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February 9, 2013 10:13:04 AM

So, i'm new... very new
And I think i'm almost about ready to commit to building a pc.

Ive previously bought prebuilt so things worked out of the box. But i'm really liking the idea of being able to say I built it up! and the whole learning process

I have been reading and reading reviews on products, and compatibility and think I have made up an alright pc
It will be used for general use, a bit of designing and some gaming.

So I wanted to put it past the more experienced out there and let me know if they see any major flaws?
Im slightly confused on what PSU I should be looking at but have linked a 600watt that I thought would be suitable.

Also
1)I may in the future overclock but i might also not
should I get hold of a aftermarket cooler just to be covered either way do you think?

So here are the links to the parts. It is a UK site

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
http://www.ebuyer.com/349029-intel-core-i5-3570k-3-4ghz-socket-1155-6mb-cache-retail-boxed-processor-bx80637i53570k

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 7.1 Channel audio ATX Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/398379-asrock-z77-extreme4-socket-1155-vga-dvi-hdmi-7-1-channel-audio-atx-z77-extreme4

Sapphire HD 7850 OC Edition 2GB Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
http://www.ebuyer.com/390921-sapphire-hd-7850-oc-2gb-dual-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-11200-14-20g

Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Memory Kit CL9 1.5V
http://www.ebuyer.com/262580-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-vengeance-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1600c9b

WD 1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Caviar Black Hard Drive - 7200rpm 64MB Cache
http://www.ebuyer.com/193712-wd-1tb-black-desktop-drive-wd1002faex

Corsair 600W CXM Builder Modular 80 Plus Bronze PSU 3 Year Warranty
http://www.ebuyer.com/429985-corsair-cx-series-cx600m-atx-power-supply-cp-9020060-uk

Sharkoon T28 Mid Tower ATX Case -Green
http://www.ebuyer.com/341368-sharkoon-t28-mid-tower-atx-case-green-4044951012374

Samsung SH-224BB SATA DVD Write Optical Drive | OEM
http://www.ebuyer.com/397468-samsung-sh224bb-bebe-sh224bb-bebe


this is the cooler i were thinking

Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Intel and AMD Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
http://www.ebuyer.com/253477-arctic-cooling-freezer-13-intel-and-amd-socket-heatpipe-cooling-fan-ucaco-fz130-bl

So with this sort of setup/price range what kind of games and game settings can I expect roughly? im not looking for absolute max but close would be nice :p 
And finallly...
3)Windows 7 Home Premium or 8...?

Im swaying more towards 7 but want to know if n e one has 8 experience.

754.26 total plus 15.00 shipping and this is £ btw

What you reckon? Im all ears, and if you have any recommendations/ links could you use that website preferably

Cheers all :bounce: 

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February 9, 2013 10:33:11 AM

jonnyatk said:
So, i'm new... very new
And I think i'm almost about ready to commit to building a pc.

Ive previously bought prebuilt so things worked out of the box. But i'm really liking the idea of being able to say I built it up! and the whole learning process

I have been reading and reading reviews on products, and compatibility and think I have made up an alright pc
It will be used for general use, a bit of designing and some gaming.

So I wanted to put it past the more experienced out there and let me know if they see any major flaws?
Im slightly confused on what PSU I should be looking at but have linked a 600watt that I thought would be suitable.

Also
1)I may in the future overclock but i might also not
should I get hold of a aftermarket cooler just to be covered either way do you think?

So here are the links to the parts. It is a UK site

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
http://www.ebuyer.com/349029-intel-core-i5-3570k-3-4ghz-socket-1155-6mb-cache-retail-boxed-processor-bx80637i53570k

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 7.1 Channel audio ATX Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/398379-asrock-z77-extreme4-socket-1155-vga-dvi-hdmi-7-1-channel-audio-atx-z77-extreme4

Sapphire HD 7850 OC Edition 2GB Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
http://www.ebuyer.com/390921-sapphire-hd-7850-oc-2gb-dual-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-11200-14-20g

Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Memory Kit CL9 1.5V
http://www.ebuyer.com/262580-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-vengeance-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1600c9b

WD 1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Caviar Black Hard Drive - 7200rpm 64MB Cache
http://www.ebuyer.com/193712-wd-1tb-black-desktop-drive-wd1002faex

Corsair 600W CXM Builder Modular 80 Plus Bronze PSU 3 Year Warranty
http://www.ebuyer.com/429985-corsair-cx-series-cx600m-atx-power-supply-cp-9020060-uk

Sharkoon T28 Mid Tower ATX Case -Green
http://www.ebuyer.com/341368-sharkoon-t28-mid-tower-atx-case-green-4044951012374

Samsung SH-224BB SATA DVD Write Optical Drive | OEM
http://www.ebuyer.com/397468-samsung-sh224bb-bebe-sh224bb-bebe


this is the cooler i were thinking

Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Intel and AMD Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
http://www.ebuyer.com/253477-arctic-cooling-freezer-13-intel-and-amd-socket-heatpipe-cooling-fan-ucaco-fz130-bl

So with this sort of setup/price range what kind of games and game settings can I expect roughly? im not looking for absolute max but close would be nice :p 
And finallly...
3)Windows 7 Home Premium or 8...?

Im swaying more towards 7 but want to know if n e one has 8 experience.

754.26 total plus 15.00 shipping and this is £ btw

What you reckon? Im all ears, and if you have any recommendations/ links could you use that website preferably

Cheers all :bounce: 


That's a solid build however I would recommend going with a Hyper212 Cpu Cooler. I believe that is the hyper 212 with a generic name, this site is a little odd. I would recommend windows 7 as 8 brings nothing to the table unless you have a touch-screen. As far as performance goes, you'll definitely be pleased. That system will play any game max settings with proper overclock ie. take cpu to at least 4000mhz(I would try for 4500) and overclock the video cards core first, followed by memory, to the max frequency that still maintains game stability. If I was to have that hardware the fps potential for all the games I play would be a solid 60.

League of Legends

Civilization

Skyrim with 4k texture mods

Starcraft 2

Planet Side 2 big battle
February 9, 2013 10:37:51 AM

windows 7, I don't get windows 8 unless you have a touchscreen.
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February 9, 2013 10:39:51 AM

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ie. take cpu to at least 4000mhz(I would try for 4500) and overclock the video cards core first, followed by memory, to the max frequency that still maintains game stability.


Sweet cheers for the quick reply and i will look into all of that ^
skyrim was a thought, ive got it on ps3 but would get it again!
February 9, 2013 10:45:49 AM

You'v made good part choices, its just small little optimizations I would make.

Lower profile RAM, so it wont conflict with large aftermarket coolers.
Also blue RAM on a black mobo, eww :p 
Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. £40
http://www.ebuyer.com/274035-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-l...

Cheaper and just as good HDD.
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. £50
http://www.ebuyer.com/319639-seagate-1tb-barracuda-inte...

I would normally recommend a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO for an entry level cooler, but it seems that website doesnt have it...
Im actually stumped, dont know any other good entry level coolers :lol: .

I would lean toward Windows 8, it allows more than 16GB of RAM on the non-Professional version, and being new will be supported for longer. If the Metro Interface (not allowed to call it that anymore :p ) Start Screen and lack of a Start Menu in desktop mode is the main reason against getting it, that can be fixed now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acVtWAPq3Y0
February 9, 2013 10:47:25 AM

Praxeology said:
That's a solid build however I would recommend going with a Hyper212 Cpu Cooler. I believe that is the hyper 212 with a generic name, this site is a little odd.


That isnt a 212 EVO, not enough heat pipes and the fan looks too small (80mm vs 120mm).
February 9, 2013 10:53:52 AM

cheers manofchalk...
haha blue on black..... that didnt even register ill look into the other low profile i did actually select that hdd so ill go back to tht.
and will keep an eye out for this 212evo elsewhere, it doesnt have to be that site but i was trying to get as much from one place as possible
February 9, 2013 11:03:57 AM

jonnyatk said:
cheers manofchalk...
haha blue on black..... that didnt even register ill look into the other low profile i did actually select that hdd so ill go back to tht.
and will keep an eye out for this 212evo elsewhere, it doesnt have to be that site but i was trying to get as much from one place as possible


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-120mm/d...

There you go. Might want to see if parts are cheaper @ amazon after shipping. Also agree with the Seagate HDD, don't ever buy black western digitals or really anything that's really marketed up is usually not worth it. GL on you're build.
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