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New Gaming System UK.

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December 5, 2012 4:48:30 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within two weeksish

Budget Range: up to £800 as long as its a good deal, rather get moneys worth than top top components that are overkill/overpriced.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/movies/uni work (guess this one should be first really :L)

Are you buying a monitor: eventually but have an old one that will suffice for now.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Whatver is good for UK buyers :L

Location: UK , Cheltenham

Parts Preferences: intel, but not fussed.

Overclocking: maybe, not a computer genius but ive read bits so maybe an option.

SLI or Crossfire: probably not.

Your Monitor Resolution: Not actually sure as its not hooked up to anything to check.

Additional Comments: Games that i play (SWTOR, Total War series, FM, GW and similar games)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Only have a chromebook atm, good for uni very undistracting :L

Recently Alienware have pretty much had 20% off thier systems and ive never built a PC before wondering if some of their current deals are worth it or if i should build my own depending on price differences etc.

As an example they have the X51 with :
I3 2120 3.3ghz
1GB GT 640
6GB RAM 1333 Mz (pretty crappy i know but easy enough to upgrade i would guess)
1 TB 7,200 RPM HD (see above)
£450 Which too me seams pretty decent but like i said not a computer genius so no idea if thats any good or even good value, any comments on whether that would suit my needs or i can do better by building myself freatly appreciated.

Thanks C


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December 5, 2012 6:50:38 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£29.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.94 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£197.93 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.28 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £796.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-05 20:49 GMT+0000)
a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2012 6:57:31 PM

Okay so here's overclocking good build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£84.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£71.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£295.49 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.93 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
Total: £786.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-05 20:56 GMT+0000)
a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2012 7:01:29 PM

and here's non-overclocking build
also - forgot to add os in first build, and then it goes over your budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£145.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£71.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£77.99 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£191.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.06 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.28 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £762.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-05 21:00 GMT+0000)
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