Okay. So it's my first ever build and im unsure what to use. I plan to play games such as Battlefield 3 on high settings and also be able to use for work, such as Microsoft word etc. i went onto PcPartPicker and chose my parts which came to a fairly large sum of £860 here are the parts-
CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core £168.46
Motherboard ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 £71.98
Memory Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1066 £37.29
Hard Drive Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM £89.99
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB £98.02
Case NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower £103.98
Power Supply NZXT 850W ATX12V / EPS12V £99.98
Monitor Asus VE248H 24.0" £152.68
Keyboard Gigabyte GK-K6800 £10.55
Mouse Gigabyte GM-ECO600 Wireless Laser £24.29
Please help me find a better set up, i do not mind what make anything is.. just want to knock the price down even if i have to sacrifice i would like it to be around £600..
...you'll be hard-pressed to build for a price that low. The monitor itself takes off about $150 (I'm going to be using the $ sign instead of the pounds sign. The price is still in pounds). I don't think you'll get BF3 on high for that budget. Here's what I would change:
PSU. That's WAY too much power... try maybe a 600W? 550W will be plenty, as well.
Video card. A 6870 is the lowest you will want to go.
Case. That's quite a bit for a case... try a Corsair 400R for a nice chassis. It really depends.
Memory. Get DDR3-1600. It shouldn't exceed $40 (40 pounds, $=pounds symbol)
I think you'll have to cut from the CPU and motherboard. In that case, you would get an i3-2120 (or whatever the number is... Google will autocorrect you). Also, get a lower-priced motherboard. I think you'll be set then.
Yeah , if you have a tight budget u can cut some corners and save some money, the case is really expensive, check out sharkoon t9 value case on amazon.co.uk and a ocz or corsair 500w psu .. thats like 100£ saving, u can put a better GPU or save the cash..