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tjmaiden
  • 72 months ago

Hey Guys

I was wondering what you all thought of my build and any improvements within my £500 budget. This is my first build so any help would be much appreciated. This is it: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/JsRqBm

Thanks

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not the best at gaming pc builds, but from what I heard. If you won't over-clock, then there is no point in buying a CPU Cooler unless you have a good CPU. Yours is decent, I have the same one but the older version and it works just fine with the stock cooler.

So if you aren't over-clocking then you can try and invest the money from the CPU Cooler to a better part.

Also if you are making a build over £800 that's about when you will need a CPU Cooler.

Correct me if I am wrong.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

I'm new to all of this so this is really helpful.

Should I spend the money on my GPU?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say so, also I wouldn't recommend that HDD, I heard it's a hit or miss. You can end up with a good one, or one that has problems. Some reviews on Amazon say they had it for 2 months and it broke.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah okay. Any GPU suggestions?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Slightly over the budget but I would recommend 'HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (H787F2G2M)' Its on PCPartPicker. Here is a quick video of someone playing Battlefield with it but they do have slightly better other parts. (CPU, Motherboard etc)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get the cooler. The stock AMD ones do a terrible job and sound like a jet engine.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, I was thinking of Intel. They have all right stock coolers.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a stock AMD one and I bought myself a 212 EVO because I couldn't stand the sound. Even with headphones on I could hear it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

So I've changed it a bit. What do you think? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/g6X3mG

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems like a good set up to me. I wonder what others will say.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the help

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU need 2x 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors while the PSU only have one.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Which PSU should I use then? I'm not sure what's good and what's not

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend this or this

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