Gaming PC~£1000 Also need human interface advice.

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?WishListNumber=19286752

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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-2x120mm-and-1x140mm-usb-3-0-mid-tower-chassis-ca-ph410-r1
£80.00

Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards+-+Intel/Socket+1155+-+Intel+Z77/ASUS+P8Z77-V+Intel+Z77+Socket+1155+DDR3+PCI-Express+Motherboard+?productId=49260&source=googleps
£130

CPU
Intel i5 3570K
http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-core-i5-3570k-s1155-3-4ghz-6mb-7YXJ.html?refs=50520-4294944663&src=3
£176

RAM
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1866MHz
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8GX3M2A1866C9R-Vengeance-1866MHz-Memory/dp/B006E065O0/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1336511400&sr=1-3
£51.76

SDD
128GB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT128M4SSD2-128GB-M4-SSD/dp/B004W2JKZI/ref=zg_bs_430505031_2
£89
HDD

Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB - apparently it's near silent.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HD103SJ-internal-SATAII-7200RPM/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
£78

PSU
Corsair HX Series 650 Watt ATX EPS12V
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-hx-series-650-watt-atx-eps12v-67NS.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product+search&utm_content=Q200
£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-Enclosure-Emergency/dp/B005DX4DAM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
£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.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Intel Core i5-3570K £168
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Intel+Core+i5-3570K+3.40GHz+%28Ivybridge%29+Socket+LGA1155+Processor+%2877W%29+-+Retail+?productId=49755

    ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 £110
    http://www.dabs.com/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-s1155-intel-z77-ddr3-atx-80XR.html

    Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB £40
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory+-+RAM/DDR3/Dual+Channel+-+%281600MHz%29/Corsair+Vengeance+Low+Profile+8GB+%282x4GB%29+DDR3+PC3-12800C9+1600MHz+Dual+Channel+Kit+%28CML8GX3M2A1600C9%29+?productId=45511

    Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2048MB £260
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards+-+AMD/Radeon+HD+7870/Sapphire+Radeon+HD+7870+2048MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=49169

    Crucial m4 128GB £90
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT128M4SSD2-128GB-M4-SSD/dp/B004W2JKZI/ref=zg_bs_430505031_2

    1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda £63
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/1TB+Seagate+ST1000DM003+Barracuda+7200.12+SATA+III+6Gb%2Fs+Hard+Drive+-+HDD+?productId=48501

    XFX 650 Watt Core Edition £65
    http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-650-watt-core-edition-full-wired-power-supply-7NSX.html

    Fractal Design Core 3000 £48
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/Midi+Tower/Fractal+Design+Core+3000+Black+Midi+Tower+Chassis+?productId=45752

    MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 OEM £65
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Software/Operating+Systems/MICROSOFT+Windows+Home+Premium+7+SP1+64-bit+EN+1pk+-+OEM+%5BGFC-02050%5D+?productId=38272

    Edit: Cooler £22 Xigmatek CAC-SXHH3-U06 Gaia
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xigmatek-CAC-SXHH3-U06-SD1283-Cooling-System/dp/B00432M068/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336941095&sr=8-1

    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/Wired+Keyboard+and+Mouse+Bundles/Microsoft+Comfort+Curve+Desktop+2000+Wired+Black+USB+Keyboard+%26+Mouse+Bundle+-+OEM+?productId=48254

    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_B005LNDPPS7851987?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B005LNDPPS

    Or
    Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM £177
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005MHMFJA/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=103612307&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B005LNDPPS&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=16WX5X10SZWSV05HXKVR
  7. 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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