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:,

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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  1. Cpu :
    Motherboard :
    Memory :
    HDD :
    Case :
    PSU :
    CPU cooler :
    Keyboard :
    Mice :
    OS :
    Monitor :
    Mouse mat :
    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

    Asrock Extreme 4 Z68 Gen 3 £145

    CM 212 EVO £23

    8GB Geil black dragon £28

    MSI GTX 560 Ti 448core £237

    OCZ Agility 3 120GB £130

    850w be quiet Dark Pro £120

    Fractal Design Arc £71

    DVDRW £16

    Windows 7 Home premium OEM £72

    Dell 2312HM £200

    Logtech G400 mouse £33

    Logitech keyboard £10

    Mouse mat £1

    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
  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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