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Options for my Gaming Rig

Last response: in Components
September 29, 2012 4:59:06 PM

I have a £2000 budget for a gaming PC. I play BF3,GTA, Crysis 2, WoW etc. I also photoshop a lot.
My current idea is
Asus Rampage IC Extreme motherboard
i7 3930k (because it is LGA 2011)
GF GTX 680
HAF X case
H100 cooling system

I was wondering if I can change my CPU etc. I will be gaming mainly and probably keeping this PC for at least 4-5 years - I guess I want to future proof it. What do you guys think?

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a b 4 Gaming
September 29, 2012 5:54:47 PM

Do you need an OS, monitor, keyboard, speakers , mouse ??
a b 4 Gaming
September 29, 2012 6:13:54 PM

Silverstone SST-FT02B-W Black Full Tower Aluminum Case USB 3.0 with Side Window w/o PSU
£156.49 £187.79
850W SilverStone Tech. Strider Gold SST-ST85F-G Evolution, 91% Eff', 80 PLUS Gold, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.3, PSU
£119.80 £143.76
MSI Z77A-GD65, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX
£116.77 £140.12
Intel Core i7 3770K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.5GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 8MB Smart Cache, 35x Ratio, 77W,Retail
£214.17 £257.00
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V
£50.83 £61.00
2 x 2GB MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 1019MHz, Boost 1079MHz, Cores 1344, DP/ HDMI
£533.30 £639.96
256GB OCZ Vertex 4, 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s, Indilinx Everest 2, MLC-Flash, Read 560MB/s, Write 510MB/s, 120k IOPS Max.
£128.25 £153.90
2TB WD WD2002FAEX Caviar Black, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache OEM
£111.74 £134.09
Pioneer BDR-S07XLT Blu-ray Writer 12x BD-R, x8 DVD±DL x16 DVD±R Retail
£55.72 £66.86
Corsair H80 Hydro Series High Performance CPU cooler, S775/1155/1156/1366/2011/AM2/AM3
£59.94 £71.93
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM
£60.70 £72.84

a b 4 Gaming
September 29, 2012 6:25:07 PM

If you don't need anything but a PC then this is what you should get.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£441.12 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£79.44 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 PRO ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£201.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£23.99 @
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£23.99 @
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£98.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£190.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) (£316.55 @
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) (£316.55 @
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case (£94.94 @
Power Supply: OCZ ZX 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£69.48 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1977.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)