Help Gandalf build a Gaming pc that can be OC for 400-600 pounds!!!!

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

Budget Range: 400-600 POUNDS

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming high settings, Media, HD movies,

Parts Not Required: keyboard, screen, speakers, harddrive.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere that is cheap and ships to the uk.

Country: England

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel processor 2500k?

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Buying a hd screen

Additional Comments:

I posted here before, and this was the build that screwyskqril came up with.

Xenta Black Mid Tower Case £17.99
120mm Black Case Fan - 4 pin connector £2.07
ASRock H61M-VS Socket 1155 VGA 5.1 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard £41.28
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit Unbuffered CL9 £19.91
Corsair 430W V2 CX Series PSU £34.50
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz Socket LGA 1155 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor £148.06 (136) hardware saints
PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card £107.99



However, i hardly buy new computers and i want to be able to use this cheap system for 4-5 years. So in a few years i would like to enhance performance is i need to via overclocking, which the 2400k isnt good for in the build above.

So if it's possible to go for a overclockable 2500k within budget i will go for that build.


Note Important.

I've never oced a computer or even build a computer, the reason i say overclock is because i hardly upgrade or buy any parts for my computer, so after a few years i would like to see if i can get any more juice out of the cpu.
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  1. Anyone??
  2. 1.) Resolution is not whether or not it's 'HD', its the amount of pixels on it. say, 1920x1080 is my resolution.
    2.) The 2400k is MEANT to overclock, you said 2400k in the comment, but 2400 in your build. Which one?
    3.) 400-600 pounds you can get a better Video Card
    4.) Do your research! A first build can be intimidating, but as long as you know what your doing, you will be fine.
    5.) What game's do you wanna play?
    6.) 2500k is a nice investment for sure, It can overclock to ungodly numbers, but the 2400k can OC as well.

    I'll try and build you a build later when i get home from work
  3. Ok thanks man,

    I want to play skyrim, runes of magic, wow ect.

    I wanted to get the 2500 because i hardly buy computer parts and it would be nice to have that extra bit of power in the chip if i should ever need more.

    I'm really not sure on the screen bit i have a 17 inch screen?

    Thanks, i would love to see what you come up with.
  4. Also i watch ALOT of movies and listen to alot of music.
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