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New Gaming Build -£500-£700

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January 19, 2013 1:54:32 PM

Hi guys, new to the forum.

Just wanted to see what guys think about this build.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£72.78 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 2 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£58.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£215.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£56.50 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £690.23

I have an old alienware case which i plan on using, about 4 DVD rewriter drives (may add a cheap Blu-ray reader at some point) and have about 7TB worth of HDD's so no issue there, also got Win 7.

I do plan on overclocking to about 4.3GHz

Also to save some delicious pennies, should i get a smaller SSD as i only really plan running windows an maybe 1 or 2 games that I will be playing at the time, the rest can go on HDD's.

I still have my old water cooler from the alienware, model is alienware cha12012bb-a. Dont know if that will be any good these days as it is like nearly 6 year old and I want to OC.

My budget is between £500-£700, I want it to run games on full, very near if not. I would also like it be as cheap as possible, closer to £600 but can live with £700.

Oh and I plan on doing some 3D modelling again in spare time but that is just an afterthought.

Any advice would be great, thanks guys :) 

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January 19, 2013 1:58:46 PM

Wouldnt let me edit the post. sorry for double. Just read the posting guide. I have 2 x moniter. Want it to run at 1080p and im from UK, no pref tp websites an biased towards intel (no brainer) and nvidia but happy with Ati. Will be purchasing within 2-3 months. Thanks again.
January 19, 2013 2:04:28 PM

Thats a Awesome Build For Gaming and 3D Modelling.

Good to go
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January 19, 2013 7:38:26 PM

cool, thanks. What you think about the SSD an water cooler?
January 20, 2013 12:36:55 AM

SSD will be fine.
But if you have the Money, Get Samsung 840 Pro. Its way faster

And I haven't heard about that Water cooling, And you must have used it.
So, it should be good.
January 20, 2013 12:40:42 AM

whats ur country of origin? and ur maximum budget, also is video editing more important than gaming, or need both?

January 20, 2013 9:51:48 AM

@Sumukh_Bhagat It was in my old Alienware Desktop which I never knew much about the internals back then being youngeran naive, ill try it out and if temps get to hot ill install the fan.

@iceclock I will be mostly gaming but I will also be re-igniting my 3D modelling in 3DS Max - budget will be no more than £700.
January 20, 2013 4:25:34 PM

heres my revised build. with the 7950 witch is when overclocked as fast as a gtx 680. and powerful for the similar price.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/yBqg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/yBqg/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/yBqg/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£129.62 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£219.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £696.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 18:24 GMT+0000)

February 3, 2013 3:54:32 PM

thanks mate. ill look into that :}
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