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February 4, 2013 2:39:47 PM

I'm starting from scratch and I have a budget of about £600 pushing to £700 if I have to.

I'm looking to build the best I can for this price. I mostly use it for gaming. Stuff like COD, BF3 at medium etc.

Dual screen compatibilty would be nice.

I really don't know the finer details in what I should be looking at. This is my first build.

Could anyone suggest some things or even go and tell me what you'd build with that budget it would be really great.

I'm new to these boards but I plan on using them to learn as much as I can.

I do not need an OS or monitor, keyboard etc.

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 4, 2013 2:47:16 PM

My suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.00 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.82 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£217.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @ Scan.co.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 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £687.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Get the 7950 in scan.co.uk, it offers five games : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7950-d...

If you don't plan to overclock the cpu :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£139.80 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£61.49 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.82 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£217.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @ Scan.co.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 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £601.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
a b B Homebuilt system
February 4, 2013 2:51:45 PM

This will run any thing on high to ultra, no problem.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£139.80 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.30 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.97 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£284.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @ Scan.co.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 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £678.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 16:50 GMT+0000)
February 4, 2013 6:27:31 PM

What would be the cheapest price I could budget the computer down to, without compromising on performance?
a b B Homebuilt system
February 4, 2013 6:34:10 PM

This is about the lowest you are going to get without cutting performance on the CPU and GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£139.80 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.96 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£284.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
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 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £632.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 20:33 GMT+0000)
a b B Homebuilt system
February 4, 2013 6:35:24 PM

pcbuildproject said:
What would be the cheapest price I could budget the computer down to, without compromising on performance?




An i5-3470+h77 motherboard and a 7950.
The i5 will be as good as the i5-3570k at stock, the 7950 will run any game at high settings, overclocked it can reach the 7970

Like this for under 600£ :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£139.80 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£61.49 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.82 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£217.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @ Scan.co.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 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £591.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
February 5, 2013 1:42:21 PM

best motherboard for the i5-3470 that I can afford?
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