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£600-700 Gaming Desktop: Compatibility Check

Last response: in Systems
May 13, 2012 10:30:20 AM


I'm looking for some advice over a computer build which I'm hoping to put together soon. I've already got most of it planned out, I would just like to make sure that everything will work together and that I have all the ports and slots that I'm going to need.

Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully tomorrow if this goes well.

Budget Range: £600-700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (SC2, Guild Wars 2 and likely Skyrim with the occasional FPS), internet surfing and general word processing use for my work.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor and Speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ebuyer is all I'm going to be using most likely

Country: England

Parts Preferences: Intel processor, then msi and other known brands for the rest.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I would like to play the games I mentioned smoothly on maxed out graphics or close enough.

So, here's the components I've decided upon:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3450 3.1GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Mobo: MSI H77MA-G43 H77 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio mATX Motherboard

GPU: MSI GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card

Memory: Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Ballistix Sport Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V

HDD: Seagate 500GB Barracuda Spinpoint F3 Hard Drive - 3.5" SATA-II - 7200RPM 16MB Cache - HD502HJ

Optical Drive: Sony AD-5280S-0B SATA DVD Optical Drive | OEM

PSU: Corsair 600W CX Series V2 PSU - 6x SATA 2x PCI-E

Case: Antec One Case

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
May 13, 2012 10:43:24 AM

i will down grade your psu to xfx 450w core edition psu it supplys the same amount of amps as corsair cx 500 then down grade your case a bit and then try to fit in the 7850 it is an amazing value
May 13, 2012 10:47:02 AM

sorry i thought your build above was £700 just upgrade your gfx card to 7850 btw corsair ddr3 1333 for £32 is good because you can oc it
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May 13, 2012 10:50:08 AM

Okay, thanks. I'll have a look at some prices on 7850's and then I should be ready to build.
May 13, 2012 10:55:32 AM

7850 is the equivalent gtx 570 or radeon 6970