£700-£1000 gaming rig Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: March 14, 2012 10:55 AM in Systems Share belovedfool March 13, 2012 9:30:28 PM 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! More about : 700 1000 gaming rig mcnumpty23 March 13, 2012 9:41:47 PM up to £1000 is a healthy budget sli or crossfire shouldnt really be necessary at that resolution best uk pc shops aria.co.uk scan.co.uk ebuyer.com dabs.com novatech overclockers.co.uk 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 mcnumpty23 March 13, 2012 9:44:29 PM 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 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=4... Related resources £700-1000 gaming rig - Forum Gaming Rig - £700-1000 - Forum Guild Wars 2 Gaming Rig ($700-1000 Budget) - Forum $700-$1000 Gaming Rig (Already purchased CPU and mobo) - Forum Building budget gaming rig for friend. $700-1000. NEED HELP - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer belovedfool March 13, 2012 11:18:21 PM 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. metal orient March 14, 2012 10:55:43 AM 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSolvedFirst Time Builder? $700-$1000 rig ForumSolvedHelp building $700-$1000 Gaming PC ForumSolved$700-1000 Gaming PC ForumSolved$700-1000 Gaming PC ForumBuilding a gaming PC. Needs to run Skyrim, $700-1000 USD budget! ForumNeed new gaming computer $700-1000! Forum$700-1000 gaming pc ForumGaming PC build $700-1000 budget ForumGaming PC build $700-1000 budget ForumGaming PC build $700-1000 budget ForumNeed Advice Gaming Desktop $700-1000 ForumQuiet budget gaming build $700-1000 ForumBuild $700-1000 gaming computer ForumRecommendations for my $700-$1000 gaming computer ForumNeed help selecting parts/building a $700-$1000 Gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !