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HELP NEEDED! Building a gaming pc for the first time! Budget of £1500-£1900

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August 18, 2013 7:15:22 AM

Hi. I am looking to build a computer that would be able to handle the best games within the budget of 1500 to 1900. I will be needing at least a 27 inch monitor with the standard peripherals such as mouse, keyboard etc. Also I want a good quality case with a side window as I will be using some lighting mods to show off the hardware ;) 

I am open to SLI/Crossfire, prefer Intel as the CPU but the graphics can vary. I will only use reliable sites so please throw me some recommendations!

Any help will be appreciated! Thanks
August 18, 2013 10:41:19 AM

You could get a really high end build with that. I don't have much time right now to recommend a full build, check out some of the build threads.
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August 18, 2013 1:57:31 PM

I've checked out some of the build threads but I'm worried about issues that I may have with certain components that I'd prefer such as SLI, microstuttering etc
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October 28, 2013 7:48:47 PM

Amin Altaf said:
I've checked out some of the build threads but I'm worried about issues that I may have with certain components that I'd prefer such as SLI, microstuttering etc


Wait so you want to cross-fire AMD's? Or you don't want to SLI or x-fire?
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October 28, 2013 8:21:15 PM

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This is RIGHT on the edge of your budget the display was the REALLY hard part. When I think high-end I think either BenQ or Asus displays. I could mess around with the mobo and find some cheaper mem. SSD and HDD but I was trying to keep the high end in mind. Also I would not SLI to be honest but x-firing has become A LOT more stable. Also I would stick with 1 GPU less heat, noise, and issues all around. If you don't go for this GPU wait until the R-290 from AMD comes out its a thing of beauty, this is coming from a Gtx 770 owner. AMD has got a monster on their hands hopefully to yours and mine very, very soon. Oh the memory is low profile as to not get in the way of your GPU or anything else you might stick in there. Let me know if theres anything else Ill be around for about another hour if not Ill be back tomorrow.
If you SLI use 650Ti Boost's preferably MSI brand
if you X-Fire I'd probably go 7770's or 7870's preferably gigabyte brand
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October 29, 2013 2:24:53 AM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£88.50 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£105.50 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£408.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card (£59.40 @ CCL Computers)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£8.11 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case (£86.62 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£118.79 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor (£439.49 @ Ebuyer)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard (£69.14 @ Ebuyer)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse (£47.40 @ CCL Computers)
Headphones: Corsair Vengeance 1500 7.1 Channel Headset (£66.99 @ Dabs)
Total: £1913.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-29 10:03 GMT+0000)

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