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May 28, 2011 1:59:57 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 31st May/1st June

Budget Range: £500-700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing, Work

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Case, OS and all other peripherals

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Ebuyer.com and any trust UK based company.

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Please could you suggest a graphics card to go with this build. I would like a mid range graphics card that can play a couple of games nothing to high end/pricy.


Hardware I have already selected:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k - Ebuyer.com
MOBO: Asrock P67 EXTREME4 V3 - Ebuyer.com
Memory: 8GB.. Unsure on what brand to go for, any suggestions?
PSU: Am I correct in thinking 750w is ok for this build? Again, what brands would you suggest?
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - Ebuyer.com
SSD: Currently researching. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

What is your opinions on this build and how can I improve it? :) 

Thanks for your help in advance.

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May 28, 2011 2:44:02 PM

the 750W is probly overkill for anything less than twin 580s/6980s.

Antec, Corsair, Sea Sonic, XFX are the brands I'd suggest, go 500-550W for a single card, 600-650 for crossfire/SLI.
For 1650x1080, you will do great with a HD 6850, 5850, GTX 460 768/1GB, or GTX 560/560 ti.
May 28, 2011 2:54:26 PM

ssd- corsair force series 60gb/performance 3 series 40gb (or a little bit bigger which ever size fits your budget)
gpu- 6950 1gb/2gb (whichever is cheaper)
psu- corsair tx 650 or this one- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mobo- since no sli or crossfire go with the asrock p67 pro3


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May 28, 2011 4:19:24 PM

Thanks guys for all of your advice.

mjmjpfaff said:
ssd- corsair force series 60gb/performance 3 series 40gb (or a little bit bigger which ever size fits your budget)
gpu- 6950 1gb/2gb (whichever is cheaper)
psu- corsair tx 650 or this one- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mobo- since no sli or crossfire go with the asrock p67 pro3



What are your thoughts on the below.

PSU: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/245671

GPU: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190977 (I know it's not the best, but I am not looking for the best. Can you suggest anything with a similar price range which is better?)
May 28, 2011 4:22:51 PM

psu is good
maybe you should try for a 5770 or a 6850
May 28, 2011 6:44:11 PM

mjmjpfaff said:

gpu- 6950 1gb/2gb (whichever is cheaper)

aaaa... what do you actually mean by which ever is cheaper?the 1 GB one must be cheaper than the on with 2 GB ?
No offense.
correct me if i am wrong.
(Yes i am a know it all and i like to share knowledge)
May 28, 2011 6:46:09 PM

sometimes there is no deals for the 6905 1gb but there is a great deal for a 2gb making it cheaper
May 28, 2011 6:47:31 PM

mjmjpfaff said:
sometimes there is no deals for the 6905 1gb but there is a great deal for a 2gb making it cheaper

okay.fair enough!
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