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Need help choosing parts

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February 15, 2013 7:39:15 PM

hey im looking to build a new pc it will be used mostly for gaming and i need help choosing parts. I already have a hard drive, disk drive, monitor and a keyboard/mouse.

my budget is £550. I might be able to get £600 if its really worth it but id rather not.

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February 15, 2013 7:48:06 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£136.79 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.87 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£186.53 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.34 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £514.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-15 21:47 GMT+0000)
February 15, 2013 8:58:41 PM

thanks for the reply i think im gona spend a bit more and get a 3570k and maybe a 7950 if i can
February 15, 2013 9:46:56 PM

Don't forget you will need a z77 motherboard and an aftermarket CPU cooler if you want to overclock the 3570k.