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£550 Gaming rig - Parts list

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August 15, 2012 5:44:15 PM

Hi all! :hello: 

I've been back and forth a bit on my new build, taking advice from you forum geniuses, and changing a few bits myself.
I think i've finally settled on this build, but what do you guys think?
have a made any bad choices?
Thanks :D 

CPU:
i3-2120 3.3Ghz (£90)

Mobo:
P8Z77-V LX (£85)

RAM:
4GB Corsair Vengence @ 1600mhz (£20)

GPU:
ASUS 7850 DirectCU II (£190)

Power Supply:
Corsair CX600 (£52)

Hard drive:
Western Digital 500gb (£50)

Case:
Antec three hundred (£40)

August 15, 2012 6:31:44 PM

Purposees of this buidl? gaming? res?
August 15, 2012 6:36:33 PM

Sorry, stupid me, forgot to include those. :D 

Purpose would be for gaming, yes.
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
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August 15, 2012 6:39:27 PM

drop the mobo to something cheaper like asrock z77 pro3, up the ram to 8 gb. down the psu to 500/520 watts either cx500 or seasonic 520. after all said and done if you can fit a i5 3570k in their it would be sweet
August 15, 2012 6:49:29 PM

Thanks for the tip :D 
And, yeah, I wish I could fit a 3570k in there, but it's just out of my price range... xD
August 15, 2012 6:55:17 PM

(Sorry for double posting)
For the power supplies, I've had a look around, and the CX500w seems to have a reputation for breaking? also, the seasonic 520w, seems to be more expensive than the CX600w? have I gotten something hopelessly wrong? xD

Other than that, the AsRock seems like a solid mobo, thanks for that :D 
August 15, 2012 8:21:38 PM

Im not sure about the cx500 personally i have it and i have seen people requesting it around the forums are you seeing this in the reviews? if so usually reviews especially in the computer market are extremely bi-est or however you spell it...
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