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December 30, 2011 1:01:09 PM

My max price i can spend is £600.00 for a mid range gaming PC. I wont be playing max detail, but i want the PC to last a couple of years before needing an upgrade. This is what i got so far.

Im buying these today:

Asus P8Z68-V LX Socket 1155 Onboard graphics output 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard (£80.69)
http://www.ebuyer.com/281367-a.....p8z68-v-lx

Corsair 4GB (2X2GB) DDR3 1600mhz Vengeance Blue "LOW PROFILE" Memory Kit CL9 V1.5(£20.99)
http://www.ebuyer.com/274031-c.....m2a1600c9b

LiteOn iHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black with Nero Essentials (£13.95)
http://www.ebuyer.com/176026-l.....ihas124-19

Coolermaster Elite 430 All Black Interior Mid Tower Case with Side Window (£42.50)
http://www.ebuyer.com/233740-c.....c-430-kwn1

Antec TruePower New 650W Modular PSU (£59.99)
http://www.ebuyer.com/159920-a.....45-07660-9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English (£70.73)
http://www.ebuyer.com/259863-m.....-gfc-02050

Total: £288.85


Then buying these next week:

Intel Core i3 2120 3.3GHz Socket 1155 3MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor (£95.26)
http://www.ebuyer.com/254978-intel-core-i3-2120-3-3ghz-...

Asus GTX 560Ti DirectCU II 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card (£172.27)
http://www.ebuyer.com/254405-asus-gtx-560ti-directcu-ii...

Total: 267.53

Grand Total:::: £556.38

Leaving about £40-50 for when HDD prices drop, if not then ill spend £70 for this

Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Barracuda Hard Drive 7200RPM 16MB Cache (£70.00)
http://www.ebuyer.com/272944-seagate-500gb-3-5-sata-iii...
December 30, 2011 1:29:30 PM

overall, it looks pretty good.

Are you planning to do SLI with the 560 ti? if so, keep the 650W. If not, drop to a 500-550W model, and upgrade to a true quad core (i5-2400 or 2500K), and see if you can pay the slight extra for 8 GB of memory either way.
December 30, 2011 1:36:59 PM

was thinking of upgrading to a 2500k later on when i get the funds, this i3 2120 should last me for a year or 2 hopefully, and by then hopefully 2500k will be cheaper! im gonna keep the 650W for future due to it being on sale at the moment and going for so cheap. ill keep 4gb memory, when i get more funds ill add the extra 4gb when needed
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December 30, 2011 5:27:05 PM

just ordered MOBO, RAM, CASE, PSU, DVD READER
December 30, 2011 7:37:42 PM

so it would be much cheaper?
December 30, 2011 9:16:17 PM

lazerkid said:
so it would be much cheaper?


No. You'd have to drive to Southampton, get your car on the QE2 or whatever, get to New York and then drive to a Microcenter. And get home.
This post is courtesy of the Ramones and a bottle of excellent port - apologies all round in advance.
December 30, 2011 9:23:17 PM

actually, its entirely possible sandy bridge will be no cheaper when ivy comes out -- certainly i7-920s aren't much different
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