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Looking for new PC build - £900-£1000

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June 26, 2012 4:32:09 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: When my dad sells the car (1-7months)

Budget Range: Depends how much my dad gets for the car i say 700-1000 £ maybe £900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing web

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, OS, Speakers, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan.co.uk

Country: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: NVIDIA GTX Series, Intel maybe i7 sandy bridge. NOT AMD.

Overclocking: Yes, GPU, CPU

SLI or Crossfire: probably not but maybe in future but probably not.

Monitor Resolution: 1366x768 but get 1080p monitor next year maybe.

Additional Comments: HAF 912, HAF 922 case preferably, Need very good cooling for overclock, Air, Water dont mind. At least 8GB RAM. 1TB hard drive but 500GB would be fine but 1TB would be better.

More about : build 900 1000

June 26, 2012 5:37:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£173.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
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 (£113.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.56 @ Scan.co.uk)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card (£239.48 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case (£86.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£70.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£13.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £843.59
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
June 26, 2012 5:47:25 PM

Here you go:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - £65.98
PSU: Corsair TX 650 V2 - £77.58
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - £105.32
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - £173.94
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - £26.65
RAM: 8GB Kingston Hyper X 1600MHz 1.5V - £41.76
HD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black - £93.72
Optical: Sony DVD Burner - £13.00
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB - £236.74
Monitor: 24" BenQ G2420HD Wide LCD Monitor,HDMI, DVI-D, 5ms,Glossy Black, 1000:1DCR, Senseye + PhotoImage - £126.29

Total: £978.96 (£852.67 without monitor)

A bit more than the previous build but you get a way better GPU, better primary HD, better RAM, and you also get a really good monitor on top of that and still come out to less than £1000.
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June 26, 2012 5:58:46 PM

If you prefer sandy bridge i7 also you don't need the ram 1866 i just didn't find 1600 quick enough as i am on my way out the door so you could get different ram if you prefer PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£227.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK-140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler (£47.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£138.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.56 @ Scan.co.uk)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£86.72 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card (£239.48 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case (£86.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.55 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£12.53 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £962.15
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
June 26, 2012 6:03:10 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Here you go:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - £65.98
PSU: Corsair TX 650 V2 - £77.58
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - £105.32
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - £173.94
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - £26.65
RAM: 8GB Kingston Hyper X 1600MHz 1.5V - £41.76
HD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black - £93.72
Optical: Sony DVD Burner - £13.00
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB - £236.74
Monitor: 24" BenQ G2420HD Wide LCD Monitor,HDMI, DVI-D, 5ms,Glossy Black, 1000:1DCR, Senseye + PhotoImage - £126.29

Total: £978.96 (£852.67 without monitor)

A bit more than the previous build but you get a way better GPU, better primary HD, better RAM, and you also get a really good monitor on top of that and still come out to less than £1000.
+1 I agree this is better OP the only reason why i didn't include that GPU is because you said no AMD but i would reconsider on that just for your GPU not for anything else. ;) 
June 26, 2012 6:09:45 PM

bigcyco1 said:
+1 I agree this is better OP the only reason why i didn't include that GPU is because you said no AMD but i would reconsider on that just for your GPU not for anything else. ;) 


The bad thing is the 670 is too expensive and out of the price range if you need monitor, but the 7870 is a great choice - it beats the 570 in most tests and comes close to matching 580 numbers in a lot of them.
June 26, 2012 6:13:16 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The bad thing is the 670 is too expensive and out of the price range if you need monitor, but the 7870 is a great choice - it beats the 570 in most tests and comes close to matching 580 numbers in a lot of them.

The Radeon 7850 matches the GTX 580 when OCed to 1kHz.
June 26, 2012 6:34:02 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The bad thing is the 670 is too expensive and out of the price range if you need monitor, but the 7870 is a great choice - it beats the 570 in most tests and comes close to matching 580 numbers in a lot of them.
Yeah, hes telling you right OP I'm usually more of an nVidia fan, but it's hard to pass up the amazing performance of the R7850 & R7870 for the price they offer more bang for buck than nVidia does currently does in the 250-350 USD price range :( 
June 26, 2012 6:36:02 PM

Correction: they offer better bang for buck than the GTX 5xx series. The GTX 670 is still the best price/performance out right now.
June 26, 2012 6:37:39 PM

azeem40 said:
Correction: they offer better bang for buck than the GTX 5xx series. The GTX 670 is still the best price/performance out right now.
+1 Agreed couldn't of said it better myself
June 26, 2012 6:37:52 PM

azeem40 said:
Correction: they offer better bang for buck than the GTX 5xx series. The GTX 670 is still the best price/performance out right now.


Yeah I'd include a 670 but if they need monitor it's unobtainable without going way over budget.

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Yeah, hes telling you right OP I'm usually more of an nVidia fan, but it's hard to pass up the amazing performance of the R7850 & R7870 for the price they offer more bang for buck than nVidia does currently :( 


I do like my 7870 though.
June 26, 2012 6:45:57 PM

azeem40 said:
Correction: they offer better bang for buck than the GTX 5xx series. The GTX 670 is still the best price/performance out right now.
:lol:  you reply to fast i was editing it and seen you already reply so figure screw it :lol: 
June 26, 2012 6:51:52 PM

I hope that when the 660 gets released it performs on par with the 7870 at least if not i will be pissed and depressed ahahaha
June 27, 2012 4:43:51 PM

Yes, when its out I may get gtx660. Thanks for your help guys, how to select a best awnser?
June 28, 2012 10:24:15 AM

dansgas1000 said:
Yes, when its out I may get gtx660. Thanks for your help guys, how to select a best awnser?
If you didn't choose the question as a discussion or poll, there should be a button on the bottom right hand corner that says "select as best answer" :) 
June 28, 2012 2:18:58 PM

ok, i havent got a best awnser button. thanks for all your help guys :) 
June 28, 2012 2:22:39 PM

no problem your welcome!
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