£700-£1000 gaming rig

Hi all, thinking about trying to build my own gaming rig. Read up on a few things, but would appreciate some help putting together a picture of what I can realistically get within budget.

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month

Budget Range: £700-£1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, office work, watching movies

Parts Not Required: monitor, mouse, keyboard, maybe speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no idea

Country: England

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: would like a quiet rig, but not exactly crucial, and would be playing mostly offline RPG games (Skyrim, etc.)

This is my first build. I read a couple of similar threads but they were from mid-2011 so not sure if I should be looking for something different?

Thanks in advance!
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  1. up to £1000 is a healthy budget

    sli or crossfire shouldnt really be necessary at that resolution

    best uk pc shops







    the new ivybridge cpus and new nvidia graphics cards will be along shortly so may be worth waiting for them

    for your needs an intel 2500k would be sufficient or the ivybridge equivalent when it comes

    z68 motherboard

    8gb ram

    120gb ssd

    gtx570 or amd 7950 or wait for new nvidia kepler cards

    aftermarket cooler--hyper 212 is cheap enough but effective enough for a 4.5ghz overclock
  2. have a look here and see what you can build for your budget

    it lets you add and remove parts in real time so you can muck about with options--they can even overclock it

    for you if you want

  3. Hahah, I'm like a kid at christmas on sites like that - I never know what I should be restrricting myself to for a solid, good value pc. Any help narrowing down what I should be looking at specifically would be great.
  4. mcnumpty23 has it right, especially about waiting for Kepler, it's supposed to be released this month so worth waiting for.

    If you had to buy right now i managed a build at www.Aria.co.uk:
    Sorry about no prices or links but i have just done a load of builds and it's easy enough to search for them.

    Intel Core i5-2500K
    Corsair Cooling Air Series A50
    Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
    Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB
    PALIT GeForce GTX 580
    Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD
    500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200
    530W be quiet! Pure Power L8
    Samsung SH-S222BB/BEBE DVD Writer
    Fractal Design Core 3000
    MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 64-bit EN 1pk - OEM

    All comes to £986.83 with P&P and VAT

    If you want to save a fair bit you can throw out the CPU cooler and SSD and it comes to £824.08

    and even more savings can be had changing GTX 580 to GTX 560 Ti and Z68 and i5 2500k to Gigabyte H61 D3v and i5 2400 which would come in at £635.62
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