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August 2, 2012 3:25:39 PM

I am planning on building a gaming PC which could run games like battlefield 3.

Core Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz £174.86
Asus P8Z77-V LX M/B Z77 £89
8GB 2x4GB DDR3 240pin 1600MHz PC3-12800 Corsair Vengeance £41
Windows 7 64bit
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 80w £95
Coolermaster Elite 431 Plus £47 or Zalman Z11 Plus £50 Case
Corsair 500W CX V2 PSU £45.88
Kinston 120GB SSD HyperX £65
Seagate 2TB BARRACUDA 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache £78
Samsung DVD+RW £12

£660

I also need a monitor but im not sure what to look for so any help on that i would really appreciate

Thanks.

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August 2, 2012 3:36:03 PM

here try this a little over your budget if you need an os but im assuming you don't


i5 3570K 3.4GHz - $189.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

ASRock Z77 Pro3 1155 ATX - $60 with mobo purchase

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 - $58 - a $15 MIR

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 - $85

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Corsair Builder series 500 Watt - $63 - a $5 MIR

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Windows 7 64 bit - $100

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Samsung 22X DVD±RW Burner - $16

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 160$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This build=792$ without os=692$

sorry for the us i was up late and my brain isn't very good :D 
August 2, 2012 3:52:46 PM

i5 3570K 3.4GHz - 230$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Pro3 1155 ATX - 95$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 - 50$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 - 70$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Builder series 500 Watt - 55$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case- 60$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Windows 7 64 bit - $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Samsung 22X DVD±RW Burner - $17

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 160$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161389

This build with os=837$ without os = 737

same thing but on newegg considering your not by a microcenter
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August 2, 2012 3:54:27 PM

You are going to want to throw all you can at a graphics card, especially for BF3. Not sure if you can save a few bucks here and there, but that is just my suggestion. A 7870 or something of that nature. The GTX 660Ti will be out soon and should go for $249-$300 USD. It's an upgrade well worth it if you want to play modern games.
August 2, 2012 3:58:58 PM

i Play with the setup listed above at high /ultra settings at 1920x1080 and get average 55 fps in bf3. you can always upgrade your graphics card later as long as you get a decent one to start.... also im not sure if the OP wants to overclock and / or sli crossfire
August 2, 2012 4:50:58 PM

Spicy_benie said:
i Play with the setup listed above at high /ultra settings at 1920x1080 and get average 55 fps in bf3. you can always upgrade your graphics card later as long as you get a decent one to start.... also im not sure if the OP wants to overclock and / or sli crossfire


Well i would like to overclock but the price i listed above is the max i am wiling to spend on parts because i need to buy a monitor to.
August 2, 2012 4:51:57 PM

ok then you can probably drop down to sandy bridge 2500k also get a case that fits ur needs
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