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May 27, 2012 3:59:08 PM

I have decided to sell my laptop and assemble a Gaming PC.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next 2-3 Weeks

Budget Range: under £600 or $950

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching videos, University work

Parts Not Required: N/A

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any website that has a good reputation and delivers to UK. (e.g. Amazon etc)

Country: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: I really don't know but I would say Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200

Additional Comments: I am living in a small room so a smaller tower would be better but not essential

Anyone who is interested this is my current laptop:

More about : time gaming build 600

May 27, 2012 4:25:41 PM

Just to clarify you need every part of the PC i.e.

"The box"
speakers (will probably be integrated with monitor for your budget).
May 27, 2012 4:30:57 PM

Yeah thats why I left the parts not required empty as I only have a mouse.
May 27, 2012 8:58:08 PM

So you have a mouse......

Keyboard Microsoft Wired Keyboard 200
OS MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 64-bit EN 1pk - OEM
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 Black Micro-ATX Chassis #45751
CPU Intel Core i3-2120 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
PSU 400W Antec HCG-400 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply
MoBo GIGABYTE GA-H61MA-D3V GEN3 Intel H61 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
RAM Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
GPU PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 6870 OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card w/ 1 FREE Game!
HDD 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3.5" SATA III Internal Hard Drive [ST500DM002]
DVDRW Samsung SH-S222BB/BEBE DVD Writer
Screen 19" AOC E950SWDA Widescreen LED Monitor - Black

Total price + VAT and P&P: £602.42

A few compromises tbh, mostly at the screen as it's only 1366x768 (GPU is overkill for the resolution but will serve well if/when you upgrade upto 1080p)
PSU seems small but when fully stressed the PC will draw less than 300W.