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Please Recommend me £600 Gaming Rig

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October 26, 2012 4:22:06 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In 2 weeks time.

Budget Range: £500 - £650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photo editing software, visual studio 2010 and Web browsing.

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade:
- Case (A cheap case that can fit everthing in please.) :) 
- Power Supply
- CPU
- Motherboard
- Cooler
- RAM
- Hard Drive
- Graphics Card

Buy OS: Yes, Windows 8 Pro.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: The ones with free UK shipping. :) 

Location: N/A but in North Yorkshire.

Parts Preferences: You decide. :) 

Overclocking: Maybe, but not this time around.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC and a gaming rig that can run most of the games in Ultra/Max, thanks. The following software and games that I am going to be using and playing are:

Software
- Microsoft Office 2010
- Visual Studio 2010
- Photoshop
- Illustrator
- Steam

Games
- World of Warplanes
- World of Tanks
- PlanetSide 2
- Firefall
- RaiderZ
- BF3
- Borderland 1 & 2
- XCOM Enemy Unknown
- Arma 2 / 3 (Day Z)
- War Z

Why am I Upgrading: To play the listed games and to run photoshop, and illustrator.
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October 27, 2012 1:20:21 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£99.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£50.07 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£66.66 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£180.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: BitFenix Merc Beta (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£70.36 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £592.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Change the case if you want.

At a later date you can get a Hyper212 Evo and OC.
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