First Gaming PC (£750)

Hey guys,
been reading various forum posts on Tom's Hardware for some time now.
Whenever I ask Google something, I normally find the answers in the forums here :p

I'm looking to ask for computer parts as my Christmas present and I wanted to turn to the community here for advice.
I will need all the parts required to make the PC.
(It will be my first custom built PC)

What I Need/Will Use It For

I'm not willing to spend over £750 on the PC.
Needs to include a GTX 670, preferably nothing below that.
Preferably and Intel CPU.
SSD and HDD.

What I Won't Need

A monitor.
Keyboard.
Mouse.
OS.
Doesn't need to be from one site.


I hope that's enough info. Sorry if they are a bit demanding or unreasonable - I just hope someone can suggest a good Gaming PC within my price range.

Thank you so much in advance!

Raj
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  1. If your willing to go slightly over budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.37 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£82.52 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.92 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£306.98 @ Novatech)
    Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£39.54 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £747.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 19:14 GMT+0000)


    If Not


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.05 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£82.52 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.92 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£306.98 @ Novatech)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£33.96 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £716.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 19:15 GMT+0000)

    For the case i'd recommend a CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case for your budget

    CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case [url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Vantage-Gaming-Audio-Reader/dp/B0071KZNUY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354041294&sr=8-1
  2. oh and since it's your first build I'll tell you. you are going to need 2.5" to 3.5" brackets for the HDD and SSD if they come without
  3. If your willing to go slightly over budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£169.37 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£82.52 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.92 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£306.98 @ Novatech)
    Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£39.54 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £747.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 19:14 GMT+0000)


    If Not


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.05 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£82.52 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.92 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£306.98 @ Novatech)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£33.96 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £716.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 19:15 GMT+0000)

    For the case i'd recommend a CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case for your budget

    CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case [url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Vantage-Gaming-Audio-Reader/dp/B0071KZNUY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354041294&sr=8-1

    Wow ok! Thank you so much dude! You don't know how appreciative I am that you done this! Means a lot to me. I think I'll increase the hard drive to maybe 1tb or 2tb though. Once again, many thanks! xD
  4. I wouldn't recommend that hard drive due to reviews and the fact it's 2.5 inch instead of 3.5 inch i'd go with Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
  5. huntrail said:
    I wouldn't recommend that hard drive due to reviews and the fact it's 2.5 inch instead of 3.5 inch i'd go with Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive

    Ahh OK I'll swap it for that one then! (= Thanks for the heads up, much appreciated.
  6. Another heads up is you may need to remove a drive slot in that case to make room for the grapics card. It's simple enough to do but it's easy to over look when fitting in the graphics card.
  7. The Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz went down £20 in price on overclockers today
  8. huntrail said:
    The Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz went down £20 in price on overclockers today

    :O NO WAY! Thanks!!! (=
  9. Just thought I'd share this.
    I made the build you recommended to me on PCPartPicker and made a slightly cheaper on Amazon using the same parts, but a slightly different case. (=
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/2HW4N0G2X9G2P/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o_C-2
  10. One more thing! In that build ^^, will the graphics card fit into the case ok? :s
  11. I haven't got any experience with that case so I don't know for sure if it will fit but it looks like it will. sorry for late reply
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