and 1080 i can subtract £87 from that

Thanks for the help :D 


February 5, 2013 9:17:38 PM

Jupz said:
Thanks for all the advice, I am not sure what SSD I should get, I only need it for the OS so I have a few in mind but it would be a big help if somebody recommended one ;) 


The best SSDs on the market right now are the OCZ Vector, Samsung 840 Pro, and the Crucial M4.
February 6, 2013 12:05:34 AM

I'd say the Crucial M4 is probably your best priced SSD currently, with the 128 Gb being the sweet spot in terms of price/Gb. It also has the longest proven track record. It doesn't have the performance of the OCZ Vector or the 840 pro, but honestly it's probably something an average user will never notice and you'll pay a premium for it.
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