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Gaming PC~£1000 Also need human interface advice.

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May 12, 2012 4:12:05 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: After exams, so a little after June 20th

Budget Range: £750-1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching 1080p, surfing the internet (often with over 30 tabs), school work

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No strong preference, but amazon is good because of easy returns.

Country: England (London)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: At least 1920x1080p, essentially enough to look great on a good quality 24 inch monitor

Additional Comments: Would really love an as silent as possible PC.

Here is what I have so far, please comment on compatibility and whether money can be saved anywhere or performance can be significantly improved with a bit more spending (other than the case which is just for appearance).

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

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Here is where I will be purchasing the parts (Newegg do not ship to UK)

Case
NXZT Phantom 410
http://www.ebuyer.com/328699-nzxt-phantom-410-red-2x120...
£80.00

Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards+...
£130

CPU
Intel i5 3570K
http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-core-i5-3570k-s1155-...
£176

RAM
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1866MHz
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8GX3M2A1866C9R-Venge...
£51.76

SDD
128GB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT128M4SSD2-128GB-M4-SS...
£89
HDD

Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB - apparently it's near silent.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HD103SJ-internal-SATAII...
£78

PSU
Corsair HX Series 650 Watt ATX EPS12V
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-hx-series-650-watt...
£89.98 7 year warranty

GPU - really unsure about this, I may go for a more expensive one and prices may change in the month and a bit till I purchase the components. If you have a good GPU that fits in with the rest of my components, please, fire away.
Radeon HD 7870
~£250

Optical Drive
Sony RW - don't think I'll be needing Blu-Ray, but will buy if someone can recommend a cheap one with decent quality.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-AD-5280S-0B-Protected-Encl...
£14.77
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Finally can someone please recommend a good mouse and keyboard for gaming, macro buttons for games like WoW are not needed. Comfortability is the main thing I'm looking for. Won't pay ridiculously high prices (max £50 for the two) and I would prefer these to be wireless but ONLY if they can be recharged, i.e. I won't have to keep fuelling them with batteries. And also finally, could someone recommend a good 24 inch (ish) monitor that has great quality for gaming at extreme settings and 1080p-1200p resolutions and watching 1080p movies. Max price for this would be around £300. BTW: I did not include these prices into my budget at the top of this post, so you shouldn't either.

This is my first build ever I am only 16, so please bare with my lack of knowledge.

THANK YOU very much for reading and thank you even more if you can give me some advice. Peace.
May 12, 2012 4:25:11 PM

Kairx said:
Mouse: http://www.esreality.com/index.php?a=post&id=2024663
pick your poison
Most people tend to go with the logitech G-series or the Razer Deathadder Black Edition.


That does look like a pretty awesome mouse! ..but slightly out of my price range. :(  I really can't spend ~£50 on a gaming mouse so I think I will have to go for a cheaper, lesser quality product
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May 12, 2012 4:26:11 PM

Just realised the PSU on the wishlist is different to the PSU I have the link for. Please ignore the PSU on the wishlist because I switched that for a modular PSU.
May 12, 2012 10:42:06 PM

if you are looking for a £50 gaming mouse that is wireless check out the Microsoft sidewinder X8. I have it and I LOVE it! it has a nice chunky body that fills the hand and the side buttoms by the thumb are extremely useful and easy to press. I paid £50 for mine but the website I think i got it from (CCLonline) doesn't seem to sell them anymore :( 

Also something to take into account is postage. It is sometimes cheaper to buy from only one or two websites, as you could imagine 4x £5-10 postage can eat into your savings on product cost. with my build I just stuck to the 2 best websites to keep the postage down. the cheapest overall I have found are CCLonline and Ebuyer.
May 13, 2012 7:51:18 AM

jwk3 said:
if you are looking for a £50 gaming mouse that is wireless check out the Microsoft sidewinder X8. I have it and I LOVE it! it has a nice chunky body that fills the hand and the side buttoms by the thumb are extremely useful and easy to press. I paid £50 for mine but the website I think i got it from (CCLonline) doesn't seem to sell them anymore :( 

Also something to take into account is postage. It is sometimes cheaper to buy from only one or two websites, as you could imagine 4x £5-10 postage can eat into your savings on product cost. with my build I just stuck to the 2 best websites to keep the postage down. the cheapest overall I have found are CCLonline and Ebuyer.


Ok I'll keep an eye on postage when it comes to purchase, thank you for the advice :)  . However like I said I really can't spend ~£50 on only a mouse, £50 for both the keyboard and the mouse would be better suited for me.
May 13, 2012 8:31:05 PM

Intel Core i5-3570K £168
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Intel+Core+i5-3570...

ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 £110
http://www.dabs.com/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-s1155...

Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB £40
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory+-+RAM...

Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2048MB £260
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Car...

Crucial m4 128GB £90
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT128M4SSD2-128GB-M4-SS...

1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda £63
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/1TB...

XFX 650 Watt Core Edition £65
http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-650-watt-core-edition-...

Fractal Design Core 3000 £48
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/Midi+T...

MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 OEM £65
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Software/Operating+Syst...

Edit: Cooler £22 Xigmatek CAC-SXHH3-U06 Gaia
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xigmatek-CAC-SXHH3-U06-SD1283-C...

Total cost + P&P = £935.61, with cooler: £957.41

Suggestions for monitor and mouse/KB

had these at uni, and i use this mouse for gaming.

Microsoft Comfort Curve Desktop 2000 £30
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Peripherals/Keyboards/W...

Pretty much the best screens at a consumer level for everything although they don't have as fast a response time as TN panels they're fine.

Dell Ultrasharp U2412M £218
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005LNDPPS/ref=asc_df_B005LN...

Or
Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM £177
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005MHMFJA/ref=pd_lp...
June 16, 2012 6:46:48 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£177.11 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£148.97 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.51 @ Amazon UK)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£70.00 @ Ebuyer)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£139.98 @ amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£350.99 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£12.53 @ CCL Computers)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2001-BLON1 Wired Optical Mouse (£16.43 @ Scan.co.uk)
Other: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (£32)
Other: PSU - Seasonic X-660 (£124-amazon)
Other: CPU Cooler - Thermalright True Spirit 120 (£25)
Total: £1212.51
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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