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£1000 Gaming System - First time Build, need help.

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September 24, 2012 8:02:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: I would really like to get this by the end of the week but this is not necessary
Budget Range:£1000
System Usage: Gaming, and surfing the internet.
I need the monitor, the keyboard,the mouse and the os(windows 7 home premium) to be included in this price.
Location:UK, England, Yorkshire
I would also like the option the overclock.


I would really like suggestions because i am completely new to pc gaming and getting confused by how hard it is to find what parts are right for me.

Please help.
September 24, 2012 8:13:32 PM

adamlindley98 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: I would really like to get this by the end of the week but this is not necessary
Budget Range:£1000
System Usage: Gaming, and surfing the internet.
I need the monitor, the keyboard,the mouse and the os(windows 7 home premium) to be included in this price.
Location:UK, England, Yorkshire
I would also like the option the overclock.


I would really like suggestions because i am completely new to pc gaming and getting confused by how hard it is to find what parts are right for me.

Please help.



Hi,

I am also in the UK and in pretty much the same position as you, although my budget is about double yours. I started off by researcing the basic components and narrowed down to what is best for gaming. What I found is that the best CPU for games is the intel i5 series.
With that budget, you could go fo the i5 2500k and since this can be overclocked you should consider a good CPU cooler like CM hyper 212 evo - this is 1 of the best value for money coolers on the market and I will using t for my own rig. The rest is pretty much down to personal preference so start surfing sites like Ebuyer.co.uk or Microdirect.co.uk and you can pick out what you see fit.
a c 271 4 Gaming
September 24, 2012 8:24:07 PM

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With that budget, you could go fo the i5 2500k and since this can be overclocked you should consider a good CPU cooler like CM hyper 212 evo -


The 2500K is a good processor but at this point there's no reason not to go Ivy.

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£159.98 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£117.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.80 @ Novatech)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£299.94 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£66.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.99 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On DS-8A8SH DVD/CD Writer (£19.16 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£67.66 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £942.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-24 21:24 BST+0100)
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September 24, 2012 9:07:46 PM

@g-unit1111: AdamLindley needs everything. You forgot the monitor, mouse and keyboard.
a c 271 4 Gaming
September 24, 2012 9:44:15 PM

jtenorj said:
@g-unit1111: AdamLindley needs everything. You forgot the monitor, mouse and keyboard.


Fixed:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£159.98 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£117.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.80 @ Novatech)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£229.00 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£66.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.99 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On DS-8A8SH DVD/CD Writer (£19.16 @ CCL Computers)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor (£149.72 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£67.66 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1021.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-24 22:43 BST+0100)

PC Part Picker UK doesn't offer much choice in the peripheral department but add whatever you want there and you're good to go.
September 25, 2012 2:32:26 AM

Here is a complete build for under 1K that should keep you gaming for a while(after some overclocking of the cpu and gpu, of course) :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£166.97 @ Dabs)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£73.86 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£27.66 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.08 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£221.75 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.53 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Monitor: Hannspree HL249DPB 23.6" Monitor (£106.85 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£67.66 @ CCL Computers)
Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (UK Layout) Wired Standard Keyboard (£32.60 @ Ebuyer)
Mouse: Razer RZ01-00780100-R3U1 Wired Laser Mouse (£74.87 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £973.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-25 03:22 BST+0100)

Shipping and VAT on shipping for the cpu cooler and video card at scan adds about 5 pounds to the build cost, so you are still under 1K. Hope this helps.

@g-unit1111: why did you put a slim dvd burner in your builds? Wouldn't it need some kind of adapter or something to fit in the HAF 912 properly?
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