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January 5, 2013 7:07:13 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: near future

Budget Range: about 1300$ (can go a bit over but not much) for all the parts including monitor, mouse, keyboard and OS

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: I have had laptop for a while, need a whole new computer

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 8 64-bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon UK

Location: Pärnu, Estonia

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, but later on

Your Monitor Resolution: need a new monitor and 1920x1080 seems fine

Additional Comments: well, I would like to have a nice case, because I have to see it all the time. PC has to be easily upgradeable

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have had laptop so far, but hate that I can't play the games I want to, so decided to have a PC. Amazing would be if the parts are sold in my country too

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a b C Monitor
January 5, 2013 7:23:48 PM

It should be at that price :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X Performa CPU Cooler (£27.47 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£69.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.50 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£220.34 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.38 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.66 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£17.76 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: LG IPS224V-PN 21.5" Monitor (£100.13 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £808.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


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January 5, 2013 7:26:04 PM

do all the parts have to come from amazon uk? will any of the other UK website deliver to you? if so you could get some better deals.

here is a build only using amazon uk. you could change the video card to a 670 if you have a preference. you can change the case to whatever you like. the same with mouse and keyboard since they are so subjective i wont even try suggesting any. they didn't have any os's listed on pcpartpicker from amazaon uk.

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
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£33.88 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£70.97 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.50 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£299.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£51.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£73.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£17.76 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: ViewSonic VG2436wm-LED 24.0" Monitor (£163.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1037.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 21:25 GMT+0000)
a b C Monitor
January 5, 2013 7:48:57 PM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...
for any mb make sure if your going to sli that it has one port at 16x for one card and 8x 8x for two cards. most of the cheaper mb are 16x and 4x.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...
if you want to budget more for a cpu then switch to an i7. I would use the money for a ssd and after market cooler.
or better gpu.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...
this or other low profile ram to fit under cpu cooler.
intel ib cpu fastest stock speed is 1600 right now you can use faster ram or overclock the ram..but if the cpu fails intel might not cover you.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
you said you may sli/crossfire. went with larger power supply. if not a good 650w will do.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...
or you can use a reg tower cooler..just make sure that the fan speed on your after market cooler can go from rage like 600-1700rpm..the slower the less noise.
for video cards the 660/660ti/7850.7870. are the sweet spot for money vs frame rates.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...
3tb for that price is a great price.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
with cases look at cable management like the cosair r400. also look to see if you want glowing led or a quite system some system cases have built in fan controllers to slow there fans down. if you want you case to glow there are led strips from nxzt

http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/case_accessories/sleev...
there also the hue that rgb and have 3 or 4 led modes. there are also cold cathode tubes..some of them will blink to audio..
some gamers dont like the sound from onboard sound chipset..some toss in a 50.00 asus audio card. there are a few new creative labs audio card too.

I would also drop in a 2.4/5.0 wifi pci card and pick up a 2.4/ 5.0g wifi router. if there are a lot of 2.4 wifi or phones switxching to the 5.0 band will get you more speed and sometime better range if your router in one room and your pc in another.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD...
one drive to burn and play blue ray.
they sell br-roms for 20.00 that will only play blue ray then for 20.00 more pick up a standard dvd-rewriter.
January 5, 2013 8:16:56 PM

jonjonjon said:
do all the parts have to come from amazon uk? will any of the other UK website deliver to you? if so you could get some better deals.

here is a build only using amazon uk. you could change the video card to a 670 if you have a preference. you can change the case to whatever you like. the same with mouse and keyboard since they are so subjective i wont even try suggesting any. they didn't have any os's listed on pcpartpicker from amazaon uk.

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
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£33.88 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£70.97 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.50 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£299.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£51.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£73.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£17.76 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: ViewSonic VG2436wm-LED 24.0" Monitor (£163.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1037.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 21:25 GMT+0000)


they don't have to come from amazon, but with that I am quite certain, that they will deliver. Did a test order, it didn't want to deliver a video card, said that change the address (although my country is in the list of electronics, so it should deliver)
what about the video card? which is better the 7970 or 670?
and the list is great, but 1300$ is about 800£ so it is out of my budget
January 5, 2013 8:23:58 PM

smorizio said:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...
for any mb make sure if your going to sli that it has one port at 16x for one card and 8x 8x for two cards. most of the cheaper mb are 16x and 4x.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...
if you want to budget more for a cpu then switch to an i7. I would use the money for a ssd and after market cooler.
or better gpu.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...
this or other low profile ram to fit under cpu cooler.
intel ib cpu fastest stock speed is 1600 right now you can use faster ram or overclock the ram..but if the cpu fails intel might not cover you.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
you said you may sli/crossfire. went with larger power supply. if not a good 650w will do.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...
or you can use a reg tower cooler..just make sure that the fan speed on your after market cooler can go from rage like 600-1700rpm..the slower the less noise.
for video cards the 660/660ti/7850.7870. are the sweet spot for money vs frame rates.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...
3tb for that price is a great price.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
with cases look at cable management like the cosair r400. also look to see if you want glowing led or a quite system some system cases have built in fan controllers to slow there fans down. if you want you case to glow there are led strips from nxzt

http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/case_accessories/sleev...
there also the hue that rgb and have 3 or 4 led modes. there are also cold cathode tubes..some of them will blink to audio..
some gamers dont like the sound from onboard sound chipset..some toss in a 50.00 asus audio card. there are a few new creative labs audio card too.

I would also drop in a 2.4/5.0 wifi pci card and pick up a 2.4/ 5.0g wifi router. if there are a lot of 2.4 wifi or phones switxching to the 5.0 band will get you more speed and sometime better range if your router in one room and your pc in another.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD...
one drive to burn and play blue ray.
they sell br-roms for 20.00 that will only play blue ray then for 20.00 more pick up a standard dvd-rewriter.

thank you for the advice, but I don't understand the mobo 16x and 8x thing
i also liked the cases, but they are really expensive for my budget, i calculated that you suggested PC for 1200£ but my budget is about 800£
E:// it can go to 900£ too
a b C Monitor
January 5, 2013 11:09:34 PM
January 5, 2013 11:12:55 PM

Veteran007 said:
they don't have to come from amazon, but with that I am quite certain, that they will deliver. Did a test order, it didn't want to deliver a video card, said that change the address (although my country is in the list of electronics, so it should deliver)
what about the video card? which is better the 7970 or 670?
and the list is great, but 1300$ is about 800£ so it is out of my budget

sorry i thought you meant £1300. i would say a 7970 is better but im sure some people will disagree.
January 6, 2013 8:19:03 AM

jonjonjon said:
sorry i thought you meant £1300. i would say a 7970 is better but im sure some people will disagree.

yeah, if I want from UK sites, then I should of put the price limit in pounds not dollars
does the difference in 7970 has 3GB and 670 has 2GB mean something in gaming or it doesn't?
January 6, 2013 1:50:57 PM

My current build then:
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor 163,94£ @ Amazon
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard 101,98£ @ Dabs
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 58,98£ @ Amazon
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card 168,15£ @ Dabs
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 69,54£@ Aria PC
SSD: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk 60,96£ @ Dabs
Case: Raidmax Super Hurricane (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case 44,56£ @ Amazon
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply 54,98£ @ Novatech
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler 25,45£ @ Scan.co.uk
DVD Burner: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer 17,27£ @ CCL Computers
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card 59,99£ @ Overclockers.co.uk
Monitor: ViewSonic VG2236wm-LED 22.0" Monitor 128,50£ @ Amazon
954,3£ is total

That is expensive and I didn't include OS, keyboard and mouse. Where should I spend less money? So it would be near 900£.
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