What should i expect?

My dad is getting somone who works for him to build me a pc with some money that i saved up (£500) and i won't be charged for this... What specs should i expect with that budget?

Thanks, Calvin
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  1. does this include monitor/keyboard/mouse/OS/case?
  2. It's hard to beat this


    Of course, check UK shops to see what those parts would cost in pounds rather than dollars. If you also need an OS though it's going to be a little tougher and you may need to drop the Video card to a 5770 and the CPU to an Athlon II X3 to allow for an OEM copy of Win 7
  3. According to google £500 = $800 USD so I threw this together on newegg. This was done pretty quickly and I really didn't shop around for prices so I'm sure there is room for improvement. I hope this gives you a decent starting point.

    i5-2500k - $219.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - - $49.99

    ASRocks Z68 Pro3 MOBO - - $119.99

    GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 (2x2GB) - $45.99

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 650W - $89.99

    MSI Radeon HD 5770 - $139.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB HD 7200 RPM - $59.99

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 - $59.99

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - $20.99

    Total: $806.91

    Again, I didn't spend a lot of time on this and there's probably a much better budget build out there but I hope it gets you started. If you're not interested in OCing you could easily drop the heatsink and perhaps go to a less expensive CPU or AMD chip. The money you save there could also get you a nicer GPU. It really depends on what you're wanting to do

  4. Thanks :)
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