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Will all of this work?

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February 8, 2013 5:43:48 PM

I am wondering whether the parts in the list below will all be compatible with each other. If not, why.

Case: Zalman Z11

PSU: Corsair 600W Builder Series

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Memory: 2 x 4GB Corsair Vengance

Heat sink: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13

Optical Drive: LG DVD Rewriter

HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

If you have any recommendations on what parts to upgrade then please feel free to post a reply. However this build does have a budget of £600. I have been told that i might not be able to get the most performance out of my GPU because of my choice of motherboard. Is this true and if so, what alternative should i go for?

I am also wondering what kind of games i will be able to run on this machine. If anyone reading this has something similar to this build, please tell me what games, on what settings and with what FPS you play right now.


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February 8, 2013 5:49:35 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£96.95 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£51.78 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.97 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£186.53 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.34 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.40 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £585.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 19:49 GMT+0000)

This will be much better than your build. If you wanted to go to an i5 3470 you could but you would have to lower the GPU.
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February 8, 2013 6:08:57 PM

when i started to compose my build your post wasn't here so i'm adressing Eliott
February 8, 2013 6:10:54 PM

Oh, lol. That makes more sense! Sorry!