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October 18, 2012 9:56:46 PM

Hi Forum!


I am looking to replace my current PC as it is old and slowly dying on me, the new computer must be able to handle all new games on HD (1920x1080 ) and stream / record at a decent quality hopefully HD at 1440x???

If you need more information please reply and I will get back to your as soon as possible.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: December 1st 2012

Budget Range: £600 - £700 / If possible keep it closer to £600, I'm also saving up for a new car :) 

System Usage from Most to Least Important: This computer will have only one use. It MUST be able to handle new games such as BF3, and Call of Duty

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, I will be buying Win7 64bit DO NOT INCLUDE THIS IN BUDGET

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Overclockers / Scan

Location: Tyne and Wear, Washington, United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: Intel - I have Nvidia 3D

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Future Upgrade - After Christmas

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 - Keeping current monitor (Acer GD245HQ - Images)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am upgrading my computer as my current build is three years old and is slowly dying on me, the new computer must be able to play games on 1920x1080 and record / stream on 1440 x ???

More about : custom build budget

October 19, 2012 1:32:23 PM

Hi guys,

I feel need some help on this build, i'm looking to spend around £700 ($1200) on this pc.

Kind Regards
October 19, 2012 5:54:40 PM

Glad you came to Tom's! This build fits what you need pretty well. It has lots of expand-ability. It will allow you to simply buy another graphics card and throw it in. The 660 is a very capable card that can overclock up to 660ti levels. The 3570k is the best CPU on the market for gaming. The 212 EVO is a very good cooler for the price. I included a 1TB caviar black for lots of high performance storage. Also, the PSU has enough power and connectors to support everything here and another card if you decide to add one.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£172.20 @ Amazon UK)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.06 @ CCL Computers)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£167.99 @

Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.99 @ Dabs)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£53.99 @ Dabs)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£15.98 @

Total: £666.83

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)