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November 21, 2012 1:31:18 PM

Im currently looking at whether to buy all the hardware and bulid a budget gaming computer myself (will be the first time) or just use one of these website which build it for you and send it.

Here is what i would build:

Motherboard - MSI Z77A-G45 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) Motherboard
CPU - 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 3470 3.20GHz Socket LGA1155
GPU - SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 7850 1024MB GDDR5
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 500GB 16MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6GB/s 8.5ms 7200rpm
Cooler - Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - £30.00
Power supply - XFX ProSeries 550W Core Edition Power Supply - 80 PLUS Bronze Certified
DVD Drive - Samsung S222A 22x DVD+/-RW IDE Black
Case - Sharkoon T9 Value Gaming Case Black with Red LED Fans

Costs £590 in total

This is what i would get built:

Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX - Z77, SATA600, USB3.0, PCI-E 3.0
CPU - Intel Core i5 3470 (4x 3.2ghz) HD 2500
Graphics - 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7850 - 2x DVI, HDMI, DP, DX11
Memory - 8gb Kingston Hyper-X DDR3 1600mhz (2x 4gb)
Hard Drive - 1TB SATA3 Hard Drive (UDMA 600)
CPU Cooler - Standard Intel CPU Cooler
Power Supply - 500w Cooler Master GX Lite
Optical Drive - Dual Layer DVDRW Drive
Case - G6 Mars Blue (no LCD)
Warranty - 3 Year Bronze (1 Year Parts & Labour + 2 Year Labour)
Build Time - Standard Build - Approx 5 Working Days

Costs £620 in total

Just want peoples opinions on the difference in spec and what they think i should do

Thanks a lot

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