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February 11, 2013 7:43:19 PM

Hi all,

Im going to be building a gaming pc next week and could do with your advice before I buy all the bits.

Im in the UK and have a budget of around £300 atm, I will pick up a graphics card next month and will be upgrading the cpu to either a 2500k or 3570k in the next few months.

Please tell me what you think of these specs, and if there is anything I should change.

I want to get all the bits from novatech if poss as there are just up the road from me so I can collect www.novatech.com


Novatech Vulcan Midi Case V2 £18.98

XFX ProSeries 450W Core Edition Power Supply - 80 PLUS Bronze Certified £36.98

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) Motherboard £109.99

2 X G.Skill RipjawsX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit £39.98

Intel Pentium G620 2.60Ghz (Sandy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 - OEM. £35.99

Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler £25.99

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 16MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6GB/s 8.5ms 7200rpm - OEM £39.98

Total £307.89

Please dont recommend anything that will push the price any higher as im already over my budget by £7.

Will the psu be ok when I add a graphics card? Im thinking a 7850 and also will it be up to the job if i overclock the cpu when I upgrade?

Thanks for your advice

Rod

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February 11, 2013 7:50:38 PM

Get a 500w psu for a 7850, xfx, antec, corsair and sesonic are all great brands. i woukd also add another 4 gb of ram when you upgrade to i5 + gpu. Other then that, great build. Just don't expect to game on that celerons integrated gpu.
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February 11, 2013 7:56:54 PM

you can save some money now and latter if you go with an h77 mb and a lock 3470 when you replace your cpu.
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February 11, 2013 7:59:31 PM

smorizio said:
you can save some money now and latter if you go with an h77 mb and a lock 3470 when you replace your cpu.

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February 11, 2013 8:01:28 PM

I was thinking about overclocking the cpu when i upgrade though, unless thats not going to make a noticeable difference?

Also CheesyHotDogPuff, do you really think I will need 12GB of ram?

Cheers Rod
February 11, 2013 8:03:35 PM

Most cpu come with a decent cpu fan and seeing as your build won't be very heat intensive I would say take out the cpu cooler and add the money to other places. Also as far as your mobo goes it is way to good for the rest of your rig so I would scale that down and add it to other places. Some places that could use the help is your hd and probably your power supply depending on the graphics card you pick.
February 11, 2013 8:13:56 PM

roddyguk said:
I was thinking about overclocking the cpu when i upgrade though, unless thats not going to make a noticeable difference?

Also CheesyHotDogPuff, do you really think I will need 12GB of ram?

Cheers Rod

No 8gb.
February 11, 2013 8:17:11 PM

Ok cheers I did put 2 X 4gb ram on the spec, just thought you meant another 4GB.

The reason I went for the current mobo and cpu fan is so i can overclock the cpu when I upgrade.
February 11, 2013 8:18:35 PM

Then keep the mobo but dont buy the fan until you upgrade unless it is a pack.
February 11, 2013 10:12:18 PM

Thanks for the advice guys, il scrap the fan and put the money towards a better psu.

Cheers Rod
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