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Jun 14, 13 at 12:11pmkenken_baculio


Case - Novatech Galaxy III Case
Power supply - Cooler Master 500W 12V Elite Power 500 Power Supply Unit
Cooling Fans - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Cooler
Motherboard - Asus P8H61-MX USB3 Socket 1155 VGA DVI 8 Channel Audio mATX
Processor/CPU - Intel Core i5 3350P 3.10GHz Socket 1155 6MB
Ram - 8GB at least
Video card - EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC 2GB GDDR5
Harddrive - dont know
Disk drive - dont know

Hi, I am a first time builder who lives in the UK and would like to build a gaming PC that is preferably with in the price range of £500 to £700. I would like to know if the products listed above are compatible and whether I should consider buying other products which are cheaper and better in terms of performance. Please also suggest what hard drive and Disk Drive I should consider as the products above are listed from my initial research.

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Jun 16, 13 at 8:05am
duneworld


This depends somewhat on what display resolution are you using. But the CPU and GPU are quite strong, so you shouldn't have problems running games at high quality at decent resolutions.



Jun 15, 13 at 3:52pm
kenken_baculio


Do you think this is a decent build for running most games of today on the highest quality? and also im just wondering if next gen games come out on pc, do you think this build would be able to run those game?



Jun 15, 13 at 11:37am
duneworld


Not unless you have very expensive audio equipment or very high standards for your audio.



Jun 15, 13 at 1:23am
kenken_baculio


Are sound cards needed for pc builds?



Jun 14, 13 at 2:16pm
duneworld


Yes, what you have listed is compatible.

Using Skinflint, I worked out the total of your currently listed parts to be ~£435 (not including delivery).

I would suggest the following for the missing parts:

Crucial Ballistix Sports 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800U CL9-9-9-24 (BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00/BLS2C4G3D169DS3CEU) (£45 @ Novatech / Ebuyer)
http://skinflint.co.uk/crucial-ballistix-sports-dimm-kit-8gb-pc3-12800u-cl9-9-9-24-ddr3-1600-bls2cp4g3d1609ds1s00-bls2c4g3d169ds3ceu-a723497.html

Either install an SSD now and install a platter drive later when you need more storage space
Samsung 840 SSD 120GB (£72 @ AriaPC / £73 @ Amazon / CCL Online / £75 @ Ebuyer)
http://skinflint.co.uk/samsung-ssd-840-series-120gb-mz-7td120bw-a841499.html

Or just buy a spinner now
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM ST1000DM003 (£45 @ AriaPC / £47 @ CCL Online / £50 @ Scan / Ebuyer / Amazon / Dabs / Novatech)
http://skinflint.co.uk/seagate-barracuda-7200-14-1000gb-st1000dm003-a686480.html

Or buy both now.

Pioneer DVR-220BK (£15 @ AriaPC / Scan / Amazon / Novatech / Dabs)
http://skinflint.co.uk/pioneer-dvr-220bk-black-a886268.html

Which brings the total to ~£612.

I would suggest getting a better PSU, as the CM Elite Power 500W is not a very good PSU, although not necessarily the worst @ ~£30.
This is only ~£4 more expensive (than I could find the Elite Power 500W for) and is much better:
XFX Pro 450W Core Edition V1 (P1-450S-XXB9) (£37 @ CCL Online)
http://skinflint.co.uk/xfx-core-edition-pro-450w-atx-2-3-p1-450s-xxb9-a622037.html

Note that the XFX Pro 450W Core Edition on Novatech is the V2, so it has fewer connectors than the V1.

You could get this cheaper GTX 660, which - as far as I'm concerned - has a better cooling system (altho it does exhaust most of its heat into the case):
GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD (£150 @ Scan / Amazon / Ebuyer / OCUK / £153 @ AriaPC / Dabs)
http://skinflint.co.uk/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-660-oc-gv-n660oc-2gd-a837790.html



Jun 14, 13 at 12:11pm
kenken_baculio


Case - Novatech Galaxy III Case
Power supply - Cooler Master 500W 12V Elite Power 500 Power Supply Unit
Cooling Fans - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Cooler
Motherboard - Asus P8H61-MX USB3 Socket 1155 VGA DVI 8 Channel Audio mATX
Processor/CPU - Intel Core i5 3350P 3.10GHz Socket 1155 6MB
Ram - 8GB at least
Video card - EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC 2GB GDDR5
Harddrive - dont know
Disk drive - dont know

Hi, I am a first time builder who lives in the UK and would like to build a gaming PC that is preferably with in the price range of £500 to £700. I would like to know if the products listed above are compatible and whether I should consider buying other products which are cheaper and better in terms of performance. Please also suggest what hard drive and Disk Drive I should consider as the products above are listed from my initial research.



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