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July 31, 2013 2:28:20 AM

Hey all,

I'm currently in the progress of upgrading my brothers PC -

His current build -

i5 2500k (1155 socket) OC @ 4.0Ghz
212 evo cooler thingy
Asus P8H61-MX USB3.0, Intel H61 [Recently died :(  ]
Corsair Builder Series CX 600W Power Supply
1x4GB Corsair Vengance RAM @ 1600 MHz
Seagate 500Gb 3.5" Barracuda Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache
EVGA GeForce GT 520 Graphics Card - 2GB
Some crappy case

He has about a £900-1100 budget and would like to use a phew components from his old build (I was thinking CPU, RAM(Get another stick) and PSU)

He also needs money to spair for percibles - Mouse, keyboard, mouse-pad case AND monitor

Please if would use www.scan.co.uk or www.amazon.co.uk

This build is entirley based on gaming and has no plans for crossfire/SLI in the future, I barley overclock whatsoever,

Thanks in advance,

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July 31, 2013 3:35:14 AM

OK i will solely use scan here,

We will build this keeping the i5 2500k as its still a fantastic gaming chip which can be easily overclocked, so the whole build will be around this cpu. You can also carry over your Corsair 600w Power supply as its a decent unit and will easily power this system.



X £47.16 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Racing Red, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-racing-red-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v


X £66.60 Corsair Vengeance K60 Performance FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-vengeance-k60-pe...
X £58.15 Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset with MIC
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-vengeance-1500-d...
X £58.19 Corsair 300R Black Mid Tower Gaming Case with Side Window and USB 3.0 w/o PSU
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-300r-black-mid-t...
X £108.25 250GB Samsung 840 Series Basic, 2.5" SSD 7mm Slim 3-core MDX, 21nm Toggle NAND, Read 540MB/s, Write 250MB/s
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/250gb-samsung-840-series...
X £62.15 Corsair H80i Hydro Series CPU Cooler, LGA 115x, 1366, and 2011 & AM2, AM3, FM1 and FM2
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-h80i-hydro-serie...
X £42.65 Corsair Vengeance M65 Performance Laser Gaming Mouse , FPS 8200 DPI, 8 Prog Buttons, Black
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-vengeance-m65-pe...
X £24.14 Corsair MM600 Aluminum Dual-sided Gaming Mouse Mat (352mm x 272mm x 5mm)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-mm600-aluminum-d...(352mm-x-272mm-x-5mm)
X £41.10 1TB WD Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms HDD
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-wd-blue-wd10ezex-sat...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-wd-blue-wd10ezex-sat...
N770TF 2GD5/OC - 2GB MSI GTX 770 Gaming, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 7010MHz GDDR5, GPU 1098MHz, Boost 1150MHz, Cores 1536 +Free Game
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-770-gaming-p...(x16)-7010mhz-gddr5-gpu-1098mhz-boost-1150mhz-cores-1536
X £108.24 24" Acer G246HLBbid LED Full HD Slim Monitor HDMI/DVI/VGA 1920x1080 250cd/m2 100M:1 2ms Black
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-acer-g246hlbbid-led-f...
X £73.77 MSI Z77A-G43 Gaming LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Killer E2200, M
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-g43-gaming-lga-...

Total cost £1159, and worth every penny.


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July 31, 2013 3:49:20 AM

Uther39 said:
OK i will solely use scan here,

We will build this keeping the i5 2500k as its still a fantastic gaming chip which can be easily overclocked, so the whole build will be around this cpu. You can also carry over your Corsair 600w Power supply as its a decent unit and will easily power this system.



X £47.16 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Racing Red, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-racing-red-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v


X £66.60 Corsair Vengeance K60 Performance FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-vengeance-k60-pe...
X £58.15 Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset with MIC
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-vengeance-1500-d...
X £58.19 Corsair 300R Black Mid Tower Gaming Case with Side Window and USB 3.0 w/o PSU
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-300r-black-mid-t...
X £108.25 250GB Samsung 840 Series Basic, 2.5" SSD 7mm Slim 3-core MDX, 21nm Toggle NAND, Read 540MB/s, Write 250MB/s
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/250gb-samsung-840-series...
X £62.15 Corsair H80i Hydro Series CPU Cooler, LGA 115x, 1366, and 2011 & AM2, AM3, FM1 and FM2
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-h80i-hydro-serie...
X £42.65 Corsair Vengeance M65 Performance Laser Gaming Mouse , FPS 8200 DPI, 8 Prog Buttons, Black
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-vengeance-m65-pe...
X £24.14 Corsair MM600 Aluminum Dual-sided Gaming Mouse Mat (352mm x 272mm x 5mm)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-mm600-aluminum-d...(352mm-x-272mm-x-5mm)
X £41.10 1TB WD Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms HDD
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-wd-blue-wd10ezex-sat...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-wd-blue-wd10ezex-sat...
N770TF 2GD5/OC - 2GB MSI GTX 770 Gaming, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 7010MHz GDDR5, GPU 1098MHz, Boost 1150MHz, Cores 1536 +Free Game
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-770-gaming-p...(x16)-7010mhz-gddr5-gpu-1098mhz-boost-1150mhz-cores-1536
X £108.24 24" Acer G246HLBbid LED Full HD Slim Monitor HDMI/DVI/VGA 1920x1080 250cd/m2 100M:1 2ms Black
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-acer-g246hlbbid-led-f...
X £73.77 MSI Z77A-G43 Gaming LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Killer E2200, M
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-g43-gaming-lga-...

Total cost £1159, and worth every penny.




Cool man! Looks good, it's a shame that Scan puts (Brackets) in their URLs and TH doesn't convert it or whatever properly, so half the links don't go anywhere, but it looks really cool, I think I might let him choose his own keyboard as that looks a bit big for him, also i've been told that SSD's really arn't worth it their buck, for the sake of things booting up faster I don't really see the appeal
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