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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hey,

So I am currently building a new rig, and have decided on a few parts and others are undecided, was hoping for any input or advice as to what to get redface.gif

I have these already purchased;

Case : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-000-BX&groupid=701&catid=7&subcat=

Motherboard : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-493-AS

And parts I have been considering to go with are;

CPU : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-390-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat=

PSU : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-059-OC&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=

RAM : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-321-CS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=

GPU : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-173-EA&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1854]

SSD : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-022-IN&groupid=701&catid=2104&subcat=

Ideally I want to be able to play games such as BF3 and RO2 at full settings, and create music with software like Cubase.

Any feedback is appreciated, thanks! thumb.gif
Edited by SH24 - 3/8/12 at 1:23am
post #2 of 5
For your PSU, have your perhaps considered a slightly beefier model, such as the XFXes?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-000-XF&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=1497

That's on special this week. I have a similar model myself and it's more than ample. smile.gif

Good choices on everything else, especially that CPU! biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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post #3 of 5
scan.co.uk has better prices.

-Frostbite-
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ha, funny you mention that PSU as that was the one I was looking at before I saw the OCZ, I'm no expert with power supplies, but I was going to go with the OCZ as it's cheaper, modular and I thought it would have enough power for all my stuff. Unless there's something I'm missing?

And thanks frostbite, I hadn't even checked:happysmil
post #5 of 5
Here' a sim build for you from your choosen site:

cpu Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - OEM [BX80623I52500K] ~ 162 VAT

memory G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL ) [F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL ] ~ 42 VAT

ssd Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive (CT128M4SSD2) [CT128M4SSD2] ~ 118 VAT

psu XFX 850W XXX Edition Modular '80 Plus Silver' Power Supply [P1-850B-NLG9 ~ 95 VAT

gpu Gainward GeForce GTX 570 Goes Like Hell 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [4260183362425] ~ 252VAT

hsf EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler M20-00-000234] ~ 48 VAT

hdd Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (WD5000AAKX) [WD5000AAKX] ~ 64VAT

odd Sony Optiarc AD-7280S 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM ~ 20VAT


Total ~ 801

above is a refined pick from your choosen site, I mostly updated much of your build as per good reviews and bang for the buck components, for cpu went with 2500K instead of 2700K as even 2600K when it comes to gaming are of par in performance & overclocks very well upto 5Ghz, for ram went with 8GB 1600 mhz of ram sandy bridge sweet spot, as there are no real world performance increase in going to 1800 or even 2133 memory just paying premium price, for ssd went with crucial M4 128GB instead of intel 120gb, as the crucial M4 are currently having good reviews paired with good price at same read speed of 500 MB/s were ssd really counts. For psu went with xfx xxx 850W current weekly offer has better wattage headroom with sli/xfire capablity for 15 extra pounds, compare to ocz 650W. The other extra pound savings, added the aftermarket evga cooler, added 500GB hdd for storage and an optical disc drive, in videocard went with a GTX 570 gainward with good reviews. smile.gif
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