Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: PC Build - Spec Help. O.O

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    PC Build - Spec Help. O.O

    Hiya guys,

    I'm looking to build a gaming PC for a budget of 670 pounds. I have a 17" PC monitor which has a max resolution of 1280x1024 and I am happy to play games on this for now. However in the future I will be buying a 1080p monitor. Can I game on the monitor I currently have? Tbh my laptop runs 720p and I'm fine with the graphics on that.

    I would like to run games such as BF3, FSX, Starcraft 2, Civ5 etc etc. I do not need a keyboard, mouse, or an OS. However I do need a decent quality headset and a DVI-I-VGA cable. I also expect to overclock my PC build as soon as I build it.

    I would like to include the intel core i5 2500k and the gtx560ti in this build if possible.

    I've tried to produce a build with these options but I can't seem to fit everything in to be a quality build. My friends have been also telling me to go straight to water cooling instead of air cooling (closed water cooling). Will I be able to OC the CPU to 4GHz+ with an air cooler?

    I really appreciate any help please. I will be buying my parts next week. Thanks very much.

  2. #2
    Pork & Beans Powerup Phage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    6,244
    Thanks
    1,608
    Thanked
    606 times in 516 posts
    • Phage's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Crosshair VIII
      • CPU:
      • 3800x
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb @ 3600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 960 512Gb + 2Tb Samsung 860
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 1080ti
      • PSU:
      • BeQuiet 850w
      • Case:
      • Fractal Define 7
      • Operating System:
      • W10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Iiyama GB3461WQSU-B1

    Re: PC Build - Spec Help. O.O

    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: PC Build - Spec Help. O.O

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    X
    My bad.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    10,060
    Thanks
    595
    Thanked
    1,210 times in 1,111 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • FX8350 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 2gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 512gb samsung SSD +1tb Samsung HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EGVA GTX970
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic GX 650W
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • iiyama XB3270QS-B1 32" IPS 1440p

    Re: PC Build - Spec Help. O.O

    Top end air coolers are not as good as a a hand built water loop, however I think your talking about the all-in-one water coolers, eg the corasir H50 these are as good as some higher end air coolers, some of the very top end air coolers are still better.

    So ether is fine, the all-in-one water coolers are very nice as they are so simple to use, generally no more complex than fitting an air cooler (you just need to figure out where to place the radiator.)

    And yes you can game on any monitor, how good a monitor is for gaming is down to the actual monitor, however unless your really picky about things like ghosting and exact colour depth, I'd not really worry about it any monitor would be fine.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Yet another 'spec me a build for a friend' thread...!
    By Rob_B in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 16-02-2011, 05:08 PM
  2. Spec me a mini htpc build
    By j.o.s.h.1408 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 27-01-2011, 10:00 PM
  3. New build powers up, no signal to monitor
    By JPreston in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 21-01-2011, 10:05 PM
  4. Build Help - Spec Please
    By CottonEye in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-11-2010, 11:51 PM
  5. New system build help wanted plz
    By Blood in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 30-04-2007, 09:52 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •