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February 7, 2013 8:34:53 AM

This is my current build, need some advice need suggestions to see If I can improve the build without splashing any more cash :) 
AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB £100

Revoltec 66 ATX PC Tool Less Gaming Case £25

I5 3570k £140

Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 £110

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB £40

Seagate Barracuda 500 GB Internal hard drive £40

Windows 7 Ultimate £80

ASUS 24X DVD Burner £15

OCZ StealthXStream II 500w £40

ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Audio Card £40


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February 7, 2013 9:11:05 AM

Do you really plan on using 7.1 speakers? If not then drop the sound card and you just saved 40 pounds. I would get a better case if I were you though. If you want to overclock you should get a better HSF. If you don't then you can get an i5-3470 and an H77 mobo to save money.
February 7, 2013 9:11:14 AM

Use Win 7 home premium 64 bit , or even better Win8 64 bit

Its unlikely your sound card is worthwhile either . The onboard sound is more than good enough for almost all the computer speakers I have seen

Does that saving put you in the market for a 7870?
February 7, 2013 6:01:13 PM

Yeah I agree that Windows 7 Ultimate isn't necessary. Only if you need the XP emulator or the language packs.

I'd also suggest getting a better power supply - that one isn't really the best on the market.