Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

I5 3570 7870 new build for £800ish

Last response: in Systems
Share
September 25, 2012 2:57:34 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: next week

Budget Range: £800 - £900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: No (Using my current 720p tv may upgrade to 1080p tv or monitor next year. Will only be a single screen set-up.


Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan, amazon, overclockers.co.uk

Location: Scotland! we use pounds sterling ;p

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Yes (modest oc'ing may take place!)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes future upgarde tho

Your Monitor Resolution: current 720p, will upgrade next year to 1080p or higher monitor res.

Additional Comments: Will be playing Guild Wars 2, Battlefield 3, skyrim

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: current pc was built 10 years ago! just not up to todays games.

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £172.82
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £26.65 @ Scan
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard £115.99 @ Dabs
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £32.36 @ CCL Computers
Storage OCZ Agility 3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk £122.44 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card £197.09 @ CCLComputers
Case Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case £95.40 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply £69.99 @ Ebuyer

I am looking for the best value.

I'm happy with CPU
open to ammendments on anything else.
i did think about gtx670 but thought at my lower resolutions wouldnt see much diffreence for the extra money.
motherboard i am really open to suggestions!
is the case is quite pricey in relation to everything else?
and i think the power supply should cope with crossfire later date.

I have ready countless toms hardware forums to put the list together by this is only the 2nd pc i've built and im open to any changes!

Thanks


More about : 3570 7870 build 800ish

September 25, 2012 3:18:56 PM

Everything looks great buuuttt...
I would get the ASRock z77 Extreme3. Same price as that Gigabyte you picked but with more features.
Get the Low Profile version of the Corsair Vengeance since you have a CPU cooler.
The PSU is overkill. You can get away with 550w +-
September 25, 2012 3:31:36 PM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CP-9020015-UK-750W-Powe... £68.45
Corsair CP-9020015-UK 750W CX Power Supply

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z77-Extreme4-Motherboard-Suppor... £109.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
AsRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel Z77, Up to 32GB DDR3, ATX, 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, Supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX, Premium Gold Caps)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-120mm/d... £28.35
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-Ballistix-BLS2CP4G3D160... £27.49 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU 8GB (4GB x2) DDR3 Memory Kit
Related resources
September 25, 2012 5:01:51 PM

You'd want a better SSD than the Agility 3. e.g. Sandisk Extreme or Samsung 830
September 25, 2012 5:13:24 PM

thanks for the advice guys.

will def change cooler to the larger fan ver. thsanks!

i have seen the asrock mobo but wondered as to the brand?.. might just go for the extreme 4, seems to get great reviews everywhere!

still not sure wanting to spend so much on the case was thinking about the 300r. is the 500r worth the money?

7870 seems to be the card to go for tho? unless i'm wrong..!
September 25, 2012 5:14:47 PM

thanks for the advice guys.

will def change cooler to the larger fan ver. thsanks!

i have seen the asrock mobo but wondered as to the brand?.. might just go for the extreme 4, seems to get great reviews everywhere!

still not sure wanting to spend so much on the case was thinking about the 300r. is the 500r worth the money?

7870 seems to be the card to go for tho? unless i'm wrong..!
September 25, 2012 5:15:08 PM

thanks for the advice guys.

will def change cooler to the larger fan ver. thsanks!

i have seen the asrock mobo but wondered as to the brand?.. might just go for the extreme 4, seems to get great reviews everywhere!

still not sure wanting to spend so much on the case was thinking about the 300r. is the 500r worth the money?

7870 seems to be the card to go for tho? unless i'm wrong..!
September 25, 2012 5:19:03 PM

lol triple post.
The 7870 is a great card for your budget.
I'd pick the CM HAF 922 over the Corsair 500r.
September 25, 2012 6:37:34 PM

The Corsair TX650 V2 has more than enough power for a build with two 7870s, but it does not have enough connectors; a 7870 requires two 6pin PCIe connectors each, the TX650 V2 only has two in total, so it is inadequate in that department. While it is fine to use adapters to get the final two PCIe connectors, when buying a new PSU you should get one that has all the connectors and other features you want/need.

XFX ProSeries 650W Core Edition (£65 @ Dabs)
http://skinflint.co.uk/576786
Internally the same as the Corsair TX650 V2.
September 25, 2012 6:43:14 PM

metal orient said:
You'd want a better SSD than the Agility 3. e.g. Sandisk Extreme or Samsung 830



Great advice, will change to sandisk extreme!
September 25, 2012 7:53:49 PM

Silvune said:
The Corsair TX650 V2 has more than enough power for a build with two 7870s, but it does not have enough connectors; a 7870 requires two 6pin PCIe connectors each, the TX650 V2 only has two in total, so it is inadequate in that department. While it is fine to use adapters to get the final two PCIe connectors, when buying a new PSU you should get one that has all the connectors and other features you want/need.

XFX ProSeries 650W Core Edition (£65 @ Dabs)
http://skinflint.co.uk/576786
Internally the same as the Corsair TX650 V2.



having a look at the moment. thanks for the heads up!
!