New Budget Build~~NEED HELP! THANKS!

Budget Range: £450 and under

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: New build, although I would like a little bit of future proofing

Do you need to buy OS: No, I have already got

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: Perthshire, Scotland

Parts Preferences: Most preferably AMD, but if I can get an intel i5 for a slightly higher price, and in turn spend a little less on graphics card but get better performance then i'll be happy

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No, I dont think the FX4170 would be able to handle two hd 7870s before bottlenecking

Your Monitor Resolution: Im not completely sure, but under 1500 by 1000

Additional Comments: Play mostly rFactor 2 (I really want to be able to play that maxed out, Richard Burns Rally and all racing simulations, and possibly Mine Craft, which I have no doubt any system can pretty much run

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have a laptop with Intel HD Graphics and a 1st generation i3, although I will still use it for normal stuff

Current Idea

Processor: AMD FX4170 4.2 ghz AM3+ Price: £92
RAM: 8GB RAM, I'm not sure which brand is cheapest on Amazon, and should i get 1333 mhz or 1600 mhz Price: under £40 preferably
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard Price: £51
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 500GB 7200RPM 16MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive Price: £44
Graphics card: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7870 Dual-X Overclock edition 2GB GDDR5 Price: £177
Case, PSU and Fans: Cit Vantage Type-R Black Gaming Case with 750W PSU Price: £54

VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION!: will the Cit Vantage Type-R case fit this configuration, and if so, do you have any idea how this will run rFactor 2?
and will I be able to get a good overclock on the AMD FX4170 and the Sapphire HD7870 2GB with a 750W PSU and those cooling fans, and finally, will the AMD FX4170 bottleneck the Sapphire HD7870 2GB


now please comment :D :bounce:
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  1. ANYONE?
  2. I'd get the fx-6300, better cpu with lower power consumption, from the piledriver architecture :
    Also i'd get a motherboard with the 970 chipset :

    I wouldn't get a psu with the case, they're rubbish, get a decent psu and a case.
  3. It's overpriced by 20 pounds but still great.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.95 @
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.45 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.14 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£139.63 @ Dabs)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.94 @ 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)
    Total: £478.73
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 05:29 GMT+0000)
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