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Best bang for buck fastest pc build £600 max

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February 22, 2013 12:03:29 AM

Hi, Its my first attempt at building a pc and id like to get the best bang for buck. I intend on having an intel core i5 3570k, an ssd and a z77 motherboard. These are the necessity's for now....
Id appreciate it if you could give me some suggestions for my rig but id like all components to be from reputable brands please.Im not really focused on gaming but would like it to be as fast as possible.

Thanks in advance :) 
February 22, 2013 12:23:56 AM

If you to build a good gaming pc you need a good graphics card. 600 dollars are not enough. I suggest spending less money on the processer and getting an amd one like the phenom x4 965 or the fx 6300. then getting a graphics card like the 650 ti.

the graphics card wont only be for gaming but for other programs as well. but if you insist on getting the intel processer you should go for a gtx 550 ti, you can find it for 100$. It will do gaming petty well but on medium graphics on games like bf3. this card would be enough for most things but you wont have to worry much if your not game a lot.
February 22, 2013 12:39:44 AM

Thanks for the reply. I do want the i5 CPU because of the speed it provides but I'm not really sure what gpu to get because I dnt really game but want to build a really fast computer for less than £600. Thanks for the gtx 550 ti suggestion.
This is what I have thought of so far:

Intel core i5 3570k
Samsung 120gb 840 series ssd
Seagate barracuda 1tb sata 3
Asus p8-z77-m motherboard
Cooler master elite 430 case
Sony optical drive
8gb (2x4) corsair vengeance memory

All I think I need now is a gpu and a psu. But I'll probably purchase the gtx 550 ti.

What do you think of the proposed components so far????
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February 22, 2013 12:57:54 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
February 22, 2013 1:07:32 AM

The 550ti is an old weak card. for your budget you can do much better. I will make something for you.
February 22, 2013 1:16:05 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.99 @ 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)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.74 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£80.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card (£107.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.75 @ Aria PC)
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 (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £584.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 03:16 GMT+0000)
February 22, 2013 1:22:28 AM

That looks like a hefty build, thanks for putting in the effort. Really appreciate it. So what do u think about the rig is it worth the money for the performance output???
February 22, 2013 1:23:32 AM

Yeah, you said you won't be gaming much and this will be a beast of a day to day use computer. If you want to game at high settings, drop the SSD and get a better GPU.
February 22, 2013 1:28:08 AM

Thanks for the set up it looks good to me but the more I think about it I keep thinking that in a year or two there will be much more cintilating tech and that this would be a waste now and I would be better off in the long run longing it out with my core 2 duo pc. What do you think???
February 22, 2013 1:30:56 AM

Tech changes so fast its pointless to wait. If you want to wait until the summer, the new CPU's should be out. Tech changes so fast that 6 months after you build something, something new comes out. I would just say build it now. No point to wait.
February 22, 2013 1:34:23 AM

Hahahahaha true dat. I'm gonna bite the bullet an take the risk now. Oh well, Thanks for your helpi really appreciate it.
February 22, 2013 1:37:42 AM

Anytime! Always glad to help.
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