£550 Gaming PC (£440 From Amazon , £110 from other sites)

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Up to £550 - I have £440 in Amazon voucher which must be used give or take £10-20

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,movies/downloaded tv shows,

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon - I have £440 in Amazon voucher which must be used give or take £10-20

Country: United Kingdom - I'm located in London

Parts Preferences: i5 processor, graphics must be able to handle atleast medium settings for most games but high is preferred...

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:Current 1440 x 900 but will be buying a 1080p TV monintor.

Thanks for all of your help!
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  1. Leecher said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: This week

    Budget Range: Up to £550 - I have £440 in Amazon voucher which must be used give or take £10-20

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,movies/downloaded tv shows,

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon - I have £440 in Amazon voucher which must be used give or take £10-20

    Country: United Kingdom - I'm located in London

    Parts Preferences: i5 processor, graphics must be able to handle atleast medium settings for most games but high is preferred...

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution:Current 1440 x 900 but will be buying a 1080p TV monintor.

    Thanks for all of your help!


    This: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-SandybridgeCore-Quad-Core-Processor-Warranty/dp/B004FA8NPK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1340825454&sr=8-6

    With the memory deal for £127

    This: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11179-09-20G-6870-GDDR5-Graphics/dp/B004R7MTPQ/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340825543&sr=1-5

    for £120

    This: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-SKT-1155-H61M-DS2-B3-Motherboard-Rev/dp/B0065PMCVE/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340825614&sr=1-6

    for £41

    This: http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Vantage-Gaming-Audio-Reader/dp/B0071KZNUY/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340825676&sr=1-7

    for £32

    This: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-750TXV2UK-Enthusiast-Series-Performance/dp/B004O0P9VC/ref=sr_1_9?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340825710&sr=1-9

    for £84

    This: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Momentus-7200-4-ST9250410AS-internal/dp/B002BWPWY4/ref=sr_1_11?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340827292&sr=1-11

    for £50

    This: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SH-S223C-SATA-Writer-Burner/dp/B002YXVX7U/ref=sr_1_14?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340827377&sr=1-14

    for £11

    Total Cost: £465

    Spec:
    INTEL Core i3 Quad Core @ 3.2Ghz
    Gigabyte 1155 socket MOBO
    8GB DDR3 (2x4)
    ATI 6870 1GB GDDR5
    250GB 7,200RPM HDD
    24x DVD-RW
    Gaming Case with card reader and additional fans (extra length for GPU)
    Corsair 750watt ATX PSU

    You can use the stock cooler that comes with the i3 or pay £15 - £25 extra for a larger better cooler to overclock.
  2. Thanks for that!
  3. Sapphire 11179-09-20G HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card - SAPPHIRE
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004R7MTPQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Xigmatek Asgard ATX Midi Without Power Supply Black - Xigmatek
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002T3D71U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Seagate 500GB 3.5 inch 7200rpm 16MB Cache SATA 3 6MB/S Hard Drive - Seagate
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005CT56R6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    XFX P1-550S-XXB9 PRO550W Core Edition Power Supply - XFX
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004RJ8EKI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Intel Core i5 2320 3.0 GHz Processor with Socket 1155, L3 6Mb, Sandy Bridge, 32nm - Intel
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005JBPR9O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Gigabyte SKT-1155 H61MA-D3V Motherboard - Gigabyte
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0076CQ16W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Sony AD-5280S-0B DVD±RW 24x SATA Drive with Dust Protected Enclosure and Emergency Eject - Sony
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005DX4DAM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU 8GB (4GB x2) DDR3 Memory Kit - Crucial
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006YG94Y2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Total Price: £484.90

    For your £20 more you get a true quad core (not a hyperthreaded dual core i3), an extra 250GB of HDD space and a better set of RAM sticks. As with the other build couldn't fit in an overclockable CPU and have enough budget for a decent GPU but as you're gaming i don't think you;ll have any problems with it.
  4. Well blow me... It is a dual core, sorry. It said quad core in the title I just figured that amazon has no reason to lie.

    I just designed you an epic desktop, IVY-BRIDGE i5, better RAM, double the Hard drive capacity and a better GPU for a near end budget of £543

    All of the links and everything were there, as soon as I posted the thing the internet cut out, I can't be arsed doing it all again so just accept what you've got.

    sorry :(
  5. Haha np, some of the parts were still good so i bookmarked them :D
  6. metal orient said:
    Sapphire 11179-09-20G HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card - SAPPHIRE
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004R7MTPQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Xigmatek Asgard ATX Midi Without Power Supply Black - Xigmatek
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002T3D71U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Seagate 500GB 3.5 inch 7200rpm 16MB Cache SATA 3 6MB/S Hard Drive - Seagate
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005CT56R6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    XFX P1-550S-XXB9 PRO550W Core Edition Power Supply - XFX
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004RJ8EKI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Intel Core i5 2320 3.0 GHz Processor with Socket 1155, L3 6Mb, Sandy Bridge, 32nm - Intel
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005JBPR9O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Gigabyte SKT-1155 H61MA-D3V Motherboard - Gigabyte
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0076CQ16W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Sony AD-5280S-0B DVD±RW 24x SATA Drive with Dust Protected Enclosure and Emergency Eject - Sony
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005DX4DAM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU 8GB (4GB x2) DDR3 Memory Kit - Crucial
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006YG94Y2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Total Price: £484.90

    For your £20 more you get a true quad core (not a hyperthreaded dual core i3), an extra 250GB of HDD space and a better set of RAM sticks. As with the other build couldn't fit in an overclockable CPU and have enough budget for a decent GPU but as you're gaming i don't think you;ll have any problems with it.


    Thanks metal orient, looks like more for what I was looking for :D
  7. If you wanted to spend upto the £550 change out the 6870 for a 7850 (goes for around £180)
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