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Budget gaming rig

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October 26, 2012 1:21:22 PM

My current system is good enough for most games on high settings at 1366x768 and i want to get on the full hd scene.
My current pc has the following:
Intel pentium G620
Intel H67bl mAtx motherboard
2x4gb ram at 1333mhz (valueram)
Intel vertex 3 60gb
Velociraptor 15000rpm 160gb
ATI radeon 6570
Budget case and budget 300W PSU (which will need upgrading first and I have seen a decent gaming case for around £45 and am unsure which PSU to get)

I'm wanting to spend maximum £250 could be pushed to spend more if it means I don't need to upgrade much in the future.

I have been looking at starting with the case and then adding a 7850 I have seen one for around £138 (I only have around £250 now but in a year or 2 will have enough to buy a second to crossfire after I have upgraded other components).

CPU wise I have been looking at getting a 2500k but wondering whether I can justify spending another £60-70 over the I3 2220, but I would upgrade the CPU about 6 months after I did the GPU so wondering whether to wait for Haswell.

As for the motherboard I would probably wait until I can afford to crossfire so might be waiting another year or so.

Does anyone have any tips about what I've said, or does it sound like I'm trying to spend too much afterall I'm trying to budget and buy value for money parts which will allow me to at first just play full hd games but in the future using 2 monitors.
Any advice would be helpful, Thanks!

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October 26, 2012 4:54:45 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by MouseMonkey
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October 27, 2012 7:18:11 PM

ok i say sell this and get a better Custom built rig that can run any game on med/high it costs 650$

CPU Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $119.99

CPU Cooler SilenX EFZ-120HA5 86.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $32.99

Motherboard ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $89.99

Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.99

Storage Hitachi 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.84

Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card $199.99

Case Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99

Power Supply Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $55.99

Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99



Total: $669.71

if you can spend more i advice upgrading the core from i3 to i5 K series :) 
October 27, 2012 7:32:56 PM

Building a whole new system and selling my old one would cost too much I'd have to spend a lot more. I wanted to upgrade in stages which would spread the cost and allow me to get better parts in the future. If i sold my current system on ebay I think I'd be looking at max £250 but it'd cost me more than £600 = £100 too much
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