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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, play.com 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 www.scan.co.uk and www.ebuyer.co.uk, 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
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z68xp-ud3-ge...(x16)-vga-on-boar
GPU: MSI GTX 560Ti - £180
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-gtx-560ti-oc-twi...
PSU: 550w XFX - £52
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-psu-xfx-pro-series-...
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.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/320gb-western-digital-ca...
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance - £39
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-jet-black-lp-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v
Optical: SONY DVD-RW - £14
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sony-ad-7280s-0b-24x-dvd...
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 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i3-2100-1155-...
i5 = £163 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-2500k-unlo...

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 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arctic-cooling-freezer-1...
Hyper EVO - £24 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-hyper-212-e...


February 15, 2012 1:00:49 PM

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