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February 12, 2013 11:01:17 PM

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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February 12, 2013 11:08:17 PM

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
February 12, 2013 11:08:19 PM

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.
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February 12, 2013 11:12:25 PM

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?
February 12, 2013 11:15:23 PM

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.
February 12, 2013 11:26:01 PM

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)
February 13, 2013 9:18:35 AM

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?
February 13, 2013 10:09:51 AM

Also, just as a side question, would my pci wifi card fit in some of these newer motherboards?
February 13, 2013 10:30:01 AM

Most likely. What type of slot does it use?
February 13, 2013 3:51:58 PM

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.
February 13, 2013 3:54:23 PM

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)
February 13, 2013 9:09:40 PM

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)
February 14, 2013 10:09:13 AM

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.
February 14, 2013 4:11:40 PM

Thanks, good advice. Hopefully I won't need to do that for at least a year or so.
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