£700 Max Moderate Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: January

Budget Range: £700 max, however a little over is ok if the spec is good

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Moderate gaming (games i'm playing atm include portal 2, metro 2033, however would like to play games like farcry 3), listening to music, internet surfing, word processing, watching films, little F@H

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.ebuyer.com, www.dabs.com, www.scan.co.uk

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, nvidia graphics card with 3 1280x1024 monitors

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 x3

Additional Comments: Ideally i would like a window, possibly getting the Phantom 410 in black orange. Would like good future proofing so sata 3 ports, usb 3, enough pci ports for soundcards and such.

Rough Idea: I've made 2 lists on ebuyer of what i've been looking at, but i'd like other peoples opinions
List 1: http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/107431
List 2: http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/108041 (One i would most likely get atm)

Thanks for your replies in advance people :D
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/r4dk
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/r4dk/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/r4dk/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.94 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£94.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£59.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£166.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.69 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£70.16 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £698.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    It fits the budget, with the best 660 gtx, a good z77 board, a good cooler and low profile memory for no problems with fitting, just put the cpu and mobo on amazon cause it's cheaper.
  2. That pcpartpicker is a great website, never heard of it before. Thanks for the input too man, appreciate it. i'll look into it a bit more :)
    I have a arctic freezer rev 2 pro in at the moment, do you think that'll be capable of cooling an i5 overclocked?
  3. The hyper 212 evo is better, it depends on the overclock voltage/speed, if you want just to raise a little or moderate, that cooler you have will do and save some money.
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