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December 23, 2012 1:31:17 AM

Hey guys, my birthday is a few months away and I want to get a gaming pc for my birthday. I'm looking to be able to play the latest and best games on high graphics settings with no lag or frame rate drop. I'm looking to spend around 800 - 1000 on a pc. Could any of you guys build me a custom pc or a retail gaming pc which would be suitable for me and is great for the price. Thanks in advance! :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 11:46:18 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
a c 203 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 1:30:51 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $904.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 10:30 EST-0500)

just my 0.02 someone can correct me for a better setup
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December 23, 2012 5:36:27 PM

Thank you for your help, do you know how much that would be in GBP? And would it run the top games on the market like Battlefield 3 and Crysis with minimal or no lag at all? Do you also know any websites where you would send the specs to the workers and they would build the computer and send it to you? Thanks again for the help.
a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 6:02:59 PM

^It'll be great at Battlefield 3, but you'll have to turn the settings down a little on Crysis 3. (Though almost anything has to turn the settings down on Crysis 3. :p )

Also, you don't want to use a website like that - it's going to charge you a lot of money. Your best option is to build it yourself (It's not hard - it's like LEGOs for adults, and only takes a screwdriver.), or to have someone on the forums build it for you and ship it to you. Most of us will be happy to do it because we like building systems, and will charge a nominal fee, and shipping.
a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 6:05:56 PM

DarkSable said:
^It'll be great at Battlefield 3, but you'll have to turn the settings down a little on Crysis 3. (Though almost anything has to turn the settings down on Crysis 3. :p )

Also, you don't want to use a website like that - it's going to charge you a lot of money. Your best option is to build it yourself (It's not hard - it's like LEGOs for adults, and only takes a screwdriver.), or to have someone on the forums build it for you and ship it to you. Most of us will be happy to do it because we like building systems, and will charge a nominal fee, and shipping.


Do you mean Far Cry 3? :-)

That setup will come to £600-700 so you could probably step up to a GTX670, which will handle Far Cry 3 maxed at 1080p and AA.
December 23, 2012 6:37:58 PM

Thanks for all the help guys. I would want a website to do it for me because I know I would mess the setup up and probably break something. Would it run games like Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Call of Duty, Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 and Battlefield 3 on Ultra or high?
a c 203 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 6:45:41 PM

Synyster said:
Thanks for all the help guys. I would want a website to do it for me because I know I would mess the setup up and probably break something. Would it run games like Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Call of Duty, Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 and Battlefield 3 on Ultra or high?

if you want to max out them

ditch SSD from build above ^^^
and swap 7870 for 7950 and overclock the card

it will be very decent performer :) 
a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 6:50:14 PM

With your budget, you could get a GTX670 (even better than those ^) and keep the SSD too. That's your best best. And yeah, you can max those fine. Infact with a GTX670 you can max anything at 1080p.
December 23, 2012 6:51:47 PM

Hmm... Thank you guys. My birthday is a few months away so I've got a bit of time to make a choice. :) 
a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 6:57:51 PM

Probably best to wait until closer to the time then :-) This stuff changes frequently as new options come out and prices change.
a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 7:06:50 PM

This is pretty much the best PC you can build for 1000 quid

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£100.26 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Plextor PX-M3S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£119.10 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£299.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Lian-Li LanCool PC-K57 ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.35 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£72.90 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£16.72 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.98 @ Aria PC)
Total: £999.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 21:04 GMT+0000)

Note that SSD's are used for super fast load times and sometimes reduce lag in games like Battlefield 3.
Thye are not essential but if you can afford one, go for it.
a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 7:10:10 PM

Or drop the PSU to a 550, get a GTX670 (£30 cheaper but same speed) and use the money saved to make that SSD a Samsung 840 Pro.
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