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Build Advice Quick check on a build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by KeTZz, 28 Jul 2012.

  1. KeTZz

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    Sorry forgot to add i was also thinking of this cpu Intel Core i3 2120 3.3GHz Socket 1155 3MB L3 Cache but not sure what would be better for gaming and stuff ?

    Cheers
     
  3. Weebob

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    Says the cart is empty I'm afraid
     
  4. KeTZz

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    Sorry im being a noob lol not sure how to make it bigger ether :(
     
  6. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Could you just post up the specs? :)
     
  7. KeTZz

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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 £71.98
    Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX XMP Memory Kit CL9 1.65V £36.38
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" Barracuda SATA-III 6Gb/s Hard Drive - 7200RPM 32MB Cache £65.00
    AMD FX-6 6100 Black Edition 6 Core 3.3Ghz Socket AM3+ 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor £103.64
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler £15.44
    Gigabyte HD 7850 OC Windforce X2 975MHz 4800MHz 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Dual Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card £189.16
    (free accessory) AMD Dirt3 Showdown Download Coupon £0.00
    Coolermaster Centurion 5 II SPECIAL EDITION Case with Red Interior - With Coolermaster 650W GX PSU £90.63
    Sony AD-5280S-0B 24x DVD±RW & DL SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black £13.35
    Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Socket AM3+ 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £65.06
    Total £650.64
     
  8. Weebob

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    As a hard core AMD fan I went with a similar build, the processor is fine if you are willing to overclock it to bring it up to Intel's stock. They are also power hungry.

    I went for a asrock 970 extreme 4, for the three full length pcie slots

    As much as it pains me. A i3 maybe a better choice, allowing you to move to a i5 as a easy upgrade.

    My AMDfx build cost £300ish,. For the money your spending I would lower the spend on the graphics card (AMD hd 6870 offer good bang for buck) and get a i5 in there.
     
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  9. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Not a bad build actually. Getting an LGA1155 build though might be better for IPC performance but no quad core is a shame.
     
  10. MrDomRocks

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    Im leaving the build critique to others. Don't use Ebuyer customer support is terrible.
     
  11. KeTZz

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    Iv'e used ebuyer loads and never had any problems :)
     
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    Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Socket AM3+ 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

    hmmm if your gonna overclock id look for something with more solid VRM cause bulldozer will push them to the limit...for a tad bit more you can get a much more capable motherboard with a 990fx chipset aswell

    Gigabyte GA-990XA-D3 990FX Socket AM3+ 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

    its basically the 990fx version of the one you chose...
    such as that
     
  13. Weebob

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    A mate of mine bought a small keyboard for a htpc. They sent him two sandwich toastie markers.....

    Sent from my HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio Z715e using Tapatalk 2
     
  14. KeTZz

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    Think iv'e changed my mind lol how is this looking now iv'e come down with the gfx card to a 6870 and gone with a better processor :) think he's only gaming on 22" monitor anyway and a 7850 is overkill imo :)

    Will this handle games like sc2 wow and diablo3 on full settings ?

    I wont be overclocking it at all :)

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 £71.98
    Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX XMP Memory Kit CL9 1.65V £36.38
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" Barracuda SATA-III 6Gb/s Hard Drive - 7200RPM 32MB Cache £65.00
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler £15.44
    Coolermaster Centurion 5 II SPECIAL EDITION Case with Red Interior - With Coolermaster 650W GX PSU £90.63
    Sony AD-5280S-0B 24x DVD±RW & DL SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black £13.35
    Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Z68 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £71.57
    (free accessory) Gigabyte 16GB USB Promotion £0.00
    XFX HD 6870 900MHz 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Dual Mini DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card £128.76
    Intel Core i5 2500 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor £159.33
    Total £652.44
     
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    Xahl Your mum's a Dremel

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    scan would ofc be cheaper, free delivery for bittech members f t w.
     
  16. Elton

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    For the price of the i5 2500, how much of a stretch is it to get a 2500k? Because honestly, might as well have a processor that can overclock the beans out of it.

    Overall, not a bad build, although I'd settle for a HD6850 on the pure basis that it's much cheaper. Also if you're willing to wait I do recall that the 660Ti might be coming out soon leading to price drops on more powerful cards. But if you must want a build now. It's a relatively solid build and you can run pretty much anything on high/full settings provided you have a resolution of 1650x1050. At 1920x1080 you might have to scale back a bit.
     
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