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£850 Gaming Rig

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April 11, 2012 11:19:18 PM

Hey all,
I'm planning a new gaming rig @ 1920x 1080
Budget: £850

This is it so far:

CPU: £170 i5 2500k [Surprise!!] [Will be waiting for Ivy bridge review- but pricing is approx. the same? +/- £20]
CPU Cooler: £15 arctic cooling freezer pro rev 2
GPU: £176 MSI GTX 560 Ti 1024MB DDR5 TWIN FROZR II OC Edition [Or should I get the Gigabyte equivalent?]
RAM: £41 Corsair Vengenance 1600 MHz 8gb [4x2gb]
HDD: £61 Seagate Baracudda 500gb SATA 3
SDD: £65 OCZ 60gb Agility 3 ebuyer
Motherboard: £97 MSI Z77A-G45 [Brand new IB chipset Z77 release]
PSU: £53 Corsair 600W CX Series V2
Case: £28 Casecom 6788 [GPU + CPU fan will fit?]
Wireless Card: £10 TP-Link Wireless-N150 PCIe card

Fans:

£22 [2x] Coolermaster Turbine Master 120mm [Top and Rear exhaust]
£5 Xilence 80mm Red blade + filter [Side intake]
£15 Coolermaster Excalibur 120mm [Front intake]

Sub- Total: £758
+ £70 for Windows 7
= £828 with room for UK Ivy Bridge pricing + build accessories [thermal paste etc...]

Any advice/ideas?

Thanks

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a b 4 Gaming
April 11, 2012 11:30:02 PM

The price will be $5 more in the US, but Idk about UK.
a b 4 Gaming
April 12, 2012 11:06:06 AM

I think you can get a better system for that price. Perhaps something like this:

i5 2500k - £143.94 (Ivy Bridge Equivalent ~£160)
8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 1600Mhz (2x4GB) - £32.39
MSI Z77A-G43 Intel Z77 - £76.79
Sapphire HD 7870 2GB - £262.79
Mushkin Chronos 120GB - £99.95
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 500GB - £55.19
550W OCZ ZS Series - £46.79
Coolermaster Elite 430 - £40.79
Samsung DVD Writer - £11.99

Total - £770.60 on www.aria.co.uk


The HD 7870 should perform similarly to the GTX 580 so it is far better than the GTX 560Ti. You also get a better case and a larger SSD.
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