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  1. i already have moniter, mouse, keyboard, speakers and i forgot to include the optical drive so here it is
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldrives/satadvdwriters/sh-s222bbbebe.html
  2. Could you possibly use the stickied format at the top of this subforum? It would help us help you. When are you buying?

    I'd just go with this setup:

    CPU: i5-3750k
    Mobo: ASRock Extreme4 Z77
    GPU: 7850
    PSU: Silencer Mk II 750W
    Case: Corsair 400R or HAF 912
    HDD: A 1TB $100 7200rpm
    RAM: 8GB of DDR3-1600 CAS9 1.5v $45 G.Skill RAM
    Win7

    I think that's about 750... not certain
  3. Approximate Purchase Date:May however there is no specific date when i will be purchasing so if it is qorth waiting a little while i can wait

    Budget Range:£700 up £800 if its really worth it

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

    Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.novatech.co.uk/ and http://www.aria.co.uk/
    Country: UK

    Parts Preferences:don't mind as long as it is good quality
    Overclocking:Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

    Monitor Resolution:1920x1200
  4. http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/Midi+Tower/Cooler+Master+HAF+912+Plus+Black+Midi+Tower+Chassis+?productId=42044 £65.99 inc. VAT
    Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Black Midi Tower Chassis

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies+-+PSUs/Non-Modular+700-950W/750W+OCZ+ZS+Series+80PLUS+Bronze+Power+Supply+?productId=45459 £62.39 inc. VAT
    750W OCZ ZS Series 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboards/intel1155z77chipsetmotherboards/ga-z77x-d3h.html £109.99 inc vat
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) Motherboard

    http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Processors-Launch-March-23-2012 £167.99
    (inc. VAT)
    Intel i5-3750K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/cpucoolers/rr-212e-16pk-r1.html £29.99 inc vat
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory+-+RAM/DDR3/Dual+Channel+-+%281600MHz%29/8GB+Mushkin+Enhanced+Blackline+Frostbyte+%23996995+%282x4GB%29+1600+%28PC3-12800%29+240-Pin+DDR3+SDRAM+CAS+9-9-9-24+1.5V+?productId=44336 £32.39 inc. VAT
    8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte #996995 (2x4GB) 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CAS 9-9-9-24 1.5V

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/sata500gbto1tb/st1000dm003.html £76.98 inc vat
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6GB/s 8.5ms 7200rpm - OEM

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldrives/satadvdwriters/ad-7280s-0b.html £14.48 inc vat
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards+-+AMD/Radeon+HD+7870/Sapphire+Radeon+HD+7870+2048MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=49169 £262.79 inc. VAT
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

    or...

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards+-+AMD/Radeon+HD+7850/VTX3D+Radeon+HD+7850+2048MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=49126 £187.19 inc. VAT
    VTX3D Radeon HD 7850 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Software/Operating+Systems/MICROSOFT+Windows+Home+Premium+7+SP1+64-bit+EN+1pk+-+OEM+%5BGFC-02050%5D+?productId=38272 £68.88 inc. VAT
    MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 64-bit EN 1pk - OEM [GFC-02050]
  5. is it really worth going for the 7870?
  6. That entirely depends on what games you are going to play.
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