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Need help building first gaming pc £800 budget

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October 21, 2012 10:46:57 PM

Hey guys

So this is my first time building my own computer and also asking a question on here :o 

With my needs is that i want to be able to play games on high or ultra with decent fps example. BF3, Sleeping Dogs, Dayz but also be able to play future releases

I wont need a monitor by the way

Thanks Guys
October 23, 2012 3:45:43 AM

just converted your British pounds to US dollars .. so am assuming it 1289 $

CPU : Intel i5 3750 or I7 3770K what ever is friendly with your budget , 219 $ vs 329 $ (both are almost same in gaming performance but i7 is better in rendering and multitasking )

Motherboard: As-rock z77 extreme 4 mid range decent mobo --134 $
Corsair xm 2x4 GB 1600 mhz --- 20$ per stick
Cooler master 700 watt PSU ---- 89-99 $
1 TB HDD --- 89$
NZXT Phantom case full tower --- 119 $ (you can save money from the case if you don't want costly case)
GPU : Nvidia Gtx 680 --around 490 $ (the lowest price you can get ) - 540 $

hope that helps ;) 
October 23, 2012 3:47:36 AM

forgot to mention ...you can add a after market coolers if you want to .. btw are you overclocking ?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 23, 2012 4:26:30 AM

Prices would be different where he is, so it would be better to check the stores that can actually ship to him than converting the budget to dollars then using US prices as reference.

I've never seen a $229 i7-3770K, I would've grabbed that over an i5 that costs $10 less any day. :lol: 

+1 on the Extreme4.

Get G.Skill or Corsair VENGEANCE RAM.

The 680 is a very overpriced card that performs too close with the 670. It's not worth buying just yet.
October 23, 2012 6:51:44 AM

i7's price was a typing error .. for extreme 4 check newegg.com plus I never said it's accurate price list
and Nvidia's every card is over priced .. should we never buy a GPU from Nvidia then ? sorry but I find gtx680 better then 7970 ATI ...

opinion are like butts .. everyone's got one .. you can put your opinion but don't mess with mine ..
a b 4 Gaming
October 23, 2012 9:02:23 AM

Okay hothead, I didn't say it was inaccurate either, all I was trying to say that it would help him a lot more (efficiently) if the store and prices you gave were where he is.

Also hun, stop overreacting. It's a well-known fact here or any other good tech site that the 680 is an overpriced card. I didn't say it was a bad card nor did I say every nVidia card is overpriced.

You are also entitled to your own opinion and I didn't take that from you so I don't know where you're coming from with that last statement. If you can't stand some small criticisms, then maybe the internet isn't the place for you.
October 23, 2012 10:42:26 AM

hothead .. what should i call ya ? hot girl ... that laughing smiley was direct hit on me...anyways lets hush it up .. my bad my mistake n am really sorry
October 23, 2012 10:55:50 AM

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler - Thermaltake CLP0556 39.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard - Biostar H61MLC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory
Storage - Seagate Momentus 750GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card - GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card Non Ti
Soundcard - Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card
Case - Logisys CS2008XBK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply - StarTech 400W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive - HP 447326-B21 DVD/CD Drive
Monitor - AOC 931SWL 18.5" Monitor
Keyboard - Gear Head KB1700U Wired Mini Keyboard
Mouse - Microsoft Optical Mouse 200 for Business Wired Optical Mouse
October 23, 2012 11:02:52 AM

^Where the hell did that come from? That wouldnt even run BF3 at 30FPS lol.

Anyways,@OP, get the 7970 GHz Edition if you can. If not the regular 7970 should be fine.
Would you want to overclock or crossfire/SLI in the future?
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