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Opinion on recommended components for water-cooled rig rebuild

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T.E.D. Jordan

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I've been away from this forum for quite a while now, its sad to see its not as active anymore :-(

But I was hoping you guys could let me know what ypu think of this system thats been specced for me, as I've absolutely no clue to be honest, I just buy it and build it!

(All this gear is just updating my Silverstone TJ07 rig)

1 x Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail
1 x Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
1 x Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Desktop Series SATA 6Gb/s KIT with Norton Ghost - (MZ-7PC128D/EU)
1 x GeIL EVO Leggera 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-17000C11 2133MHz Dual Channel Kit (GEL38GB2133C11DC)

Do you think this is the best way to spend £500 on a rig built primarily for gaming?

Also, what Gfx card would you recommend? anything up to £300 on the above spec.

Opinions would be appreciated as I'm an absolute noob with the hardware. I just want a gaming pc that can play modern games at full graphics settings on a 27" HD Monitor!




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Ye it's a bit quieter in here,but that's life.
Anyway.these are my hardware choices compared to yours.
MOBO http://www.overclock...d=5&subcat=2261
Got a good review,in pc mags.
CPU http://www.overclock...d=6&subcat=1275
Got this myself and it's a great clocker and gaming CPU.No need with the fancy ivybridge,when you got a dedicated GPU
SSD is ok,but just as a boot drive,you will need a normal HDD for all the storage
Any 1Tb drive should do.
The memory is ok and a good price.
Now for a GPU.At the moment the 670 GTX are very popular.I've still got my 580 GTX and am very happy with it.
The thing with the new 600 series is they offer (TXAA) technique that delivers the ultimate combination of image quality and performance.
Not that there is many games that support it yet,so an older card would suffice.

Anyway good luck shopping :wink:


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