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March 3, 2012 2:58:06 PM

So im looking to build my first PC, ive helped build a system before so i have the knowledge but im not particulary aware of what components are good. Im looking to spend at the most £600 and would like to be able to game at a decent level of FPS on 1280x768.
Basically what im asking for is suggestions on components for the system. I dont need any of the peripheals like a monitor or keyboard and i have no bias to intel or AMD. whatever is most effective.
thank you in advance.

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March 3, 2012 3:51:12 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: not bothered, im in no rush

Budget Range: £400-600 including 1280x 768 monitor

System Usage: gaming primarily

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse and speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any UK based retailer

Country: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: not bothered, whatever will be most effective

Overclocking: a little on the CPU/Graphics card

SLI or Crossfire: If it is the most effective for the system

Monitor Resolution: 1280x768

Additional Comments: quiet if possible, but im not massively worried as long as its reliable
March 4, 2012 2:56:52 PM

Intel Core i3-2100 £86
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Intel+Core+i3-2100...

Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V GEN3 £47
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards...

8GB Mushkin Blackline #996995 (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 £39
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/...

Asus HD 6850 DirectCU V2 £96
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Asus+HD+6850+Direc...

500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue £60
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/500GB+Western+Digi...

550W XFX Core Edition
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Suppli...

BitFenix Shinobi Black £40
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+T...

MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 64-bit £70
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Software/Operating+Syst...

Total cost £499.97

You can save in a number of places, such as using a pentium cpu, 4 instead of 8GB of RAM, a cheaper H61 motherboard and a 6770 rather than a 6850.
There is no chance of overclocking the cpu on this build, if you'd like to do that you'd need a Z68 Mobo and a i5 K series cpu (about £80 more)
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