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Advise on build a gaming pc with between £1000-£1500

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October 21, 2012 1:40:03 PM

Hi
Am new to pc gaming and want to build a gaming pc that's going to last a few years my budget for the build will be £1000-£1500 these are the CPU and GPU that I have seen

CPU - intel core i7 3930k
Gpu- GeForce gtx 670/ radeon hd 7970

To be honest I need advice on everything else I think I want bout 16 ram and 1000 watt power supply but what brand I really don't know , really appreciate any feed back thank you ,,, ps the budget is flexible cheers !!
a b 4 Gaming
October 21, 2012 1:43:38 PM

Do you need OS and a monitor too?
October 21, 2012 1:45:14 PM

No not at the moment I have a monitor an asus led vh264h I think
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a b 4 Gaming
October 21, 2012 1:48:30 PM

Okay, what about the OS?

Here's a build without it. It's way under £1,500 anyway so just add the OS if you need one.
This build is overclock and Crossfire ready. You can add another 7970 GHz in the future without upgrading PSU wattage.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£56.07 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£140.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£74.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£129.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (£372.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£109.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£15.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £1177.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 21, 2012 1:53:08 PM

Sorry yeah I do need an OS as well that really helps a lot thank you ,
So how does the i5 that you quoteted compare against the i7 that I have seen ?
a b 4 Gaming
October 21, 2012 2:00:29 PM

In games, the i5 and the i7 pretty much don't have a difference.
October 21, 2012 2:22:43 PM

Cool am only using it for gaming anyway
October 24, 2012 8:25:36 PM

Do you think the asus sabertooth z77 motherboard is better than the one you quoted ?
a b 4 Gaming
October 24, 2012 11:42:30 PM

They're essentially the same thing. Same features.
The Sabertooth is a gimmick to get people to pay more. If you want ASUS, get the P8Z77-V PRO.
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