PLS help - Building computer?

Hello everyone :)

I've had enough of playing my games on the low graphics setting and I want something new after 5 years stuck with it. So I am going to custom build a computer. However I dont really know what I am doing.

My price range is £750-£800 ($1250-$1350)
Proffered processor: Intel 5
Graphics card: 2GB
Hard drive space: don't really know how much i need (maybe 1 tb)

Please help
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  1. You want to build a computer and you don't know much? I hope your going to be doing a lot of research on computer building.

    The Intel i5-3570k or i5-3470 would be good choices and if your going to be doing asny overclocking the the 3570k would be the better choice.

    The single most important part is the video card if your going to be doing gaminga and the GTX 670 would be a very good choice.

    Ram would only need to be 8gb as you won't need more than that for gaming.

    If you have the room in your budget for a SSD, maybe 128gb as the OS drive and a 1Tb drive for storage and most programs.

    The motherboard would be Asus or Gigabyte as the better brands and a z77 chipset.

    Power supply , some of the better brands are Corsair , Antec, XFX and SeaSonic and around 650w if your going with one video card.

    I don't know where you live or where you'll be shopping for components so that's why I didn't include any links.
  2. ^+1
    What InZone says there
    Here is a good video on how to build (it's dated, ignore the parts used) but the video is well done there are others also worth watching
    You might look at parts lists found here for a general idea of what might be built which are under a limit of $1000 which gives you a little headroom for improvement
    Hope it helps
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  4. here u go mate, full system for 800 quid :)

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£92.64 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£72.80 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card (£239.98 @ Dabs)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @
    Total: £796.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 05:23 GMT+0000)
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