Sret43rg

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I know i have created many topics about my build but this is my first build and i really really cannot afford to mess it up so please suggest me a system for a MAX budget of £670

Approximate Purchase Date: Next few weeks

Budget Range: £650-670

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the web.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No real preference

Location: Yorkshire, England

Parts Preferences: No real preference

Overclocking: Yes, in the future

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Thanks in advance.
 

zared619

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For the money, this is about as good as you are gonna get.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.20 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.06 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£197.93 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.99 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £657.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 23:07 GMT+0000)
 

Sret43rg

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Is that motherboard capable of overclocking the CPU?

EDIT: I've heard that the 7870 is almost the same as the 7950 in terms of performance, is this true?

Thanks in advance.
 

zared619

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You can overclock with the z75 mobo. To be honest, I don't know why they gave it a different designation, there are almost no differences between the z75 and the z77 boards in that price range.

The 7870 is not on par with the 7950 from the factory, but the GHz edition can overclock up to 7950 levels and even a little better. The 7870 is arguably the best performance/value card on the market.

Ask anymore questions you may have.
 
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/otsA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/otsA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/otsA/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.20 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£102.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.74 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£179.46 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£35.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £648.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Just few edits on the build with a better case and a better mobo, for oc this is much better, and really bellow 650 pounds.
 

Sret43rg

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djangoringo, still 22 pounds to go so how could i enhance that build? BTW that build is amazing ;) the power supply looks a bit weak though.
 

Sret43rg

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Any more suggestions T-T i really need some suggestions i am so confused right now, sorry for bumping the thread but i need some answers :(