My first setup! Tags: New Build Systems Last response: January 1, 2013 12:26 PM in Systems Share aflumbahgee December 31, 2012 7:49:56 PM What would be the best way to spend £1200 on a new gaming set-up? i would like (a) 2560 x 1440 display(s)(the Korean ones off eBay). but 3x 1920 x 1080 might be good, the asus ml239h, topten reviews says its best and the contrast ratio is beast!! : http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-ML239H-23-inch-LED-Monitor... i would like an SSD (just for applications and OS) as a boot drive and a HDD as a multimedia drive. im not too fussed about windows 8, i may go for ubuntu, as its now on steam (ino there's not many games for it yet but its growing!) im not fussed about wat it looks like. wat wud i use it for? games and surfing web. i dont care about a flashy motherboard 8gb ram wat psu to get? i dont want 3d btw i would also being using it for dolphin emulator, if u don't have a clue wat that is, google it. yeah ino its a bit OTT for my first build but this beast will last me years...upon years... im asking this because im not sure whether too overclock,if i shud wait for haswell, if an i7 vs i5 will make much difference in gaming etc and most of all... your awesome opinions! and yeah ino this is a bit general but, any questions just ask and also wen do the haswell cpus come out? and the next gen gfx cards? i was also thinking of making it a hackintosh, maybe dual boot with win 8? cheers! More about : setup Emelth December 31, 2012 8:13:08 PM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.68 @ Ebuyer) Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£71.00 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£43.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£145.97 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.54 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£239.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 ATX Mid Tower Case (£88.56 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£81.49 @ Ebuyer) Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£16.72 @ CCL Computers) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£59.94 @ Aria PC) Total: £935.88 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 22:12 GMT+0000) You still got money to play around with aflumbahgee January 1, 2013 9:18:55 AM thanks! and there's still extra for a monitor! i do find that pc part picker is a bit inaccurate tho, u can get 2x4gb of corsair vengeance ram for £33 off amazon. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Emelth January 1, 2013 12:26:04 PM u can always find a better deal certain times of the day for sales that start after i made that original post Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst Time Setup (PC) Forum SolvedFan setup for first build Forum SolvedFirst Time water cooling setup radiator Alpha cool vs EK and fan choice Cougar vs ? Forum SolvedHelp with first home audio set-up, please. Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Build: Will this case fit the setup? Forum SolvedFIRST GAMING SETUP (I don't have friend who knows computer, you're my only help) Forum SolvedAsus Sabertooth first time setup, won't boot windows Forum SolvedWill this setup work? This is my first build. Forum Solvedim about to build my first computer to run dayz: standalone. will this setup work? Forum SolvedInstallation & Setup **Please Review** First Build Forum SolvedFirst water cooling setup Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Setup Help (New Zealand) Forum SolvedMaking my first gaming desktop, is this a good setup? Forum SolvedGpu temps after installing my first crossfire setup Forum SolvedFirst Sli setup help Forum Solvedwill my PC setup be compatible? "my first build ever" plz help Forum SolvedYou will cringe. A $835 setup (first gaming rig) with r9-280x - is it sufficient? Forum SolvedWill this setup be fully compatible? *First build ever* Forum SolvedNeed help with first time set-up, Bios updating, Drive updating, etc. Forum SolvedLooking to create/build first home theatre setup. Requesting help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !