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#1 Grayski



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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:46

Hey Guys,

Looking for some quick feedback on this possible new build. I have been out of the 'performance' hardware game for so long :/

This will be used for Gaming / Level Design (NS2 & CryEngine3) / Photoshop / 3D Studio Max.

I was aiming for around the £600 mark and this is just over. Any recommendations on things that could possibly be replaced for a lower cost with same level of performance, or even better performance cheaper?

The case I think is a done deal, looks nice plus the dimensions allow me to squeeze it in to my current desk setup. Monitor / Mouse / Keyboard / HD's / OS etc not needed.

Coolermaster Silencio 550 Case @ £67.98 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/265400
Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 @ £178.40 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/349029
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket 1155 @ £79.07 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/351598
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 @ £37.30 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/262580
OCZ ZS Series 650W 80+ PSU @ £59.44 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264511
Zotac GTX 560 Ti 448 Core @ £184.46 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/301229

Total: £606.65

This is also going to be purchased over the next few months, not 1 lump. So if there is anything coming that I should perhaps wait for instead, a heads up would be appreciated.

#2 +PeterUK


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 19:05

You could go for the i5 3570 non K if your not overclocking.

The rest looks fine.

#3 Zimmyantz



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Posted 16 August 2012 - 20:17

Grayski, buy it from Scan, bit cheaper www.scan.co.uk
I also had the same budget and the Gfx i bought is a little better, apart from that, good build :)

If you want a CPU cooler, I recommend the Noctua NH-D14

#4 Biohead



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Posted 16 August 2012 - 20:44

It's dependant upon the software, but have you thought about purchasing either a Quadro or FirePro graphics card? Although the hardware is usually very similar to the Geforce/Radeon equivalents, with the right software you will see massive gains from the Pro cards. Although that said, they do cost a lot more to begin with, unless you drop on one off ebay.

#5 OP Grayski



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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:30

Excellent, cheers guys :)