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First build, need advice on places to buy.

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August 12, 2012 11:43:46 PM

Hello,

My friend sent me here, he said you guys knew what's up. I'm new to gaming on the PC and I've come into this with a £600 budget. After researching which parts to buy and having discussions with my friends I've come to this list:

http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/32869

I'd be happy to buy that but my friend says you guys might be able to direct me to certain websites to get better deals.
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August 12, 2012 11:58:49 PM

I'm not from the UK but I frequently hear that Ebuyer and Scan.co.uk are good places to buy PC parts from.

For that kind of budget try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£83.99 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£42.00 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£68.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£191.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply (£53.52 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £622.86
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 00:57 BST+0100)

For such a small budget I don't think the unlocked CPU is necessary and the RAM with the tall heat sinks really aren't that great. The video card I included is way better than that 560TI is.
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