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£600 gaming pc build?

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February 2, 2012 7:01:32 PM

Ive got roughly £600 to spend on building a new pc for gaming and so far this is what i have came up with. i have a copy of windows 7 and a decent monitor so dont need to spend there. please let me know what you think and anything you would change. thanks ---

Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)


Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z Intel Z68 Motherboard


650 WATT Power supply Alpine Black 650 WATT Silent Quiet PC ATX PSU


EVGA Nvidia GTX550Ti 1GB 192-Bit 3D Ready Graphics Card


Sharkoon T9 ATX Midi Tower Case - Red


Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit


Generic Hard Disk Drive 500GB SATA II


overall price for everything is £585
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February 2, 2012 8:33:03 PM

Looks very good except for the very poor quality power supply. As you can see from my sig, the power supply is the most important component in your system. If you cheap out, your other components will prove to be worthless. This would be a much better unit for you and will still allow for a dual card setup. http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp...

You might also check the prices of your other components at Novatech. May find some better deals.

In a gaming computer you want at least an 80 plus certified power supply. If it has no certification, avoid it. This article may be of interest. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-specif...

This is also a popular case of the same style. http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cas...

One caution on that memory. If you plan on adding an aftermarket cooler for overclocking purposes, that tall ram will likely interfere with it. Another choice for ram would be this. Very good stuff. http://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-Ripjaws-Sandybridge-Pla...
February 2, 2012 8:42:32 PM

Buy from Scan.co.uk, aria.co.uk, ebuyer.com, overclockers.co.uk or dabs.com for better general prices.

I'd change your motherboard to a cheaper z68 board like the gigabyte Z68 AP D3 and use the cash to upgrade the VGA and PSU

GPU suggestions AMD 6850, 6870 or NVIDIA 560Ti

PSU 550-650W XFX, Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, OCZ.

e.g from aria:

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Unlocked Processor - Retail
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard (rev. 1.0)
8GB GEIL BLACK DRAGON (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-28 Dual Channel kit - GB38GB1600C9DC
Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti DCII/2DI/1GD5 DirectCU II 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
650W XFX Core Edition 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply (Seasonic OEM)
BitFenix Shinobi Black Midi Tower ChassisSeagate
Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5" SATA III Internal Hard Drive [ST500DM002]

£612.34 with P&P and VAT
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