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£1000 Gaming Build

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March 14, 2012 9:56:06 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Month

Budget Range: £1000. my build is slightly over, but no higher than that.

System Usage: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Speakers, Mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any UK site, have no preference.

Country: Scotland

Parts Preferences: Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI: maybe in future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Current Build:

Antec Three Hundred Case - Black - No Psu - £47.99

2nd Generation Intel® Core? i5 2500K 3.30GHz Socket LGA1155 - £165.98

Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - £29.99

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard - £89.99

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit - £39.98

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5 - £335.99

Corsair Professional Series AX750 80PLUS® Gold Power Supply - £141.62

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6GB/s 8.5ms 7200rpm - OEM - £81.98

Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM - £14.48

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit DVD - OEM - Service Pack 1 - £77.99

Total Amount:

£1025.99 inc VAT

Is this system a good build, any weak or unnecessary parts? Also what other cables or connectors (if any) do I need.

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March 14, 2012 10:39:24 PM

Build looks pretty good. I'd suggest looking on, i find they have the best prices.

A few changes i'd make:

Firstly don't get the 212 EVO, at £30 it's ridiculously overpriced, time was it was £15. If you look on aria it's a bit of a limited selection but the Corsair A50 should do the trick.

I'd go with an AMD 7950 at your budget rather than 580, if you can hold fire for Nvidias Kepler i would.

The PSU is a bit expensive, i'd go for the Corsair HX series myself, a little cheaper. I think 750W should be fine if you decide to SLI

I would also be thinking about an 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD in this build. I think it's the best combo atm for high end builds.

Otherwise it's a good build
March 14, 2012 10:43:15 PM

Thanks for the advice, I did think about waiting for the 680, or the GTX 580 price drop when it releases. Is there a release date for the Kepler yet? or just rumours?
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March 14, 2012 10:53:35 PM

I think it gets announced on the 22nd? so we'll know then.
March 15, 2012 6:48:40 PM