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£1500 Gaming PC

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April 16, 2012 2:23:35 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: The next few months

Budget Range: £1300 - £1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Web Browsing, College Work

Parts Not Required: Operating System (Windows 7 Professional)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.aria.co.uk www.novatech.co.uk

Country: England

Parts Preferences: 22 inch or above monitor, intel z77 motherboard, preferably a GTX 680

Overclocking: Yes definitely the CPU maybe the Graphics Card

SLI or Crossfire: Yes in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A nice looking case and it needs to be cool

Parts I have decided on so far:

Components

Processor - Intel Core I5 2500K

Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Socket

Power Supply - 850W Corsair HX Series 80PLUS Silver Modular Power Supply

Graphics Card - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680

RAM - 2x8GB Mushkin Blackline Enhanced 1600

CPU Cooler - Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro

SSD - Crucial M4 128GB

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

Case - Zalman Z11

Peripharls

Mouse - Microsoft SideWinder X3

Keyboard - Microsoft SideWinder X4

Headset - SteelSeries 5H v2 Gaming Headset

Monitor - Asus VE228H Widescreen LED Monitor

Here is an link to a wishlist with all the parts in - https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/ku0gO20QT0er_ZfhSe7yLQ,,

Total Price - £1482.86

Any tips would be nice and thank you

More about : 1500 gaming

April 16, 2012 2:42:08 AM

Looks pretty good, maybe a little overkill on the PSU, though.
April 16, 2012 3:01:16 AM

Try getting a Silencer Mk II 750W silver rated PSU... it would be better, and cost less.
You can make do with a 64GB SSD, unless you have a lot of games and stuff you need to put on it.
I'd try a Hyper 212 Evo for the CPU cooler. Other than that, everything looks good.
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April 16, 2012 4:27:26 AM

850w for dual 680's is a good choice imo. It leaves plenty of headroom.

The motherboard you chose doesn't run dual cards. That board is mean for a single video card. You want a board that runs dual cards @ x8.

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboa... £132.98 inc vat
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) Motherboard

https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/Midi+T... £65.99 inc. VAT
Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Black Midi Tower Chassis

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-xfx-xxx-p1-850b-ukb... £106.62 Inc VAT
850W XFX XXX P1-850B-UKB9, PSU, 88% Eff', 80 PLUS Silver, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Fan, ATX v2.2

https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Mus... £99.95 inc. VAT
Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" SATA-III Solid State Hard Drive

https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Coolers+-+Ai... £29.99 inc. VAT
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Quiet CPU Cooler

https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Storage/Hard+Drives+-+I... £76.79 inc. VAT
1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 7200.12 SATA III 6Gb/s Hard Drive - HDD

https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory+-+RAM... £32.39 inc. VAT
8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte #996995 (2x4GB) 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CAS 9-9-9-24 1.5V
April 16, 2012 5:02:32 AM

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Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.aria.co.uk www.novatech.co.uk


Why these companies? Going with Why_Me's recommended parts, the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is only £120 inc VAT at http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB... and the HAF 912 case is £53 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

Together that's a saving of over twenty five quid on the NovaTech and Aria prices. I haven't checked the rest of the components but there could be savings all down the list.
April 16, 2012 9:27:30 AM

devBunny said:
Quote:
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.aria.co.uk www.novatech.co.uk


Why these companies? Going with Why_Me's recommended parts, the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is only £120 inc VAT at http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB... and the HAF 912 case is £53 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

Together that's a saving of over twenty five quid on the NovaTech and Aria prices. I haven't checked the rest of the components but there could be savings all down the list.


No way! Overclockers is cheaper now?!
April 16, 2012 3:22:58 PM

metal orient said:
No way! Overclockers is cheaper now?!

Yeah thats odd everytime I have compared builds on those websites overclockers was 90% of the time more expensive
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