New Build - Motherboard / Memory / GPU Advice Tags: New Build Motherboards Memory Systems Last response: February 12, 2013 8:00 AM in Systems Share absy84 February 7, 2013 6:29:33 PM hi guys, i've started purchasing my pc parts and am looking for some help deciding what motherboard and memory to buy. so far i've bought: 1. case: NZXT phantom 2. hdd: 3tb western digital green 3. ssd: samsung 840 series 250gb 4. psu: cosair ax850 need to purchase: 1. heat sink: Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler 2. cpu: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40Ghz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 3. motherboard 4. memory 5. gpu Aiming at a black and blue theme. MOTHERBOARD could you guys please advise me which is the best motherboard for around the £150? (guess the maximum i would want to spend is £200) The options I was considering were: - Asus P8Z77-V PRO Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard - Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard - Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard i'm not sure if £150 is the right price for a general gaming pc. MEMORY -Cosair vengenance low profile 8 or 16gb GPU - maximum spend £300 Gigabyte ATi Radeon HD 7950 Windforce 3X 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card I would really appreciate any advice you have and happy to consider any alternatives you can suggest please. Really could do with the help!! More about : build motherboard memory gpu advice cutebeans February 8, 2013 12:29:43 AM actually, you seem to know what you are doing. you can never go wrong with ASUS, Gigabyte, Asrock mobos. 7950 is great vid. Note: Best CPU cooler in the market is CM 212 Hyper Evo for the price/performance. djangoringo a c 79 V Motherboard a b } Memory February 8, 2013 12:39:36 AM Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H or asus pro, get the cheaper of those two. For gaming you just need 8GB of ram. If you can afford to spend 300£ in a card get the 7970 : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-gigabyte-radeon-hd-7... Or else just stay with the 7950. For the cooler if you want a high performance one with the color you want, either the PH-TC14PE or this one : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer absy84 February 12, 2013 8:00:18 AM thanks for the feedback guys. i like the phanteks cooler, so will be going for that. is there any difference between the gigabyte and asus pro? what would you opt for? disregard the colours. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNew build to be based around Sandy Bridge-E, GPU Advice ? ForumAdvice on New GPU , $550 budget ForumNeed advice : AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE: motherboard/memory replacement. ForumAdvice on PSU/CPU/ Motherboard/Memory for new computer ForumNew Build , Looking for advice on GPU (updated) ForumOut of the loop... new build GPU advice needed ForumShould I buy a new motherboard or stick with mine and just add memory ? ForumNeed advice on GPU to serve as bridge between builds ForumAdvice on CPU and GPU for new build ForumNew cpu and motherboard or gpu ? ForumSeeking Advice for New GPU , CPU, RAM, and possibly Mobo for Gaming Rig ForumNeed advice for new CPU, GPU , Motherboard and RAM. ForumAdvice needed on motherboard for new build ForumFirst build ! I need MOBO and GPU advice please ForumAdvice on New System Build Forum[ New Build /Upgrade] CPU, motherboard & GPU advice . ForumNew extreme build - need advice and recommendations ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !