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Build Advice Check on ~£600 Build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zabuza, 29 Jul 2012.

  1. Zabuza

    Zabuza New Member

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    SSD Crucial 128GB M4
    RAM Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Vengeance Memory
    Optical Drive LiteOn iHAS124 SATA DVD Optical Drive | OEM
    Case Sharkoon T9 Case - White Edition
    Graphics Card Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card
    Processor Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
    PSU Got
    HDD Got
    Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155
    Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
    Mouse Gigabyte M6900 7 button optical gaming mouse USB
    SSD Bracket Xenta 2.5" to 3.5" Hard Drive Bracket and Screws

    Using PSU, HDD from old computer:

    PSU: 600W Be Quiet Straight Power E7, 80+
    HDD: Seagate 2TB BARRACUDA 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache

    Will mainly be using computer for gaming, I play DayZ, Arkham City, Bad Company 2, GTA 4.

    Any compatibility issues with the hardware?

    Thanks.

    Edit: Just realised don't think RAM is compatible.

    Edit2: Changed RAM and mobo.
     
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  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Would not buy a 560 Ti considering 7870 prices and other things happening in a matter of weeks.
     
  4. Xahl

    Xahl Your mum's a Dremel

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    yes the 660ti is out august 16th; no doubt dropping the price of the 560.
    And presumably you'll want to overclock so a better cooler would be good, the i30 would do the job.
     
  5. glendronach

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    The Sharkoon is very thin, soft steel. There are better cases for similar price. The bottom is drilled for mounting an SSD so if you get one the Xenta bracket isn't needed.
    There is a saving if you buy an OEM 3570K from Ebuyer or, better, Scan if you have free shipping set up.
    Another reasonable cooler is the Zalman CNPS10X also Scan
     
  6. Zabuza

    Zabuza New Member

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    Thanks for the input all.

    Okay, which case would you reccomend? Looking for one with cable management.

    7870 seems to be going for around £250 which is a bit beyond my budget. Any alternatives? Trying not to spend more than about £170 on graphics card.
     
  7. Guest-16

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    560 might be your best bet then. What does a 7850 go for?
     
  8. Zabuza

    Zabuza New Member

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    jakobfrimmel New Member

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    well like bindibadgi said id take a look at getting a hd7850 instead of a gtx 560.. but otherwise a solid build!
    oh and im glad that there are still bad company 2 players out there!! will always be one of my favorite games!!
     
  10. Zabuza

    Zabuza New Member

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    Awesome, thanks.
     
  11. Zabuza

    Zabuza New Member

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    Guys just another check. Is my PSU okay for my new build?

    It's 600W Be Quiet Straight Power E7, 80+
     
  12. Guest-16

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    Fine!

    A basic 80+ is not hugely efficient but it beats buying a new one :D
     
  13. Xahl

    Xahl Your mum's a Dremel

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    perhaps inefficient but definitely powerful enough.
     
  14. Zabuza

    Zabuza New Member

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    Thanks all.

    :rock:
     
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    After building a rig for a mate last night can I just suggest moving the case up to the Sharkoon T28 (it's only about a fiver more but sadly I couldn't see a white version, don't know if this is massively important to you or not). I've put a rig in the T9's before and the differences in the HDD cage layouts are so much nicer to work with in the T28. Just thought I'd mention it :)
     
  16. Mrmelon98

    Mrmelon98 When's a Dremel?

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    Seems a good build, but i'm interested as to why the RAM wasn't compatible. I have been planning on a similar build and i wonder if Dominator ram will be compatible now.... D:
     
  17. Zabuza

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    Crap, already ordered. Oh, well.

    I can't actually remember, a friend just told me. Might be a good idea to start a thread and ask.
     
  18. Throbbi

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    Nevermind, I didn't mean that the T9 was particularly bad or anything, don't worry about that :) In fact I'd go so far as to say that with either version I've never been so impressed with a case that costs so little :thumb:
     

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