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First build help

Last response: in Systems
February 15, 2012 12:26:17 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this month

Budget Range: £600-700 (940-1100 dollars)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing, watching hd movies and surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon, and pc world

Country: England

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel only for cpu otherwise no preference for anything else

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Runs cool and quiet

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February 15, 2012 12:58:52 PM

First of all, your looking at all the wrong websites for cheap PC components in the UK :) 

Amazon is ok, but try taking a look at and, certainly stay as far away from PC world as you possibly can, their prices are just extortionate.

Ok £600, lets see what we can do.

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Gen 3 - £107
GPU: MSI GTX 560Ti - £180
PSU: 550w XFX - £52
HDD: 320GB WD Blue £60 - be aware HDD prices currently are sky high, only spend more on a bigger HDD if it really is NECESSARY and you have lots of media to store.
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance - £39
Optical: SONY DVD-RW - £14
Case: £60-ish, i wouldn't really spend more than that. Grab almost any mid-tower ATX you like the look of :) 

£512 total

CPU: i3-2100 or i5-2500k

i3 = £93
i5 = £163

CPU Cooler - Optional, not necessary. However, its recommended if over-clocking, which lets face it, if you go with the i5-2500k, you SHOULD be :) 

Arctic Freezer 13 - £21
Hyper EVO - £24

February 15, 2012 1:00:49 PM

best site for parts is newegg (except cpu from microcenter)