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 81 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 SolvedNeed advice on first build, motherboard, memory, GPU Forum New build, looking for CPU, motherboard and GPU advice Forum [New Build/Upgrade] CPU, motherboard & GPU advice. Forum SolvedNew build, need some advice on GPU (Nvidia) Forum SolvedScientific Computation System Build Advice - Motherboard, GPU, etc. Forum SolvedNew build GPU choice/advice Forum SolvedMY NEW BUILD WONT BOOT CAN SOMEONE HELP? MOTHERBOARD AND GPU LIGHT UP AND please help Forum Advice on new CPU/Memory/Motherboard bundle please Forum SolvedNew build motherboard advice. Forum SolvedNew Build GPU Advice Forum need build advice (motherboard and memory) Forum SolvedNeed advice on new motherboard, cpu, and memory Forum SolvedNew Build: I need GPU advice! 760 SLI, 770 SLI, or R9 290? Forum SolvedNw build motherboard/memory advice Forum SolvedMotherboard advice (New Build) Forum New multi gpu build advice Forum SolvedAdvice, new gaming build (budget around $500, have GPU, HDD) Forum SolvedNew Build need some advice, stuck on GPU Forum Solved[New Build] Mostly need motherboard advice Forum SolvedBudget for 1000$ CPU + Motherboard + GPU + Memory + PSU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !