Need some advice on my first build

Hi,

It is time to upgrade my e7300 processor for something more capable. The whole machine is pretty much redundant now, I think Fallout 3 was the last game it could play at medium settings. My AGP graphics card (9800GT) is also a little out of step.

I have put this spec together hoping to reuse the Mid tower case and the 650w Atrix power supply (I will eventually get a new one since it is 4 years old and not a well known make).

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/D9Yz

Can you guys let me know if I will run into any problems?

Thanks,

David
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  1. it works but i fix mobo and ram for a better choice

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£77.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.80 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£141.95 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £426.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 01:07 GMT+0000)

    how much is your budget actually, let see if we can help better. need to OC?
    btw if you dont plan to OC, you can save money for buying cheaper i5+mobo
  2. Hi, why get an i5-3570k with a 7850?

    GPU > CPU when gaming. An FX-6300 with a 7870 XT be a better gamer in most of the games.
  3. I do some video editing as well as gaming, for some reason I thought it would be best to go intel.

    My budget is around £450

    Are AMDs capable when it comes to something like the adobe creative suite?
  4. I don't need to do any overclocking, I am more than happy with stock. I think anything would be better than my trusty E7300.
  5. for video editing, nvidia is the only way :(
    http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5.htm

    okay i will fix it for non oc setup and nvidia card
  6. LOL comes with quality PSU for you xfx 550

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£136.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.87 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.80 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£155.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    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 (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £460.42
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 01:25 GMT+0000)
  7. Amazing, thanks a lot. I may ditch the PSU (risk it for a short while with the one I have) and spend a bit more on the motherboard and/or processor.

    I like the graphics card choice and the memory looks much cooler which I usually equate to being better.

    Do you think I should consider overclocking to extend the life of the PC or could this rig last 3-4 years?
  8. Also, just as a side question, would my pci wifi card fit in some of these newer motherboards?
  9. Most likely. What type of slot does it use?
  10. Just a standard pci slot I think. I had a look at the board spec properly and it can support it.

    I keep thinking everything about my PC is now redundant, clearly I can reuse quite a few of the extra bits.
  11. I think I am going to go for the set up 'AMD Radeon' suggested rather than fiddle with it too much even if I can now afford £500

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£136.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.87 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£43.57 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£155.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    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 (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £466.19
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 17:53 GMT+0000)
  12. Arrrggh!! pretty freakin' excited. I just bought this all from amazon (for my sanity mainly) I really hope it all goes together and the ATX motherboard will fit in my case.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£164.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£85.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£44.42 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£165.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
    Total: £461.32
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 23:07 GMT+0000)
  13. Looks good. It will all fit into the case fine. You should add a better cooler, coolermaster 212 evo or higher, when you want to overclock.
  14. Thanks, good advice. Hopefully I won't need to do that for at least a year or so.
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