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£1000 Gaming PC Build

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July 2, 2012 8:56:02 PM

Hi, I just made a list of all the components I thought I may purchase. I usually have no problems with computers, but of course I've never had to truly deal with hardware.

This means I'm not entirely sure about compatibility and whether or not certain parts are essential, etc.

This is the current build I have:


MSI Z77A-GD65 Z77 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard - £142.75
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - £256.61
MSI GTX 670 OC Edition 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card - £299.55
Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz Vengeance Memory - £80.43
Antec 300 Three Hundred Case - £39.99
Corsair 850W HX Modular PSU - £119.69
Seagate 1TB Barracuda Hard Drive - £70.00
LiteOn iHAS124 SATA DVD Optical Drive | OEM - £14.14
Xenta Cat5e UTP Patch Cable (Black) 30m - £7.77
HDMI Cable 1.4 Black 2 Metre - £4.98


I plan on playing games such as Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, GTA IV and games that are going to be coming out soon.

Will this build be able to run Battlefield 3 and other games on Ultra? I don't want to spend that much on a build if I can't get quite intense graphics.

Also, are these parts compatible with each other (components themselves compatible with each other and will all of these fit in the case I've selected?), or would you recommend any other parts?
This is excluding the monitor, keyboard and mouse I plan to buy so I don't really want to spend too much more.

Thanks.

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July 2, 2012 9:15:09 PM

The 3770K and 16GB will be a waste on a gaming system - you'll most likely never use the extra features of the 3770K and you'll never use all 16GB of RAM.

Try something like this:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.78 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£119.75 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£64.90 @ Dabs)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£62.34 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£323.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.48 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.55 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £936.42
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 2, 2012 9:38:43 PM

Looks compatible. However are you ever going to have 10 hard drives or 3 graphics cards+? Looks like the motherboard is a bit overkill. Most newer motherboards (from the same manufacturer) all have the same features the only differences are maximum cores/ram/pci slots/hard drives. They will all perform the same. You'd save a bit on the motherboard. I just recently looked for a similar system for myself I think the powersupply is overkill. i7 3770 and the gtx 670 are both low wattage. I bought a 750 watt for mine (same CPU and GPU) and I plan on SLI in the future (2 graphics cards).
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July 2, 2012 9:50:10 PM

phunky_21 said:
Looks compatible. However are you ever going to have 10 hard drives or 3 graphics cards+? Looks like the motherboard is a bit overkill.


You'll never fill all the HD slots but they're there. What cases like that are used for is the cooling setups. If you want to maximize your system's air flow and lower the temperatures as much as possible, you'll need a case that will accommodate for that.

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Looks like the motherboard is a bit overkill. Most newer motherboards (from the same manufacturer) all have the same features the only differences are maximum cores/ram/pci slots/hard drives. They will all perform the same. You'd save a bit on the motherboard.


That motherboard is about on par with the one I recommended and mine's far from overkill.

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i7 3770 and the gtx 670 are both low wattage. I bought a 750 watt for mine (same CPU and GPU) and I plan on SLI in the future (2 graphics cards).


The i7-3770 is unnecessary for a gaming system but 750W will handle 2 x GTX 670 in SLI mode.
July 2, 2012 10:01:09 PM

g-unit1111, im pretty sure that the kingston ram uses 1.65v which isnt recommended by intel.

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/bgkp

heres what i would get. 750w is enough to power 2 video cards in SLI like g-unit1111 said
July 2, 2012 10:05:53 PM

TheBigTroll said:
g-unit1111, im pretty sure that the kingston ram uses 1.65v which isnt recommended by intel.

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/bgkp

heres what i would get. 750w is enough to power 2 video cards in SLI like g-unit1111 said


I used the filter to filter out at 1.5V, I can't imagine it would think differently.
July 2, 2012 10:11:25 PM

ok i looked it up and it is 1.5v. its their black dimm series. but still, its overpriced 1.5v ram
July 2, 2012 10:13:38 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I understand some of the build may be overkill but overall it adds up to around £1030 whilst yours is roughly £930. I'd be willing to pay the extra £100 because really I'm still slightly under my budget just for the system itself. I always tend to try different things with my computers (but sadly my system is never good enough) so I'm not sure whether or not the parts will be necessary, but it will save me from upgrading in the future.

So do you think it would be fine if price isn't too much of an object? Is it compatible?

Regardless, I'm still open to further suggestions.
July 2, 2012 10:17:18 PM

Note: Intense video editing/rendering is a possibility.
July 2, 2012 10:19:11 PM

for my build here are some places you can upgrade

1: id get a SSD such as a samsung 830 128gb. it boosts your boot times and productivity by double. plus, its only 78 pounds at scan.co.uk

otherwise i dont see where to improve on
July 2, 2012 10:19:33 PM

if you render, just get the i7 and 16gb of ram -__-
July 2, 2012 10:20:20 PM

overskrill said:
Thanks for the replies.

I understand some of the build may be overkill but overall it adds up to around £1030 whilst yours is roughly £930. I'd be willing to pay the extra £100 because really I'm still slightly under my budget just for the system itself. I always tend to try different things with my computers (but sadly my system is never good enough) so I'm not sure whether or not the parts will be necessary, but it will save me from upgrading in the future.

So do you think it would be fine if price isn't too much of an object? Is it compatible?

Regardless, I'm still open to further suggestions.


That looks good to me but I'm not the biggest fan of MSI. If you're going to be using your PC for other reasons besides games then the 3770K and 670 will work.
July 2, 2012 10:32:30 PM

Everything looks compatible to me. i7 3770 supports 1600mhz ram. Motherboard supports i7 3770 and 1600mhz ram. GTX 670 is PCI 3.0 motherboard supports that. PSU will well cover all. However my point about PSU and MOBO being overkill is that wasted money = no better performance(you'll never notice the money wasted). You could use the extra money to buy a new SSD hard drive. They are a lot faster than the old HDDs.
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