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Old 01-09-2013, 08:30 AM   #1
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My current setup is getting rather weak, so I am looking for a new system for general stuff, gaming (plus Gamecube/Wii/PS2 emulation) and some basic CAD work. Here is what parts have chosen, my budget is around 700.

CPU = Intel i5-3570k http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...he-34x-ratio-7

Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigab...b-dvi-d-hdmi-a

Graphics card = XFX 7950 3GB Black DD Edition [http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-x...-hdmi-mini-dp]

RAM = 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black 1600MHz http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-...-9-24-xmp-150v

PSU = 600W Silverstone Strider http://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-...an-atx-v23-psu

HDD = 2TB Seagate Barracuda http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2tb-s...he-8ms-oem-ncq

CPU Cooler = Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arcti...p-to-130-watts

Case = Cooler Master Elite 334U http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coole...e-case-w-o-psu

Last edited by daveshah; 01-09-2013 at 12:01 PM. Reason: Decided to use an Intel processor instead
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:19 PM   #2
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Suggest downgrading video card, and upgrading PSU.

Alternative video card could be this, or this.

Better PSU could be this, this, or this.

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:39 PM   #3
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Go with the Seasonic G-550 if at all possible. It's a far better product than the others.
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