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£1200-£1500 Gaming PC

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August 29, 2012 11:05:07 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: About a month to two

Budget Range: £1200-£1500 If it can be done cheaper the better but don't really want to cut corners

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, web surfing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but not immediately have two spares at the moment that will be using till I buy new ones. I would like to have dual monitor's so that needs to be taking into account with the graphics card.

Parts to Upgrade: All new system

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Been using http://pcpartpicker.com and http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

Location: South Wales, UK

Parts Preferences: I would like both Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, was looking to start with one card as was looking at the 670 & 680 and then maybe pick up a a second when the price drops and SLI them.

Your Monitor Resolution: My current monitor is 1280x1024, but will be looking to upgrade.

Additional Comments: Would prefer for to be unblingy (think that is a word). Quiet'ish would be nice but isn't high on the list as long as it doesn't sound like airplane taking off its fine.
Mostly used programs are Eve Online, WoW, SCII, D3 plus some Steam games. With Eve the build would need to be capable of running atleast two clients possibly three at decent settings.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current machine is I think about 6 years old and pretty much can only runs stuff on the lowest graphics setting and even then struggles some times.

So far using pcpartpicker I've got:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/fYyR
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/fYyR/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/fYyR/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£175.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£77.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£149.97 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£93.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£124.99 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.67 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £634.34

More about : 1200 1500 gaming

August 29, 2012 12:11:59 PM

Lol!WTF!I didn't see any post before mine that's weird oh well.
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August 29, 2012 12:12:47 PM

Here is my suggestion

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£175.99 @ 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 (£115.99 @ Dabs)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.06 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.80 @ Novatech)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£79.09 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£326.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£93.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£92.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.67 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1027.24
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-29 13:12 BST+0100)
August 29, 2012 12:23:04 PM

if you type this thing up at the same time as me and i post, thats what happens
August 29, 2012 12:24:26 PM

Oh o.k. thanks for info it has happened to me twice today now i was starting to get a little concerned lol
August 29, 2012 6:01:47 PM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Carbide-microATX-Tower-... £89.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
Corsair Carbide 500R Tower Black

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CP-9020015-UK-750W-Powe... £73.98 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
Corsair CP-9020015-UK 750W CX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z77-Extreme4-Motherboard-Suppor... £109.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
AsRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel Z77, Up to 32GB DDR3, ATX, 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, Supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX, Premium Gold Caps)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40G... £175.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-CPU-K%C3%83... £25.90 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU-Kühler (120mm)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-Ballistix-BLS2CP4G3D160... £36.21 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU 8GB (4GB x2) DDR3 Memory Kit

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0057FRTPW/ref=s9_si... £13.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer Black Bare

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-WD1002FAEX-Cavi... £79.20 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Disk Drive

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDSSDX-240G-G25-240GB-E... £136.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
SanDisk SDSSDX-240G-G25 240GB Extreme SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5in Internal Solid State Drive

http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-geforce-gtx-670-1019mh... £319.99
MSI GeForce GTX 670 1019MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI OC

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-OEM-software-intended... £72.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit, English, 1 Pack - OEM

Total: £1,135.22 inc. vat


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed... <----- review of that card w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g... <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme... <----- review of that board w/benchmarks
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