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  • Started 1 year ago by Sukkoro
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Sukkoro
Sukkoro
Posts: 6

Hello! I really want to build my own computer, but it's my first time doing it. i have someone to help me put the pc together, but no one to help pick the parts. i got the tip from a friend to use www.pcpartpicker.com and i chose some (90% sure of is) decent gaming parts. the site says that all those parts are compatible, but i thought that someone experienced should take a look too. here's a list of all the parts i chose, thanks on beforehand!

P.S: I'm not really sure what windows 7 (or 8) i should use, but after some googling the win 7 professional seemed the best for me. that to is open for change. sorry for any bad english, it's not my native language. thanks again!

CPU
AMD FX-4170 £89.99

CPU Cooler
Arctic Cooling UCACO-P0900-CSB01 £27.19

Motherboard
Asus M5A87 £74.24

Memory
Corsair 16GB £62.59

Storage
Western Digital 1.5TB 5400RPM £68.16

Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 480 £160.18

Sound Card
Asus Xonar DG £25.81

Case
Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) £43.98

Power Supply
OCZ 500W £50.00

Optical Drive
Lite-On iHAS124-04 £14.99

Operating System
Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) £105.60

Total: £722.73
Estimated Wattage: 498W

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Sukkoro,

Welcome to HTG.

Don't think that Build will suit your purposes.

What is your Budget ????

Rick P.

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

I think that is a nice build. Super CPU, good graphics choice - the much more expensive ones test hardly any better.

I think 16GB of RAM is an overkill. Reduce to 8GB and use the money for a 60 or 120GB SSD to place the OS. Your PSU is marginal. I would go to at least 650W.

Rick will probably tell you to go with an Intel configuration. But I think that AMD FX-4170 is unbeatable for the price.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@whs,

This is the reason for NOT Building machine with FX-4170.

http://www.passmark.com/cpuben.....+Quad-Core

Rick P.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Right, but it is still a pretty good value for your money - and that was my point. You can certainly get better CPUs, but they cost more.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

The CPU Value ( CPU Mark / $Price ) shows TWO AMD CPUs which give one "More Value for Their Buck" so to speak.

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Sukkoro
Sukkoro
Posts: 6

thanks for telling me about the PSU, will definently change that. should i go for the AMD or an Intel?

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Kelen
Kelen
Posts: 283

AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
£89.99

Arctic Cooling UCACO-P0900-CSB01 Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler
£27.19

Asus M5A97 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
£68.36

***Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
***£31.39

***Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
***£76.99

***Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card
***£98.58

Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card
£24.10

Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
£43.98

Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
£70.15

Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
£14.99

Original Hardware List=£589.94
Modded Hardware List =£545.72

Do you need Windows 7 Pro or can you save a little more by using Home Premium?
Like WHS says 8GB is plenty for gaming.
Switch to the AMD video card well its an amd system for the most part anyway and it will also simplify your drivers.
128GB SSD. Unless you need that 1.5TB of storage this will help alot performance wise.

Dont worry about the benchmarks, I'm an avid gamer and will tell you your basically building the nex gen system of what I run. All my games are always max settings and never ever drop below a 30fps mark. Thats about all the human eye will see anyways.

Speccy Summary
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD FX-4100 16 °C
Zambezi 32nm Technology
RAM
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 805MHz (9-9-9-28)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-970A-D3 (Socket M2) 38 °C
Graphics
2343 (1920x1080@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series (XFX Pine Group) 46 °C
Hard Drives
119GB OCZ OCZ-VERT EX4 SATA Disk Device (SSD)
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

If you are sharp, you can figure out how to get new Windows 8 Pro O/S very cheaply using your older PC and then make bootable ISO and install plus activate it on the new Build. Save you some money.
https://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-GB/Registration

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Sukkoro
Sukkoro
Posts: 6

thanks for all the help guys! really grateful, just one more question: will all these parts (and a new power supply) fit together? you know with all the fittings and wires etc. and i can use Windows home premium to save some cash, don't really know what the difference is between Home Premium and Professional.
because this is my first time building a computer, do you think i'll get it right? i read loads of tips and instructions on the subject, and i'm pretty sure how everything should be done. but let me know if there's anything you're not sure of, or if something isn't compatible with something else etc.

William

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