check components for pc build

  nix2312 23:42 20 Aug 2013

i'm building a pc with gaming in mind i have a budget of £600 and these are the components i've picked for my build

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Corsair Gaming Series 2013 Edition, 600 Watt, 80+ Bronze ATX PSU

Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz C9 Black Mamba Dual Kit with lifetime Warranty

Seagate 1TB Barracuda 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

EVGA GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 HDMI Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card

Coolermaster Elite 431 Plus Mid Tower Case

TP-Link Wireless-N150 PCIe card

The total price is £610 and i was just wondering if there are any improvements that could be made without increasing the price ?

  Chronos the 2nd 10:33 21 Aug 2013

You have an Intel processor and a AMD motherboard they do not go together at all.

You should be looking at socket 1155. Something from here. Scan.

Amd do you really need a wireless card. If you are planning on online multiplaying shooters then wired is the only way to play.

  nix2312 03:41 27 Aug 2013

ok taken out the wireless and changed the motherboard to Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard total price is £610 any other possible improvements / ways to bring down the price without sacrificing performance ?

  Chronos the 2nd 09:06 27 Aug 2013

I have shaved a few quid and also added an optical drive. Partpicker. You could save further by a different case, I am a great fan of the Fractal Core 1000, great case. You will note that I have changed your PSU to a modular one, much better for airflow as you only need to use the cables required without having the spare ones cluttering up the case.

But I note you have not included an operating system which is likely to cost around £70-£75.

  tobe 10:10 10 Sep 2013

That sounds good to me! I'm also looking for a new PC, don't want to spend too much and what you found could be something for me as well.

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