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Rate my build please ! (£700 UK)

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May 23, 2012 8:00:46 PM

Hi guys,

Could you please rate my build and let me know if it will all work together as i intend on buying it all within the next couple of weeks.

Main use will be gaming, mainly FPS (BF3) and WoW and possibly Diablo 3.

Parts not needed: Monitor, Speakers, Keyboard + Mouse, HDD

Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/8IDn

Breakdown:


CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core - £161.94



Motherboard - ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 - £75.98



Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - £59.32



Video Card - Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB - £191.98



Case - Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower- £59.99



Power Supply - Silverstone 850W ATX12V / EPS12V - £79.02



Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) - £67.59

TOTAL: £659 (BUDGET: £700)

Thanks.
Stan.

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May 23, 2012 8:08:38 PM

A few things

The MoBo does not suport SLI/CROSSFIRE So get one that does or look into a 550W PSU

PSU Over kill for a single card setup

The ram is over kill you only need 4 gigs for gaming Also that set is wrong for your mobo yes you can use it, put in wont be in Dule mode

Look for a nice 4 or 8gb set of ram

May 23, 2012 8:41:22 PM

Hi, i have amended the build, i have:

Downgraded the PSU
Downgraded the RAM
I will not be crossfiring so the Mobo will be ok i think.

Will the RAM work ok ?


CPU- Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core - £161.94



Motherboard - ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 - £75.98


Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - £40.85



Video Card - Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB - £191.98



Case - Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower - £59.99



Power Supply - XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V - £49.99



Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) - £67.59
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May 23, 2012 8:48:44 PM

Should be good POST it in PCPartPicker so i can see Specs
May 23, 2012 9:35:17 PM

Thanks a lot for your help dude !

Ive added in the Mobo and changed over the GPU and found a good monitor on Amazon.

What sort of performance should i see from this build, in terms of BF3/WoW ?

May 24, 2012 1:14:23 AM

Case - Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower- £59.99

Nice case im using it right now on my new build!!!!!!!!!
May 24, 2012 1:17:27 AM

be careful with PSU, its not about what wattage is labelled, its about how efficient and clean the power provided is. Xigmatek 700w PSU is a very nice PSU. Also i am not sure why you would want to change to gtx560, the HD7850 2GB is a very nice card. If you did go for the Xigmatek 700w PSU you could look around for one of the remaining gtx480 cards on the market for about £200, a real beast :) 
May 24, 2012 4:34:57 AM

Stan-H- said:
Thanks a lot for your help dude !

Ive added in the Mobo and changed over the GPU and found a good monitor on Amazon.

What sort of performance should i see from this build, in terms of BF3/WoW ?



It seems i miss read something

The 7850 would be a better GPU ( I stand Corected )

@ 1920X1080 you should be able to play BF3 nice and smooth
May 24, 2012 7:26:08 AM

Thanks guys.

I think im pretty much set to start ordering.

One last question, can you recommend software that can track cpu/gpu temp etc or will this be built into the Mobo ?
May 24, 2012 7:27:06 AM

RealTemp for Temps, GPU-Z for GPU temps.
May 24, 2012 7:31:06 AM

weall8utd said:
be careful with PSU, its not about what wattage is labelled, its about how efficient and clean the power provided is. Xigmatek 700w PSU is a very nice PSU. Also i am not sure why you would want to change to gtx560, the HD7850 2GB is a very nice card. If you did go for the Xigmatek 700w PSU you could look around for one of the remaining gtx480 cards on the market for about £200, a real beast :) 


XFX make rock solid PSU's. Absolutely no issue here with the PSU whatsoever. Not to mention its Bronze rated anyway and 550w is more than enough for the proposed build.
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