Brand New Gaming Build £1300

Hey guys this is my first post on Tom's Hardware and I am basically looking to for some of you builders out there to find me the parts for a £1300 max budget gaming pc.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: £1300 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing, programming

Parts Not Required: Everything is needed, even keyboard mouse the absolute lot including an OS (I need to give you guys a challenge)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.aria.co.uk, www.amazon.co.uk

Country: United Kingdom, England

Parts Preferences: Preferably a Midi Case with USB 3.0, other than its up to you

Overclocking: Yes not straight away but definetely in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes again not right now but in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 please

Additional Comments: I am going to be playing the latest games on atleast High detail and I would like it to be reasonably future proof.

As I say everything is needed! If you need anymore information just ask.
So thanks a lot
MikeyT321
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  1. Cpu : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/Intel+Core+i5+%281155%29/Intel+Core+i5-2500K+3.30GHz+%28Sandybridge%29+Socket+LGA1155+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=43216
    Motherboard : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Intel+1155+Z68+%28B3%29/Asrock+Z68+Extreme4+Gen3+Intel+Z68+%28REV+B3%29+Socket+1155+DDR3+PCI-Express+Motherboard?productId=46589
    Memory : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/Dual+Channel+1600MHz/4GB+Corsair+Vengeance+Black+LP+%282x2GB%29+DDR3+PC3-12800C9+1600MHz+Dual+Channel+Kit+-+CML4GX3M2A1600C9+?productId=45513
    HDD : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/SATA+%28Serial+ATA%29/500GB+to+1TB/1TB+Western+Digital+Caviar+Black+WD1002FAEX+3.5%22+SATA+III+Hard+Drive+?productId=40242
    Case : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+Tower/Coolermaster+HAF+912+Plus+Midi+Chassis+?productId=42044
    PSU : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/Modular+700-950W/750W+Corsair+HX+Series+Modular+ATX2.2+SLI%2FCrossfire+Compliant+Power+Supply+?productId=36021
    GPU: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/NVIDIA/NVIDIA+GTX+570+Series/Asus+GTX+570+Direct+CU+II+1280MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=43791
    CPU cooler : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cooling/CPU+Coolers/Coolermaster+Hyper+212+EVO+Quiet+CPU+Cooler+?productId=47248
    Keyboard : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Peripherals/Keyboards/Gaming+Keyboards/Microsoft+SideWinder+X4+Gaming+Keyboard+?productId=40170
    Mice : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Peripherals/Mice/Mice+-+Gaming/SteelSeries+XAI+Laser+Gaming+Mouse+?productId=46209
    OS : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Software/Operating+Systems/Windows+7+Ultimate+64bit+OEM+Operating+System+?productId=38276
    Monitor : https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/24%22+ASUS+VS247H+Widescreen+LED+Monitor+?productId=46308
    Mouse mat : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Peripherals/Mice/Mice+-+Mats/SteelSeries+QcK+Gaming+Mouse+Mat+?productId=46256
    Total : £1316.98
    I put a 750w PSU to be future proof if you wanna go with SLI.
    You have everything even mouse mat :)
  2. Okay thanks for that,

    Just a few observations:
    Why have you gone with a modular PSU and not a regular 750w?

    Also from reviews I have had to SLI a GTX 570 you need atleast a 850w...?

    The Case doesn't have front panel USB 3.0 ports which I kinda really need/want.

    I'm probably gonna save money on the mouse because I really wasn't intending on
    spending that amount of money just on a mouse.

    The monitor doesn't have built in speakers so I think I will need some of them.

    I have also heard that 8gb was probably the norm for a gaming PC.

    Anyway thanks a lot for the suggestions. And please keep them coming...
  3. From ARIA as well:

    Intel i5 2500k £173
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/Intel+Core+i5+%281155%29/Intel+Core+i5-2500K+3.30GHz+%28Sandybridge%29+Socket+LGA1155+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=43216

    Asrock Extreme 4 Z68 Gen 3 £145
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Intel+1155+Z68+%28B3%29/Asrock+Z68+Extreme4+Gen3+Intel+Z68+%28REV+B3%29+Socket+1155+DDR3+PCI-Express+Motherboard?productId=46589

    CM 212 EVO £23
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cooling/CPU+Coolers/Coolermaster+Hyper+212+EVO+Quiet+CPU+Cooler+?productId=47248

    8GB Geil black dragon £28
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/8GB+GEIL+BLACK+DRAGON+%282x4GB%29+DDR3+1600MHz+9-9-9-24+Dual+Channel+kit+?productId=47442

    MSI GTX 560 Ti 448core £237
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/NVIDIA/NVIDIA+GTX+560ti+%28448%29/MSI+GeForce+GTX+560Ti+%22448+Core%22+Twin+Frozr+III+Power+Edition+1280MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=47338

    OCZ Agility 3 120GB £130
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Solid+State+Drives/OCZ+Agility+3+120GB+2.5%22+SATA-III+Solid+State+Hard+Drive+?productId=47341

    850w be quiet Dark Pro £120
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/850W+be+quiet%21+Dark+Power+Pro+P9+Modular+ATX2.3+80PLUS+Gold+Power+Supply+?productId=43586

    Fractal Design Arc £71
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+Tower/Fractal+Design+Arc+Midi+Tower+Chassis+?productId=45664

    DVDRW £16
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Blu-Ray+%2F+DVD+Drives/DVD%C2%B1RW+Dual+Layer+Writers/Lite+On+DVD+Writer%2C+IHAS124%2C+SATA%2C+Black%2C+OEM+24x+Speed++%2AB%2A+Version+?productId=40154

    Windows 7 Home premium OEM £72
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Software/Operating+Systems/Microsoft+Windows+7+Home+Premium+64+Bit+SP1%2C+Operating+System%2C+Single%2C+-+OEM+?productId=38272

    Dell 2312HM £200
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Monitors/23%26quot%3B+Monitors/23%22+Dell+UltraSharp+U2312HM+Widescreen+IPS+LED+Monitor+?productId=46999

    Logtech G400 mouse £33
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Peripherals/Mice/Mice+-+Gaming/Logitech+G400+Optical+Gaming+Mouse+?productId=46514

    Logitech keyboard £10
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Peripherals/Keyboards/Wired+Keyboards/Logitech+Media+Keyboard+K200+for+Business+%28920-002784%29+?productId=45472

    Mouse mat £1
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Peripherals/Mice/Mice+-+Mats/Arianet+Black+Mouse+Mat+?productId=46845

    Total Price £1278.38 (with VAT and P&P)

    The only problem is the graphics card which is limited edition.
    You could replace it with a
    MSI 6950 for £219
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/ATI/ATI+6900+Series/MSI+ATI+Radeon+HD+6950+Twin+FrozR+II+OC+2048MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=43820
  4. That is more what I was looking for, you have got a lot of good hardware for a very good price thanks a lot for the advice!
  5. However no HDD so we are looking atleast £80 more...
    I supposed I could get a regular 560ti in the January sales?
  6. I wouldn't get an HDD until the prices settle at least a bit.

    And the 560 Ti 448 is not compatible with the standard 560 Ti
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