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Gaming PC Setup - £600 - £850

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April 17, 2012 7:01:24 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I know what to buy!

Budget Range: £600 - £850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming - I would really like to play WoW on Ultra at around 60 FPS +, as well as WoW I would preferably like to play a few up to date games such as Diablo 3, CoD's etc

Parts Not Required: Keyboard , Mouse , Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere, as long as the website can be trusted.

Country: England , United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: Anything that will do the job, I would like a monitor that is relatively cheap and any size really but can play WoW on Ultra at 60 FPS +

Overclocking: This is my first ever time building my own PC so I probably won't overclock.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: I would like to buy a monitor, any resolution, any size, as long as it gets the job done.

Additional Comments: This is my FIRST ever computer that I have made so bear mind that.


Rosza !

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April 17, 2012 7:05:11 PM

Can I just add - I would quite like to use an SSD if it fits within my budget.

April 17, 2012 7:55:12 PM

CPU: Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz Processor - £90

CPU Cooling: If you are not overclocking, go for the stock cooling, but you can get a Coolermaster Hyper 212, its cheap and very good cooler.

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB DDR3 - £35

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 Z77 Motherboard - £78

Graphics Card: VTX Radeon 6850 1GB GDDR5 - £90

PSU: OCZ ZS 550W 80Plus Bronze PSU - £43

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 6GB/s HDD - £59

Optical Drive: LG Super Multi 24X SATA DVD Burner - £13

Case: Coolermaster Storm Enforcer - £60

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - £70

Monitor: AOC 22" Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor - £84

This comes in at the low end of your budget, £622, but if you want to spend more go for an Intel i5 and a better graphics card. I would wait till Ivy Bridge comes out though. These websites also are UK and trusted.
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April 17, 2012 9:32:47 PM

Hey , thanks for the reply I was thinking I may get the i5 but apart from that the spec you have suggested seems very good for the price thanks for all your help :) 
April 17, 2012 10:30:41 PM

For gaming you will need a good GPU, and parts that won´t bottleneck it like:

£168.18 Inc VAT - Intel CPU Core i5 Unlocked 2500K Sandy Bridge

£94.42 Inc VAT - Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Gen 3 Intel Z68 Socket 1155

£39.74 Inc VAT - Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz

£315.10 Inc VAT - MSI 1536MB GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr II/OC

£53.52 Inc VAT - Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W

£75.59 inc. VAT - Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Black Midi Tower Chassis w/ USB3.0

Up to now it will cost you 746.55 inc. VAT.

Cold_War gave you good advises on monitor, optical drive and HDD.

Good gaming!