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    Pandaren Monk -Skye's Avatar
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    Finally have the money for first build!

    Budget: £950/$1500USD
    Resolution: No idea
    Games / Settings Desired: Games like WoW, Skyrim, etc on Max (hopefully)
    Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc): Nothing really
    Country: United Kingdom
    Parts that can be reused: Mouse
    Do you need an OS?: Windows 7
    Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)?: Need monitor, keyboard (a decent mechanical one) and speakers aren't that important if not getting them could increase pc performance.

    Any more info needed please say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sythari View Post
    Budget: £950/$1500USD
    Resolution: No idea
    Games / Settings Desired: Games like WoW, Skyrim, etc on Max (hopefully)
    Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc): Nothing really
    Country: United Kingdom
    Parts that can be reused: Mouse
    Do you need an OS?: Windows 7
    Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)?: Need monitor, keyboard (a decent mechanical one) and speakers aren't that important if not getting them could increase pc performance.

    Any more info needed please say
    I would take a look at the monthly builds. That'll give you a good start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baller1308 View Post
    I would take a look at the monthly builds. That'll give you a good start.
    Monthly builds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jalfrezi View Post
    What sort of performance would this dish out? and would their be any room for an SSD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sythari View Post
    What sort of performance would this dish out? and would their be any room for an SSD?
    GPU

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548

    CPU

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/701

    Overall performance... excellent. I am sure there are some tweaks you could make, I just picked this quickly.


    I don't have an SSD, they are over rated imo. My mate has one, he has windows on it... and yeah it boots up quicker than mine... but a couple of seconds. And he has games on there... yeah his loading screens are shorter... but if you really wanna pay like £70 for 120gb capacity go for it for quicker loading screens got for it lol.

    Baring in mind if you can get a copy of Win7 elsewhere for cheaper you could save yourself some money there and put it into buying an SSD.

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    This will run anything at 60 FPS High settings. I also included a mechanical keyboard.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.60 @ Mac Connection)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($179.92 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($114.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1435.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-02 13:10 EST-0500)
    System Specs -
    CPU - i5 2500k @ 5ghz | CPU Cooler - RASA RX240 | Motherboard - Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3| GPU - Nvidia GTX 590|
    SSD - Crucial M4 128GB | RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance | PSU - Corsair TX850M | Case - CoolerMaster HAF 922
    | Monitor - Crossover 27Q (2560x1440) | Sidewinder X4 Keyboard |


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sythari View Post
    Monthly builds?
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/...nth-MMO-Report

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    Bump, any more advice.

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.94 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler (£36.92 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£81.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£76.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£180.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£55.82 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Monitor: LG E2442V-BN 24.0" Monitor (£119.86 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.28 @ CCL Computers)
    Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (UK Layout) Wired Standard Keyboard (£32.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £951.23
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-02 22:06 GMT+0000)

    I know that's not a mechanical keyboard but those will cost you at least double of this one and the X4 is still a very good keyboard with no ghosting. (perhaps you can get a good mechanical later on?) Either way this build should have pretty much all you're asking for and right on the £950 budget. If you don't need a DVD drive then you can save a little there.
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1130MHz/1750MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: 1440p BenQ GW2765HT 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
    Current build! ||Old Build || Bitdefender Total Security 2015 || AV-TEST 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.94 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler (£36.92 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£81.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£76.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£180.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£55.82 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Monitor: LG E2442V-BN 24.0" Monitor (£119.86 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.28 @ CCL Computers)
    Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (UK Layout) Wired Standard Keyboard (£32.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £951.23
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-02 22:06 GMT+0000)

    I know that's not a mechanical keyboard but those will cost you at least double of this one and the X4 is still a very good keyboard with no ghosting. (perhaps you can get a good mechanical later on?) Either way this build should have pretty much all you're asking for and right on the £950 budget. If you don't need a DVD drive then you can save a little there.
    Perfect build but I'd prefer the Asus DC2 instead of MSI TF because of the noise. Still I would take an Asus board over a MSI..

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    I've heard of the MSI 7850 TF being a little louder but not the 7870, however the Asus card is fine too but it's also an extra ~£20. This generation MSI is fine and that particular model isn't bad at all. Unfortunately the Asus LK board puts the build over the budget and I'm not really a fan of the LX.
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1130MHz/1750MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: 1440p BenQ GW2765HT 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
    Current build! ||Old Build || Bitdefender Total Security 2015 || AV-TEST 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    I've heard of the MSI 7850 TF being a little louder but not the 7870, however the Asus card is fine too but it's also an extra ~£20. This generation MSI is fine and that particular model isn't bad at all. Unfortunately the Asus LK board puts the build over the budget and I'm not really a fan of the LX.
    The Asus LK/LX boards are shit. If a msi board has proper heatsinks, the msi would be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faithh View Post
    The Asus LK/LX boards are shit. If a msi board has proper heatsinks, the msi would be better.
    Which is one of the reasons the build has a MSI board in it. The LK power design isn't that great but if you're not a serious overclocker it's not really a big issue.
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1130MHz/1750MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: 1440p BenQ GW2765HT 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
    Current build! ||Old Build || Bitdefender Total Security 2015 || AV-TEST 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Which is one of the reasons the build has a MSI board in it.
    Well MSI board's PCB is just genious. http://content.hwigroup.net/images/p...z77_mpower.jpg

    The resistors are not sticking 5 meters like Asus and Asus uses a weak pcb :/

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    Thanks guys for all the help think I'll go with notarget's build. Will post some feedback and pictures when it's done (should be near end of December, still waiting for some xmas money :P!)

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    Nabs build will run games in higher fps... Better graphic card, clueless people.
    Steam Big Picture Mode - 4570 - GA-H87N - MSI R9-290 - 120 GB Samsung 840 EVO
    Corsair 250D - Philips 55 LED TV - Corsair RM 550 - Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    Nabs build will run games in higher fps... Better graphic card, clueless people.
    I am clueless, hence the reason for asking for help, how would I know which of the 2 builds runs better :/

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    Here's one with an AMD Processor, a DELL IPS panel and a Mechanical keyboard.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling UCACO-P0900-CSB01 Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (£27.19 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.34 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£219.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl ATX Mid Tower Case (£74.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£69.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor (£217.99 @ CCL Computers)
    Other: Noppo Choc Mini (£78.00)
    Total: £952.01
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 23:21 GMT+0000)
    "Marketing is what you do when your product is no good."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keller View Post
    Here's one with an AMD Processor, a DELL IPS panel and a Mechanical keyboard.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling UCACO-P0900-CSB01 Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (£27.19 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.34 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£219.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl ATX Mid Tower Case (£74.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£69.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor (£217.99 @ CCL Computers)
    Other: Noppo Choc Mini (£78.00)
    Total: £952.01
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 23:21 GMT+0000)
    Fail build..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faithh View Post
    Fail build..
    How constructive of you.
    "Marketing is what you do when your product is no good."

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