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$800 Gaming/Office Build

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January 21, 2013 2:22:44 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: February

Budget Range: $800/£500 (i live in the UK)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Movies, gaming, school work,

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: New Build so everything.

Do you need to buy OS:No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Open to suggestions, UK based sites.

Location: Yorkshire, UK.

Parts Preferences: Open to ideas.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Additional Comments: Looking for something fast for web surfing, movie watching and something that can run games on decent settings too.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: currently running a laptop and want something better.


I appreciate any help or suggestions guys. I'M new to this and this will be my first home-build so keep that in mind.

Thanks
DL

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a b 4 Gaming
January 21, 2013 2:27:23 PM

This should be a fairly decent gaming build and will play movies fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£51.54 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£138.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.07 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £504.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 16:26 GMT+0000)

Edit: Noticed you wanted a monitor too. Is that part of your £500 budget? That could be a bit of a squeeze if it is.
January 21, 2013 3:37:57 PM

+1.. nice build mikerockett.. you can also consider the gtx 660 for your budget

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/yN7N
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/yN7N/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/yN7N/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£51.54 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£160.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: BitFenix Merc Beta (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £513.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 17:35 GMT+0000)
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January 21, 2013 4:32:01 PM

I can always add extra for the monitor, i realise that's probably pushing it on my budget.
Just another quick question, how big of a speed advantage is it to have a SSD to install the OS and main programs?
would it be worthwhile on a build like this?
Thanks for the replies guys.
a b 4 Gaming
January 21, 2013 4:46:40 PM

Here is what I would go with to get the best of both worlds between office and gaming. This is with the monitor included. If you can go up to 600 budget, go with the 7850 GPU and the 23.6" hanspree monitor.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.98 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£79.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor (£91.50 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £524.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 18:45 GMT+0000)


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.98 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£138.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Monitor: Hannspree HL249DPB 23.6" Monitor (£103.49 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £594.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 18:57 GMT+0000)
a b 4 Gaming
January 21, 2013 4:50:14 PM

+1 to cball's build, except ive never heard of the company that makes the monitor, maybe because im not as experienced as everyone else.
January 21, 2013 5:42:05 PM

dlavender said:
I can always add extra for the monitor, i realise that's probably pushing it on my budget.
Just another quick question, how big of a speed advantage is it to have a SSD to install the OS and main programs?
would it be worthwhile on a build like this?
Thanks for the replies guys.


An ssd will improve the overall response of your pc.. faster transfer speeds and better load times.. but for your budget i'd spend that money on improving other parts.. thats just my opinion though.. if you feel that you need one then yes..
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