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July 11, 2012 11:54:45 AM

Hello
The current pc build i hope to order at the end of the month is :

CPU: Intel Core i5 3450
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE/USB3
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x 4GB)
Hard Drive: 500GB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio
Internet: Wireless 802.11N 300Mbps MIMO PCI card
Case: Xigmatek Asgard
PSU: 650W Corsair TX V2
Monitor: Asus 23.6" VS247H LED (£125)

£750

How will this run the latest games and is there anything i can cut back on, change the psu to 500W Xigmatek to the graphics card to AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB maybe?

Also is there a cheaper monitor I can buy? A similar size if possible. A link to buying it in the UK would be great :) 

Thanks

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July 11, 2012 12:10:36 PM

Actually cutting back on your PSU and changing your GPU from a GTX560 to an HD7770 will have reverse effects. It's more of a 'downgrade' to be honest. http://www.hwcompare.com/11885/geforce-gtx-560-vs-radeo...

Personally I would cut back on your CPU and get an i3-2120 to pair with a beefier GPU.
July 11, 2012 12:16:18 PM

Save some money on the PSU and get this XFX Core 550W for 50quid/free shipping. Sink the extra cash into upgrading the GPU...an HD6950 or 560ti should fit in the budget with this change. That PSU is more than enough for the either of the card upgrades I mentioned.
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July 11, 2012 12:17:54 PM

The i3-2120 is also an excellent suggestion and that would allow an even beefier GPU than I suggested. I have a 2120 paired with an HD 6950 and I'm not bottlenecked.
July 11, 2012 12:23:37 PM

Rugger said:
The i3-2120 is also an excellent suggestion and that would allow an even beefier GPU than I suggested. I have a 2120 paired with an HD 6950 and I'm not bottlenecked.


Which is exactly why I recommended it :D 

I understand for some games an i5 may be the better choice (BF3 Multiplayer for example) but from what I understand, you'll still be achieving playable frame rates anyway, so it's not a very big compromise.

July 11, 2012 12:27:29 PM

Can anyone suggest a good website in the UK the buy the components suggested? I was going to be buying from dino PC but now it seems as if ill be making it myself, i just need a good site to buy parts.
July 11, 2012 12:32:40 PM

Ebuyer.co.uk, Scan.co.uk, Amazon.co.uk
July 11, 2012 2:56:18 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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