New £1000 build

Approximate Purchase Date:Over the weekend

Budget Range: £1000 /$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Internet, Basic Programming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything but a case, I already have an NZXT Phantom

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Don't mind

Location: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU.

Overclocking: A Possibility in the futur

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I don't want the system to be too loud

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need a proper mid/high end computer
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  1. Intel i5-3570K (£160 @ AriaPC)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/761856

    Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B SCNJ-3100 (£38 @ Quiet PC)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/709890
    Or
    Thermalright Macho Rev.A(BW) (£40 @ Scan)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/830474
    Both good options for quiet CPU coolers.

    ASUS P8Z77-M PRO (£101 @ Scan)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/749617

    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.5V BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU (£27 @ Ebuyer)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/723497

    GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD (£290 @ Amazon)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/774003
    One of the better options for a quiet GTX 670. It is also a good choice because of relatively low price and good OC.

    be quiet! Dark Power Pro P10 550W (£100 @ AriaPC / Scan)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/790408
    A very high quality and very quiet PSU.

    Samsung SSD 830 Series 128GB MZ-7PC128D (£80 @ CCL Online / £83 @ Ebuyer)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/682607

    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM ST1000DM003 (£55 @ CCL Online / Scan / AriaPC)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/686480

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1 (£70 @ Amazon / Ebuyer / Aria / CCL Online)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/634022

    Total: £928

    If you're willing to spend ~£50 more and get a triple slot graphics card then this is quieter and has faster factory clocks than the GIGABYTE GTX 670 above:
    Inno3D i-Chill GTX670 HerculeZ 3000 (£330 @ Ebuyer)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/792746
  2. What about the monitor and case ?

    Its too expensive I'm afraid
  3. Not surprised it's too expensive if you need a monitor as well.

    I thought you said you already had the NZXT Phantom?

    I would suggest making these changes:
    OCZ ZS Series 650W (£55 @ CCL Online)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/631079

    SAPPHIRE HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 (£150 @ Amazon)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/805049

    Antec Three Hundred Two (£46 @ Ebuyer)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/725893

    Which would make the total £789. Leaving ~£200 for a monitor, which I don't like to give recommendations on because I don't know the monitor market well enough.
  4. Silvune said:
    Not surprised it's too expensive if you need a monitor as well.

    I thought you said you already had the NZXT Phantom?

    I would suggest making these changes:
    OCZ ZS Series 650W (£55 @ CCL Online)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/631079

    SAPPHIRE HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 (£150 @ Amazon)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/805049

    Antec Three Hundred Two (£46 @ Ebuyer)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/725893

    Which would make the total £789. Leaving ~£200 for a monitor, which I don't like to give recommendations on because I don't know the monitor market well enough.


    Apoligies, forgot about my case haha :)

    I've seen a good monitor for £160 so I think i'll use what I have left to upgrafe the 7850 to a 7950.

    Thanks for all the help :)
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£166.16 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.88 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£95.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.28 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£80.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£236.99 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£71.98 @ Dabs)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor (£150.01 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£70.45 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £997.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-16 19:17 GMT+0000)
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