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New build for gaming.

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July 17, 2012 7:05:03 PM

I'm buying a new system this week, because my current laptop is pretty poor getting on 8 years old now...

Uses: Gaming, surfing the web (youtube etc)

Currently using a sony bravia 32 inch HD tv for a monitor, I intend to hook it up via HDMI (not sure on the resolution)


Intel i5 2500K - (4 x 3.3 GHZ)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 13
Corsair 8GB XMS3 PC3-10666 1333MHz (2x4GB)
Cooler Master 650W PSU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1 GB
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

Id like to play games like BF3 multiplayer, skyrim, ARMA 2 and the likes on high settings. Will this system suffice? If not, what needs improving?
Budget of max £900

Im not sure if I'm going to overclock the cpu straight away, but it is a possibility at a later date.

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July 18, 2012 6:48:29 AM

Oh oh - negative on the CM PSU @@ If unsure of TV resolution, state the model number. As an example even under 700 quid you could land a nice GTX 670 based gaming rig ^^ Parts taken off Ebuyer UK
July 18, 2012 12:08:18 PM

Thanks, that first build was from a site that builds the computer for you. And a GTX 670 based rig would be in excess of £900.
I think I'll definitely change my plan and build it myself.
Thanks for the example, I'm thinking of just playing around with Ebuyer and seeing what systems I can put together later tonight.

One question about RAM do you need more than 4gb?
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July 18, 2012 12:13:16 PM

Just looked at my TVs resolution, it's 1366 x 768.

July 18, 2012 2:56:42 PM

> 4GB for a gaming rig is a luxury
@ that resolution you could do with a lot less horsepower in the GPU dept. and a cheaper build ^^