How is this gaming build?

huntrail

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Approximate Purchase Date: Over December

Budget Range: £700

System Usage: Gaming, Movies, Video Editing, 3D modelling, Word Processing

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: New Build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Websites for Parts: Amazon.co.uk, eBay.co.uk

Location: England

Parts Preferences: AMD Graphics Cards, Intel Processors & Western Digital or Samsung HDD's

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I already have a 240gb SDD to use from Kingston

Why Are You Upgrading?: Laptop is not what it used to be


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.20 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£75.88 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£155.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Sound Card: StarTech PCISOUND5CH 24-bit 48 KHz Sound Card (£11.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.51 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£52.78 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£17.00 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£71.55 @ CCL Computers)
Other: (Optional) Blackmagic Intensity Pro - Video input adapter - PCI Express x1 - NTSC, PAL (£154.99)
Total: £824.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 16:58 GMT+0000)
 

huntrail

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Sep 19, 2012
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The optional part making this PC over my stated budget is only if the build cost is lowered enough to allow it because I don't really need it.
 

g-unit1111

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The sound card isn't needed. Drop that and get a better case. I don't like Xigmatek and won't recommend them. Using a green hard drive as your primary will also really bottleneck your system.

For this budget if you're not sure about overclocking then don't - it's a lot of risk for a marginal payoff in performance increase. Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.05 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£71.58 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.98 @ Novatech)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.67 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£85.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£226.55 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.69 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£70.16 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Novatech)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£71.55 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £839.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 19:39 GMT+0000)
 

g-unit1111

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Yeah you can reuse that, that's fine. I usually suggest mass storage drives because of the space constraints on SSDs and the fact that you can't really load your SSD beyond 80% capacity or risk it slowing down.
 

huntrail

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I'm only using for the OS and frequently used software i'll use a HDD for mass file storage. should I go with western digital or samsung for reliability?