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New gaming build require opinions up to £900 Thanks! ~First time build~

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July 7, 2013 3:22:00 AM

Avid reader/ first time poster seeks your experience in a rig for primarily gaming and reliability, (no overheating/leaks/crashes) if not possible with this build do not hesitate to say:

I5 3570k

corsair vengeance (2x4gb) 8gb

Seagate 1tb

gtx 660 gigabyte/EVGA ~ flexible to going to a 7870 but not with a shit brand.

Cooler master Storm Trooper OR the HAF 922.

Corsair Enthusiast TX750W

Asus P8Z77-V LK



The main areas im struggling on are :

whether my motherboard will be good with this build? - Im open to suggestions

EVGA extended warranty vs Gigabyte (marginally better performance and cooling?)

for 0.6 to 1ghz overlocking is the build able to support more?

Noctua DH 14 vs Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ~ suggestions? I am willing to go over budget to keep my rig cool for something like a H100i is this overkill?, but my friend says the Noctua and EVO listed above should be fine.

THANK YOU!!!





a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2013 3:26:22 AM

ok motherboard, get a Gigabyte or MSI card because they have better cooler plus more reliable. That build support that range of OC-ing if you get a NH D14 or something similar in terms of performance. Anyway, do you need an OS or other peripherals included in your 900?
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July 7, 2013 3:53:53 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
ok motherboard, get a Gigabyte or MSI card because they have better cooler plus more reliable. That build support that range of OC-ing if you get a NH D14 or something similar in terms of performance. Anyway, do you need an OS or other peripherals included in your 900?


I forgot about the OS 0.0 I prefer the 7 layout and functions but I dont want to buy an OS that becomes outdated with the new generations of computing. Im keeping Peripherals out of this budget. Is the build enough to consider running games at higher/ultra settings such as metro/bf3/shogun2/f12012
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July 7, 2013 4:52:21 AM

Better go with 8 because 7 won't get Dx 11.2 from Microsoft anyway. My sub 900 pick that is great for overclocking, also good for SLI 2 GTX760 later on:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£172.53 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£39.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£93.62 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£220.97 @ Dabs)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£94.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£72.90 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £858.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 12:49 BST+0100)

All parts are reliable, if you ask. Related reviews:

VGA: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_760_... ( highest rated GTX760 )
CPU Cooler : http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Phanteks/PH-TC12DX/ ( best sub-50 usd cooler atm )
Motherboard : http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/11/19/msi_z77agd55_...
HAF XM review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/HAF_XM/ Newest version of HAF line, with usb3.0 ports, black painting inside, cable management, etc.
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July 7, 2013 7:25:36 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
Better go with 8 because 7 won't get Dx 11.2 from Microsoft anyway. My sub 900 pick that is great for overclocking, also good for SLI 2 GTX760 later on:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£172.53 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£39.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£93.62 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£220.97 @ Dabs)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£94.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£72.90 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £858.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 12:49 BST+0100)

All parts are reliable, if you ask. Related reviews:

VGA: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_760_... ( highest rated GTX760 )
CPU Cooler : http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Phanteks/PH-TC12DX/ ( best sub-50 usd cooler atm )
Motherboard : http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/11/19/msi_z77agd55_...
HAF XM review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/HAF_XM/ Newest version of HAF line, with usb3.0 ports, black painting inside, cable management, etc.


You sir are AWESOME!
I would never of even considered a GTX760 in my budget!

Have a lovely day
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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2013 8:37:06 PM

You're welcome :)  Don't forget to pick out the best answer :bounce: 
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