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February 17, 2013 12:55:19 PM

Link:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/E4Pc

Will it run games on High settings?

Also and thoughts of things to change and why?
February 17, 2013 2:30:15 PM

The 750W PSU it terribly overkill. Get a good 550W an you will be just fine with my graphics card suggestion below. 16GB of RAM is not necessary for gaming. 8GB is more than enough. With the money saved I would get rid of the 7770 as it is a bottom tier gaming card. The i5 would be a waste if this is the graphics card you are running. You will want at least an AMD 7850/7870 or an Nvidia GTX660. If you are not getting at least that level of graphics you may as well save money on the CPU and get a cheaper i5, i3, or AMD FX-6300 and get a better video card. There are VERY few modern games that will run on high with a 7770.
February 17, 2013 2:44:22 PM

This is much better. I just replaced your RAM, CPU and GPU and Optical Drive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.30 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.42 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£61.66 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£169.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ CCL Computers)
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)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £719.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 16:44 GMT+0000)

It's also cheaper than your previous build, and no stupid mail in rebates. (:

Now not only will you be able to run all your games on high, but you can max some out.
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February 17, 2013 2:49:57 PM

Also. You probably won't even need 2TB so if you drop to 1TB,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.30 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.42 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£186.53 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ CCL Computers)
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)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £726.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 16:49 GMT+0000)

Both these builds will max most games at playable frame rates for sure.
February 17, 2013 2:50:20 PM

techdude9 said:
This is much better. I just replaced your RAM, CPU and GPU and Optical Drive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.30 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.42 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£61.66 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£169.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ CCL Computers)
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)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £719.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 16:44 GMT+0000)

It's also cheaper than your previous build, and no stupid mail in rebates. (:

Now not only will you be able to run all your games on high, but you can max some out.


Would I need a CPU Cooler?
February 17, 2013 2:56:02 PM

That is a K series CPU which means it has an unlocked multiplier and you can overclock it. Overclocking tends to produce a lot of heat so yes you generally should get an aftermarket cooler.

If your not planning to overclock there really isn't any sense in getting the K series 3570 but considering the price difference between the K series and the regular its worth it to overclock IMHO
February 17, 2013 3:02:52 PM

Darren89 said:
Would I need a CPU Cooler?

As said, are you overclocking? I would suggest learning how to do it, and do it. Anyways, even if you aren't overclocking I would still recommend an aftermarket cooler. My 3 favorites are:

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Imo you should get the 212 EVO, as it seems you aren't going to be overclocking close 5GHz, or maybe not even overclocking at all, in that case the EVO is a good CPU cooler and a lot less cheaper than EVO. If you want to cheap out even more, the 212 Plus I linked is a good equivalent.
February 17, 2013 3:02:53 PM

I cant see me doing much overclocking to be honest but can anyone suggest a sufficient CPU cooler for the set up techdude9 suggested?
February 17, 2013 3:03:49 PM

Oh thanks techdude9 you answered my question before i asked it lol
February 17, 2013 3:06:21 PM

Darren89 said:
Oh thanks techdude9 you answered my question before i asked it lol

Hehe
February 17, 2013 3:09:11 PM

techdude9 said:
Also. You probably won't even need 2TB so if you drop to 1TB,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.30 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.42 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£186.53 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ CCL Computers)
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)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £726.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 16:49 GMT+0000)

Both these builds will max most games at playable frame rates for sure.

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I see you changed the GPU fom ur earlier set up. is that because the brand is better?
February 17, 2013 3:12:05 PM

Darren89 said:
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I see you changed the GPU fom ur earlier set up. is that because the brand is better?

No it's because the model is better. 7870 is 1 up from a 7850. I changed the hard drive to get you a 7870. (Western Digital is a way better brand than Seagate anyways). 1TB is pretty much all you will need, and a better graphics card is more important anyways.

EDIT: If you really feel you need 2TB, add it back on and keep the 7870, but it will cost about $10 more and remember the aftermarket cooler also costs quite a bit.
February 17, 2013 3:19:33 PM

techdude9 said:
No it's because the model is better. 7870 is 1 up from a 7850. I changed the hard drive to get you a 7870. (Western Digital is a way better brand than Seagate anyways). 1TB is pretty much all you will need, and a better graphics card is more important anyways.

EDIT: If you really feel you need 2TB, add it back on and keep the 7870, but it will cost about $10 more and remember the aftermarket cooler also costs quite a bit.



Thanks.

Il prob keep the 1TB as I will prob try and get an SSD drive at some point to use as the boot drive and like you say, WD is better brand. Would this be difficult to do?

Link:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/E67P

Would you say what i have in that link is everything i need to build the desktop and it do what I want it to?
February 17, 2013 3:23:10 PM

Also could you suggest a cheaper Case? I want one with good air flow for cooling and sound reduction?
February 17, 2013 3:24:40 PM

Darren89 said:
Thanks.

Il prob keep the 1TB as I will prob try and get an SSD drive at some point to use as the boot drive and like you say, WD is better brand. Would this be difficult to do?

Link:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/E67P

Would you say what i have in that link is everything i need to build the desktop and it do what I want it to?

That's what I am doing with the SSD. I am getting a 128GB at some point also but yeah it is some what difficult because I think you would have to buy a new OS and reinstall it on the SSD, but then again i'm not sure yet atm. Just don't get an SSD now if you don't have the budget for it because you will regret sacrificing game performance for faster pc rebooting, and loading maps faster.

Everything in the link is a great desktop, it will last you a very long time, run all of your games on high-max and you will be happy with it. (:
February 17, 2013 3:29:26 PM

Darren89 said:
Also could you suggest a cheaper Case? I want one with good air flow for cooling and sound reduction?

The HAF 922 is a good case, I have it. The air flow is great on it, hence the name HAF - "High Air Flow" and noise won't really be a problem with the setup I gave you.
February 17, 2013 3:44:17 PM

techdude9 said:
The HAF 922 is a good case, I have it. The air flow is great on it, hence the name HAF - "High Air Flow" and noise won't really be a problem with the setup I gave you.



Will I need sound card and Wireless network adapter?

February 17, 2013 3:46:35 PM

Darren89 said:
Will I need sound card and Wireless network adapter?

I doubt it.
February 17, 2013 3:48:42 PM

You will need a wireless card if you want wireless. A sound card is not needed.
February 17, 2013 3:50:21 PM

techdude9 said:
I doubt it.



SO I should get sound and be able to use wireless internet connection without having to purchase?

I spose i could do wired connection as it will prob be hooked up to my TV until i can get some gaming screens.
February 17, 2013 3:52:48 PM

No, you NEED a wireless card as the motherboard doesn't have it built in. A sound card is not needed. Get this build, it will be considerably more powerful for gaming: about 30% better than what you have now:

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: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.42 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£61.66 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£217.27 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.99 @ 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 (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £719.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 17:51 GMT+0000)
February 17, 2013 3:56:52 PM

tiny voices said:
No, you NEED a wireless card as the motherboard doesn't have it built in. A sound card is not needed. Get this build, it will be considerably more powerful for gaming: about 30% better than what you have now:

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: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.42 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£61.66 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£217.27 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.99 @ 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 (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £719.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 17:51 GMT+0000)


Thanks

Il prob keep the spec i had before but add the wireless adapter.
February 17, 2013 3:58:49 PM

actually looking at your setup. i could try and mix the 2 to save a bit of money.

your case is cheaper then my previous set up.
February 17, 2013 3:58:54 PM

This build it cheaper and will perform significantly better. Look in to the 7870 XT by sapphire because it uses the Tahiti LE architecture and is much better than the normal 7870. The gtx660ti is still better than both of these though.
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