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What is the best possible pc you can get for £650-£700?

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April 29, 2013 11:47:30 AM

Dear Clever people, I have a budget of 650-700 pounds and I cannot find a pc that suits my needs without going over that. Now, I am looking for a pc with an operating system (preferably Windows 7), a DVD drive, and a motherboard that has the capability of running at least 2-way sli/cf. Ohh, And my experience with amd hasn't been a good one so I would like to go down the root of intel ;)  But the rest is up to you so long as there is no ludicrous cut backs on other components. And do not worry if this is too demanding and my budget is too tight, I can just so easily wait until I have a bigger budget. Cheers in advance!

Edit: I found this. Recommend?...http://www.freshtechsolutions.co.uk/custom-built-comput... And, before you say anything, I know it doesn't have two PCIE gen 3 16x slots so crossfire and sli are out the window :( 

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April 29, 2013 1:11:36 PM
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if you're willing to build your own, 750 pounds gets quite a lot:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£98.39 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.91 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.13 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£156.41 @ Aria PC)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£30.96 @ Dabs)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.98 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.18 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £752.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-29 21:11 BST+0100)
April 30, 2013 7:27:27 AM

Ok Thanks guys :)  In all honesty I think I will go without the SSD purely because I don't see the need for one, even if it is faster than your standard HDD. And the 7870 was one of the graphics cards I was looking at and it was the one I was moving towards but thanks for the suggestion ;) 
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