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February 8, 2013 9:56:24 PM

Hello guys,

i was just curious as to what parts you would buy for £750, i'm looking to build a PC but don't feel confident in selecting the parts my self so any help is greatly appreciated.

Would also prefer the rig to be intel cpu and nvidia gpu.

Thanks all!

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a b 4 Gaming
February 8, 2013 10:06:27 PM

My suggestion :

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.19 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.42 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.30 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.74 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£299.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: BitFenix Outlaw ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ 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 (£11.40 @ Aria PC)
Total: £743.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
February 8, 2013 10:19:36 PM

Thanks a bunch m8. you are 100% sure this is all compatible? (i know it most likely is but just want to make sure :) ) once again. Thanks a lot!
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a b 4 Gaming
February 8, 2013 10:27:06 PM

Yes, it is 100% compatible, the case has enough space for the parts, it doesn't have a usb 3.0(it has usb 2.0) in the front, but there's plenty on the back with the board.
The psu is of high quality and will do for all the parts.
February 8, 2013 10:28:19 PM

Ahh great, once again big thanks. Will report back here once all my parts are here and the machine is built to let you know how it goes.
February 8, 2013 10:49:47 PM

Oh quick question. What about fans for the case? Would it be ok to use the 1 fan included or should i look at purchasing a few others?
a b 4 Gaming
February 8, 2013 10:53:19 PM

You can use another, but it's fine with the one it has.
February 8, 2013 10:58:43 PM

Okay thanks.
February 9, 2013 3:20:58 AM

Djangoringo, if i dont plan to overclock could i just use the stock cooler?
a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2013 3:23:43 AM

Yes, but it's recommended going the the hyper 212 evo cooler, if some day, you plan to overclock, you'll have already the cooler, no need to take the motherboard out.
February 9, 2013 3:27:12 AM

Ahh okay, when i go to checkout on aria, buying the optical drive, psu and hdd the price is slightly more than it should be.. if that makes sense :p 
a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2013 3:32:48 AM

If you want to shave off some you can get the i5-3470 if you don't want to overclock, it's cheaper, you cannot overclock that cpu(i5-3470), but at stock it's as good as the other one(at stock), and drop the cooler, the stock cooler is fine for that one.
And a h77 motherboard, like the asrock h77 pro 4 mvp.
February 9, 2013 3:44:42 AM

ahh okay. could you check this out for me please.

let me know if i should change anything and would everything be compatible and fit etc?
a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2013 3:52:28 AM

Yes, it fits, but get the i5-3470, it's cheaper, same performance as the others at stock.
For a locked cpu, the i5-3470 is the best choice, for unlocked the i5-3570k.
Also i'd get a 1TB hdd, the seagate constellation es, is an enterprise hdd, it's reliable as it gets and it's fast for a hdd, usually that hdd is sold for more.
Here's the updated list :
Included the zalman z11, either the z9 or z11 fits everything, including the card, and it's all compatible(the parts)
February 9, 2013 4:18:00 AM

Hey dude, the mobo is out of stock, is there an equivalent at a similar price i could get?
February 9, 2013 4:26:32 AM

Okay, thanks very much for all your help :D  !