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April 19, 2013 11:06:48 AM

Budget £1800 GBP

i Would like a PC that will play the latest games on ULTRA at 60+FPS

Also i would like it to play BF4 on ULTRA when it comes out ?

I'm open to SLI/CORSSFIRE ?

What i need
CASE ?
CPU ?
GPU ?
MOBO ?
RAM ?
PSU ?
HDD ?
SSD ?
OS ?
CPU COOLER ?

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a b 4 Gaming
April 19, 2013 11:24:24 AM

Intel i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (add an aftermarket cooler if you decide to OC)
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 HDMI USB 3.0
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3 1600
Seasonic 620W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB 256-bit GDDR5
1TB Hard Drive 7200 RPM
DVD Burner
Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming Full Tower w/ 4 case fans

i usually shy away from SLI/Xfire on a new build... just get the biggest card you can afford and the MOBO will allow you to add a 2nd GPU in the future if you choose to. A single GTX 670 4GB graphics card (included in this build) will handle just about everything you throw at it.

this pc can be had for around $1200 (not including OS)...adding a 120GB SSD as your system drive is something to consider too...just add about $100 to the total

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a b 4 Gaming
April 19, 2013 11:32:27 AM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£62.75 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£105.35 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.91 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£104.98 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.54 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£317.92 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.65 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£76.88 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.28 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1038.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
April 19, 2013 11:35:16 AM

Me personally, I would go with a small LAN party case like a Bit Phoenix.

http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/prod...

Gone are the days that you need giant motherboards with massive cooling for your CPU to get good gaming. You can get good gaming off of an i5 on an Mini ITX MoBo.

The key to gaming machines is the GPU. I am kinda a GeForce fan boy so I recommend an MSI 660ti power addition. Seems to me to be the best bang for the buck.

Memory - 8 Gigs or more. I like Corsair or Crucial.
PSU - Any thing that is 80+ Gold or better and like 900 Watts or more.
HDD - One 250 GB Intel SSD or if you have the money 2 in Raid 0. Also one 2 TB Western Digital for data.
OS - Windows 7 (Don't like 8 because of Metro) just because there are more games for Windows but OSx and Linux are nice too.
CPU Cooler - Corsair H80i
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