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Sub £500 gaming pc. advice on components needed.

Last response: in Systems
December 11, 2011 2:51:57 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: December 2011

Budget Range: £350 - £450

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, internet browsing, occasional photoshop and ableton usage.

Parts Not Required: Screen, peripherals, hard drives, psu(1200W highpower modular) CPU, just got bought i5-2500K

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: dont really mind, but have been pricing up everything at so far
Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled

Parts Preferences: Intel, as already have an intel processor

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe at a later date!

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC, but its not a massive priority.
This is what i've chosen so far:

MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
NZXT Phantom Special Edition Case White with Red Stripe
Sapphire HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX T1 XMP Memory Kit CL9 1.65V
Antec Kuhler H2O 620 CPU Cooler
Zalman CNPS10X Extreme Ultra Quiet Socket 1156,1155, 1366, 775, AM3, AM2+, 939, 754 Tower Processor Cooler

Not quite sure on the cpu cooling yet, that's why there's two coolers in the order!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
December 11, 2011 2:57:24 PM

Country: UK
and i wont need a cd/dvd burner
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December 11, 2011 7:29:40 PM

£450 build:

ASUS P8Z68 V Gen 3 £142

CM 212 EVO £23

ASUS GTX 560 Ti £168

8GB GEIL Black dragon 1600 cas9 £31

Fractal Design R3 £76

Total cost + P&P: £447.66

Leaving you a little wiggle room in case you want to change things.
December 12, 2011 2:45:48 PM

why would you change the ram? THG's review on that particular set was very good! and i dont really want to change the case
December 12, 2011 3:12:04 PM

It runs at 1.65V rather than 1.5V which is recommended, also the 2 suggestions we gave are cheaper.

You can get the case off ebuyer, leaves you £25 off the £500 budget