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+1, this is a great build and you wont get any better for the money.

Very nice to see the Tesla R2 shows up that makes me happy lol
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

Here's a rough guide, your original question wasn't very specific. This will be a beast rig for 1080p gaming.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£166.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£99.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£51.99 @ Dabs)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.25 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£194.40 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case (£60.00 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£64.99 @ Dabs)
Total: £712.09

Feel free to swap out the case for something else, that's really down to personal preference.

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+1, this is a great build and you wont get any better for the money.

+2. Fantastic build and brilliant value. Extremely well balanced and high quality components. This will kill it for 1080p for the price.
 
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post #13 of 18
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I have gone with this, not ordered the parts yet so let me know if anything can be improved,
thanks

and ye budget is now 800

post #14 of 18
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I have gone with this, not ordered the parts yet so let me know if anything can be improved,
thanks

and ye budget is now 800


How much is the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H compare to the Asrock board?
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post #15 of 18
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I have gone with this, not ordered the parts yet so let me know if anything can be improved,
thanks

and ye budget is now 800
That motherboard isn't any way near as good as the UD3H, if you want a cheaper board then get the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H.

The WD Caviar Blue is faster than the Black, the Black does have a longer warranty though so it's a good choice too.

The 7870 Tahiti LE is much faster than the GTX 660, unless you need an Nvidia card for a specific reason then I'd stick with the 7870 XT from Sapphire.

The case is up to you smile.gif
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post #16 of 18
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I have gone with this, not ordered the parts yet so let me know if anything can be improved,
thanks

and ye budget is now 800

IMHO this build has money wasted in so many places.
1st. Why GTX660 for 197 quids.. that is a money not well spend even if it's a 3GB version.
The case is what's eating up your budget. It's an overrated case imo.. I would go With Andy's Build and Couple that with a 7950 and Enjoy an eye candy for a year or so..
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post #17 of 18
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I have gone with this, not ordered the parts yet so let me know if anything can be improved,
thanks

and ye budget is now 800


Don't get the extreme 4 it uses el-cheapo grade parts and doesn't read voltages properly. It's best use is as a miss-shaped Frisbee when compared to the gigabytes around the same price. Maybe a cheaper case too you are spending over 10% of the budget on a box to keep it in.
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post #18 of 18
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How much is the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H compare to the Asrock board?
Just pick exactly what Andy picked for you, and just pick whatever case you want.
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