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Build Advice I5-2500k/Amd Radeon 6870

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by legendzarr, 20 Jul 2013.

  1. legendzarr

    legendzarr What's a Dremel?

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    Got around a £430 Budget, parts i've got so far are:
    Cpu: I5-2500K - £135 from CEX
    Mobo: Asus P8B75-M LX PLUS Micro ATX LGA1155 - £46 from Ebuyer
    Ram: 1333hz 4gb - £15 from CEX
    GPU: AMD Radeon 6870 - £98 from CEX
    PSU: Corsair 430W ATX12V - £37 from Dabs
    Case: NzXT Phantom 410 - £80 from Scan
    HDD: Generic WD 500gb - £20 from CEX
    Anything you'd recommend for the same price?

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Legendzarr/saved/1ZIt
     
  2. Thaifood

    Thaifood Minimodder

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    what will you need the pc for?
    thought about 2nd hand GPU on the market section?
    and do you really need that case?
     
  3. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    I'd say try and find a P67 or Z68 motherboard if you can. You can pick them up second hand for around the same price as that B75 board.
    You could save money on the case. You can buy an awesome case for around £50.
    (http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cors...-atx-case-black-w-o-psu-with-solid-side-panel)
    You can also get new a HD7850 for £120, and it is 15-20% faster than a 6870 I believe and you can overclock it much further.
     
  4. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    Yes, try and get a different GPU, I saw a GTX580 on the marketplace here for about £100. You might have to stretch your budget a little but it'd be worth it :) also an SSD would be a worthy upgrade later on. You might also want to get a different CPU cooler other than the stock one because it can be noisy, especially when under load of course.

    PS you might have to check if the PSU is compatible, I would but I'm on my phone at the moment.
     
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  5. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    Depending on postage its usually cheaper to shop in one place btw.

    Scan used to do a free postage deal for bit tech members think it still runs.
     
  6. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    I still get free postage.
     
  7. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    He needs 3 more posts :p
     
  8. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Modder

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    If he can get to 80 posts he would save cash in the market place. Antec 300, £25 inc. postage.
     
  9. kirk46

    kirk46 Cheesecake Nom Nom

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    i sold a HD6870 on ebay last week and it only went for £46 so you maybe best trying to win one than pay £98 from CEX
     

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