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March 25, 2013 2:14:58 PM

I am new to building gaming PCs - and PCs in general- so I would like to ask a few people more experienced than me to tell me their thoughts on my build idea. I would like to know what you think of the parts such as the motherboard, ram and ssd. It would also be nice if you could suggest what sort of frame rate I could get on games like bf3 and skyrim. I will be using a 1080p monitor.

Here's the link to the website I use:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/MaRo

Thanks for reading! :)  :) 

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March 25, 2013 5:51:15 PM

Hi,

Nice balanced build! You really don't have to change much at all (no silly mistakes like a crappy PSU or unnecessary motherboard chip-sets :) ).

One thing I would consider changing is the graphics card. The cooling on that one doesn't look super strong. The Gigabyte Windforce 3X is probably the best after-market cooler on the market at the moment, as well as being a tad cheaper: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr...

The other thing is that although it is nice to get stuff from Amazon (they are the best for , for the graphics card unfortunately they don't do the Never Settle: Reloaded bundle. If you get the Gigabyte card from Novatech for example, you get BioShock Infinite and Crysis 3 bundled for free :) . (link: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeon...)

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March 25, 2013 6:47:57 PM

The Sapphire 7950 WHAMZEY listed has great cooling. The pcpartpicker picture of it is wrong, it's actually a dual fan Vapor-X which is Sapphire's best cooling. Unfortunately, you're right about the never settle bundle. Amazon.uk doesn't support it, so the Gigabyte one you listed is a great alternative for the bundle. It also has undoubtedly great cooling.
March 25, 2013 7:21:05 PM

Ah OK, the picture did throw me off admittedly. I still recommend the Gigabyte version though, 3 is still better than 2 in terms of fans ;)  (it's both better at cooling -- for obvious reasons -- and the fans can each spin at a lower RPM, making it quieter). It's less of a difference though.

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