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I want to build a new pc. can anyone help?

i want to build my first pc that i will use for a range of things including gaming and photo/video editing. ideally ide like to spend no more than £600.
can anyone suggest a good spec build?
i dont mind if its amd or intel
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  1. Go for core i7 3770K and Z77 chipset motherboard.
  2. Please follow this guide to reformat the post so everyone knows basic info such as the places you can shop build date ect.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice
  3. aqe040466 said:
    Go for core i7 3770K and Z77 chipset motherboard.

    no the i7 for 600 pounds what are you insane
  4. devilofdeaths said:
    no the i7 for 600 pounds what are you insane


    what would u suggest? i know a bit about computers but this is my first time building one
  5. devo234 said:
    what would u suggest? i know a bit about computers but this is my first time building one

    a i5 2500k or 3570k is the most that you need the i7 is good for editing but the i5 is better for its price
  6. okay. dont mean to be a pain but what about the rest of the components... MOBO RAM GPU etc..
  7. mobo: extreme4
    gpu: amd msi/sapphire 7850 or nvidia 560Ti
    Ram:8gb corsair vengence low profile 1600
    psu:corsair cx600
    case(opinion):cooler master haf 912 or cooler master elite 431
  8. devo234 said:
    okay. dont mean to be a pain but what about the rest of the components... MOBO RAM GPU etc..


    I got a suggestion build for you, take a look:

    MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647 $114.99
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231441 $84.99
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 $229.99
    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986 $239.99
    SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442 $119.99
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136697 $99.99
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171052 $64.99

    Total: $954.93 U.S. dollars or about 615 pounds. A little too much off your budget. All of these are based on U.S. websites, not sure if your country sells the same price.

    The SSD is optional, but it will help load applications, games, windows faster. Also helps with video/photo editing.
  9. ipwn3r456 said:
    I got a suggestion build for you, take a look:

    MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647 $114.99
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231441 $84.99
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 $229.99
    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986 $239.99
    SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442 $119.99
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136697 $99.99
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171052 $64.99

    Total: $954.93 U.S. dollars or about 615 pounds. A little too much off your budget. All of these are based on U.S. websites, not sure if your country sells the same price.

    The SSD is optional, but it will help load applications, games, windows faster. Also helps with video/photo editing.

    you do know that newegg doesnt ship to europe right
  10. devilofdeaths said:
    you do know that newegg doesnt ship to europe right


    Its just a reference. I said that "all of these are based on U.S. websites, not sure if your country sells the same price."
  11. ipwn3r456 said:
    Its just a reference. I said that "all of these are based on U.S. websites, not sure if your country sells the same price."

    sorry didnt see that
  12. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£77.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£37.33 @ CCL Computers)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£186.98 @ Dabs)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£13.21 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £640.41
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-24 23:18 BST+0100)

    Some questions I have:
    -Do you already have an OS or do you need to buy that as well?
    -Do you have any HDDs and optical drives you can re-use?
    -If you don't have a re-useable HDD, how much storage space do you need?
    -Do you want to overclock your CPU?
    -Do you have other parts from older computers you think you can re-use?

    Answer these questions and I'll try to cut the costs for that build a bit.
  13. i already have a copy of win 7 64 bit. i dont have any reusable HDD or optical drives old parts. its gonna be a completely fresh build.
    doesnt overclocking void the warranty?
    ideally ide like 1tb which uve already suggested
  14. http://www.overclock.net/t/1097381/does-overclocking-really-void-warranty-has-anyone-ever-returned-one

    If you don't fee like overclocking, you can go for this i5-3550, saving you a bit of money.

    Personally I would advice you to buy the build I suggested, even if it is a bit over your budget. You will be getting great value for your money, and 40£ over your budget can't be that much when you're already putting 600£ in the computer.
  15. that link was rlly useful because i thought that OC'n voided warranties. in that case i more than likely would OC.
    wold this set up run games like BF3 and Skyrim?
  16. devo234 said:
    that link was rlly useful because i thought that OC'n voided warranties. in that case i more than likely would OC.
    wold this set up run games like BF3 and Skyrim?


    According to his setup, it should run BF3 on ultra with no problem (maybe with some overclocking for the GPU). I saw someone in youtube, uses the HD 7850, with some overclocking, he can run BF3 on ultra at 50 - 60 FPS. Skyrim should be no problem at all because BF3 is more intensive than skyrim.
  17. devo234 said:
    that link was rlly useful because i thought that OC'n voided warranties. in that case i more than likely would OC.
    wold this set up run games like BF3 and Skyrim?



    Bro, the skyrim, BF3, COD MW3, all smooth.. all set at MAX!.. no problem at all.. if possible, please purchase a CPU COOLER, i recommend you to use Hyper 212 EVO (cooler Master) or you may use Vortex 211P if you want to cut the cost. Remember, when clocking your CPU, it is very important to us to keep our cpu temp as lowest as possible so that it will give you the best clock in return. :) .. you may purchase and install it when you want to overclock it.. no worry, 3570k + z77 mobo + HD7850 DCU II is very great combination.
  18. alot of people recommend the Hyper 212 EVO so ill definitely get that cooler. thanks for all your help and answers everyone. uve been a great help and ill be gettin the system that nafoni suggested.
    thanks again
  19. Best answer selected by devo234.
  20. Good luck! Definitely get an aftermarket CPU cooler if you're going to be doing mid or high overclocking. The Hyper 212 EVO will be excellent.

    I would suggest buying the Hyper 212 EVO together with your other parts. Installing a CPU cooler after putting together the other parts of the machine can be a pain - you really want to install the CPU cooler before putting the motherboard into the case.
  21. thanks for the tip. ill make sure ive got all the parts before i even think about building it so then i can get it all done in one go
  22. devo234 said:
    thanks for the tip. ill make sure ive got all the parts before i even think about building it so then i can get it all done in one go

    Yep, you should. Happy building :)
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