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August 28, 2013 2:27:57 PM

Hi,i am looking to build a pc that's as good as or better than the next gen consoles. I am willing to spend £800 or about $1000. cansomeone help me? I need 1tb hard drive but no monitor or keyboard and mouse.

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August 28, 2013 2:54:16 PM

XtraSweat said:
Hi,i am looking to build a pc that's as good as or better than the next gen consoles. I am willing to spend £800 or about $1000. cansomeone help me? I need 1tb hard drive but no monitor or keyboard and mouse.

Thanks


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.20 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£209.71 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£58.25 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £712.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 22:46 BST+0100)

It's a slight over budget, but if you feel you don't want to spend that much get rid of the Kingston SSD and you'll save £70. Storage State Drives (SSD's) aren't meant for primary storage since large capacity ones aren't commercially viable yet. Their major feature is that they have absolutely superior read and write times compared to hard drives so they're really meant for putting your Operating System on as well as your anti-virus and maybe a few other things for ridiculously fast boot times compared to their hard drive counterparts. However, for me and many I know, they're more or less for bragging rights at this point. Games aren't aided by them except for loading times, but base fps remains the same.

The case may seem a bit pricey or dull but I'm a person who personally prefers the utilitarian over the aesthete. What you sacrifice in looks you get in manageability and options. Add a DVD Reader/Writer if you want, I just didn't add one because a lot of people I know, myself included, don't use them since we do everything over the internet or through USBs. That includes installation of the OS which I assume you already have.

As for wondering if it'll play better than next gen? Next gen can't even compare.
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August 28, 2013 3:06:45 PM

Similar to the build above, except a Z87 SLI capable mobo:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£184.24 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£116.06 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£190.97 @ Dabs)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.33 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£58.25 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.86 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £711.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 23:05 BST+0100)

yaeh and as above again, its blows the next gen consoles out of the water. Ive left about £90 just incase you need to buy an OS license.
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August 28, 2013 4:11:45 PM

Deus Gladiorum said:
XtraSweat said:
Hi,i am looking to build a pc that's as good as or better than the next gen consoles. I am willing to spend £800 or about $1000. cansomeone help me? I need 1tb hard drive but no monitor or keyboard and mouse.

Thanks


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.20 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£209.71 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£58.25 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £712.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 22:46 BST+0100)

It's a slight over budget, but if you feel you don't want to spend that much get rid of the Kingston SSD and you'll save £70. Storage State Drives (SSD's) aren't meant for primary storage since large capacity ones aren't commercially viable yet. Their major feature is that they have absolutely superior read and write times compared to hard drives so they're really meant for putting your Operating System on as well as your anti-virus and maybe a few other things for ridiculously fast boot times compared to their hard drive counterparts. However, for me and many I know, they're more or less for bragging rights at this point. Games aren't aided by them except for loading times, but base fps remains the same.

The case may seem a bit pricey or dull but I'm a person who personally prefers the utilitarian over the aesthete. What you sacrifice in looks you get in manageability and options. Add a DVD Reader/Writer if you want, I just didn't add one because a lot of people I know, myself included, don't use them since we do everything over the internet or through USBs. That includes installation of the OS which I assume you already have.

As for wondering if it'll play better than next gen? Next gen can't even compare.


Wow, amazing idea with the ssd, I'm gonna go for this but with an i7 processor instead, thanks. Oh yeah and I love cases too
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