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February 8, 2013 5:43:40 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 6:21:13 PM

Technically yes, but im not to sure if the 965 will bottleneck the 6870 or not, might wanna ask that as well.. not to sure about that one.. but if your budet is 600£, I would think you could get a better CPU then that.. If possible i'd look into the i5s. Id be more worried about the CPU making the GPU running slower, rather then the motherboard.
February 8, 2013 7:38:09 PM

Hi. It's compatible but I suggest something like the build below instead. The graphics card is better than the HD 7870 and comes with two free games: BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider. Feel free to make changes as you'd like.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£96.95 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£68.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.14 @ Aria PC)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£14.40 @ Novatech)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Other: VTX3D AMD Radeon 7870 HD 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI Black (£177.09)
Total: £593.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 21:28 GMT+0000)

Reviews of the card: http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/VTX3D/Radeon_HD_7870...
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February 8, 2013 7:45:25 PM

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Technically yes, but im not to sure if the 965 will bottleneck the 6870 or not, might wanna ask that as well.. not to sure about that one.. but if your budet is 600£, I would think you could get a better CPU then that.. If possible i'd look into the i5s. Id be more worried about the CPU making the GPU running slower, rather then the motherboard.

It won't. You must be a real Intel fanboy.
February 8, 2013 7:46:37 PM

Quote:
Hi. It's compatible but I suggest something like the build below instead. The graphics card is better than the HD 7870 and comes with two free games: BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider. Feel free to make changes as you'd like.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£96.95 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£68.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.14 @ Aria PC)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£14.40 @ Novatech)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Other: VTX3D AMD Radeon 7870 HD 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI Black (£177.09)
Total: £593.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 21:28 GMT+0000)

Reviews of the card: http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/VTX3D/Radeon_HD_7870...

He might not have the money.
February 8, 2013 7:47:06 PM

Yes everything should work fine.
February 8, 2013 7:48:06 PM

ur build looks good.

February 8, 2013 7:50:06 PM

Why are you buying a mid tower case and a MicroATX motherboard?
February 8, 2013 7:54:45 PM

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It won't. You must be a real Intel fanboy.



Lol intel fan boy? Not at all, I just bought my gf the fx 8150. Sorry to burst your bubble.
February 8, 2013 8:57:46 PM

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Lol intel fan boy? Not at all, I just bought my gf the fx 8150. Sorry to burst your bubble.

My bubble can't be bursted. Sorry to burst your bubble.
February 8, 2013 10:28:23 PM

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My bubble can't be bursted. Sorry to burst your bubble.


Fail troll
February 8, 2013 10:42:33 PM

that makes no sense. and pie is delicious!

February 8, 2013 11:14:02 PM

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Fail troll

I'm just sayin since my bubble was custom made to prevent people from bursting it.
February 8, 2013 11:58:35 PM

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