Looking to build a mid to high end gaming rig.

I'm pretty new to all this forum stuff so go easy on me!! I've been wanting to build myself a gaming rig for sometime now and fortune has it i'm now in a position to start funding it. I won't be able to afford everything in one go so any suggestions on where one should start on a new build and recommendations on the relevant hardware would be much appreciated.
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  1. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    Fill out that form....afterwards people will let you know their opinions and if there any compatibility issues with it....Be sure to include your budget price.
  2. Approximate Purchase Date: Next month


    Budget Range: (£1500 After Rebates


    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, music, general internet useage


    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.Novatech.co.uk


    Country of Origin: UK


    Parts Preferences: Preferably AMD processor on an asus mobo


    Overclocking:Maybe


    SLI or Crossfire: Yes


    Monitor Resolution: 1024x768


    Additional Comments: Needs to be fast and fairly quiet.
  3. CPU-AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Six Core 3.3GHz Socket AM3 - Retail (£146)
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/processors/amdphenomiix6/amd/hde00zfbgrbox.html
    or
    AMD Quad Core Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition 3.5GHz Socket AM3 - Retail (£115)
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/processors/amdphenomx4/amd/aduhdz970fbgmbox.html

    Site does not have the new BE 980's

    Mobo-Asus Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX (Socket AM3+) Motherboard (£189)
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/motherboards/amdam3plusallchipsetmotherboards/asus/90-mibfm0-g0eay00z.html

    RAM-G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (£70)
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-12800/1600mhz/g.skill/f3-12800cl9d-8gbsr.html

    HDD-Samsung Spin Point F3 SATAII 1TB 32MB Cache Hard Drive <8.9ms 7200rpm - OEM (£41)
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/harddrives-internal/sata500gbto1tb/samsung/hd103sj.html

    CPU Cooler-Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler (£24)
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/cooling/cpucoolers/coolermaster/rr-b10-212p-gp.html

    Optical Drive- LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM (£17)
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/opticaldrives/satadvdwriters/liteon/ihas124-19.html

    Graphics Cards- 2x Sapphire ATI Radeon 6950 2048MB GDDR5 PCIe - Dirt3 Edition(£440)
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/atiradeongraphicscards/atihd6900series/sapphire/11188-05-50g.html
    (You said CF/SLI Yes and these were the only dual fans card of this series that I found...which is what I suggest when in CF for better card cooling.)

    PSU-Corsair HX 850W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply (£125)
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/powersupplies/corsair/cmpsu-850hxuk.html

    Total-£1052 with the Phenom x6 CPU ( no case included...leaving that to your likings)

    You have plenty left over and with this much left over i'd suggest going with intel build and getting the i5 2500k cpu which will out perform any AMD cpu for gaming
  4. http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/cases/coolermaster/sgc-1000-kwn1.html £68.98 inc vat
    Coolermaster Enforcer Gaming Case - Black (No PSU)

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/powersupplies/corsair/cmpsu-750txv2uk.html £83.98 inc vat
    Corsair TX 750W ATX2.31 80 PLUS® Bronze certified Power Supply

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/motherboards/intel1155z68chipsetmotherboards/gigabyte/ga-z68a-d3h-b3.html £114.98 inc vat
    Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/processors/intelcorei3,i5andi71155socket/intel/bx80623i52500k.html £159.98 inc vat
    Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz (Sandy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 - Retail

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/cooling/cpucoolers/coolermaster/rr-b10-212p-gp.html £23.51 inc vat
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-12800/1600mhz/g.skill/f3-12800cl9d-8gbxl.html £64.99 inc vat
    G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/harddrives-internal/sata500gbto1tb/samsung/hd103sj.html £40.98 inc vat
    Samsung Spin Point F3 SATAII 1TB 32MB Cache Hard Drive <8.9ms 7200rpm - OEM

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/opticaldrives/satadvdwriters/sony/ad-7280s-0b.html £16.98 inc vat
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx560tifermiseries/msi/n560gtx-tf2.html £179.99 inc vat
    MSI GeForce GTX 560TI Twin FrozR II 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe

    Total: £ 934.36 inc. vat

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/241647 £144.57 inc. vat
    Iiyama Prolite 22in HDMI LED Screen 1920x1080
  5. ^+1...intel=better performance
  6. mother of god, did either of you notice his listed resolution of choice is 1024x768?

    hey OP, get a used 8y/o PC for $50 and save the rest of your cash or get with the times and buy a real screen :lol:
  7. justaguywithagun said:
    mother of god, did either of you notice his listed resolution of choice is 1024x768?

    hey OP, get a used 8y/o PC for $50 and save the rest of your cash or get with the times and buy a real screen :lol:

    LOL...I saw that myself and posted that monitor below that build up above.
  8. justaguywithagun said:
    mother of god, did either of you notice his listed resolution of choice is 1024x768?

    hey OP, get a used 8y/o PC for $50 and save the rest of your cash or get with the times and buy a real screen :lol:

    lol....and yes i saw it....just forgot to mention it... :pt1cable:
  9. Think i messed up on the resolution then. I have a 32" lcd tv that i will be running output to via hdmi. I'm not too savvy with resolutions.
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