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600 £ gaming build

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February 24, 2012 7:13:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming

Parts Not Required: no keyboard and mouse but i want a monitor but im not fussy about quality, i cant afford to be

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan.co.uk
Country: uk

Parts Preferences: intel (obviously haha)
Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: dont mind

Additional Comments:nothing really

More about : 600 gaming build

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February 24, 2012 9:41:58 PM

MOBO : Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Socket 1155
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8z68-v-lx-intel-z6...
CPU : I5 2500K
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-2500k-unlo...
RAM : Corsair Memory 8GB Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-%282x4gb%29-corsair-...
HDD : Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-western-digital-wd...
GPU : XFX HD 6870
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-hd-6870-double-d...
PSU : OCZ ZS Series 650W 80 Plus Bronze
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-psu-ocz-technology-...
DVD-RW : SATA 22x DVD Writer
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-writemaster-sh-s...
CASE : Coolermaster Elite 430, All Black
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-elite-430-a...
MONITOR : Acer 21.5" LED Monitor Full HD
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/215-acer-s221hqlbid-led-...
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/microsoft-windows-7-home...
TOTAL : £765.13
And if you want to overclock buy a cpu cooler Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-hyper-212-e... £23.98
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February 24, 2012 10:03:33 PM

This would be pretty decent, while keeping to the £600 budget.

Intel Pentium G620 - £45.46
4GB Corsair DDR3 1333Mhz - £18.64
Asus P8Z68-V LX - £76.37
Seagate Barracuda 500GB - £65.00
HIS IceQ X HD 6950 2GB - £194.99
Coolermaster Elite 430 - £39.65
Be Quiet Pure Power 530W - £44.95
Philips E-line 21.5'' Monitor - £102.20
Samsung DVD Burner - £12.99

Total - £600.25 on www.ebuyer.com


The CPU there may seem quite weak but you actually get similar performance to an FX-4100 or FX-8120 in games for the moment and then you could upgrade to an Ivy Bridge i5 in a few months if you want. You can even overclock it since this has a Z68 board.

EDIT: Just to add as well, my friend has that monitor and it looks amazing. I would highly recommend it.
February 25, 2012 4:29:36 AM
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