First Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Next few weeks

Budget Range: £0.00 - £500.00 or

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the web.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No real preference

Location: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: No real preference

Overclocking: Yes, in the future

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Already have Hard drive, CD Rom and power supply.

Be playing games from Guild Wars 2 to Battlefield 3.
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  1. What is the wattage on your power supply?
  2. Thomas Creel said:
    What is the wattage on your power supply?


    750watts..
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£90.68 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£63.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£12.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£12.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£288.80 @ Amazon UK) This cards box looks amazing
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £498.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Any questions just ask.
  4. Thomas Creel said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£90.68 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£63.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£12.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£12.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£288.80 @ Amazon UK) This cards box looks amazing
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £498.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Thanks for your response, I'm looking to get a SSD as the boot drive as well. Also I think maybe could go cheaper on the graphics card? A gpu that still plays games at max though, also what about an intel i5 3570 ivy bridge?

    Any questions just ask.
  5. The processor doesn't have as big an impact as the graphics card does in gaming, and almost all games only utilize two cores of the processor anyways.

    You can find a cheaper graphics card, anything from 7850-7970 ghz edition all play games very well at high specs.
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