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New Gaming Build with £2,000 budget [First Time Builder]

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May 26, 2013 9:02:04 AM

Hi, I would appreciate some advice on the build I will be building.

Thank you in advance.

Approximate Purchase Date: June - 2013

Budget Range: Up to £1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, video editing and internet usage.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: N/A

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Which ever is the cheapest

Location: UK

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 3570k

Overclocking: Not to sure how to, something to do with higher voltages?

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: Already have a mouse and keyboard

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: 3 Year old laptop wont play new games such as crisis with decent frame rate.

My current part list is this, not sure if theres anything i could choose better?:
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/109rI
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/109rI/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/109rI/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£164.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler (£75.23 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£151.01 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.97 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.94 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£550.97 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case (£143.27 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£53.46 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor (£274.97 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1593.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 16:56 BST+0100)

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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2013 9:04:00 AM

please ask in a weeks time. haswell is coming out and prices are going to change by then. by next week, what im about to recommend you will be completely irrelevant
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