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Old 25-12-12, 06:00 PM
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Around £750 build

Hey guys, I have just put this build together as I have been given permission to build a rig using christmas money.
This is what I have put together, I already have a 128gb OCZ octane SSD which I don't plan on replacing, A good keyboard/mouse and 2 screens, so all I need is the PC itself.

Case: Bitfenix Shinobi, Black with side window
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
Cooler: Corsair H60
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Z77
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4G DDR3 1866Mhz
PSU:Corsair GS 700W Gaming Series PSU
Storage: Seagate 2TB BARRACUDA
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 3GB Superclocked+ (only around £180 on their website)

I would appreciate any feedback especially on the PSU and GPU as im not entirely sure on the reliability of the powersupply, I have always heard great things about corsair PSU's but I have seen the odd bad review about this specific one. The situation with the GPU is that I am set on getting a GTX660 but I'm not entirely sure I need a 3gb card.

EDIT: My creative fatal1ty headset just broke too, do you have any recommendations for a new headset used for just gaming priced at around £30?

Thank you for having a look

Prian

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Old 25-12-12, 06:14 PM
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Looks like a nice rig, I'd only do some small changes:

Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Ram: not sure if 1866 makes a big difference over 1600
PSU: 600W are easily enough for this rig
GPU: For 1080p gaming you don't need 3GB, maybe try to squeeze in a 660ti or 7950
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Old 25-12-12, 06:45 PM
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Hey thanks for the quick response.
Chaniging the ram would save me about £5 and the power supply would save me about £10 by going for the next corsair one.

I was thinking about potentially going for SLI in the future hence just the 660, would it be wise to just go for a lower wattage power supply and getting a 660ti?
My budget is actually higher than £750 but I would like to leave some spare for when I'm back at uni.

how much of an increase in performance is there from the 660 to the 660ti, is it worth the extra £35ish? I guess it makes it more future proof. My current pc(core 2 duo E7500, Geforce 9800gt) has lasted me about 4 years with the only upgrade being an ssd, I was hoping for this to last longer :P
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Old 25-12-12, 06:57 PM
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Don't go for the 660 at 3gb. You can get a decent 7870 for around the same if you look at other retailers.
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Old 25-12-12, 07:07 PM
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Safe the money on the ram and go for 1600 mhz, everything higher makes just differences, if you're benchmarking.
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Old 25-12-12, 07:46 PM
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Hey thanks for the quick response.
Chaniging the ram would save me about £5 and the power supply would save me about £10 by going for the next corsair one.

I was thinking about potentially going for SLI in the future hence just the 660, would it be wise to just go for a lower wattage power supply and getting a 660ti?
My budget is actually higher than £750 but I would like to leave some spare for when I'm back at uni.

how much of an increase in performance is there from the 660 to the 660ti, is it worth the extra £35ish? I guess it makes it more future proof. My current pc(core 2 duo E7500, Geforce 9800gt) has lasted me about 4 years with the only upgrade being an ssd, I was hoping for this to last longer :P
Imo it's worth getting the 660ti over the 660, it's about 20% faster.
I'd rather get a better single card than two midrange cards in SLI, with the money you'd save from my suggested PSU, RAM and cpu cooler you could get a 660ti or a 7950.
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Old 25-12-12, 09:00 PM
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Def get a 660ti over the regular 660. Or a 7950 even!
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Old 27-12-12, 02:22 AM
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Plantronics makes some nice gaming headsets.
I would opt for a WD HDD over Seagate. Also, I would get the Corsair H80i rather than the H60, but thats just me.
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Old 30-12-12, 01:41 PM
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If I were you I would go for a Tahiti 7870, 7950 performance, £190 on Aria's website.
H60 is not very good value, get a similarly priced air cooler, for same or better performance, or a cheaper one like the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo.
A great headset is the Plantronics Gamecom 380, which you can find for around £20 if you shop around. I would change the motherboard to the Gigabyte Z77X-D3H which is a great motherboard.
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EDIT: Gigabyte have an UK RMA base
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Old 30-12-12, 02:25 PM
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Don't get a 660 or a 660ti, 7950 all the way xD Btw dont gu for the Gigabyte board like the guy above says, the G45 is a better board
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