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November 27, 2012 4:02:43 PM

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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November 27, 2012 5:17:16 PM

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 http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Vantage-Gaming-Audio-Reader...
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November 27, 2012 5:22:06 PM

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
November 27, 2012 6:12:01 PM

TechyNoobz said:
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

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
November 27, 2012 7:31:27 PM

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.
November 28, 2012 2:12:59 PM

The Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz went down £20 in price on overclockers today
November 28, 2012 5:55:54 PM

huntrail said:
The Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz went down £20 in price on overclockers today

:o  NO WAY! Thanks!!! (=
November 29, 2012 4:18:33 PM

One more thing! In that build ^^, will the graphics card fit into the case ok? :s
December 3, 2012 12:34:38 PM

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
!