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July 9, 2012 6:23:17 AM

hi my budget is £550 max, i don't need a monitor or whatever just the parts so i can build it myself.
leave some improvements or anything you think i should change, it is being built for medium gaming :) 

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad Core Processor £160
Asus P8B75-V Motherboard £75
Patriot G2 Series 8192MB Memory Kit (4x2048MB) PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM £38
Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti DirectCU 1GB Graphics Card £95
Seagate Barracuda© Green SATA 6Gb/s 2TB Hard Drive £80
Cooler Master Elite 342 Mini Tower Chassis £25
650W Powercool High Efficiency Power Supply £45
Arctic Freezer 13 CPU Cooler £23
Akasa 12cm Quiet Cool Blue Case Fan £5

yes i will be overclocking hench the cpu cooler and fans :) 

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July 9, 2012 6:27:54 AM

That Asus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
is an ATX boarrd and so would not fit in the mATX mobo only CM 342
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6625
Also you'd be looking at the Z77 for clocking with the latest chipsets? Lastly state resolution u game on and even modest budget rigs ought to have a HD 6850 given prices these days :p  Lastly looking at your items - in the UK look for the Corsair CX V2 line or the Be Quiet L7/L8/E9 80+ PSUs.
July 9, 2012 6:28:48 AM

Z77 has no advantages for an i5-2500k.
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July 9, 2012 6:31:03 AM

i don't have a monitor probs 1980x1080
July 9, 2012 6:33:21 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£159.80 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£108.74 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£22.33 @ CCL Computers)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.03 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card (£114.64 @ CCL Computers)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£36.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£12.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £539.80
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 9, 2012 6:36:17 AM

bigcyco1 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£159.80 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£108.74 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£22.33 @ CCL Computers)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.03 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card (£114.64 @ CCL Computers)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£36.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£12.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £539.80
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

how would that run games, ultra high? et
July 9, 2012 6:40:10 AM

Just to give u an idea this was my 350 quid UK gaming config off Ebuyer UK

Just swap the chip to an i5 2400 and go stock with that HD 6850
July 9, 2012 6:40:18 AM

billleroy said:
how would that run games, ultra high? et
it won't on 550 budget you cant build a rig that will :??: 
July 9, 2012 6:41:50 AM

bigcyco1 said:
it won't on 550 budget you cant build a rig that will :??: 

what will it run games like tf2 + minecraft on?
July 9, 2012 6:43:04 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£89.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£75.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£34.20 @ Amazon UK)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.03 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£185.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£36.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply (£44.93 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£12.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £529.81
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 9, 2012 6:44:43 AM

Probably at max with most details cranked up.
July 9, 2012 6:44:59 AM

You can fly on 1280 x 1024 medium or crawl at 1920 x 1080 ultra : it's all about resolution and settings :p  If u play few/specific game/s then also state them
July 9, 2012 6:48:02 AM

£670 budget with a 1980x1080 monitor i guess then if anyone can build that for me idk
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