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February 9, 2013 11:55:55 AM

Hello!

I'm planning to build my gaming PC for the first time. I don't intend to overclock or anything, won't be using SLI or Crossfire. I just want it to run some newer games on high settings on 1920x1080 resolution. I already choose the parts, but I would like to get some advice, comments about the build. Price range is max. 700 euros (the lower the better).

The specs are:

CPU: Intel i5 3470 (169,41 €)

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked (224,86 €)

PSU: Corsair Builder series V2 600W (71,03 €)

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H (79,13 €)

RAM: G.Skill PC3. 12800 Ripjawsx KIT 2x4 GB 160Mhz (48,66 €)

Case: Antec three hundred two (65,78 €)

I'll use my old HDD.
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cost: 658,87 €

I could get Sapphire HD 7870 for 205,17 € or MSI HD 7870 twinfrozr for 228,63 €. I don't know which one to choose, but I heard that Nvidias GPU are more reliable and don't have trouble with stuttering/frame skipping.

Tell what you would change in this build. And sorry for my english.

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February 9, 2013 12:05:12 PM

Remi667 said:
Hello!

I'm planning to build my gaming PC for the first time. I don't intend to overclock or anything, won't be using SLI or Crossfire. I just want it to run some newer games on high settings on 1920x1080 resolution. I already choose the parts, but I would like to get some advice, comments about the build. Price range is max. 700 euros (the lower the better).

The specs are:

CPU: Intel i5 3470 (169,41 €)

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked (224,86 €)

PSU: Corsair Builder series V2 600W (71,03 €)

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H (79,13 €)

RAM: G.Skill PC3. 12800 Ripjawsx KIT 2x4 GB 160Mhz (48,66 €)

Case: Antec three hundred two (65,78 €)

I'll use my old HDD.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
cost: 658,87 €

I could get Sapphire HD 7870 for 205,17 € or MSI HD 7870 twinfrozr for 228,63 €. I don't know which one to choose, but I heard that Nvidias GPU are more reliable and don't have trouble with stuttering/frame skipping.

Tell what you would change in this build. And sorry for my english.


I will use newegg links and you can use part name to find the equivalents on whatever site you will use.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MSI motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU i5 3570k, you would (and should) increase it to 4ghz with in 5 seconds, and with MSI OC Genie feature on the motherboard its so easy a caveman can do it. If you want to run newer games on high settings a 4ghz processor is a standard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU MSI 7870, I would go AMD/MSI for GPU

You will need an aftermarket cooler, Coolermaster Hyper 212 get the job done nicely 25$.
February 9, 2013 1:38:26 PM

Just build this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£79.32 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.50 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£299.75 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.38 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £675.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 15:37 GMT+0000)

Faster, overclockable, more reliable, better in every aspect by far.
February 9, 2013 2:01:29 PM

A very good build.
I would not change a thing.

Sometime, consider a 120gb ssd for the os and a few games.
!