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August 24, 2012 4:22:58 PM

Hello guys. I would like you to help me build a good gaming PC, which would handle most of new games (BF3, ARMA 3, Watch Dogs, Hitman Absolution, etc.) My budget is £600-800

My Monitor resoluiton:1280x1024
I dont need Sli or Crossfire
Any UK sites would be good for me.
I am thinking of upgrading in about 2-3months time.
And I dont need OS or monitor. Mostly used for gaming and 3d modeling, possibly video editing

Was thinking about getting http://www.cclonline.com/product/83900/NoMfgCode/All-CC...



Thx for your help.

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August 24, 2012 4:57:48 PM

I can't talk about UK prices.
But in the US you are looking at a $200 cpu and a $200 graphics card.
For gaming, the graphics card is more important than the cpu.
My rule of thumb would be to spend twice your cpu budget on the graphics card.
In this case, a $125 fast dual core i3-2120 cpu paired with a $300 GTX660ti would give you better gaming.

Keep doing your research, in 2-3 months time the prices may well change.
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August 24, 2012 6:00:56 PM

geofelt said:
I can't talk about UK prices.
But in the US you are looking at a $200 cpu and a $200 graphics card.
For gaming, the graphics card is more important than the cpu.
My rule of thumb would be to spend twice your cpu budget on the graphics card.
In this case, a $125 fast dual core i3-2120 cpu paired with a $300 GTX660ti would give you better gaming.

Keep doing your research, in 2-3 months time the prices may well change.


PC Part Picker you can get UK prices easily. The hardware is pretty much the same. Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.79 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£72.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£88.99 @ Dabs)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.80 @ Novatech)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£250.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.28 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.99 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £780.82
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-24 19:00 BST+0100)
October 3, 2012 6:51:58 PM

Thinking of getting HD7950 Vapor X? Heard is not that good at low resolution, should I buy it if I game at 1280x1024?
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