£600 Gaming Build

Hi there, I'm planning a new £600 gaming build.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two months.

Budget Range: £600 MAX.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, FRAPSing, School work, Internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan.co.uk, aria.co.uk, dabs.com

Country: England

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Seasonic/Corsair/Reputable brand for PSU

Overclocking: Only if its easy i.e. Intel K series

SLI or Crossfire: Nope.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like to get a PSU and case that could handle a GPU/CPU upgrade in the future (Never intending to xfire/sli so just a single gpu) e.g. to a i5 3750k and gtx 560ti or whatever.
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  1. I used a HD 7850 instead of the GTX 560ti as it is a faster and a better value.

    Corsair Memory 600W Builder Series CX V2 ATX PSU
    http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-600w-builder-series-cx-v2-atx-psu-7JSQ.html
    £49.99

    Antec 300 Three Hundred Case Black
    http://www.dabs.com/products/antec-300-three-hundred-case-black-6252.html
    £39.99

    Seagate 500GB Barracuda SpinPoint SATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM 16MB 3.5"
    http://www.dabs.com/products/seagate-500gb-barracuda-spinpoint-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-3-5--80HZ.html
    £52.99

    Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon 7850 860MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI
    http://www.dabs.com/products/sapphire-technology-ati-radeon-7850-860mhz-2gb-pci-express-3-0-hdmi-80T9.html
    £179.98

    Intel Core i5-3550 S1155 3.3GHz 6MB
    http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-core-i5-3550-s1155-3-3ghz-6mb-7YXK.html
    £156.99

    Gigabyte Z77-DS3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX
    http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-z77-ds3h-s1155-intel-z77-ddr3-atx-8307.html
    £69.99

    Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) Vengeance Blue DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 LP
    http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-4gb--2x2gb--vengeance-blue-ddr3-1600mhz-dimm-240-pin-cl9-lp-7KHM.html
    £24.99

    Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD-RW SATA OEM (Black)
    http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-sh-s223-22x-dvd-rw-sata-oem--black--7WXQ.html
    £11.98

    Delivery (14.8kg) £4.23
    Total (inc VAT) £591.13


    a i5 3570K adds £23 and a good cooler of OCing another £25

    I hope you didn't need an OS included in the build.
  2. jerreddredd said:
    I used a HD 7850 instead of the GTX 560ti as it is a faster and a better value.

    Corsair Memory 600W Builder Series CX V2 ATX PSU
    http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-600w-builder-series-cx-v2-atx-psu-7JSQ.html
    £49.99

    Antec 300 Three Hundred Case Black
    http://www.dabs.com/products/antec-300-three-hundred-case-black-6252.html
    £39.99

    Seagate 500GB Barracuda SpinPoint SATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM 16MB 3.5"
    http://www.dabs.com/products/seagate-500gb-barracuda-spinpoint-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-3-5--80HZ.html
    £52.99

    Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon 7850 860MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI
    http://www.dabs.com/products/sapphire-technology-ati-radeon-7850-860mhz-2gb-pci-express-3-0-hdmi-80T9.html
    £179.98

    Intel Core i5-3550 S1155 3.3GHz 6MB
    http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-core-i5-3550-s1155-3-3ghz-6mb-7YXK.html
    £156.99

    Gigabyte Z77-DS3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX
    http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-z77-ds3h-s1155-intel-z77-ddr3-atx-8307.html
    £69.99

    Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) Vengeance Blue DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 LP
    http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-4gb--2x2gb--vengeance-blue-ddr3-1600mhz-dimm-240-pin-cl9-lp-7KHM.html
    £24.99

    Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD-RW SATA OEM (Black)
    http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-sh-s223-22x-dvd-rw-sata-oem--black--7WXQ.html
    £11.98

    Delivery (14.8kg) £4.23
    Total (inc VAT) £591.13


    a i5 3570K adds £23 and a good cooler of OCing another £25

    I hope you didn't need an OS included in the build.


    Hi, thanks for that, but I'm afraid I do! Sorry :/
  3. Comment removed - mistake made when selecting components!
  4. http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/1786/buildd.png


    Its over your £600 budget by £35, so you may have to consider downgrading your CPU or GPU to make it fit.
  5. the 500W PSU in the Gallarian's build is not 80+ and is not very reliable. I would never us a Hitachi HDD in a system, they just aren't reliable :(

    Changed the CPU to a slighlty slower ivy quad core, changed the PSU, RAM and the GPU.

    Corsair 500 Watt CX500 V2 Builder Series 80 Plus Power Supply
    http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-500-watt-cx500-v2-builder-series-80-plus-power-supply-7K9H.html
    £43.99

    Antec 300 Three Hundred Case Black
    http://www.dabs.com/products/antec-300-three-hundred-case-black-6252.html
    £39.99

    Seagate 500GB Barracuda SpinPoint SATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM 16MB 3.5"
    http://www.dabs.com/products/seagate-500gb-barracuda-spinpoint-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-3-5--80HZ.html
    £52.99

    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 822MHz 1GB PCI-Express HDMI
    http://www.dabs.com/products/zotac-geforce-gtx-560-ti-822mhz-1gb-pci-express-hdmi-7SDH.html
    £146.98

    Intel Core i5-3450 S1155 3.1GHz 6MB
    http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-core-i5-3450-s1155-3-1ghz-6mb-7YXL.html
    £144.99

    Gigabyte Z77-DS3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX
    http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-z77-ds3h-s1155-intel-z77-ddr3-atx-8307.html
    £69.99

    Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) HyperX DDR3 1600MHz DIMM XMP X2 CL9 (Genesis Special Edition Grey)
    http://www.dabs.com/products/kingston-4gb--2x2gb--hyperx-ddr3-1600mhz-dimm-xmp-x2-cl9--genesis-special-edition-grey--79XL.html
    £21.99

    Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD-RW SATA OEM (Black)
    http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-sh-s223-22x-dvd-rw-sata-oem--black--7WXQ.html
    £11.98

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English
    http://www.dabs.com/products/microsoft-windows-7-home-premium-w-sp1---1-pc---oem---dvd---64-bit---english-7J00.html
    £69.99
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    Total (inc VAT) £607.15

    you could also consider going with the HD7850 GPU I suggested in the first build and go with a Dual Core i3 2120 CPU and upgrade to a 'K' quad core later series later.

    I would also consider the CX600 PSU in the first build as it has more 12v current for OC'ing in the future it's only a £6 upgrade.

    edit: forgot the OS link
  6. Go with this ^ must admit mine was rather hastily done - though I used a Hitachi HDD for about 3 years, never had an issue!
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