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NEW BUILD - £720/ $1128 - Advice - Thanks!

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August 11, 2012 4:59:39 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: £720/ 1128

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Somewhere in the UK

Location: UK, West Yorkshire

Parts Preferences: Intel Processor, GTX 670, SSD, 8gb RAM,

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe if my budget allows

Your Monitor Resolution: Already have

Additional Comments: Something that can run modern games on MAX settings, a quiter pc would also be nice.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Computer Broke.

If someone could choose me the best possible parts for this budget it would be much appreciated, I have a little idea of what parts i would lilke but obviously you would know more than me, And would know whats compatible with what. Many thanks for who ever helps!

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August 11, 2012 6:23:41 PM

CPU: Intel i3-2100 (£90 @ Scan/Amazon, £91 @ Ebuyer/Dabs)
http://skinflint.co.uk/580323

Mobo: ASRock H77 Pro4-M (£66 @ Amazon)
http://skinflint.co.uk/746897

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.5V BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU (£36 @ Dabs/Amazon/Ebuyer)
http://skinflint.co.uk/723497

CPU Cooler: Deepcool Ice Matrix 400 (£29 @ Amazon)
http://skinflint.co.uk/576422

GPU: Gigabyte GV-N670OC-2GD (£328 @ Scan, £330 @ Ebuyer/Dabs)
http://skinflint.co.uk/774003

Case: Antec Three Hundred Two (£48 @ Ebuyer/Scan)
http://skinflint.co.uk/725893
OR
Lian Li Lancool PC-K57 (£41 @ CCL Online)
http://skinflint.co.uk/610938
OR
Lian Li Lancool PC-K59 (£46 @ CCL Online/Amazon)
http://skinflint.co.uk/610967

PSU: XFX ProSeries 550W Core Edition (£50 @ Scan/Dabs/Amazon)
http://skinflint.co.uk/624026

SSD: SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB (£70 @ Scan, £73 @ Amazon, £75 @ Ebuyer)
http://skinflint.co.uk/717808

Total: 90+66+36+29+330+48+50+73=£722

The only way I could figure out to get a GTX 670 into budget is to use a CPU and mobo which do not support overclocking nor SLI/CF. I don't personally see how you can decrease the price of the build to afford parts which can, without sacrificing quality at least.
If you are not overclocking with this build then you could possibly do without the CPU cooler.

Intel i5-2500K (£165 @ Dabs, £167 @ Scan/Amazon)
http://skinflint.co.uk/580328

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H (£96 @ Dabs, £100 @ Amazon/Ebuyer)
http://skinflint.co.uk/749610

Total: 165+96+36+29+330+48+50+73=£830
August 11, 2012 7:08:25 PM

You're pretty much killing the budget for CPU and MoBo with the SSD. Just buy a 7200rpm 1tb HD from seagate or WD. Also you forgot a HDD from the above build, slap another £75 on to make that 800 and 900 respectively.
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August 11, 2012 7:09:02 PM

If you don't mind not having an SSD then i'll put you up a build.
August 11, 2012 7:12:08 PM

Go for it bud! i can allways buy an SSD later
August 11, 2012 7:28:11 PM

Quite hard to get in a quad core and a GTX 670 but if you can stretch to £750 theres enough room for a case of your choice and a CPU cooler later on when you decide to overclock. Or if you feel that you don't need 650W PSU you can drop to the 550 in the previous build or similar and that would probably get you in under budget.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/eo1g
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/eo1g/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/eo1g/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£91.80 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£34.20 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£287.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£64.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£13.03 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £706.60
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-11 20:26 BST+0100)
August 12, 2012 1:46:29 PM

Thanks alot, what about a budget of £520 which i can upgrade the gpu to a 670 in a months time,

I need a new screen and OS, thats why lowered from 720.



August 12, 2012 2:56:19 PM

what do you think of the website pcspecialist.co.uk? do they overcharge? is it cheaper to buy everything seperately and build myself?
August 12, 2012 3:40:48 PM

Can someone put a gtx 480 in theire instead, and a ssd for the OS, also why is a CPU cooler not in the build posted above? thanks!
August 12, 2012 8:22:18 PM

Hmm still want the quad processor though and motherboard.
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