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£1000 ($1600) Gaming Computer

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May 20, 2012 4:43:59 PM

Hi, I'm looking to build a new PC for gaming. This is my first build, so I was hoping to get some opinions and criticism about if the parts will work together and if I should be buying different components. I also must apologize if some of the conversions between GBP and USD are incorrect. I am currently going with:

Motherboard- Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H

CPU- Intel i5 3550

Hard Drive- Any advice here would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to spend more than £90 ($142) and I want more than 1tb

RAM- Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

Graphics- GV-R795WF-3GB

Power Supply- Antec CP-850

Case- Antec DF-85

Disk Drive- Samsung SH-222AB

As I said, this is my first build so any ideas on would be great. I don't want to spend too much more though
May 20, 2012 6:11:43 PM

How about this from

Fractal Design Core 3000 Black Midi Tower Chassis
1TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive
LG GH22NS70 22x DVD±RW with DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
Intel Core i5-3450 3.10GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)
PALIT GeForce GTX 670 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card w/ 1 FREE Game!
Crucial m4 128GB 2.5" SATA-III Solid State Hard Drive
650W OCZ ZS Series 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply

Total cost: £855.06
May 20, 2012 7:11:35 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely be doing a redesign. But I was looking for a motherboard with the added audio jacks ( My headphones use the green, pink, black and orange ones- Sorry I don't know what the actual terms for these are) Do you have any suggestions?
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May 20, 2012 7:29:37 PM

Is the Nvidia 670 much better than the Radeon 7950 3GB? From what I can tell it's generally more expensive but I'm not sure how that translates to actual performance
May 20, 2012 7:34:46 PM

Also I was thinking of upgrading the processor from an i5 to an i7, but I'm not sure if an i7 will make much of a performance difference when compared to the price difference.
May 20, 2012 8:00:23 PM

A GTX 670 isn't that much more expensive and does give better frames in general.

No the i7 will give no tangible gains for gaming
May 20, 2012 8:04:29 PM

Thanks for all of the help, you've saved me quite a bit of money there
May 20, 2012 8:10:39 PM

Here to help, let us know how it all goes.