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July 27, 2012 5:58:48 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this christmas maybe??

Budget Range: £700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching youtube, occasionally recording a video.

Are you buying a monitor: no

Do you need to buy OS:No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon

Location: england

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future so i could handle more than 1 screen

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: just the best gaming build possible for my budget, sick of lagging on my bloody acer aspire 5733 laptop -.-

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July 27, 2012 6:17:51 PM

deadbart said:
Approximate Purchase Date: this christmas maybe??

Budget Range: £700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching youtube, occasionally recording a video.

Are you buying a monitor: no

Do you need to buy OS:No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon

Location: england

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future so i could handle more than 1 screen

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: just the best gaming build possible for my budget, sick of lagging on my bloody acer aspire 5733 laptop -.-


Well, go for a nice Z77 based motherboard, like MSI's GD65 or GD55 series, or ASUS's P8Z77 series (a bunch of different ones).

Then, if you OC, pick a K-series Intel CPU, say 3570K, and some memory. I recommend Samsung's 1.35V DDR3 sticks, they overclock very well should you need it, and they are rated nominally at 1600mhz.

From here on, find a case with good cooling, sturdiness and aesthetics that doesn't make you vomit. I suggest a cheap Antec ONE or something similar.

Lastly, whatever money you have left, if you have enough money to get an SSD (at least 60GB) and HDD (for games and storage), do that. If not, you may have to forgo the SSD until you can afford one.

That's a general guideline, you can pick and choose.
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July 27, 2012 6:19:40 PM

I don't know your area well so just use this as a guide PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£174.73 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.96 @ CCL Computers)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£173.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£68.58 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 450W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£37.07 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£13.21 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £709.18
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-27 19:39 BST+0100)
July 27, 2012 6:58:11 PM

bigcyco1 said:
I don't know your area well so just use this as a guide PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£174.73 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.96 @ CCL Computers)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£173.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£68.58 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 450W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£37.07 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£13.21 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £709.18
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-27 19:39 BST+0100)


This looks good except for the PSU. I would go with at least a 600w, and I would not recommend a Terabyte hard drive as your only hard drive. Get a nice 500GB.
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