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Brand New Gaming Build £1300

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December 7, 2011 5:36:15 PM

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:,

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
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December 7, 2011 6:25:32 PM
December 7, 2011 6:34:32 PM

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...
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December 7, 2011 7:33:53 PM
December 7, 2011 8:14:01 PM

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!
December 7, 2011 8:21:56 PM

However no HDD so we are looking atleast £80 more...
I supposed I could get a regular 560ti in the January sales?

December 8, 2011 3:05:58 PM

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