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Is this a good gaming PC for me, is it all compatible, and can I build


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Hi, just wondering if this will be a good PC build for me. Also are all the parts compatible? I'm pretty sure they are, just need confirmation. Here is the build and some links:

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 @ $249.99 / £155.47
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131821

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W @ $309.99 / £192.78
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116502

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB @ $259.99 / £161.69
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102984

Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1600 @ $44.99 / £27.98
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145345

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Case @ $69.99 / £43.53
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119233

Power Supply: XFX Core Edition PRO650W 650W @ $99.99 / £62.18
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817207014

DVD Rom Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner @ $19.99 / £12.43
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135204

CPU Cooler: Stock fan

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 @ $109.99 / £68.40
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148697

Subtotal: $1164.92 / £724.46

And one last thing, will I be easily capable of building this with a good tutorial? I am only 14 but know a little about PC's, I know roughly where everything goes and I think I should manage with a tutorial.

All replies will be appreciated, thanks.

Edited by TheRandomGuy7, 15 October 2012 - 10:32 AM.

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Gday TheRandomGuy7, Posted Image.

That is a very good build. Just a couple of queries.

The Sabertooth is a high end board often used for over-clocking and duel video cards, why did you select it?
Why the i3 3770>

In which country will you be purchasing your parts from.

You have not listed an OS.

will I be easily capable of building this with a good tutorial? I am only 14 but know a little about PC's, I know roughly where everything goes and I think I should manage with a tutorial.

yes. Most important is not to rush the build, and of course be able to handle a screw driver. Posted Image

If you register on this site, > http://pcpartpicker.com/ select your country, top right, you can select your parts for the build and post the permalink by here.
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Thanks for the reply, I am tweaking this build quite a bit. I want an Intel i5 processor now, and yeah probably a cheaper motherboard too. I also want a Radeon 6850. And possible a Skarkooth Silent Eagle to replace the stock fan. Could you please recommend a new motherboard, preferably a lot cheaper than this one, but still effective, and an i5 processor that fits with it. And if you found these and told me if all the parts would be compatible, that would b e supreme. Thanks again.

One more thing, I am still a little unsure about the building itself. I'm sure I'd eventually get it right but I'm worried sick that I'll shot circuit the system or something stupid like that because of my lack of knowledge. Will this be an issue for me?
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OK, we will put a rig together for you, What will be your budget?

I am still a little unsure about the building itself. I'm sure I'd eventually get it right but I'm worried sick that I'll shot circuit the system or something stupid like that because of my lack of knowledge. Will this be an issue for me?

Don't worry, it is not all that hard to build a computer following a guide and using the manuals that come with your parts. If you are not sure of a step, stop, then ask us. As I said, the most important part is not to rush.

Watch the first 3 videos on Newegg. > http://www.youtube.c...02&feature=plcp
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Never mind finding me a rig, I have got an upgraded one already. Is this good?

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 @ £98.92
http://www.amazon.co...=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W @ £149.99
http://www.amazon.co...=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

Video Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD6850 Graphics Card PCI-e 1024 MB GDDR5 Memory @ £139
http://www.amazon.co...=A1WIPE1EAZ1XDH

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 @ £33.14
http://www.amazon.co...=A1F8YGP86NG3IP

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 @ £39.47
http://www.amazon.co...=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

Power Supply: XFX Core Edition PRO650W 650W @ £78.83
http://www.amazon.co...=A1F8YGP86NG3IP

DVD Rom Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner @ £15.99
http://www.amazon.co...=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

CPU Cooler: Stock fan @ £0.00

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 @ £56.48
http://www.amazon.co...d=AQ0GSAV8PJ0BI

Subtotal: £611.82

Quite a bit different, and don't worry about the GPU, my friend has it and says its amazing and just as good as the 7000 series. Now my worries about short circuiting the system and stuff have changed to the power supply. How can I tell if that power supply is safe for use in the UK? I heard if I buy an American power supply and use it here it will go boom.

By the way, in reply to your first post, I have Windows 7 already so I can just put it on the new PC.
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How can I tell if that power supply is safe for use in the UK? I heard if I buy an American power supply and use it here it will go boom


Most, but not all, PSUs today are rated to operate at 100/240 volts. some have a manual switch to select the voltage you are using, if you had the switch set wrong to the voltage you were using, there would be damage. Some come with auto switching, so it does not matter which power source you plug it into.

You can inform your friend that there is a big performance difference between the 6xxx and 7xxx. GPUs.

You need to check the case specifications, How many fans are installed when it is shipped, not how many fan mounts it has. Does it have washable air filters?

Go to this site and register, > http://pcpartpicker.com/ select your country at top right. select parts for your build, Post the Permalink in your next reply.
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I used the part picker on the link, it said estimated wattage is 303W in case the link doesn't work.
http://pcpartpicker....parts/partlist/
I couldn't find the DVD rom though, there didn't seem to be many on there at all.
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That link is to the site, the one you want is lower down window, *Permalink. The PSU estimate is for min requirements of the basic parts, so other factors have to be considered including some wiggle room. What conclusion did you come to about the case?
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Ahh, OK, sorry about that. Here is the PERMAlink.
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/kAlI

As for the case,here is everything you'll ever need to know.
http://www.coolermas...product_id=6640
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Tis OK.

The Elite case, I would not buy. It comes with only one fan, so you will have to buy any others you want, they are not manually controllable, cable management is very poor, please read user reviews, > http://www.newegg.co...=Computer-Cases
You are better off avoiding the cheaper case and buying one that you can uses again and again, please consider the Antec DF 35,
> http://www.newegg.co...^11-119-227-TS

Video card, Please consider this card, only a few pounds more, gives better performance
> http://www.vortez.ne...e_review,1.html

Compare cards, > http://www.anandtech...duct/539?vs=549

Find other reviews for cards, > http://www.gpu-wars....benchmarks.html

Revised build, including Optical Drive, > http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/kL3U
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