Sounds good, I would probably have to use my current HDD for a while although that's not a problem.
(Original post by hassi94)
Hmm, somewhat but I'm very put off by the AMD's performance. It's 10% weaker than a dual core 3.4GHz sandy bridge i3.
The graphics card is a very decent one (and the best you can get in that price range) which should the newest games on high settings.
If you get something a bit more high performance as a processor e.g. i5 2500k for £150, motherboard for £70 (there are plenty of decent ones either z68 or z77), 180 for the graphics card and that's £400. You can get a 120GB SSD for £65 and RAM for £35 so you might be going a bit over budget with the cooler but not much. I think it's definitely worth the extra for an i5 2500k.
Last edited by Shakaa; 19-05-2012 at 09:26.
Yeh, though i'd personally go for the GTX 570. I know it's a last generation card, and the 7850 is newer, but for about £20 more, the 570 is a little bit faster.
Also, go for an Asus motherboard, probably the most reliable. I would advise against MSI, I've had a few and they break.
Also for gaming, would you consider Intel, I mean as far as overclocking goes, they are far superior. But to be honest, if you go for sandy/ivy, I doubt you would need to OC.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...hdmi-micro-atx - MicroATX = smaller cases = £87
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(...-9-24-xmp-150v = £39 or 4GB £25
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-x...-dvi-i-hdmi-2x = £189 - £210
For the processor, not much of a difference between sandy and Ivy, but it will cost you between 150-250 depending on i5 or i7. Unless you are doing a lot of processor intensive photogrpahy/ studio work... i5 is more than enough.
My cooler is really good, cool and very quiet... it is the artic cooling freezer 7. Its about £15
Aslo this case if you would consider a new one
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/lian-...e-sata-w-o-psu - £70
In total, about £600, but it's a very decent build.
Last edited by samjj8; 19-05-2012 at 13:58.