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£800 Gaming PC Rig - Opinions please?

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a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 10:25:01 PM

I'm building a gaming PC, hoping for it to last me years to come. Cut to the chase, is this sufficient to run the latest games on ultra and games in the future?

* Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K
* AMD Radeon HD 6870
* Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C​9B 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory
* Powercool 750W 80+ Dual 12V V2.2 High Efficiency PSU
* Seagate Momentus 2.5 inch XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive
* Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5-TH

Also, how many hybrid HDD will the PSU be able to power before needing an upgrade on the wattage?

- Thanks.
a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 10:28:11 PM

Drop the psu it's a cheap no good psu, get a xfx 550w, also drop that 6870, get a 7850 or 7870, get a cheaper mobo like the asrock z77 extreme 4, and buy a better gpu like the ones i mentioned.
Also just get a normal hdd...
December 27, 2012 10:29:39 PM

For a budget computer, I think you may have too much wattage, or at least a lot left over. I would downgrade to something lesser wattage, 80+ certification, and modular. You should have plenty space to run a couple HDDs on a 600w.
a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 10:32:56 PM

Get this :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£77.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.54 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£227.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case (£68.95 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £700.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£77.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.54 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£299.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case (£68.95 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£65.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £788.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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