Gaming PC, Limit of £900

Back again after quite a while. Not stooping as low as i did with the £500 budget.


Approximate Purchase Date: This week, or next.

Budget Range: £900, maybe an extra £20-30 if i can. total, with shipping if needed.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: No.


Parts to Upgrade: GPU, CPU, Case, Motherboard, RAM, PSU, . I have a keyboard, mouse and monitor (42" TV)

Do you need to buy OS: Not sure, i have windows 7 installed on this current Hard Drive, can i just take it out, and put it in a new build.. ?

Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Dabs, Amazon.

Location: Kent, England

Parts Preferences: Ram: Corsair or G-Skill. Intel CPU. Nvidia for GPU, not too knowing or keen about Radeon. Asus or Asrock for the Motherboard. Case: Zalman Z11

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 should be ok.

Additional Comments: Can i use my current DVD Drive and HDD to swap so i don't have to buy a new one, and copy of windows?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: This pc is getting really old, and i have a passion for gaming.

And lastly, a list of what i picked before:


http://www.amazon.co.uk/NZXT-Guardian-921RB-RL-921/dp/B00434UCDE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1344854774&sr=8-2 Case.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GeF-GDDR5-Graphic-Card/dp/B00829L3W0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1344854916&sr=1-1 GPU


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R-DDR3-Vengeance-Memory/dp/B0053GLCEY/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1344854941&sr=1-3 RAM


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Motherboard-PCI-Express-CrossFireX-Intelligent/dp/B007KZQEGC/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1344855002&sr=1-2 Motherboard

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-FC-LGA12C-i5-3450-Processor-Cache/dp/B007RMH0MU/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1344855030&sr=1-1 CPU

http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-sh-222bb-rsms-22x-dvd-writer-sata-retail--3-bezels--7Z3Q.html?src=15 DVD writer (if needed)

http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/gs-series-power-supply-units/gs-series-gs700-80-plus-bronze-certified-power-supply.html PSU

http://www.arcticsilver.com/as5.htm thermal paste if needed.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-OEM-software-intended-builders/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_1?s=software&ie=UTF8&qid=1344846241&sr=1-1 Win 7 if needed


Sorry for the long winded post, if this can be made cheaper and live up to roughly the same specs and decency of gameplay please free to adjust/suggest. If worst comes to worst, i have a PC on DinoPC that will be ok, can link if needed, thanks!
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  1. So other peoples new questions get answered straight away, and mine sits at the bottom? surely someone must know..
  2. Patience is a virtue, two and a half hours is not a long time to wait.

    From Dabs.com

    Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.5v 240pin £35.98
    ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX £109.99
    Intel Core i5-3450 S1155 3.1GHz 6MB £146.98
    XFX 550 Watt Core Edition Full Wired 80+ Bronze PSU £49.99
    Zalman Z11 Plus High Performance Mid Tower Case £46.99
    PNY GeForce GTX 670 915MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI £301.99
    Samsung 256GB 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD Basic Kit £149.97
    XIGMATEK Aegir SD128264 Double Layer H.D.T Cooling System £34.99

    Total Price £880.26

    With this I assume:

    1. You're not really bothered about OC'ing your CPU
    2. Your hard drive is at least 1TB
    3. Your Windows 7 copy is transferable
    4. You won't SLI
  3. Not going to be OC'ing the CPu, it's a 500GB HDD, I've no idea if it's transferable, and no SLI.
  4. You would be better off getting a 3570k and overclocking it. You have all the other parts to do so.

    If you insist on not overclocking get this motherboard and save yourself a few bucks.
  5. Can't find that exact Motherboard on amazon, dabs, scan (unless i'm missing it.) how do i find if my Win 7 copy is transferable? and would i be ok with a 500GB HDD?

    one last thing, is what i've listed up the top, compatible?
  6. 500Gb may be alright depends on how much of it you use, you could easily enough get a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD for the price though.

    Where did you get your copy of windows from?
  7. Don't physically have the disc, it came installed with this pc i'm using, but i can get one from Amazon when or if i need to buy it.
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