Gaming Build Advice Wanted (Budget £600ish) Tags: New Build Systems Last response: May 1, 2012 4:44 AM in Systems Share arron17 April 30, 2012 11:32:17 PM Approximate Purchase Date: As Soon As Possible Budget Range: £600 (Possibly go a bit over) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Programming, Internet, Watching Films Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: CCLonline.com, Amazon.co.uk, Scan.co.uk, Ebuyer.co.uk, Ebay.co.uk, Novatech.co.uk Country: United Kingdom Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, GPU not bothered, 22" LCD/LED Monitor With HDMI and Headphone Port (for Xbox) or Larger, Any good motherboard, Midi Case Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad Core Processor - £156.79 XFX ATI Radeon HD 6950 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E Graphics Card HD-695X-ZNFC HDMI - £159.99 Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (B3) - £71.64 Antec Three Hundred Two Midi Tower Case - ATX, M-ATX, M-ITX, 2 x USB 3.0 - £54.99 Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 DDR3 XMS3 8GB Desktop Memory - £40.61 Corsair CX 500W V2 ATX2.2 80 PLUS® Power Supply - £47.99 (Collect in store) Asus VS228H 21.5 LCD - £117.61 For Hard Drive I'd like a 1TB SATA III drive, I did have one for £60 but the prices keep changing alot. Total - £649.62 Without HDD As I said I'd like to get the price down a little bit, but If it's going to last a while before I have to upgrade it I'm not that bothered if I go £100 or so over. And I was also considering getting a 6850 or 6870 instead to bring the price down a little. I'm also wonder if I should get the i5 2500k or get a 3750k and a ivy bridge motherboard. More about : gaming build advice wanted budget 600ish azeem40 May 1, 2012 12:53:51 AM Good build! arron17 May 1, 2012 12:58:49 AM Argh, just found a 7850 for £170 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX... Damn you graphics cards, I really don't know which one to pick. Also thinking this http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/C... - Coolermaster Hyper 212 evo For CPU cooling. Related resources £600ish New Build - Advice Wanted - Forum Put together a £600-ish gaming build. Any advice or reccomendations? - Forum [New Build] Advice for a 600ish $ Gaming Build - Forum 600ish budget gaming build - Forum Planning on building a Gaming PC and wanted expert advice! £450 budget pref! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer azeem40 May 1, 2012 1:01:04 AM Use Anandtech's GPU12 to find out which games each are better on. arron17 May 1, 2012 1:05:43 AM Nice site, the 6950 and the 7850 seem virtually the same, but I've read on a few websites that you can get a 50% overclock on the 7850 quite easily. arron17 May 1, 2012 1:58:06 AM Just realised too that I could get the antech 300 USB 2 for a little less as the Motherboard doesn't have any USB 3 Headers. I'd need a z77 chipset for that, but then would it be worth getting the 3750k instead? azeem40 May 1, 2012 2:15:22 AM i5-3570k is definitely worth it. arron17 May 1, 2012 2:42:52 AM Is there much of a difference though from the 2500k, especially in terms of overclocking? azeem40 May 1, 2012 3:22:44 AM That is not the reason why I suggest 3570k. IB will utilize PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.0 completely. arron17 May 1, 2012 3:34:07 AM Yes but pcie 3 isn't being used by anything yet and most z68 boards have usb 3. At the moment the z77 boards look a bit too expensive. arron17 May 1, 2012 4:44:41 AM Made a few tweaks Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad Core Processor - £156.79 VTX3D HD 7850 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card - £167.99 - Changed Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (B3) - £71.64 Antec One - Mid Tower Case - Black - £46.96 - Changed Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 DDR3 XMS3 8GB Desktop Memory - £40.61 Corsair CX 500W V2 ATX2.2 80 PLUS® Power Supply - £47.99 (Collect in store) Asus VS228H 21.5 LCD - £117.61 Total - £649.59 Ivy Bridge: Every the same apart from CPU - Intel Core i5 (3570K) 3.4GHz - £174.73 Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - £82.61 Total - £678.50 Price just keeps going up lol Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved$600-ish Haswell Budget Build. Forum Solved$600ish i5-2400 budget build Forum Amd budget build $600ish Forum Solved2,000$ Multimedia/Gaming PC - Comments on Build & General Advice Wanted! 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