£600 Gaming computer budget - Looking for advice Tags: Homebuilt Computer Systems Last response: January 28, 2012 9:06 PM in Systems Share Ben O January 28, 2012 3:38:18 PM I have a budget of £600, this is my first time building a computer and i want to be able to play games at relatively high graphics. Want to be sure my parts are compatible as well. Appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance. Current components: Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX -http://www.cclonline.com/product/67505/90-MIBH80-G0EAY0... CPU: Intel i5 2500k Case: ? Graphics card : Sapphire HD6870 -http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004R7MTPQ/ref=asc_df_B004R7... PSU: ? Ram: G.Skill RipJaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit -http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/D... DDR3+PC3-10666C9+1333MHz+Dual+Channel+Kit+?productId=48204 Haven't decided on case or power supply unit, also should i stick to stock cpu cooler? Could push up budget slightly if necessary More about : 600 gaming computer budget advice laircouk January 28, 2012 4:48:31 PM 1.] If you are a gamer, please use custom heatsink to decipate hot air. You don't want to fry your processor if you are playing such a demanding game. 2.] Regarding PSU, I would go for a Silver / Bronze 750W ~ 800W if you are running Ati 6870, intel i3 and other components that wants to crunch power! I would recommend these: Cooler Master GX 750W (Bronze) http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-coolermaster-gx-rs7... Corsair 750W (Silver) http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-psu-corsair-hx-cmps... Coolermaster RS800 - 800W (Gold) http://www.scan.co.uk/products/800w-psu-coolermaster-si... About the CASE, I would go for this, as it also has filters! Antec 902 (V3) Series http://www.scan.co.uk/products/antec-902-nine-hundred-t... I have this case before and it performs VERY WELL! Ben O January 28, 2012 5:42:57 PM i checked them out but they seem a little too expensive thanks though Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer FrozenDonut January 28, 2012 9:06:15 PM HDD : https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/500GB+Hitachi+Desk... CPU: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Pro... RAM: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/... MOTHERBOARD: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards... PSU: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Suppli... CASE: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+T... GPU: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Car... Leaves you with £70 to make a few changes, maybe the 2500k, or a better GPU/PSU? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !