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New Gaming Rig Build Suggestions, Budget £1300

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March 19, 2013 12:39:16 PM

Post full suggestion rigs below, I want maximum frame rates in games possible. £1300 budget is absolute max, not a penny over.
March 19, 2013 12:48:24 PM

One sec ill try and make one in pounds since im in US
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March 19, 2013 12:52:13 PM

Do you need a monitor or OS?
March 19, 2013 12:53:40 PM

no I have good monitor and windows 7 64 bit pro
March 19, 2013 1:01:45 PM


CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£248.70 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£119.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£44.78 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£68.86 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£113.40 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (£354.50 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£95.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£126.90 @
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1240.29

If I forgot anything please forgive me I was in a hurry. Hope it helps.
With enough tweaking you may be able to fit s 690 or some kind of CF or SLI config into your budget.
March 19, 2013 1:02:50 PM

Shottymonsta said:
this is what I've come up with:

do you reckon the 7970 should be better than the 670?

I like NVIDIA but the Radeon cards are just better at the moment so go with 7970
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March 19, 2013 3:53:22 PM


Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Quiet Mid-Tower Case, Brushed Aluminium, USB 3.0, ATX w/o PSU
£99.55 £119.46
650W Corsair Pro Series Gold HX650 Modular PSU, 80 PLUS Gold, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, ATX v2.31
£85.65 £102.78
Corsair H100i Hydro Series CPU Cooler, LGA 115x, 1366, and 2011 & AM2, AM3, FM1 and FM2
£76.10 £91.32
MSI Z77A-G45, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX
£70.77 £84.92
Intel Core i5 3570K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 6MB Smart Cache, 34x Ratio, 77W, Retail
£149.95 £179.94
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V
£45.19 £54.23
2GB Asus GTX 680 DirectCU II, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 1006MHz, Boost 1058MHz, Cores 1536 +Free to Play*
FREE NVIDIA + Assassin's Creed 3
FREE NVIDIA - Gear Up F2P £100
£329.68 £395.62
256GB OCZ Vertex 4, 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s, Indilinx Everest 2, MLC-Flash, Read 560MB/s, Write 510MB/s, 120k IOPS Max.
£155.25 £186.30
1TB Western Digital WD10EZRX Caviar Green, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, IntelliPower, 64MB Cache, 8ms, OEM
£44.38 £53.26

March 19, 2013 4:30:45 PM

Try this build:

Intel i7-3770k £248.89@

Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 Motherboard £175.99@

Noctua NH-D14 £64.95@

Corsair 16 GB Vengeance £90.98@

Asus Nvidia GeForce 2GB GTX 680 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card £399.99@

Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Serial 2.5 inch 7200 RPM SSD/HDD Hybrid £90.40@

Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer £20.66@

Corsair Carbide 500R £95.98@

Seasonic 650W M12II Bronze Series Modular Power Supply (Ample +12V Outputs, Smart and Silent Fan Control, Multi-GPU Technologies Supported) £96.20@

It totals to £1295.43, and the shipping for all the parts are free.
Don't worry about the hard drive being 2.5", the case has tool-less hard drive racks with 2.5" capability. Also, the 8gb flash memory will contain the operating system, making your computer boot time faster and some programs that get stored there.
March 20, 2013 12:03:14 PM

wow nice build neodymium, considering that now although I really wanted the fractal r4. What is an SSD/HDD hybrid though?
March 22, 2013 9:02:58 PM

Shottymonsta said:
wow nice build neodymium, considering that now although I really wanted the fractal r4. What is an SSD/HDD hybrid though?

It has some flash memory (SSD) and some traditional memory (HDD). The one I mentioned has 8gb of SSD and 1 Terabyte of HDD in one drive. It is more efficient because the operating system can go on the 8gb of the SSD, along with some important programs, and the 1 terabyte can be used for other data that is not frequently accessed. It allows you to have more storage space per pound. Its not like people actually need a complete flash storage drive; more than 16 gb is a waste of space for the price you pay.

Also, you will be quite satisfied with the Corsair case; the Fractal r4 and the Corsair are similar in design, with cable organizers and tool-less hard drive racks, except, from what I saw in the pictures, the plastic in the Corsair looks relatively higher in quality than the Fractal. I own a 400r, and it is awesome, but I think it would be better for you to get a 500r because of the variety of fan expansion areas, among other things.