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September 10, 2012 2:04:56 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 4-5 Months

Budget Range: Between £1000-£1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming at max settings, watching movies and using the internet.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Parts to Upgrade:

CPU : Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)

RAM : G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit

Power Supply : Corsair CMPSU-800GUK Gaming Series GS800 High Performance 800W Power Supply

Motherboard : Asus P8Z68-V LX Motherboard (Socket 1155, DDR3, 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16, ATX, LucidLogix Virtu)

Wireless PCI Express Adapter : TP Link TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter

CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU-Kühler (120mm)

Graphics Card : MSI GeForce GTX660Ti Nvidia Graphics Card (2GB, PCI-E 3.0 x16)

HDD : Would appreciate a recommendation for this

Case : Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced USB 3.0 ATX Case

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.co.uk

Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like my PC to play latest games at relatively high settings.

September 10, 2012 2:37:02 PM

i5 2500k/i5 3570k
any asus/msi/giga mobo or those decent asrock ones (get gen 3 if your getting i5)
sapphire 7850 or asus/msi/giga 670or asus/msi/giga 680
a good psu from seasonic like the x760 80plus gold (just to make it look nice) or corsair
1tb wd caviar black 64mb cache or the seagate/samsung that has 64mb cache or at least has it or something.
for the case i think the antec 300 would be a nice choice (not a fan of haf cases except the big one) or corsait 600T
cooler master is good too.
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September 10, 2012 2:39:56 PM

TheBigTroll said:
here you go. it will max out games at the provided resolution

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/h48m

get the psu from overclockers as the one listed is incorrect


Thanks for the info. :wahoo: 
September 10, 2012 2:58:06 PM

well on what troll did posted since you still got a bigger space you can change the monitor to a bigger size just for a little something nice to look at and to feel nice.

September 11, 2012 12:59:43 AM

Also I was just wondering which sound card you would recommend (I would like to support 7.1 surround sound) and are there any other wireless network adapters you would choose?
September 11, 2012 1:05:16 AM

I was thinking of saving up for a 7.1 surround sound headset as well over the next year so I though that it would could in handy.
September 11, 2012 1:07:00 AM

you dont need a sound card given the motherboard has that covered

as for wifi, any would do
September 11, 2012 1:07:09 AM

you wont hear much of a difference trust me.

something cheap and nice like a vengeance 1300 from corsair will be more than enough to cover your needs. if you want to upgrade to the usb version, it would be called the vengeance 1500
September 11, 2012 1:17:05 AM

TheBigTroll said:
you wont hear much of a difference trust me.

something cheap and nice like a vengeance 1300 from corsair will be more than enough to cover your needs. if you want to upgrade to the usb version, it would be called the vengeance 1500


Thanks for the clarification. :) 
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