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
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
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
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)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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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.
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
Originally Posted by Nucks
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.