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£1000 PC Build for Gaming

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August 6, 2012 7:14:56 PM

Hey. I've researched for around 2 weeks to build a new computer since the one I have is 7 years old. (some AMD x64 duo core thing.) I have never had a decent PC since that one, and therefore I am so excited that I can afford a good PC now, thanks to being older and having a crappy job!

I will be looking to play Skyrim, BF3, Flight sim x, League of Legends and want some futureproof for new games over the years.

I've picked out the following:

i5-2500k - nice price, sweet spot, no need for ivy features for gaming. £180 Amazon.

Asus P8z77-v Pro - Upgrade to the p68, and even though I wont use ivy, it is very up to date and future proof. £150.

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD - It has a 5 Year warranty. £170.

Corsair TX 750 - Power supply has 80+, a good manufacturer, and in the future games may need more power for SLi or Crossfire. I think the extra money is worth it for the extra power. £90.

Dvd Rw - £15

Crossair 8 GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 - Looks like the best for that price. (2x 4GB). £40.

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black) - Seen it used on some ASUS videos on youtube, and it looks a nice case, with power supply at bottom, tidy cables, nice air flow. £70.

GTX 570 - Has good pass mark on http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html It is a nice price and should handle all high quality games just now. If I need more Ill go sli. £230.

Total: £945.


How do you rate this pc and my choices? What changes would you suggest? I know there is a GTX660 Ti coming out soon, but do not know whether to wait until it is released. I might just buy all the other stuff then wait until the gt660 comes out before making a decision on the gpu.

And most importantly, have I spent too much money somewhere where there is no need for that amount to be spent.

Thanks for reading.

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August 6, 2012 7:57:32 PM

Right well to start off Maybe as you say there is no need for Ivy for gaming however the i5 3570k has been described as the king of gaming and also take a look here, as well as being newer it is also cheaper than the one you have
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Inte...

and as for the graphics this one is the exact same but comes with a free copy of Borederlands 2 and is £15 cheaper :p 
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280mb-evga-gtx-570-hd-s...

Just my suggestions
August 6, 2012 10:56:29 PM

Thanks, I can't believe that the i5 3570k is at that price. I thought it was more expensive, will get that for a bargain I think.

And thanks for the gpu link with a free game, it makes me happy that people help out like this :D 
August 6, 2012 11:17:29 PM

billboy05 said:
Thanks, I can't believe that the i5 3570k is at that price. I thought it was more expensive, will get that for a bargain I think.

And thanks for the gpu link with a free game, it makes me happy that people help out like this :D 

I wouldn't think about that gtx 570 with a new build. It's a heat producing power hog that gets beat by just about every new generation card out there these days.

Look at the GTX 670 2GB, AMD 7870, or the GTX 660 ti 2GB due for release August 16th. If it comes down to money then you can save a few quid with these boards down below. Both of those boards support SLI. One other thing to think about is a 650w psu should be push two of those 660's in SLI.


http://www.dabs.com/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-s1155... £109.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX

or...

http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-p8z77-v-lk-s1155-inte... £106.99
Asus P8Z77-V LK S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX
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