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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to absy84 Register or log in to remove 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. | Report abuse Reply to cutebeans djangoringo Motherboard Master Memory Expert 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... | Report abuse Reply to djangoringo 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. | Report abuse Reply to absy84 Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>New Build - Motherboard / Memory / GPU Advice> Related ressources: 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 !