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June 21, 2012 10:07:20 AM

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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a b 4 Gaming
June 21, 2012 4:00:56 PM

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-builde...
£49.99

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

Seagate 500GB Barracuda SpinPoint SATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM 16MB 3.5"
http://www.dabs.com/products/seagate-500gb-barracuda-sp...
£52.99

Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon 7850 860MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI
http://www.dabs.com/products/sapphire-technology-ati-ra...
£179.98

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

Gigabyte Z77-DS3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX
http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-z77-ds3h-s1155-in...
£69.99

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) Vengeance Blue DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 LP
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-4gb--2x2gb--vengea...
£24.99

Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD-RW SATA OEM (Black)
http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-sh-s223-22x-dvd-rw...
£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.
June 21, 2012 6:33:51 PM

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-builde...
£49.99

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

Seagate 500GB Barracuda SpinPoint SATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM 16MB 3.5"
http://www.dabs.com/products/seagate-500gb-barracuda-sp...
£52.99

Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon 7850 860MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI
http://www.dabs.com/products/sapphire-technology-ati-ra...
£179.98

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

Gigabyte Z77-DS3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX
http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-z77-ds3h-s1155-in...
£69.99

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) Vengeance Blue DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 LP
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-4gb--2x2gb--vengea...
£24.99

Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD-RW SATA OEM (Black)
http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-sh-s223-22x-dvd-rw...
£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 :/ 
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June 21, 2012 6:47:42 PM

Comment removed - mistake made when selecting components!
June 21, 2012 6:58:31 PM





Its over your £600 budget by £35, so you may have to consider downgrading your CPU or GPU to make it fit.
a b 4 Gaming
June 22, 2012 7:52:44 AM

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-...
£43.99

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

Seagate 500GB Barracuda SpinPoint SATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM 16MB 3.5"
http://www.dabs.com/products/seagate-500gb-barracuda-sp...
£52.99

Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 822MHz 1GB PCI-Express HDMI
http://www.dabs.com/products/zotac-geforce-gtx-560-ti-8...
£146.98

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

Gigabyte Z77-DS3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX
http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-z77-ds3h-s1155-in...
£69.99

Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) HyperX DDR3 1600MHz DIMM XMP X2 CL9 (Genesis Special Edition Grey)
http://www.dabs.com/products/kingston-4gb--2x2gb--hyper...
£21.99

Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD-RW SATA OEM (Black)
http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-sh-s223-22x-dvd-rw...
£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-p...
£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
June 23, 2012 11:35:35 AM

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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