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February 11, 2013 10:00:26 AM

Best possible build (Budget:£600) or any way to improve it?
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£139.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.96 @ CCL Computers)
Other: Club 3D 2GB AMD HD7870 Joker Graphics Card (£171.62)
Total: £600.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Need conformation if all this is also compatible and is it able to run demanding games i.e skyrim on high to ultra.

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February 11, 2013 12:48:35 PM

It should max most games. That looks like tthe 7870 with the tahiti architecture which is basically a 7930. It will be good for your needs.

February 11, 2013 3:26:05 PM

That hard drive you picked out is a server hard drive. It would be better to get a standard Barracuda or WD Caviar Blue. I also don't know about Club 3D, get a Sapphire or Power Color instead.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£136.52 @ Dabs)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.87 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.59 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£185.09 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @
Total: £598.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 17:25 GMT+0000)
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February 11, 2013 3:33:25 PM

Actually the constellation es is more reliable and a bit faster than the barracuda, the enterprises hdd are reliable and they're expensive, so the hdd is fine.
It doesn't include the os, the op needs one.
The club3d 7870 joker card is a tahiti le, i wouldn't change for a standard 7870 like the asus.

@op, your the build is good, the 7870 le will maxout skyrim.
February 11, 2013 4:18:33 PM

I have been told I cant upgrade any parts in the future for this op is this true
February 11, 2013 4:28:28 PM

Well, there's no more cpus coming for lga 1155, so the i5 you have will do, no need to get a z77 board for the i5-3570k, and spend twice on a cpu.
February 12, 2013 11:29:12 AM

So I would need to change both cpu and motherboard in the future