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Mid Range Gaming Build

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February 29, 2012 6:26:34 PM

Hi Guys/Girls

Before i begin im basically looking for a decent setup for current games & upcoming games(Mainly for FPS such as BF3/COD on high settings).

Approximate Purchase Date: (In next fortnight)

Budget Range: Approx £500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Videos

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Case, PSU(Coolermaster ATX12V 650W)

Country: United Kingdom

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition, S AM3

Motherboard - Asus Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX AM3 Motherboard

SSD - 60GB SSD Corsair Force Series 3 Series SATA III - 6Gb/s Solid State Drive

Graphics Card - MSI HD6850 Cyclone Power Edition OC Graphics Card - 1GB

RAM - Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 6GB DDR3 1600MHz CAS 9 XMP Triple Channel Desktop

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: My current case is a full tower and has a number of fans(3) contained within it.Assuming i shouldnt need to add to this but advise me otherwise if needed please.I welcome any criticism/advice especially in terms of compatibility.

Many thanks in advance

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February 29, 2012 6:43:55 PM

You forgot the HDD
MOBO : Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68
CPU : I5 2400
RAM : Corsair Memory 8GB Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile 8GB DDR3 1600
SSD : 60GB SSD Corsair Force Series 3 Series SATA III
HDD : 500GB Western Digital WD5000AAKX
GPU : MSI HD6850 Cyclone Power Edition OC
TOTAL : £516.87
If you allready have a HDD then change the cpu with i5 2500k
and the video card with XFX HD 6870 Double D cooling and then your TOTAL is £497.07.
February 29, 2012 7:14:09 PM

Agree with sosofm, you absolutely need an HDD. I would even go as far as to say if you have to make a choice, get the HDD over the SSD. You will value the space over the speed in the long run.

And like he says, if you can afford the i5-2500k, go with that and a compatible motherboard, as the 2500k will last you MUCH longer than anything AMD currently has available.
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March 1, 2012 7:14:59 PM

Thanks for the helps guys.Appreciate it.
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March 1, 2012 8:40:22 PM

i5 2500K if not the i5 2400

then go get some nice mobo, and everything else the people put there, it should be enough