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February 26, 2013 6:25:53 PM

Budget Range: > No more than £2000

System Usage > Hardcore Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: > Yes

Parts to Upgrade: > everything

Do you need to buy OS: > Yes

Preferred Website(s) > for Parts AmazonUK Scan.co.uk

Parts Preferences > Intel i7, preferably Nvidia GPU, at least 240GB SSD and 2TB HDD, sleek and simple case

Overclocking: > Most likely Yes

SLI > Yes i dont mind

Your Monitor Resolution: want to get 1920 x 1080 120Hz 2MS

More about : 2000 gaming

February 26, 2013 6:43:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£55.83 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£47.97 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£63.59 @ Aria PC)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£170.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (£381.77 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case (£128.62 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£136.39 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1260.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 20:42 GMT+0000)
And then put in your preferred OS and monitor. I would also look at getting a 7970, offers great performance and is cheaper than a 670 4Gb (the 3Gb version that is, which is more than enough for 1080p gaming). An i5 is all you need for gaming as well, no performance advantage with an i7.
February 26, 2013 6:57:58 PM

You could also get GTX 680, if you really are a hardcore gamer, that would help with 120 Hz screen too, as it gives more FPS. If you want, then you can 16GB of RAM too, just for the future, some games already consume nearly 8GB of RAM
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February 26, 2013 7:07:08 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£239.99 @ 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: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£51.39 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£63.59 @ Aria PC)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£182.39 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (£480.97 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X nVidia Edition ATX Full Tower Case (£181.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£122.72 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.94 @ CCL Computers)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor (£295.00 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1828.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 21:06 GMT+0000)
February 26, 2013 7:14:08 PM

4gb of vram is useless as he is going to be gaming on one monitor, I would also put some money towards a nice motherboard with good OC features and a high end CPU cooler.
If you are looking for sleek cases, NZXT and Corsair have some really nice sleek cases.
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