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January 4, 2013 11:17:22 AM

I'm looking to build a gaming PC which will be used primarily for gaming.
My budget is £700 including everything except keyboard, mouse and OS (so including monitor). I was thinking about an i5 3570k ( £162 off Amazon), an ARIAnet HD7870 (£174), a Hitachi Deskstar 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache (£52) and 8GB Patriot G2 PGD38G1600ELK (£37). But for the rest any help would be greatly appriciated! (By the way this is my first build)
Thanks!

Sorry forgot to add that i will be doing some light overclocking and would like to have the option of Xfire/SLI but is not necessary.

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January 4, 2013 11:47:20 AM

This should be good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.74 @ Amazon UK)
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: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£235.99 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£87.40 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £703.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
January 4, 2013 11:55:19 AM

But this would perform better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£140.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£71.05 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£305.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£87.40 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £695.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 4, 2013 12:24:24 PM

Your budget will make this hard to do. The builds listed are good but they do not include a Case and if I read your post right you want a monitor as well.

If you can do without the monitor we can work with the above build and tweak it to add a decent case. Since this is a budget build I would presume you are going to be gaming at a max of around 1080 resolution. With that in mind I would drop the video card to the GTX 660ti. The 660ti and the 670 are identical except for memory bandwidth and at 1080 you do not push enough data to really see the difference.

This should save you enough to add a decent case to this build.

If we do need a monitor then two stay in this budget we need to look at alternatives, possibly going the AMD router with a quad core FX or a quad core APU. Would could pull back on the video some more without hurting the gaming experience too much, down to a GTX 660 or an HD 7850, both of which give a great 1080 gaming experience.
January 4, 2013 12:30:56 PM

Over Budget but no SLI but there is CrossFire and the graphics card is AMD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.74 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£83.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.50 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£196.13 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Other: OCZ OCZ750FTY-UN Fatal1ty Series High-Performance 750W PSU (£82.24)
Other: CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case with HD Audio, 4 Fans, Card Reader and No PSU - Black (£35.88)
Other: Iiyama ProLite E2080HSD 20" Widescreen LED Monitor - Black [E2080HSD] (£99.95)
Total: £763.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 14:24 GMT+0000)

Less Over Budget with no overclocking or SLI but CrossFire is supported and the card in there is AMD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£140.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£71.05 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.50 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£189.71 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Other: OCZ OCZ750FTY-UN Fatal1ty Series High-Performance 750W PSU (£82.24)
Other: CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case with HD Audio, 4 Fans, Card Reader and No PSU - Black (£35.88)
Other: Iiyama ProLite E2080HSD 20" Widescreen LED Monitor - Black [E2080HSD] (£99.95)
Total: £705.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 14:25 GMT+0000)

You may still need to buy other cables like monitor cables and power leads etc
January 4, 2013 12:33:25 PM

The Monitor, Case and PSU are listed as "Other" in my post and you will have to click on the "PCPartPicker part list" link at the top of them all
January 4, 2013 12:33:50 PM

To see them
January 4, 2013 12:41:12 PM

huntrail said:
The Monitor, Case and PSU are listed as "Other" in my post and you will have to click on the "PCPartPicker part list" link at the top of them all


Sorry I missed that mate.

Still would do the second build but drop to a 660ti and then go with a bigger monitor for the money saved. At 1080 the gaming experience would be identical.
January 4, 2013 12:44:55 PM

Good idea on the GPU but he won't be able to SLI on that board but could CrossFire. Then again he would be better off going with single cards on this budget.
January 4, 2013 12:50:12 PM

Think we may have mistaken identity here just realized I posed after your first post computered
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January 4, 2013 12:50:34 PM


Radeon Sea Islands this month ... will likely drive down prices (even further) on HD79XXs

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