Hey, wondering if this build would be worth it?

I don't know if that case or power supply would be compatible, could someone enlighten me on whether it would be worth the money or not? Or just if possible pass on some advice to me? :D And yes I took bits and pieces from the youtube videos :p

  • Graphics Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card 
  • CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 
  • Memory: 2x8GB Corsair Vengence 2133 
  • SSD: Kingston Technology HyperX 3K 2.5 inch 120GB SSD
  • Internal Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM
  • Case: Aerocool Strike-X Advance Midi Tower Case- Red/Black 
  • Power Supply: Aerocool Strike-X 600W '80 Plus Bronze' 
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3
  • Cooler: Scythe Ninja 3 High Performance CPU Cooler


The case would work fine for you, but I would not go with an Aerocool PSU. Grab a PSU from Seasonic, Corsair, Silverstone, Enermax, Cooler Master, XFX, or Thermaltake.

As for the CPU, I would either go with an FX 6300 or i5 3570K instead.

The motherboard is not compatible with the CPU you posted either. The Z77 chipset is only compatible with Intel Sandybridge and Ivybridge CPUs.

Also,  you could get the Cooler Master V6 GT for around the same price as that Scythe cooler. I've never heard of that Scythe cooler before, and I'm willing to bet the V6 GT will perform much, much better.

I see :3 I guess I'm going for a Sandybridge then. and ok I'll look around for a cooler master v6 gt then :p Thanks for the advice.


for budget builds, you can get an amd fx 6300, and the asrock extreme4 990fx, which is a am3+ socket mobo.

If you wanted to go the AMD route, I would recommend this motherboard and CPU:



I'm also assuming this is a gaming build, but if you're going to be doing video rendering or some other CPU intensive applications too, then I would suggest this CPU on the AMD end:


For Intel, I would suggest one of these CPUs for gaming:



If you're going to be doing rendering and such, then go with one of these on the Intel side:



I like the look of the Ivy Bridge there :o and yeah it is for gaming, I wont be going the AMD route though.

is there any specific power supplies you would advise?

This is what I would go with for this build:


Thank you, I'm sorted :3 I think it comes under £800

Nice! Looks like it's going to be a great build. Be sure to update us on the build progress.

Haha, I will! I might splurge and get a better looking case though, idk yet. Depends on the money ;3 Although this one does look really good, it has a tad too many lights, unless you can change the brightness.

Yeah, I don't personally have any experience with Aerocool, but they do have some pretty flashy looking cases. I haven't heard much about them though just because they don't seem to do a lot of marketing. Cooler Master, NZXT, Fractal, Antec, Silverstone, and Corsair make some nice cases too though.