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January 4, 2013 1:14:24 PM

Hello,
im thinking of building a new computer for gaming, video editing and multi-tasking while playing games e.g. going on the internet etc. i saw some builds for the best config and was wondering if you guys could help me choose the components. i have a £870 budget which is around $1,415. im looking for this computer to be able to play BF3 at least on high on multiplayer. i have everything i need mouse,keyboard and monitor.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2013 1:37:57 PM

so you want to be able to game and video edit at the same time? for 1400 that will not be a problem i know i can surf the internet while playing on my system with no problems cpu load never goes above 35-40% while playing bf3 on ultra @ 1440x900
a c 344 4 Gaming
January 4, 2013 1:40:44 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.74 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£233.95 @ Dabs)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£51.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£89.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£59.94 @ Aria PC)
Total: £828.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 15:40 GMT+0000)
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a c 344 4 Gaming
January 4, 2013 1:41:53 PM

base build, you can cheap out on OS, lower GPU

fyi, video editing loves nvidia CUDA cores
January 4, 2013 4:49:22 PM

AMD Radeon said:
base build, you can cheap out on OS, lower GPU

fyi, video editing loves nvidia CUDA cores

so this will allow me to max out BF3 while surfing (multi tasking and skypeing)
January 4, 2013 5:06:04 PM

you left out a couple important details. are you planning to overclock? do you need an os? both of those questions will have a serious effect on what you can get for your budget. and without knowing those we are just guessing. also get a ssd.

how much video editing do you do? if you are serious about it you might want to consider the 3770k with its hyperthreading. but it really depends on if you use anything that take advantage of hyperthreading.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£69.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£233.95 @ Dabs)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£51.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer
Total: £781.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 19:04 GMT+0000)
January 4, 2013 7:05:54 PM

2859563,6,1397750 said:
you left out a couple important details. are you planning to overclock? do you need an os? both of those questions will have a serious effect on what you can get for your budget. and without knowing those we are just guessing. also get a ssd.

how much video editing do you do? if you are serious about it you might want to consider the 3770k with its hyperthreading. but it really depends on if you use anything that take advantage of hyperthreading.

well i do want and OS and i have Windows 7 in mind nothing to fancy just basic home premium as i have all the other programs i want for video editing. Also YES to the SSD i already had that in mind the one you mentioned is perfect. i do medium to high amounts of video editing.
The system you mentioned is it good for both gaming and video editing? as i do have the i7 3770k in mind but ive heard its not as good as the i5 for gaming as its hyperthreading threading isnt really supported by most games and has a detrimental effect on fps not by a large amount but still who wants to loose FPS. also the system you have mentioned is very reasonable in price but i want to know will it be enough to sustain 60FPS or higher in Battlefield 3 on Multiplayer and other system hogs like Arma 2 while maybe surfing the internet?
January 4, 2013 7:18:48 PM

today's games don't use hyperthreading so it wouldnt help you in gaming. i wouldn't worry about it costing you FPS either. the real problem is its £76.05 more and you would have to decide if you would use the hyperthreading enough to make it worth it.

even though its a 660 review you can look through the graphs to see what kind of FPS you can expect depending on your resolution.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_HAWK/8.h...
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