#9327826, By redneon Getting back into the PC building game

  • redneon Programmer, SUMO Digital 28 Jan 2013 15:53:28 46 posts
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    @FutileResistor You're right, I have been contradicting myself but I think I've finally settled on what I want. I'd rather spend a bit more on a system now that has the *potential* to be upgraded easily later on. I have the money, at the minute, so I'd rather spend more on the barebones.

    Incidentally, I've been reading today about the 8350 and (while it does look like a superb processor) I am going to drop it for an i5 3570k. I've no doubt it'll perform fantastically for heavily threaded applications but I'm more fussed about game performance, at the minute. And my compile times on my own home projects aren't too bad, anyways ;)

    Funnily enough, I built a spec on Dabs earlier very similar to yours. It looks like this:

    Gigabyte Z77X-D3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX 95.98
    Intel Core i5-3570K S1155 3.4GHz 6MB 172.99
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI OC 167.54
    Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) HyperX Predator DDR3 1866MHz DIMM CL9 XMP 35.98
    Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive 54.99
    Pioneer DVD-RW 24x SATA Internal - Retail Box 16.48
    OCZ Technology PSU, ModXStream Pro, 700W - UK 64.99
    XIGMATEK Asgard Pro Chassis 29.72

    This totals to 640.89, so 600.89 with the 40 discount, which I don't think is too bad at all. I could probably up the hard drive to 2TB too. Or would you recommend a different change?

    EDIT: Just thought I'd add that I went for that PSU as it's modular. I quite like the idea of a modular PSU as cables get on my nerves :)

    Edited by redneon at 15:56:24 28-01-2013
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