Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Uk based websites.
Parts Preferences: With my very very limited knowledge on parts.. i'd say i have a slightly better understanding of Nvidia and Intel products... But open to suggestions .. as I've stated.. still clueless
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I'd like a high performance, quiet PC .. thanks for helping
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Computer is now 4-5 Years old .. starting to run sluggish. This system was a prebuilt and have always wanted to build my own system.
I never knew that about that particular PSU. I'll try to remember that for the future.
Isnt the PSU you selected a bit overkill? The draw wont go over 400w, even OC'd I cant see it going over 500. Why the 620w?
Yeah it is a little bit but Seasonic is among the best manufacturers you can get. Having more wattage than you need will not hurt your system at all. But having the bare minimum or too few watts will kill many a build. There is a 520W model but PC Part Picker doesn't list it for some reason: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/520w-seasonic-bronze-s12...
Apologies, GTX 660 is only suggested because OP has prior knowledge of Nvidia parts.
A 660 will handle a single 1080p monitor just fine. It's not the best you can get for that budget, but it holds its' own with the 7850 and the 7870 (non GHz edition). The best in that range would be the Radeon 7870 XT. However it's not available in the UK yet.
What part of a locked Intel i5 with an HD7870 blow away a water-cooled FX6300 with an **HD7970** ??
Are you suggesting one of those crappy closed block liquid coolers? That's one thing I do not suggest and try to stay away from.
Thanks for all your replies.. Looks like i'd rather be going up to £800 rather than than 600 now . I've put in a better graphics card and upgraded the cpu.. I dont mind going slightly over 800 if the performance would be a big increase.
Games i play are League, hoping to start playing Planetside 2 alongside the generic fps games.