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New Gaming PC Build - Need Help Trimming Down Cost to sub-£700

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August 31, 2012 10:57:50 PM

Hello, I am looking to build a gaming PC in the next few weeks and will soon be ordering the parts. The only problem is that my budget is around the £700 mark and as you can see below, I have well exceeded that price. I would like to trim down the cost of my build, however I would still like to be able to play games such as: Skyrim, LoL, Minecraft, Diablo 3 at max settings. I really need your guys help because I only have the most basic knowledge of computers, thank you in advance to all the people that help me out!

CPU: Intel Core i5 3550 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor =£157.47

Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel H77, DDR3, S-ATA 600, ATX) =£72.99

Memory: G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory =£36.64

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive =£46.80

Video Card: Sapphire HD 7850 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card w/ Nexuiz, Sleeping Dogs & Dirt Showdown PC Games [11200-00-20G] =£161.99

Case: Antec Three Hundred Midi Case =£45.97

Power Supply:XFX ProSeries 550W Core Edition Power Supply - 80 PLUS Bronze Certified =£49.98

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222AB - Disk drive - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - 22x/22x/12x - Serial ATA - internal - 5.25" - black =£9.95

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit, English, 1 Pack, DSP OEI (PC) =£72.99

Monitor: ViewSonic VIE 23 IPS 1920x1080 6MS VGA VX2336S-LED =£120.80

Keyboard and Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse Combo =£19.99

Total =£795.97

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August 31, 2012 11:03:44 PM

coolmaster elite 430 case is around £35-£40, with case fan, you need a extra one on the back though, try getting a cheaper motherboard but that is all you can cut without losing performance. Try getting a gigabyte or asus mobo to as i dont really like asrock.
August 31, 2012 11:30:41 PM

think the lowest you can get too is £750.
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