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    How can I improve this build with similar price?

    CPU Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core £239.99
    CPU Cooler Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid £47.70
    Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 £101.98
    Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 £68.59
    Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM £69.99
    Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD £105.96
    Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB £318.95
    Sound Card Asus Xonar DX £53.00
    Case Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower £68.95
    Power Supply Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V £71.58
    Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer £12.98
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £59.94

    Total: £1219.61

    Would this build handle max settings on wow 40 man raids/ battlefield 3?

    How can I improve this build?

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated

    Thanks

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    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£165.14 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler (£56.08 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£78.13 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (£318.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card (£53.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case (£68.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£83.01 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£16.72 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£59.94 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £1032.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 17:14 GMT+0000)

    Unless you're having high quality headphone/speakers you don't really need a soundcard I did add it to the build though since you had it there.

    No real gain from i5-3570k to i7-3770k for your games.

    8GB RAM is more than enough.

    Better PSU and it's modular.

    I didn't add a storage drive, just add whatever you prefer. With the saved money you could add a 256GB SSD, Crucial M4 or Samsung 830.

    If you prefer the liquid cooler just change it back.
    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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    How much of a difference would I notice between the I5 you suggested and a I7?

    How much of a difference would I notice between 8gb RAM and 16gb?

    How much of a difference between a 128gb and 256gb SSD (putting OS and games onto it) would I notice?

    Would windows 8 hinder my performance in comparison to having windows 7? Which one do you suggest?

    Thank you very much for your time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nucks View Post
    How much of a difference would I notice between the I5 you suggested and a I7?

    How much of a difference would I notice between 8gb RAM and 16gb?

    How much of a difference between a 128gb and 256gb SSD (putting OS and games onto it) would I notice?

    Would windows 8 hinder my performance in comparison to having windows 7? Which one do you suggest?

    Thank you very much for your time
    I kinda answered those questions already

    CPU - No real gain for gaming and nowhere near worth the £75 difference.

    RAM - Either you have enough or you don't, in this case 8GB is more than enough.

    SSD - 128GB is fine for OS, Programs and a few big games (WoW etc.) but you will micromanage a little more than you would with a 256GB drive. bigger SSD's also perform better but not by a huge margin.

    OS - Pick whichever Windows you like not really many pro's or con's for either.
    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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