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August 6, 2012 9:40:55 AM

hello everyone, this is my first post so im pretty new to all this stuff. I would like my computer to play BF3 at a good setting :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this month

Budget Range: £850=$1325

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching youtub vidoes

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: english sites please

Location: england

Parts Preferences: i don't mind

Overclocking: Maybe if i could get a better graphics card and not overclock then overclocking wouldn't be needed

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

thanks for any replies

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August 6, 2012 11:16:52 AM

Don't bump the thread so much, you make people less likely to help you, its 7AM in the US east coast, and still 4am on the west. I have to head out for work now, but I'll be back in a few hours, if someone hasn't put a build together by then, I will.
August 6, 2012 11:27:21 AM

ok sorry im in england i forgot about the time zone derp O.-
August 6, 2012 5:43:29 PM

CPU- i5-3450 (not overclockable- substitute with i5-3570K if desire overclocking) £139.38
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-34501155-i...

Mobo- Asrock Z77 Pro 4 £94.52
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-pro-4-intel-z...

RAM- Corsair 2x4GB £36.96
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-%282x4gb%29-corsair-...

Video Card-Sapphire 7970 OC £359.75
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-sapphire-radeon-hd-7...

Power- Corsair TX650M- £77.58
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-corsair-enthusiast-...

Hard Drive- Seagate 1TB £59.51
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-st1000dm003-...

Case- Xclio Nighthawk £37.42
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/xclio-nighthawk-mid-towe...

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I didn't include an optical drive in the build, since really its hard to screw that up. Pick any old DVD-RW drive. The 7970 is currently the strongest gaming video card on the market, second only 2 the insanely rare and stupid expensive GTX 690 (and 2 7970s crossfired would cost about the same and eat it for lunch)
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