£1000 Gaming Build

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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  1. Build looks pretty good. I'd suggest looking on aria.co.uk, 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
  2. 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?
  3. I think it gets announced on the 22nd? so we'll know then.
  4. I went to Aria and came up with a new system.

    Case: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+Tower/Cooler+Master+CM+Storm+Enforcer+Black+Midi+Tower+Windowed+Chassis+w%2F+USB3.0+?productId=44604

    Motherboard: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Intel+1155+Z68+%28B3%29/Gigabyte+GA-Z68XP-UD3+Intel+Z68+%28REV+B3%29+Socket+1155+DDR3+PCI-Express+Motherboard+?productId=45188

    Processor: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/Intel+Core+i5+%281155%29/Intel+Core+i5-2500K+3.30GHz+%28Sandybridge%29+Socket+LGA1155+Unlocked+Processor+-+OEM+?productId=48273

    Cooler: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cooling/CPU+Coolers/Corsair+Cooling+Air+Series+A50+Quiet+CPU+Cooler+?productId=45663

    RAM: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/Dual+Channel+1600MHz/Corsair+Vengeance+8GB+%282x4GB%29+DDR3+PC3-12800C9+1600MHz+Dual+Channel+Kit+%28CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9%29+?productId=48117

    GPU: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/NVIDIA/NVIDIA+GTX+580+Series/MSI+GeForce+GTX+580+Twin+Frozr+II+OC+1536MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=43661

    SSD: https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Solid+State+Drives/OCZ+Agility+3+120GB+2.5%22+SATA-III+Solid+State+Hard+Drive+?productId=47341

    HDD: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/SATA+%28Serial+ATA%29/500GB+to+1TB/500GB+Seagate+Barracuda+7200.12+3.5%22+SATA+III+Internal+Hard+Drive+%5BST500DM002%5D+?productId=46054

    PSU: https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/750W+Corsair+HX+Series+80PLUS+Silver+Modular+Power+Supply+?productId=36021

    Optical Drive: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Blu-Ray+%2F+DVD+Drives/DVD%C2%B1RW+Dual+Layer+Writers/Sony+Optical+24x+DVD+Writer%2C+AD-5280S-0B%2C+SATA%2C+Black%2C+OEM+?productId=46574

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

    £1078.26 Inc VAT

    I will be waiting till the 22nd to have a look at the 680 release date, if it's soon I will wait.

    Also do I need any other cables or extras?
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