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Ordered my parts today £790 delivered...

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February 10, 2012 2:33:03 PM

Im fairly sure this is probably a generally recommended build for a.. not sure if it is classed as mid or mid-hign end gaming system. However I see these parts recommended here alot would you have changed anything within the given budget.

I was going to get the 6850 but decided for a bit more life from the system a gtx 560ti was worth £70 extra :D 

This order contains the following items;
Item: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Z68 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 Cost: £71.16

Item: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 Cost: £144.17

Item: XFX Pro 650W Core Edition PSU - Single Rail 9x SATA 4x PCI-E
Qty: 1 Cost: £55.83

Item: Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus Case
Qty: 1 Cost: £53.79

Item: Coolermaster MegaFlow 200mm Transprent Red LED Silent Fan
Qty: 1 Cost: £10.02

Item: Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Ballistix Sport Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V
Qty: 1 Cost: £24.99

Item: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English
Qty: 1 Cost: £65.32

Item: WD 750GB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Caviar Black Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache
Qty: 1 Cost: £70.83

Item: Samsung SH-222BB 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
Qty: 1 Cost: £10.82

Item: Asus GTX 560Ti DirectCU II 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card
Qty: 1 Cost: £140.45


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Shipping method: Next Working Day at £13.09


Sub Total: 660.47
VAT Total: 132.13
Total: £792.60

Just have to decide on a screen now mine is too small Im going to get between 22"-24"

Ive seen 2 one 22 for £114 and 1 23.6 for £148 delivered. I hate so many choices :( 
February 10, 2012 2:53:24 PM

not too bad

though a ssd would have been on my list

and what about an after market cooler to overclock that 2500k
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February 10, 2012 2:59:56 PM

A solid build...enjoy. :) 
February 10, 2012 3:53:34 PM

cheers for suggestions soso

prob with screen is it needs at least 2 inputs and unfortunately xbox is the older one with no hdmi. so one input must be vga, also the vga cable is split and has audio jack attached so the screen must also have audio jack.

Its been awkward but i found and ordered this at £120

http://www.ebuyer.com/281276-aoc-e2450swda-lcd-led-23-6...

they have a 7 day return policy so if im unhappy i will exchange it for the £180 24 asus monitor.

ssd is expensive at the minute I did want one but budget constraints said otherwise

also I wont overclock for a while yet or until games./design programs demand it. at which point a cooler will be bought :D  these things ssd/cooler not being bought now meant i could go from a 6850 to a 560ti a good trade I think/hope :D 

February 10, 2012 3:57:48 PM

The cpu cooler and SSD can buy later. For gaming 560Ti is the best option in your budget. Good luck with the build.
February 10, 2012 4:38:43 PM

my thoughts exactly cheers
February 11, 2012 5:17:02 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
not too bad

though a ssd would have been on my list

and what about an after market cooler to overclock that 2500k


If i included these the build would have had to be compromised somewhere this way is better and add later.

quick question with an oem win7 can i transfer from hdd to an ssd if i buy one? It would be same machine just different drive.
February 11, 2012 5:39:03 PM

you should be able to transfer oem to the ssd

worst case scenario is you call microsoft and explain you had to replace the hard drive--should be fine
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