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Build Advice New gaming system advice.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JHyde517, 6 Nov 2011.

  1. JHyde517

    JHyde517 New Member

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    Planning on making a new gaming pc. I know how to put the parts together, what goes where and how to make it all come alive, however i'd like some input.
    What things have i not thought about, what should i keep in mind ect.
    And what do you think of this build? I'm aiming for about £1000, so it wont be top of the range, but is there anything here that i should get changed?
    Thanks for any advice.
    -MSI GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
    -Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - OEM
    -Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ)
    -Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 850W V2 High Performance '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CMPSU-850TXV2UK)
    -Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
    -Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (GFC-02050)
    -Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
    -Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo CPU Cooler (Socket Intel Socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775 / AMD Socket FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2)
    -LG GH24NS70 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - Retail
     
  2. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

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    I'd change the 570 to a Gainward one. Look for golden sample or phantom. I'd probably go for a 750w PSU and definitely not buy a 1TB drive until the prices come down. Also, I'd probably go back to P67 for the motherboard, they overclock better and you're not going to need the Z68's graphics.

    With the money saved from PSU and hard drive (just use a smaller one until the prices come down) get yourself a half decent SSD as a boot drive.

    Oh also, change the coolermaster cooler for a Dark Rock advanced or one of the watercooled loops (Corsair H60 etc).

    If you need more info let us know and I'll spec it up on Scan for you.
     
  3. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Yeah that PSU is way overpowered for that system (although I'm guilty of the same thing).

    A 650/700w will be fine. IMHO the MSI 570 you've chosen is a good choice.

    Also, how much is that 1TB F3 going to cost you? Given that hard drive prices are absolutely crazy at the moment, you might be better off buying a 120GB SSD and picking a normal HD up when they finally drop to normal levels again.
     
  4. jamsand

    jamsand Well-Known Member

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    what fish said minus the watercooling, dark rock adv, thermalright archon, noctua U9 all good coolers
     
  5. Dave28

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    If you're a Student in any form of education you can get Windows 7 (32 or 64) at...

    http://www.software4students.co.uk

    for less than £40. It is the UPGRADE version so you'll need a legal copy of XP or Vista.
     
  6. JHyde517

    JHyde517 New Member

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    Thanks for the input guys.
    As for the HDD I've managed to fine a place with some cheap second hand ones that aren't too bad so i grabbed a 1TB for £60. Which is cheaper than the £120 for a new one.
    Also, I've been told that 800w would be enough to run the 570s in sli, is this right? Because if it is then I plan on hopefully buying a second 570 if/when they come down in price in the new year and running sli.
     

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