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£600 Gaming computer budget - Looking for advice

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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
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! :) 
January 28, 2012 5:42:57 PM

i checked them out but they seem a little too expensive :/ 

thanks though
January 28, 2012 9:06:15 PM
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