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Here is a quick build. Left some room since I wasn't sure what else you needed

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.41 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£216.98 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.68 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £583.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
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post #12 of 25
Watch this short video series. I had no one to help me, I just researched for awhile on the internet and learned TONS of stuff. When I was going through the actual build these videos were really the only resource I used. It's super easy, just take your time and do things slowly and carefully. Read up and watch these videos before you start the actual build process.

The final result is incredibly rewarding and more than worth the time and effort you put into it.
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post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I think i willgo for the GTX 660 because it has good value for money, thanks for the advice.

Also is about 11 pounds (16.72 US Dollars at current exchange rate) a good price for this: "Ace 500watt Black ATX PSU with 12cm Red Fan & pfc" as i have no idea, is this bad quality?
Edited by PC N00B - 4/4/13 at 12:31pm
post #14 of 25
ebuyer.co.uk does good deals - i would try see if you can get a better deal by buying all the parts from the same place - start adding up the delivery from various stores and it soon amounts up! thumb.gif

ps. why a micro board ? I'd rather have full atx board any day
Edited by ladcrooks - 4/4/13 at 12:32pm
post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

Here is a quick build. Left some room since I wasn't sure what else you needed

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.41 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£216.98 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.68 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £583.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-04 20:22 BST+0100)

Would this set up be able to run demanding games e.g.DayZ with a good FPS or would this struggle? I have no idea what components are good and what are bad and what are powerfull and what are weak.

Thanks
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

ebuyer.co.uk does good deals - i would try see if you can get a better deal by buying all the parts from the same place - start adding up the delivery from various stores and it soon amounts up! thumb.gif

ps. why a micro board ? I'd rather have full atx board any day

Which is better then, a micro board or a full atx board. Also could i have an example of the better type that is affordable but moderately powerful.

Thanks
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by PC N00B View Post

Would this set up be able to run demanding games e.g.DayZ with a good FPS or would this struggle? I have no idea what components are good and what are bad and what are powerfull and what are weak.

Thanks

Everything there is sufficient to run DayZ, but I'd switch the motherboard to Gigabyte's mATX model GA-B75M-D3H since it has higher-quality components and better on-board audio.
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Originally Posted by PC N00B View Post

Which is better then, a micro board or a full atx board. Also could i have an example of the better type that is affordable but moderately powerful.

If you're only running one video card and have no other expansion boards (e.g. sound cards and the like), then it doesn't matter whether or not it's ATX or mATX. A corresponding full ATX board would be MSI's B75A-G43.
Edited by svenge - 4/4/13 at 12:54pm
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post #18 of 25
I was once a hardcore xbox 360 gamer, then one day I went into a custom pc shop know as scan computers. As I entered I was blessed with one of there own custom builds 3xs venom, it was water cooled with green coolant hence venom and had a nice big side window so you could see all the ultimate hardware it looked fuxking awsome and powerful from that moment I had to have one. I like you had a £,700 budget which eventally ended up £2000 maybe more.. Anyways I would defo look at scan computers you get 3 years warrenty with any custom build and they are experts in all types of gamimg systems trust me I resurched every possible custom builders and belive me I dont think anyone will beat them in what they offer. Have a look at the reviews and check out there 3xs systemman! I would stick to intel and nvidia as I think the performamce and quality are better then amd and ati. Good luck and enjoy mate thumb.gif
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by PC N00B View Post

Thanks, I think i willgo for the GTX 660 because it has good value for money, thanks for the advice.

Also is about 11 pounds (16.72 US Dollars at current exchange rate) a good price for this: "Ace 500watt Black ATX PSU with 12cm Red Fan & pfc" as i have no idea, is this bad quality?

If you choose the 660 i would say go for 560TI.. same performance and 2GB Vram. i'm not sure what the 660 Vram is.

also stay away of unknown manufacturer PSU. look in the 500W category in this LIST and buy the cheapest you find a dear for.

three things you should look at when buying a gpu other than of course the GPU capabilities itself. OC Potential, Cooling and VRAM "2GB is the sweet spot in games now." but it actually depends on the resolution you will play at and the games you will play. i assume you will use 1080p gaming. then a 2GB gpu will have sufficient vram to run your games smoothly.

Have fun.
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
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ek supermacy full nickel Mayhem Pastel white  Mayhem blue non stain dye ek FC r9 290x 
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Swiftech MCR320 360MM  Primochil ghost rigid compression fittings Primochill PETG Tubes X-star 
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post #20 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

Here is a quick build. Left some room since I wasn't sure what else you needed

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.41 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£216.98 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.68 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £583.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-04 20:22 BST+0100)

Do you guys think this recommended build is good then? Personally i can't see fault but improvements are appreciated.

Thanks
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