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New Build Feedback

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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.

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

The rest looks fine.

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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

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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.

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Excellent, cheers guys :)

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