Any Suggestions for a £1,000 build?

I'm trying to build a decent gaming PC for £1,000. Does anyone have any good build suggestions? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Budget: £1,000

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.co.uk is preferred by not neccessary.

Location: UK

Parts Preferences: Graphics by AMD. Don't know why but I love the brand.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 (want to keep this monitor)

Additional Comments: The machine will be purely for gaming so no need for like 12gb ram. I don't need mouse/keyboard/speakers etc.

Parts already owned: I have an "Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case" laying around I can use, although if the suggestions need a bigger case or whatever, I'm open to suggestions.
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  1. Something like this.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£122.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£84.96 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£326.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£94.99 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.91 @ CCL Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£19.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Total: £994.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    I have included a new case. Your old case, assuming in good condition, should be adequate, although depending on fan configuration, you made need to add fan, perhaps.
  2. Here is what I would do:

    Processor
    Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor - £184.99
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-404-IN

    Processer Cooler
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - £23.99
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-035-CM

    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V - £145.99
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-515-AS

    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 - £39.95
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-300-CS

    Hard Drive
    Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB - £69.98
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-257-SE


    Video Card
    Asus HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 3GB - £429.95
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-293-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=938

    OR

    2x Asus HD 7870 DirectCU II V2 2GB - £191.99/each - £383.98 together
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-288-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=411

    OR

    Asus GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II 2GB - £407.99
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-281-AS&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=2255

    OR

    2x ASUS GeForce GTX 660TI Direct CU II DC2O 2GB - £239.99/each - £479.98 together
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-284-AS

    Power Supply
    Corsair Professional Series HX+ 750W - £119.99
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-096-CS

    Optical Drive
    Sony Optiarc AD-5280S 24x DVD±RW £18.98
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-060-SO&groupid=701&catid=10&subcat=

    Lowest Possible Total: £997.85
    Highest Possible Total: £1,093.85

    Your case is completely compatible and I don't see any need to replace it.

    EDIT: :lol: The guy above me posted while I was still making my post and we have a lot of similar parts, except that I ordered from all overclockers.co.uk.
  3. lotrofan said:
    Would this be considered a decent gaming rig?

    Also, if you could upgrade anything in your recommendation what would it be? To give a little extra kick to the machine.

    Going to try and get all these parts bought on Monday.

    I'm not sure there is anything obvious, that would actually give a boost to performance. When I first put it together, I had the slightly better performing Western Digital Caviar Black, for HDD, but that took build slightly over budget, so dropped back to Samsung, but that has negligible real effect. You could use a higher rated PSU, to allow you to add a 2nd GPU, in crossfire in the future. Actually doing that, though, would be pointless, given your monitor resolution, unless you planned to change that. An 850w XFX modular PSU would give you that capability. The "Lightning" version of that GPU, has higher spec, and performance. I'm not sure, however, that justifies it's higher price tag.
  4. malbluff said:
    Something like this.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£122.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£84.96 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£326.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£94.99 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.91 @ CCL Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£19.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Total: £994.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    I have included a new case. Your old case, assuming in good condition, should be adequate, although depending on fan configuration, you made need to add fan, perhaps.


    Would this be considered a decent gaming rig?

    Also, if you could upgrade anything in your recommendation what would it be? To give a little extra kick to the machine.

    Going to try and get all these parts bought on Monday.
  5. malbluff said:
    Something like this.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£122.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£84.96 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£326.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£94.99 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.91 @ CCL Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£19.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Total: £994.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    I have included a new case. Your old case, assuming in good condition, should be adequate, although depending on fan configuration, you made need to add fan, perhaps.


    So I ordered all the parts for this, bar the power supply for now. Money got held up elsewhere.

    Is there any sort of powersupply for the spec above that I could get for like £40?
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