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New Gaming system with £600($950) Budget HELP!!

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March 20, 2012 3:47:41 PM

Ok, So I am going to build my first pc, I kow a fair bit about what I am doing but I would Like some more input to make sure I get the best for my money.So:

I have a £600($950) Budget For the computer and operating system(windows 7) I live in England I would prefer to buy the parts form a .co.uk Because Delivery I cheaper. However If there is a site which offers free Or Sub £5 Shipping to the Uk that would be fine. I will be using the PC For Medium gaming but mainly internet use Work Ect. Not sure About Overclocking whether it is worth doing Would be great-full of some advise on the topic.
For the motherboard I would like 3+ Pci-E sloys One for graphics card, One for my Wireless internet booster and one spare.
I REALLY need help with the psu, I really don't get what I need for the system If it any help I will put the watts which a few of the parts need.


Here is what I had in Mind


Processor Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K £160.50 95WATTS
Graphics Card Sapphire 11189-00-20G HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card £86.68 450WATS
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3 Motherboard £96.39
RAM Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 Desktop Memory 4GB £16.77
Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache £49.99
PSU Corsair Memory 800W Gaming Series £65.83
Case Zalman Z11 plus £49.99 5 fans In this
DVD drive Sony 24x Internal DVD Rewriter X2 £28

Thanks Very Much, Joe

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March 20, 2012 4:10:54 PM

800w is more than enough for your system, actually it's overkill... You could go down to 500-600w if you want, but if you want a possibility to upgrade, you can keep it.

I would suggest a modular power supply though; yes it costs a bit more, but it's worth it.

Also, for the motherboard, consider one based on the Z68 chipset, such as:
ASUS P8Z68-V LX (~75GBP)
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/...

or ASUS P8Z68V/GEN3 (~125GBP)
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/...

Cool case (you won't be able to use the internal USB3 headers in the P8Z68-V/GEN3, unless you get an adapter)

Otherwise, looks good!

EDIT: About overclocking, if you're considering it, get an aftermarket CPU cooler. This one is really loved by everyone around here.
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Coolers+-+Air...

Overclocking on the Sandy Bridge is very easy, try it! :) 
March 20, 2012 4:17:20 PM

The ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Has what I need really Even thought it is more expensive. I will start to look into the 600Watt power range then to see what I can Get. Thanks
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March 20, 2012 4:22:15 PM

Also, just checked there's a 3GBP special on the i5-2500K on aria.co.uk ...
Check on that site for the prices (idk about the shipping though!)
March 20, 2012 6:48:06 PM

Hyland23 said:
Ok, So I am going to build my first pc, I kow a fair bit about what I am doing but I would Like some more input to make sure I get the best for my money.So:

I have a £600($950) Budget For the computer and operating system(windows 7) I live in England I would prefer to buy the parts form a .co.uk Because Delivery I cheaper. However If there is a site which offers free Or Sub £5 Shipping to the Uk that would be fine. I will be using the PC For Medium gaming but mainly internet use Work Ect. Not sure About Overclocking whether it is worth doing Would be great-full of some advise on the topic.
For the motherboard I would like 3+ Pci-E sloys One for graphics card, One for my Wireless internet booster and one spare.
I REALLY need help with the psu, I really don't get what I need for the system If it any help I will put the watts which a few of the parts need.


Here is what I had in Mind


Processor Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K £160.50 95WATTS
Graphics Card Sapphire 11189-00-20G HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card £86.68 450WATS
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3 Motherboard £96.39
RAM Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 Desktop Memory 4GB £16.77
Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache £49.99
PSU Corsair Memory 800W Gaming Series £65.83
Case Zalman Z11 plus £49.99 5 fans In this
DVD drive Sony 24x Internal DVD Rewriter X2 £28

Thanks Very Much, Joe


So you only need the tower? No peripherals or OS?
What does work consist of? Office? or something more demanding like video encoding or simulation?
Could you clarify the PCI-E ports? i.e. do the sound and network card need a x1 slot or something else?

I'd suggest you fill this out:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-adv...
March 21, 2012 4:32:05 PM

metal orient said:
So you only need the tower? No peripherals or OS?
What does work consist of? Office? or something more demanding like video encoding or simulation?
Could you clarify the PCI-E ports? i.e. do the sound and network card need a x1 slot or something else?

I'd suggest you fill this out:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-adv...



Are you actually going to help me or just critisise what
March 21, 2012 4:33:33 PM

*I do?
March 21, 2012 4:40:43 PM

If you want help, he is right. Fill that form out so we can help more. How do you expect help if you don't provide us with more info?
March 21, 2012 4:45:04 PM

azeem40 said:
If you want help, he is right. Fill that form out so we can help more. How do you expect help if you don't provide us with more info?




Fair enough, But the majority of things he said I had specified, In answer to one of his questions work consists of simple spread sheets and word documents.
March 21, 2012 4:54:52 PM

That build will do everything you just mentioned plus med gaming! :) 
March 21, 2012 4:58:17 PM

azeem40 said:
That build will do everything you just mentioned plus med gaming! :) 




Thank You :wahoo: 
March 21, 2012 8:19:45 PM

Hyland23 said:
Are you actually going to help me or just critisise what


No criticism intended, just like to be clear. Just so we are clear though:

The hardest thing this computer will do is play games, you want only the tower and an OS (although you haven't put one i your build spec which is why i asked), you need a PCI-e slot for your graphics card (x16) one PCI-e slot for your internet (x1) and another PCI-e slot (i assume x16) for future expansion and No particular desire to overclock or SLI.
March 22, 2012 3:25:42 PM

metal orient said:
No criticism intended, just like to be clear. Just so we are clear though:

The hardest thing this computer will do is play games, you want only the tower and an OS (although you haven't put one i your build spec which is why i asked), you need a PCI-e slot for your graphics card (x16) one PCI-e slot for your internet (x1) and another PCI-e slot (i assume x16) for future expansion and No particular desire to overclock or SLI.



Yes, that's all right, The OS is Windows 7, I think I put that though.
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