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November 11, 2012 7:40:57 PM


A friend has reccomended this forum to get some advice on getting a new build.

Approximate Purchase Date: In 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: £1000 - £1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D/2D work, gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Not at the moment. Will propably buy 2x24" at a later date.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ,

Location: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: I would definetly like to get an Intel CPU and an Nvidia GeForce graphics card, possibly an SSD for the OS / Software and at least 16 GB Ram.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: At the moment I am at 1680x1050 but will be upgreading to new 24" monitors. So I will be looking at 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

Additional Comments / Why Are You Upgrading : I've got a 6 year old PC. Decided to get a compleatly new Rig. I will be mostly using it for 3D/2D work and gaming. Software usage 3Ds Max, Photoshop, Unreal Development Kit, CryEngine3

For start I was looking into getting Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz and a GTX 670 Card however someone reccomended I should get a Intel Core i7-3930K. That is why I would like to get an oppinion on it and also on what kind of PSU and Cooling system to get.


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November 11, 2012 9:08:39 PM

Here's my build suggestion:

Intel i7-3770K (£233 @ AriaPC)

Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B SCNJ-3100 (£40 @ OCUK)
Thermalright Macho Rev.A(BW) (£40 @ Scan)

ASUS P8Z77-M PRO (£101 @ AriaPC)

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.5V 993995 (£70 @ AriaPC)


Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Dark Black (£86 @ Scan)

be quiet! Dark Power Pro P10 550W (£100 @ AriaPC)

Samsung SSD 830 Series 128GB MZ-7PC128D (£90 @ OCUK)

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM ST1000DM003 (£56 @ AriaPC)

Total: £1073

If you can find another case which you like more, then as long as it fits the other components then feel free to change to that.

This is at the lower end of your budget so you could probably afford to upgrade to upgrade to socket 2011. The i7-3930K is a bit better at the type of work you want to do, but it is much more power hungry and hotter temperature wise, so 'needs' extra cooling. Both of the coolers I've suggested are 2011 compatible, so they won't need to be changed to be compatible.