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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to aflumbahgee Register or log in to remove 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 | Report abuse Reply to Emelth 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. | Report abuse Reply to aflumbahgee 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 | Report abuse Reply to Emelth Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>My first setup!> Related ressources: ForumFirst Time Water-Cooling Setup , Help Needed Please ForumIs this a good first gaming setup ? ForumFirst time building, hows my setup look? ForumIs this a good setup for my first PC? ForumFirst Watercooling Setup ForumHow does this setup look for a gaming rig [ First ever build] ForumASUS P8Z77-V First Time Setup ForumMy first setup by sfq ForumIs this a good setup .. first build Forum[Water Cooling] Just setup my first WaCo Loop, is it restrictive? ForumFirst WC setup , advice needed! ForumThoughts on First Water Cooling Setup ? ForumFirst Server Setup ForumFirst time RAID setup , also switching boot drives ForumMy first gaming computer building setup (i need opinions) ForumFirst time build, will this be a good setup ? ForumIs my pc gaming setup good? first build ForumFirst time builder looking for advice on this setup ForumHow do i know that all my computer components will fit together? Forum[Solved] First time build, will this be a good setup? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !