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June 21, 2010 12:32:33 AM

Hey guys

Im going to be building a gaming pc at some point in August and i have a budget of around £800 ($1,200), i have a mouse, keyboard, Win 7 64bit and a 22" monitor already.

Im gunna want to be playing games like Fallout 3, Crysis (Crysis 2) and Black Ops, all that cool stuff. I am still wondering if i should or should not OC; ive head the i5-750 OC's quite well.

I have no idea on what GPU to get so that is what i need help on mainly.

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CPU
Intel i5-750
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172755

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Case
Antec 300
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

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CM Storm Scout Case
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/165238

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Hard Drive
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124228

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Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 P55
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179104

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Optical Drive
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/170014

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Corsair 850W HX Modular PSU
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164951

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RAM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/178943

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June 21, 2010 12:53:51 AM

I would OC simply because the i5-750 is underclocked as is. You can get a decent OC out of it w/o even raising the voltage above stock. I'd still get an aftermarket HSF though. As for the GPU, with that budget you should be able to afford a 5870.

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June 21, 2010 12:54:44 AM
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Changes:

Mobo:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/174565

PSU:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161664

GPU:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

Total: £812

The motherboard and PSU you listed were a bit expensive. The GTX 470 was the best card I could fine within your budget, its a great card.
June 21, 2010 7:48:25 PM

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