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February 25, 2013 4:09:28 PM

Hi, I'm looking into buying a new gaming pc, but can't seem to find one that's right for me. My budget is around £700 (around $1000)
I would like :
at least 8gb of ram
a good/very good cpu
a good/very good gpu
and whatever else needed to make a good gaming computer that can run games like guild wars 2 at high/ultra settings
thanks
:hello: 





*I live in England, so shipping has to be able to go there*

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February 25, 2013 4:28:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FVg7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FVg7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FVg7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($297.84 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $987.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 13:27 EST-0500)
February 25, 2013 4:31:23 PM

thanks :)  this is pretty much perfect. so is that list all I need to get this pc running? I have a monitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard. thanks again
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February 25, 2013 4:38:26 PM

also would I need to add fans/cooler?
February 25, 2013 4:39:46 PM

sorry :/ 
keep forgetting to add stuff. Can this be shipped to england? all of it?
thanks
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February 25, 2013 4:47:14 PM

Those are U.S. retailers, and pcpartpicker assumes shipping in the continental U.S. in that build. There's a country option in the top right corner of the site.

Not sure why you included a 3570k without a CPU cooler, but otherwise good taste in parts.

Here's a more localized build. (sans OS, however. let us know if you need to buy an OS)

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 (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£63.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£216.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.31 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)

Total: £695.55 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
February 25, 2013 7:53:25 PM

Ray-
Yes, my build has everything you need (including the parts you already have).
I did forget to choose the UK option though, and didn't add a CPU cooler because I wasn't sure if you intend to overclock the 3570K or not, which is why I chose the H77 board. If you do overclock, go with the other build shown above or use the Z77 board and CPU cooler he chose.
February 26, 2013 5:19:53 AM

Thanks to quilciri for showing me that build, it seems to be the best I've seen in my budget. I don't know how to overclock therefore I don't mind if it can overclock or not :) . What's the best cpu? Intel core i5-3570k or intel core i5-3470.
I think it must be the 3570k but I don't know.
February 26, 2013 5:31:47 AM

If you're going to overclock, you need the 3570K and a Z77 motherboard.
If not, you can do with the 3470 and the H77 board in my list.

OC'ing is very easy these days and the board in quil's list is among the very best for it and has very simple to use tuning settings to safely achieve results.
February 26, 2013 3:06:12 PM

I'll get the 3570k and OC it then :)  I'll watch some tuts
February 26, 2013 10:15:22 PM

Good luck!
I'm sure there are very simple directions in the manual for using the auto-tuning settings in the BIOS for a safe and effective OC.
February 27, 2013 5:09:35 AM

I'm still a bit worried about the CPU cooler or fans. I don't want to have to buy a better one after I bought the machine. Will I need a better one that this to overclock?
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
February 27, 2013 2:50:30 PM

No, that is a great CPU cooler for OC'ing.
!