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Gaming PC Build [Budget-£450]

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April 7, 2012 12:31:03 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Summer 2012 :) 

Budget Range: GBP £450

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (High-Resolution Gaming, Blu-Ray Movies, Schoolwork)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, hard drive, Windows 7, case)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: Preferably an Intel/Nvidia rig [i am very interested in the i5-2500k for oc'ing :D ]

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future, when i have more money :kaola: 

Monitor Resolution: (currently 1280x1024 but i want to upgrade to 1920x1080 later on.

Additional Comments: (noise is of no obejct)

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a b B Homebuilt system
April 7, 2012 12:53:46 PM

i'd hang on for a few weeks after ivy bridge is launched and "officially" benchmarked by third party sites.
April 7, 2012 1:02:21 PM

what would be the advantages of an ivy bridge cpu?
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 7, 2012 7:18:49 PM

5-10% increase in performance and a lower power consumption; at least that is what is being stated now. more will be known after its release wide scale in a few eeks.

its good to shop now but hold off on making any decisions until later.
April 8, 2012 9:51:56 AM

+1 to looniams point, as your building in a few months it'd be better to properly price it out then as prices can change quite wildly.